100 Women in Leadership Gala is a huge success

Almost four hundred friends of HWIL came out last Thursday to recognize our 100 Women in Leadership Award Winners. Guests enjoyed drinks, dinner, entertainment and a fabulous silent auction.

A special thanks to Sculptures by Design, who lent us their beautiful art work for the centerpieces. Several guests thought the centerpieces could be taken, this was not the case. We are missing 1 wood cross and 2 alien clay pieces, if you have them, please contact us immediately.The art was on loan to HWIL for the evening, and we need to return it promptly. If you are interested in purchasing a piece from last night, you can contact Sculptures by Design, 713.623.0550

THANK YOU to our event sponsors, The Houston Astros, Metro, Tejas Office Products, Inc, Midway, Vista Bank, Houston Community Health Centers and State Farm.

To view event photos and to see the list of winners, visit our website.

Houston’s Hispanic Women in Leadership begins its search for 100 everyday Hispanic women making a difference and changing their community.

HOUSTON, Texas, April 24, 2009 — The search is on for Hispanic Women in Leadership (HWIL) a Houston based non-profit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of all Hispanic women. HWIL is proud to announce 100 Women in Leadership an inaugural event that proudly recognizes 100 Houston area Hispanic women that have demonstrated significant accomplishments and a tireless commitment to their community. HWIL is determined to find grassroots, everyday women not normally recognized for their dedicated service. The call for nominations is now open and HWIL invites Houstonians to nominate family, neighbors and fellow professionals for this award. “Our goal is to recognize and saturate our community with Hispanic women leaders who can serve as role models, mentors and spokespeople,” says Lucy Reyna, HWIL president. The 100 Women in Leadership Gala will be held October 22nd.The deadline to receive nominations is September 11th.

The 21 year old organization is also unveiling a fresh logo and announcement of the 2009 Board of Directors. The 2009 Hispanic Women in Leadership Board of Directors are: Alba Hernandez, Elba de Melo, Cammy Lopez Hazim, Carol Herrera, Gloria Alvarez, Gloria Guerra, Janie L. Gomez, Lucy Reyna, Michele Fraga, Myrna Galan, Rita Lopez, Sylvia Gonzalez, Sylvia Spivey and Sonia Rivera.

About HWIL
Hispanic Women in Leadership (HWIL) was chartered in June of 1988 soon after a pioneering group of Hispanic women in Houston successfully produced the first Hispanic Women’s Leadership Event in March of that year. Membership has grown from 20 founding members to today’s figure of over 400 professional women and men who are committed to advocating Hispanic women’s issues and to improving the quality of life for Hispanic women.

Hispanic Women in Leadership (HWIL) is proud to unveil the winners for our 100 Women in Leadership Gala.

These women were nominated by their peers for demonstrating significant accomplishments and working tirelessly for their community.

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