Happy Birthday to Remedios Díaz-Oliver, Immigrant Entrepreneur

Happy Birthday to Remedios Díaz-Oliver, who was born on August 22, 1938, in Havana, Cuba.  As a well-educated young woman, Oliver had aspired to be a college professor, but that was before the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro’s rise to power.  Díaz-Oliver was jailed in Cuba for protesting government mail inspections.  In 1961, after her release, she moved with her husband and infant daughter to Miami.  Díaz-Oliver reinvented her career as a business woman. In 1968, Díaz-Oliver was the first woman to earn the “E” Award–Excellence in Export, presented by President Lyndon Johnson  In 1991, she co-founded the highly successful global business, All American Containers, one of the largest suppliers of glass, plastic and metal containers, tubes and dispensers, and plastic and metal closures in the US.