On Tuesday, October 12, 2011, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd Annual Making a Mark on the World Women’s Awards Luncheon. The awards luncheon recognizes the contributions of women in our community who are unsung heroes and trailblazers setting the path for the next generationof young women.
This year the Chamber was proud to honor the following women who are making their mark on the world:
Elizabeth Rosenblum – Visionary
Rosenblum is the brainchild behind the Street2Feet. The program, adopted by the SAMMinistries, combines the passion for running and health with a commitment to transforming lives of those in the homeless community. From homelessness to fulfillment is what Rosenblum envisions for all Street2Feet participants. Seeing a need to expand the program and generate funding, she began the Street2Feet 5K to benefit the SAMMinistries and she spearheaded the efforts to install a run/walk path in Garcia Park.
Andrea (Andi) Rodriguez – Inspiration
Rodriguez is a freelance writer and currently serves as VP of Luminaria where she helped raise more than $350,000 for the arts night event. In addition, she also volunteers her time at the HemisFair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation. Her love of and commitment to improving the fabric of the San Antonio community is illustrated through her various volunteer endeavors. Rodriguez is known for cultivating a spirit of inspiration and empowerment.
Erika Propser – Service
As Director of Consumer Insights for H-E-B, Prosper exemplifies her company’s mission to community service and involvement. Prosper demonstrates excellence in service through her involvement in countless organizations and individual acts of charity whether it is through empowering young girls in the Girls Inc. program with knowledge of personal finance, organizing clothing drives for the Battered Women’s Shelter to raising scholarship dollars for student migrant workers.
Anita Uribe Martin – Advocacy
Uribe Martin is the Diversity Development Director for Bartlett Cocke where she manages the vendor diversity program and work to maximize HUB, SWMBE and veteran-owned business participation. Throughout her career, Uribe Martin has been a voice in the small business industry by assisting helping small and minority businesses to develop contacts and potential contracts with federal, state and local government entities as well as private companies.
Janie M. Gonzalez – Innovation
As the President and founder of Webhead, Gonzalez has transformed her company from a mass producer of commercial sector websites to an innovative technology company that serves as a Cyber Warrior contributing to the federal government’s national defense efforts.
Melinda Rodriguez, PT, DPT, MSCS – Leadership
Rodriguez is the CEO and co-founder of Access Quality Therapy Services, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the President of the Alamo Asian Chamber of Commerce. A leader and role model to others around her, Rodriguez’s leadership has been transformative in improving the quality of life in San Antonio.