The Hispanic 100 take pride in recognizing the amazing contributions of Latinas making an impact in our community. For almost 20 years, the Hispanic 100 has recognized Latinas who have made a lifetime of contributions to Latina women and girls through the Latina Living Legend Award. In 2019, the Hispanic 100 launched the Emerging Latina Leader Award (ELLA), recognizing Latina executives contributing to our community and well on the path to becoming Latina Living Legends. The 2021 awards took place on September 30th at private event. See photos of our 2021 event in our gallery.
The Latina Living Legend Award recognizes the lifetime commitment of a Dallas-Fort Worth area Latina who has distinguished herself through her profession, active community and civic participation, volunteerism, and/or philanthropic endeavors directly benefiting the community-at-large.
2001 - Anita N. Martinez
2002 - Dolores Gomez Barzune
2004 - Dr. Gloria Contreras
2010 - Gloria Campos
2011 - Adelfa Callejo (†)
2012 - Clara Hinojosa
2013 - Catalina E. Garcia, M.D.
2014 - Sheriff Lupe Valdez
2015 - Dr. Michele Bobadilla
2017 - Beatriz Salazar
2018 - Mercedes Olivera (†)
2019 - Lupita Colmenero
2020- Viola Delgado
2021 - Linda Valdez Thompson
Criteria for consideration:
The award is presented to a Dallas Fort Worth metro-area Latina who has set a standard of excellence through her life’s work (25+ years) by opening doors, setting the standard, and serving as a catalyst for the nominee’s work that has directly benefited the community-at- large. The nominee’s impact should be measurable, meaningful, and transformative for others within the community.
The application process can be completed online and includes a nomination form and submittal of a bio and JPEG photo (high resolution) of the nominee. Nominations for 2021 are now closed.
LEADER AWARD (ELLA)
The ELLA recognizes the accomplishments of Latina professionals making an impact on Latina women and girls in the DFW area while supporting and nurturing a community of rising Latina Living Legends. The ELLA is awarded at the annual Latina Living Legend awards that occur during Hispanic Heritage Month each Fall.
ELLA nominees are Latina professionals making an impact on Latina women and girls through their personal engagement and leadership in their community, profession and/or industry.
2019 - Rebecca Acuña
2020 - Anette Soto Landeros
2021 - Nancy Bernardino
Criteria for consideration:
To be considered, nominee must be a Latina professional with a minimum of 5 years of service/impact. The selection committee will further assess applications across multiple factors:
Impact on Latina women and/or girls in the DFW area: leadership and impact through personal, professional or community engagement in their chosen industry / profession, this can include volunteerism, philanthropy, fundraising, mentorship, sponsorship and/or other efforts
Length of service / scope of influence: consideration will be given to both
Recommendation: impact statement(s) provided by someone impacted by the nominee and her work
The application process can be completed online and includes a nomination form, submittal of at least one recommendation and a recent JPEG photo (high resolution) of the nominee.
Nominations for 2021 are now closed.