The New Mexico Hispanic Women's Council (HWC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, intergenerational in nature and founded in 1988 to promote, support and create opportunities for Hispanic women. Our members are business owners, artists, educators, elected and appointed officials, lawyers, judges, homemakers, community activists, students and more. In many cases our members reflect multiple generations from one family, for example, mothers and daughters or grandmothers, aunts and nieces.
HWC is an all-volunteer organization that can best be defined by looking at what it does. The HWC Board of Directors oversees an ambitious schedule of monthly activities that keep the membership engaged, and a productive committee structure promotes the undertaking of special events and special projects. Due to the dedication of individuals who year after year step up to lead, the HWC has accomplished much and holds a highly visible presence in our community as we work to "promote, support and create opportunities for Hispanic women."
Art & Education
HWC Scholarship Program was established in 2008 to provide academic scholarships to Hispanic women, thus creating a legacy of educating Hispanic women, moving them into professions, and enabling them to become valuable leaders in our community.