Capital of Texas Awards (CTA)

Recognizing Latina Industry Leaders

Nominees will be selected upon their outstanding business accomplishments and positive impact in our community. A nominee’s business leadership, notable community contributions, and overall reputation are the criteria in which each nominee will be selected. The nominations selection committee led by 2018 Capital of Texas Awards Latina Industry Leader recipients Theresa Alvarez, Sandy Alcala, Pilar Sanchez, and Veronica Briseno will review all applicants and select an award recipient for each category based on the merits of the materials submitted.

Award Categories

Business Owner: A Latina-owned and/or Latina-professional that successfully runs and operates a business providing superior services for their clients in the Greater Austin community

Community: A Latina that has made a significant contribution to the Austin community and demonstrates a superior level of philanthropic and civic activity

Health & Human Services: A Latina that has distinguished themselves by providing Healthcare services or has educated the Greater Austin community on health-related issues

Legacy: An influential Latina with a long standing commitment, impactful contributions, and loyal service to the Greater Austin community.

Non-Profit: A Latina that successfully operates a local 501(c)3 nonprofit and has provided a stellar track record creating a positive impact in the Greater Austin community

Public Service: A Latina-professional that has distinguished themselves in the community and public interest in the Greater Austin Area

Rising Star: A Latina who has distinguished themselves amongst their peers as they continue to excel and evolve as a future leader in the Greater Austin community

Technology Award: A Latina-owned and/or Latina-professional who oversees and provides a high-level of technological advancements and services in the Greater Austin community