HWC Professional Development and Leadership Institute
HWC Special Donation & Fund-raisers
Donations make the difference
||Julie Stav - Arizona State University Scholars
ACE Maricopa Community Colleges - High School Scholars
Lorraine Lee* in Memoriam - Pima Community College Scholars
Maria Kelly Yniguez* in Memoriam - University of Arizona College of Medicine Mary Alice Eckstrom* in Memoriam - University of Arizona College of Public Health Lupita Salomon* in Memoriam- for families afflicted by Breast Cancer
I. Mission Statement:
a. Who is HWC?
The Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC) was founded in 1981 as a result of a series of meetings among the founding Latina women whose shared experiences sparked recognition that Latinos have unique social concerns, cultural challenges and opportunities requiring exploration. Their diverse backgrounds in corporations, government and educational institutions led to the establishment of the HWC Professional Development & Leadership Institute for women and students. HWC now has become a national force drawing over 2000 attendees to the Executive, Professional and Youth Leadership Institutes. Continuing our HWC Youth Leadership Institute is imperative as we focus on the future of Latino students annually in their junior high and high school years for higher education academic preparation and career initiatives.
Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC) founders as noted on the Articles of Incorporation as filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission were Nancy Jordan, Peggy Jordan, Honorable Mary Rose Wilcox, Honorable Sylvia Arrellano, Lillian Hoyos, Lucia Madrid and Rosalinda Acosta. HWC salutes these Latinas for their vision and the volunteers they brought together throughout their many years of service to grow the organization from 300 to 2000 Latinas annually.
Pro-actively and through outreach programs
HWC is a model organization, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation known for being a proactive leader in the development of Hispanic women. HWC empowers Hispanic women through its commitment to the culture by promoting education, community involvement, professional advancement and leadership development for the improvement of our cultural quality of life. HWC will be the primary conduit of information and opportunities to benefit the community and instill lasting results toward our future.
What is the major focus of of HWC?
HWC empowers Hispanic women:
To ensure continual professional development throughout their careers
To be responsible, knowledgeable and productive citizens
To serve as an effective voice for the Hispanic community
General Donation to HWC:
If you are a member attending our conferences, volunteer, patron or believe in our mission focus we appreciate your contribution and your assistance. Please know that our outreach programs touch the lives of many needed student and provide hope to our future Latina Leaders. Thank you for donation.