7th Annual Groundbreaking Latina Awards

Every Hispanic Heritage Month, CATALINA and the National Association of Latina Leaders (NALL) celebrate Hispanic women who have demonstrated groundbreaking leadership and success in the Hispanic community, & beyond.

Throughout the year, we receive hundreds of nominations and suggestions from you on who we should recognize. The award winners are chosen for their groundbreaking work in their field, industry, company, or community.

2008 Groundbreaking Latina Award Winners:

Deloitte Groundbreaking Latina in Leadership
Haydee Rodriguez-Pastor

Southwest Airlines Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneur
Kathy Cano-Murrillo

Groundbreaking Latina in Politics
Esperanza Andrade

Groundbreaking Latina in Entertainment
America Ferrera

Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts
Andrea Arroyo

Find out more about these groundbreaking women
in the next issue of CATALINA.


Learn more about our awards:

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The following are CATALINA's 2007
“Groundbreaking Latinas” award winners:

ExxonMobile's Groundbreaking Latina Entrepreneur
of the Year

Hilda Gurdian

Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts
Jessica Leccia

Groundbreaking Latina in Media

Natalie Morales

Groundbreaking Latina in Business
Maritza Puello

Groundbreaking Latina in Entertainment
Diana Maria Riva

Volvo's Groundbreaking Latina in Leadership
Ballet Hispanico's Tina Ramirez


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Previous Groundbreaking Latina award
recepients include:

  • CNN’s Soledad O’Brien
  • Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano
  • People's Court Judge Marilyn Milian
  • Opera Singer Anna Maria Martinez
  • Director Zetna Fuentes
  • Latin Grammy nominated singer JD Natasha
  • Filmmaker Mercedes Jimenez Ramirez
  • Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin
  • Executive Producer Barbara Martinez Jitner
  • AFL-CIO leader Linda Chavez Thompson
  • Artist Brandy Healy
  • School board president Pearl Quinones
  • Community leader Haydee Morales
© 2008 CATALINA Magazine