Here are Your 2021 Tribute to Women Business Leaders Honorees. Show Your Support with a Sponsorship!

Every year, your Chamber honors a handful of the many talented, driven women in business in the Alamo City. Award honorees come from diverse backgrounds and roles, but all are alike in their desire to lead and inspire the colleagues around them.

Over the past four months, the Tribute to Women Business Leaders Selection Committee, chaired by Mary Rose Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for NuStar Energy, has met to identify a cadre of worthy leaders to honor for their accomplishments. The Committee received well over 100 nominations, and after careful deliberation, they have completed the difficult task of selecting six exceptional women who live and work in the Alamo City who exemplify the virtues and character that inspire greatness, both in their professional careers and personal lives.

We are happy to announce the 2021 Tribute to Women Business Leaders honorees are:

  • Hope Andrade (Legacy Award) – Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor of Andrade-Van De Putte & Associates, CO-Founder of GO RIO River Cruises, Former Texas Secretary of State.
  • Elaine Mendoza (Brenda Vickrey Johnson Award for Small Business) – Founder, President, and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc.
  • Corinna Holt Richter (Promise Award) – President and Chief Administrative Officer of HOLT CAT.
  • Harriet Dominique (Hope Award for Community Support) – Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Corporate Responsibility Officer for USAA.
  • Deborah Morrill (Hope Award for Development and Healthcare Advocacy) – VP for Institutional Development and Chief Development Officer for UT Health San Antonio.
  • Cynthia Teniente-Matson (Executive Award for Large Business) – President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

These six incredible honorees will be recognized at the upcoming Tribute to Women Business Leaders Award Luncheon on Wednesday, September 29, hosted at The Witte Museum – Mays Family Center, presented by the Ford Motor Company. At the event, the honorees will speak on the experiences that have led them to where they are today and their keys to success as women in business. Click here to register and sponsor this incredible event.

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