Health & Wellness
Our Mission & History
HWC empowers Latina women and youth by serving as an effective voice for their communities.
HWC demonstrates its commitment to this mission by supporting and promoting Latinas through: Leadership development at national, regional, and local levels, Women’s Empowerment, Higher Education, Health & Wellness, Youth Leadership, and Financial Literacy.
HWC is a nationally known model organization and a proactive leader in the development of Latino communities.
HWC is a transformational organization in which Latinos actualize their dreams toward their professional, civic and academic goals.
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 Youth Institute for 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 2,000 Latinas annually.