Ford Motor Company has a long history of recognizing the achievements of women in our society. While most people know her as the wife of Henry Ford, Clara Bryant Ford was a philanthropist and community leader in her own right and a key figure in the long history of influential women. In the footsteps of Clara Bryant Ford, this past Thursday, December 12th, Ford conducted a private event to honor five Hispanic women for his constant contributions to the Latino community in the tri-state area.
During the event, the automaker honored the women of today under the slogan "Legendary Women of Ford" that day left an indelible mark for their hard work in their daily lives. Initiative was launched at the National Month History of Women in order to honor Hispanic women who embody the basic features of Ford - smart, sustainable, quality and safety.
I was invited to attend and meet the honorees (and walk the carpet). The Legendary Women selected to represent the 22 million shares outstanding Latinas in the U.S. who are making a difference in the workplace, home, environment and community.
"Ford is proud to honor Neyda, Vicglamar, Sobeida, Jessenia Merijoel and for his leadership and contributions to the Hispanic community in the city of New York," said Alvaro Cabal, Director of Multicultural Relations at Ford Motor Company.
"Women are at the forefront of change and are contributing significantly to an increase in its progress and power," said Sheryl Connelly, Director of Global Trend Ford. "As the world changes, women obviously change with it," Connelly noted. "Every day, the world is changing and women play a key role in the changes that are occurring."
Super Mom America: a role model for his family and community, encouraging other parents in person or online with their experience and knowledge: Vicglamar Torres, www.mamaslatinas.com
Eco America: sets a positive change regarding environmental problems and works to educate and protect the public from environmental hazards: Sobeida Cruz, New York Power Authority
Defenders in the Community: influence public policy on social, economic and cultural issues. Organized groups around a cause and work to implement the changes that have positive and lasting effects: Merijoel Duran Univision Network
Latina Trailblazer: latina copy that breaks barriers and works to improve the quality of life of Latinas in the U.S.: Jessenia Francisco, ALPFA-NY
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 171,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com .