Woman of the Year
This year's WOY finalists, each of whom is a CEO of a HispanicBusiness 500 company, have used smarts and determination to rise to the top of their professions.
Carmen Castillo, the first female Hispanic CEO of a billion-dollar company, walks away with this year's Woman of the Year award.
The spotlight of this 10th WOY issue centers on Hispanic women who have made inroads in the public and private sectors.
First Hispanic woman governor sees results as key to her success.
Every April, HispanicBusiness Magazine tracks this progress, and recognizes the strides made by some of this nation's outstanding Hispanic women.
Now a Top U.S. Education Official, She Experienced the Best and Worst of Public Education as a Child
From school salad lady to U.S. Senate candidate and now Vice President of the National Education Association, Lily Eskelsen has always found a way to create her own destiny.
In addition to the five women featured in our April issue -- Frances Garcia, Lily Eskelsen, Marion Luna Brem, Amelie Ramirez, and Ramona Romero -- here are the other finalists that comprise our Top 25 for 2009.
The Hispanic Business 2008 Woman of the Year Award Gala took place in Phoenix last month in a whirl of copper and amethyst and hope and celebration. Dr. Sandra Hernandez, CEO of the non-profit San Francisco Foundation, received the award from Hispanic Business Publisher and founder Jesus Chavarria in front of an enthusiastic crowd of about 500 supporters at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. The audience came from across the nation to attend the prestigious gala.
Today, due to advancements in women's rights and education, more Hispanic women than ever are rising to the top of the corporate, government, and academic hierarchy. Every April since 2003, Hispanic Business magazine has reported on the notable achievements being made by Hispanic women. Read the full text of this article for the reveal of this year's Woman of the Year and Elite 20.
Hispanic Business magazine presents this year's Elite 20--the finalists for the Woman of the Year award. Here are the candidates, their positions, quotes, and links to our other Woman of the Year and Elite 20-related articles.
Bonus coverage of this year's Elite 20--continued.