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Celebrating Latina Power: HWNT RGV Honors Local Women Making History


Pictured above left to right: Veronica Whitacre, Sofia Munoz (the daughter of Honoree Elizabeth Suarez not pictured), Rose Benavides, Leah Wise, Deborah Cordova, Monica De La Cruz, Veronica Gonzales and Evelyn Cano


On March 21, 2023, HWNT-RGV held its 3rd Annual Hispanic Women Making History Awards at the Radisson Hotel in McAllen. This event is part of the National Women’s History Month observance held every year in March, and it aims to recognize and celebrate Hispanic women for their achievements and contributions. The award winners have demonstrated significant leadership, achievement, advocacy, or service in support of gender equity, women’s empowerment, women’s history, or cultures of inclusion.


March was established as National Women’s History Month in 1987, with March 8 celebrated as International Women’s Day throughout the world. This date was named by the United Nations as a day for women’s rights and world peace. The goal of Women’s History Month is to address the fact that the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history. To remedy this, Public Law 100-9 requests the President to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such a month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. The Hispanic Women Making History Awards event is a celebration of recognition and empowerment that aligns with this spirit.


The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas RGV Chapter is proud to join in this celebration by honoring extraordinary Hispanic women in their community who have made a significant impact in their community, state, and profession. The HWNT-RGV Chapter created this awards event to recognize notable Hispanic women who are the movers, shakers, trailblazers, news headliners, leaders, and history makers of today. The honorees are women who exhibit a commitment and passion to their chosen line of work, dedication to community and public service, and support of the HWNT mission. They exhibit the qualities of advocacy, education, professional development, and philanthropy, and they are role models for all Latinas.

If you're interested in joining HWNT-RGV or learning more about upcoming events, call HWNT RGV at (956) 524-2014. The organization welcomes all who share their vision of supporting Hispanic women's empowerment and advancing their leadership roles in their communities.



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