Michelle DiMarco, born in New Port Richey, Florida and raised by a single mother from Cuba, learned from an early age the importance of her roots, heritage and culture, yet to cultivate an independent spirit to evolve and successfully follow her dreams.
DiMarco graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a degree in Intercultural Communications. During college, she pursued her passion for travel while spending three months in Ghana, Africa for an exclusive study abroad program. Thereafter, she continued to be inspired by exploring new places which led her to New York City to attend The Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Creative Enterprise Ownership. After leaving NYC, DiMarco took a leap of faith and launched Lilac And Lilies, a highly curated fashion boutique in Fort Lauderdale. Over the last ten years, DiMarco has grown the brand into a shopping destination for high quality, on-trend and affordable finds for Florida’s fashionistas and beyond with a corresponding e-shop. Michelle was most recently trained by Emmy award winning producer and media coach, Amy Rosenblum.
Throughout her career as an entrepreneur, DiMarco has been able to give back in many ways as a devoted volunteer and advocate for philanthropy. She has been nominated as one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County for three years in a row, benefiting The Boys and Girls Club. She is active on the board of The Humane Society of Broward County, and regularly volunteers for Kids in Distress. DiMarco is also a recipient of The Glammy Award for her community activism benefiting breast cancer research. DiMarco has been featured in WWD, New York Post, Forbes, CBS, NBC, Sun Sentinel, Boca Life, the Miami Herald and more.
DiMarco currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with her King Charles Cavalier puppy, Lily. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle of mind, body and spirit – which makes DiMarco the successful, well- rounded businesswoman that she is today.