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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.

HISPANIC WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP LOOKING FOR LEADERS
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.

Call for Nominations

Nominations for 100 Hispanic Women in Leadership 2010 Awards are now open. This is an inaugural event presented by Hispanic Women in Leadership (HWIL). HWIL proudly recognizes Houston area Hispanic women that have demonstrated significant accomplishments and tireless commitment to their community. We are looking for grass-roots women who have made a noticeable difference in the community. This year’s winners will represent some of the finest examples of community service and leadership. This Call for Nominations plays an integral role in that process. We encourage your participation, and invite you to join us in celebrating the contributions made by your colleagues, neighbors and fellow professionals. Nominations across all industries are welcome. Examples of industries are media, community, politics, science, research, medicine, law, arts, community, etc.

CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION:

• The nominee reflects HWIL’s philosophy while making a difference using ethical leadership.
• Her life reflects a sustained vision for the future of the Hispanic community through Hr actions.
• Undaunted by difficulties, she maintains resiliency in both professional and personal life.
• She has evolved with the socio-economic changes and maintains steadfastness in the present social, economic and political environment.
• She is a collaborative leader while inspiring and motivating others to get tasks accomplished.
• Understanding her strengths, she readily shares with those whose lives she touches.
• She has empowered others through her service and cultural pride.

PERSONAL STATEMENT:

Submit the 2010 nomination form AND a typed letter outlining the following information as it relates to the nominee.

• Reason/rationale for being nominated or self-nominated.
• Describe specific skills and attributes distinguishing her work.
• List motivating factors of the nominee’s work.
• Most important results of the nominee’s work.
• Describe the impact on the Hispanic Community.
• Note any significant obstacles overcome by the nominee. (Optional)

IMPORANT NOTES:

• DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010
• Selections will be made by HWIL 2010 Nominations Committee.
• Nominees must live or work in the greater Houston area.
• Past presidents of HWIL or other Hispanic Organization DOES NOT provide automatic selection.
• Past awards do not provide sole criteria for this honor.
• Winners will be notified in writing by October 15, 2010
• Winners will be recognized at a awards event on November 4, 2010

Email forms to LuciaV.Reyna@comcast.net or mail to P.O. Box 701065, Houston, TX. 77270

2009′s 100 Hispanic Women in Leadership winners

  1. SOFIA ADROGUE
  2. CYNTHIA V. AGURIES
  3. JEANIE ALEMAN
  4. CAROL ALVARADO
  5. MARIA ALVARADO
  6. ANA ANDINO
  7. MARIE DENISE ARCOS
  8. DEL AZIOS
  9. ELMA BARRERA
  10. CRISTAL MONTANEZ BAYLOR
  11. ANNA BERMUDEZ
  12. ROSEANNE BLANCO
  13. SHEILA BRIONES
  14. CRISTINA CABRAL
  15. BERTA MARIA CADENA
  16. ANA CALVO
  17. LUDY CAMPOS AYUB
  18. LAURA LOPEZ CANO
  19. LIZ LARA-CARRENO
  20. LAURIE CARRILLO
  21. SYLVIA CAVAZOS
  22. ELIA CHINO
  23. CYNTHIA CISNEROS
  24. LINDA COMPEAN
  25. LILIANA RODRIGUEZ CRACRAFT, Ph.D.
  26. ELBA DE MELO
  27. JUDGE JO ANN DELGADO
  28. NORMA GUZMAN DURAN
  29. DELFINA FLORES
  30. MICHELE R. FRAGA
  31. CONCEPCION MIRANDA-GALARZA
  32. HERLINDA GARCIA
  33. MAMIE GARCIA
  34. DR THELMA GARZA
  35. MARY ANN GARZA
  36. TOMMIE GARZA
  37. LETICIA GONZALEZ
  38. ROSE GONZALEZ
  39. MARIA LUISA GUEVARA
  40. THERESA GUTIERREZ
  41. JUSTICE EVA M. GUZMAN
  42. GRACE OLIVARES HERNANDEZ
  43. CAROL HERRERA
  44. PATRICIA HERRERA
  45. LETICIA HOBBS
  46. MARY LOU JASS
  47. MARIA JIMENEZ
  48. CAPTAIN BEDA GUTIERREZ KENT
  49. ANDREINA KEPFER
  50. MARISA LOPEZ
  51. RITA A. LOPEZ
  52. DEBRA IBARRA MAYFIELD
  53. LUPINA MCMAINS
  54. JUDGE BERTA A. MEJIA
  55. TRINIDAD MENDENHALL-SOSA
  56. IRIS MENDEZ
  57. DAISY MENDOZA
  58. ROSE MARY MONTANA
  59. CHRISTINA MORALES
  60. TERRY MORALES
  61. ALICE MORENO
  62. ANA ISABEL MORENO
  63. ROSANNA GOMEZ MORENO
  64. SANDRA NABIL
  65. YOLANDA BLACK NAVARRO
  66. LAURA OLIVARES
  67. DIANE OLMOS
  68. ELIZABETH OZUNA
  69. MINERVA PEREZ
  70. MARISA PONTI
  71. ANA MARIE GUZMAN PROTZ
  72. GILDA RAMIREZ
  73. JUDGE JOSEFINA MUNIZ RENDON
  74. JANIE REYES
  75. REBECCA REYNA
  76. SONIA RIVERA
  77. GRACIE ROCHA
  78. OLGA LLAMAS RODRIGUEZ
  79. OLGA RODRIGUEZ
  80. RUTHIE RODRIGUEZ
  81. LAURA SAAVEDRA
  82. GRACIE SAENZ
  83. RACHEL SALTS
  84. PATTY SAMARRIPA
  85. VIVIAN SANDOVAL
  86. ITZE SOLIS MATTHEWS
  87. ELIZABETH SOTO
  88. ADRIANA M. STRUTT, Ph.D.
  89. RUTH TIJERINA
  90. NIMIA TILLMANN
  91. DR ISABEL TORRES
  92. BERTA URTEAGA
  93. ALICE VALDEZ .
  94. HERMELINDA VAZQUEZ
  95. VANGIE VIGIL-PINON
  96. EMILY AGIS WAHL
  97. LORETTA MARTINEZ WILLIAMS
  98. PHILLIPA YOUNG
  99. NANCY ROSANA ZALAZAR
  100. JOANN ZUNIGA