The Hispanic Women's Council is a non-profit, intergenerational organization established in 1988 to promote, support and create opportunities for Hispanic women. Our members are from all walks of life and range in age from 20 to 90. The activities we undertake promote networking, education, and cultural preservation. We also place emphasis on celebrating and documenting the achievements of Hispanic women.

HWC 2021 Board of Directors

Marissa Elías

MAJ (Ret.) Linda C. Zamora
Immediate Past President

Nicole Flórez 

Dr. Victoria Sánchez
Vice President

Raqui Martínez


Melissa Rodríguez

Christina Brigance
Dr. Cecilia Navarrete
Dr. Carmen Samora
Vangie Samora

HWC 2020 Board of Directors
Hispanic Women's Council
2020/2021 Scholarship Recipients

Lizzet Castillo,
MD Doctor of Medicine

Kyla Fugate,
BAEPD Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Design

Monique Gallegos,
BS Biology/Spanish

Analissa Gutierrez,
BS Population Health

Nicole Martinez
MPH Master of Public Health

Yohana Martinez
BBA Business Administration

Andrea Medina
Graduate Certificate, Educational Diagnosis

Rebekah Pacheco
BA Political Science/Management

Rosalinda Pacheco,
BFA Art Studio

Raylynn Quintana,
BS Nursing

Alexis Rael

Brittney Sanchez
MPH Master of Public Health

Irma Rocio Vazquez
PhD Mechanical Engineering

Maria Vielma
BA Criminology/Spanish

Related Links

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce


Membership levels
Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball 2021

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