The Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) is honoring female business and community leaders at its first annual Women of Distinction luncheon – and three honorees hail from Austin.
TAMACC has previously awarded a Woman of the Year award to women in the Hispanic community who show exceptional service in a leadership role. But this year the group will bestow multiple awards to “Hispanic women [who] have taken such a prominent role in business and in various leadership roles,” according to TAMACC Board Executive J.R. Gonzalez. Gonzalez remarked that it was so difficult to narrow the applicants down to the original 10 awardees that the board had to settle on 13.
Three Austinites are among the 13 women being honored for their excellence and contribution to their community.
- Ana Yañez-Correa, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Hispanic Women’ Network of Texas.
- Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores – Past President, National Women’s Political Caucus and Attorney, Partner at HendlerLaw PC
- Lupe Morin – Executive Director, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
The oldest Hispanic business association in Texas, TAMACC has been in existence for nearly four decades. The event is from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 4th, at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.