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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate September 26, 2017, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

  • Democratic National Committee, Florida Member, 2013-2016
  • Democratic National Committee Hispanic Caucus for Southern States, Chair, 2013-2016
  • Democratic National Committee Small Business Caucus, Vice Chair, 2013-2016
  • Florida Democratic Party, Vice Chair, 2013-2016
  • Democratic National Committee Executive Committee, Member, 2013-2016
  • Miami-Dade Democratic Party, Chair, 2013-2016
  • Safe Neighborhood Parks Citizens Oversight Committee, Miami-Dade County Appointment, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Chosen as Charlie Crist's running mate for Lieutenant Governor, 2014
  • Helped organize fight against Dolphin Stadium tax giveaway, Debates, Public Forums, Media Appearances, 2013
  • South Florida Movers and Shakers Award, Business Leader Magazine, 2009
  • Top 100 Small Businesses in Florida and Top 500 Small Businesses in the U.S.,, 2008
  • WIPP Entrepreneurial Diversity Award, 2007
  • Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.,, 2007
  • Businesswoman of the Year Award, CAMACOL, 2006
  • Colombia Exterior Foundation Entrepreneurial Award, 2005
  • Minority Business Champion of the Year - South Florida District, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2005
  • Businesswoman of the Year, Office Depot Success Strategies, 2005
  • Bronze Medal Award for Entrepreneurial Success, Miami Today, 2005
  • Top 50 Latina Entrepreneurs in the U.S., Hispanic Magazine, 2004, 2005
  • Latina Excellence Award, Hispanic Magazine, 2004
  • Business Woman of the Year, South Florida Business Journal, 2004
  • Businesswoman of the Year, National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council, 2003
  • Business Star, Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), 2002
  • International Businesswoman of the Year, Women in International Trade, 2002
  • Annette Taddeo Day, proclaimed by Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, 2002
  • Up and Comers Award, The Business Journal, 2001
  • 101 Most Powerful and Influential Women, Miami Metro Magazine, 2001
  • Leadership Award, Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County, 1999


  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council, Past National Forum Chair
  • Belizean Grove, Member
  • Beth Am Congregation, Member
  • Hadassah, Lifetime Member
  • Coalition of Dade County Chambers of Commerce, Past Chairman of the Board, Former Secretary/Treasurer
  • Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County, Past Chairperson
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member
  • League of Women Voters, Past Board Member
  • Committee of 200, Past Member
  • Women Corporate Directors, Past Member
  • Women Impacting Public Policy, Founding Partner, Past Board Member
  • The Commonwealth Institute, Past CEO Forum Member
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Past Member
  • Women's Executive Leadership, Past Member
  • Women's President's Organization, Past Member
  • Atlantis on Brickell Condominium, Past President and Chairman of the Board
  • Beth David Congregation, Past Board Member
  • Women in International Trade, Past Member

Biographical Information

Occupation: Founder and CEO of LanguageSpeak
Spouse: Eric Goldstein, Ph.D. of Miami, FL
Children: Sofia Taddeo Goldstein
  • University of North Alabama, B.A., Commercial Spanish, 1992
  • Dartmouth Tuck School of Business, General Educational Development, Executive Education Program, 2003
Born: Colombia
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Recreation: Spending time with family, reading, volunteer activities, mentoring, playing with my dogs, travel
Consists of part of Miami-Dade county

Date Proposed Bill Title
Sponsored Bills Policy Area
Date Sponsored Date Proposed Bill Title
Cosponsored Bills Policy Area
Position Date From Date to District Branch Party State
Senator 40 Senate Tallahassee
Introduced House
Passed House
Introduced Senate
Passed Senate
To President
Became Law
Vote Date Vote Bill Title
Name Position Date Joined Branch
Politician Party Purpose Type Date Amount
Type Address
District (305) 596-3003
Capitol (850) 487-5040