Ford recognizes the achievements of Latina women with Mujeres Legendarias campaign and I am honored and excited to be a part of the extraordinary group of women selected. Last year Mujer Legendaria Maria Antonietta Hernandez, Founder of Community Networker celebrating her thriving small business company 4th Anniversary with a fabulous Breakfast Networking event, will host Miami Ford’s Mujeres Legendarias celebration. The guests will get to meet the four Miami Mujeres Legendarias while they are treated to guest speaker Albert Collazo, Director of Ford Multicultural Communications and myself discussing social networks and its impact on business. Ford Mujeres Legendarias celebration will take place from 8:30am to 11:30am at Taste of Style in Doral, Florida.
The 20 legendary women chosen represent the 22 million exceptional Latinas in the U.S. that are making a difference in the workplace, their homes, the environment and the community.
“Ford is honored to honor these 20 Latina women that have made significant contributions in the Hispanic community,” shared Alvaro Cabal, Director of Multicultural Relations for Ford.
Leadership: entrepreneurs, CEO’s, small business owners or directors of non-profit organizations.
- Lynn Ponder (Miami)
- Patsi Arias (New York)
- Linda Valdez Thompson (Dallas)
- Yolanda Navarro Black (Houston)
- Noramay Cadena (Los Angeles)
Super Mom: a role model to her family that encourages other parents with her knowledge and experience, in person or online.
- Mila Ferrer (Miami)
- Johanna Torres (New York)
- Beatriz Salazar (Dallas)
- Nelly Fraga (Houston)
- Ana Flores (Los Angeles)
Eco Latina: brings about positive change on the topic of environmental issues and works to protect the public from environmental hazards.
- Veronica Mendieta (Miami)
- Jacqueline Montoya (New York)
- Zaida Basora (Dallas)
- Nory Angel with SER (Houston)
- Lizza Monet Morales (Los Angeles)
Community Advocate: works to influence public policy in social, economic, political, and cultural spheres. Organizes a group around a cause and work to implement changes that have a lasting and positive effect.
- Estrellia Sibila (Miami)
- Fary DeLeon (New York)
- Becky Munoz Diaz (Dallas)
- Maria Jimenez (Houston)
- Angelica Urquijo (Los Angeles)
“Women are at the forefront of change that’s contributing significantly to an increase in their progress and power” said Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s global trend manager. As the world changes, women obviously change with it, Connelly notes. “Every day, the world is changing and women play a key role in the shifts that are occurring.
To view Ford’s Mujeres Legendarias photo galleries and read the biographies visit