2018 Q1 Newsletter - External
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A Message from the President
T o Our Sponsors, Supporters, Friends:  

We introduced the Hispanic 100 Newsletter to you in the spring 2017. We did so in order to provide you with better insights and useful information regarding H100’s mission and how we reach out to professional Latinas in our DFW community, as we know that this is also an important segment to your organizations. 

For 2018, we will continue to bring you quarterly newsletters, providing you the latest on what programs and events we are bringing our membership, what our talented members are doing in the community, publicizing other relevant Latino events in town and, letting our members know what companies and organizations have an interest in the Hispanic 100 .
Before going any further, allow me to introduce myself. I am the Chief Executive Officer of CRC Group Inc. I was elected and am privileged to serve as the 2018 H100 president as of January. I have a talented group of Latina professionals that join me on the board and we’re planning exciting programs and events for 2018! I invite you to visit our web site:  www.dfwhispanic100.org ; follow us on Twitter: @DFWH100, like us on Facebook: DFWHispanic 100 (tag @DFWH100).

Either on behalf of my company or on behalf of this organization, I have been impressed at how many people want to know more about The Hispanic 100. It is a direct result of the wonderful foundation that was established 20 years ago in 1996 by our founders, Delia Reyes, Bertha Outler and Patricia Asip. In the six years of my involvement in the organization, I have seen H100 increase its visibility through the collective commitment of the incredible women that make up the organization.

 And so, here we are in 2018 with our membership increasing every year. Professional women who represent many sectors---corporate America, entrepreneurs, healthcare, government, law enforcement, and many others---leaders in the DFW community.

H100 wishes to acknowledge and thank the many companies and organizations that have hosted us at your business locations and supported our events. To our past, current, and soon to be sponsors and supporters--thank you!

We believe it is important to keep you abreast of what this organization is doing…the more you know about the H100, the more you’ll meet the professional Latinas making a difference within DFW.  

We truly appreciate your participation, sponsorships, and encouragement! Join us for another fun and informative 2018!


Patricia Rodriguez Christian
2018 Hispanic 100 President
In 2018, H100 Programs will focus on our key pillars:
  • Highlighting Latina women’s achievements in the metroplex
  • Educating and mentoring young professionals for continued growth
  • Programs to sponsor scholarships for the next generation of business leaders

Save the date!
Programs Committee Chairs Wanda Granier and Betty Manetta are excited to share key dates for the year - additional information coming soon!

  • April 10: Latinas Serving on Corporate, Civic and Community Boards at SMU.
More programs...
  • August: Grant Reception (Date to be announced)
  • September 13: 11th Anniversary Latina Living Legend Awards
  • December: New member reception (Date to be announced)
H100 Highlights Recent Grant Recipient

As we prepare for the upcoming announcement of our H100 2018 Grant Cycle, our organization continues to receive updates on the 2017 grant awardees, sharing the impact of our grant to their organization. 

Mi Escuelita , is one such organization welcoming our current President Patricia Rodriguez Christian to see their program in action. During Patricia’s visit, she engaged in touring the Mi Escuelita facility and was invited to read to the children attending the program.
“To know how our grant program plays a role in extending opportunities to children to gain the educational tools to ensure classroom success is tremendous and to participate with the children was so enriching.”, said Rodriguez Christian.

Mi Escuelita is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to teach English to children from all cultures and prepare them for academic success. Please be on the lookout for more announcements from past recipients and news on how to apply for the 2018 Grant Cycle.

The 2018 Grant Cycle will open April 1, 2018 and run through May 31 st . Awardees will be notified by July 1, 2018
Betty Manetta
President & CEO,
Argent Associates and Asociar


Twitter: @bettymanetta
Q&A with Betty
Tell us about your background and the mission of your two businesses?
My background is career in telecommunications both domestic and international. The mission of my two businesses are as follows: Argent to provide supply chain, logistics and solutions utilizing technology and to develop software platforms for the enhancement of flow of product and data. Asociar is to provide the services (e.g., engineering, installation, optimization) of networks to ensure the infrastructure can support the next generation of products such as 5G, IoT, ETC.

What motivates you to participate on boards?
The ability to make a difference and to be part of the changes that will be required to ensure our business communities have a voice. It’s easier to sit on the sidelines and complain, but in order to make a difference we need to be vocal and active for our members. While many do it for their personal gain or their business gain, I always wanted to make sure that there is a level playing field for women and minority enterprises.
How do you think your being Chairwoman of the GDHCC will create impact in our business community?
As Chairwoman, we need to ensure that our business community are aware of the projects and opportunities that is driving the growth in North Texas. We need to lead the charge with leaders that understand what it will take for our members to be successful, an understanding of the technology that will be coming in the future, become leaders to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and we need to make sure those individuals that will not have an opportunity for higher education, have the skills to make a decent earning and reduce the number of crimes and homelessness that plagues our country. We don’t need to go off shore for talent, we need to be able to develop our talent here at home with the support and guidance of our business community and Latina leaders.
Tell us about what it means to you being part of Hispanic 100
It means that we share a common goal and that is to ensure the Latinas, which are the fastest growing businesses in our country, are shaping and paving the way. We all work together, Corporate and Entrepreneurs, to ensure that our next generation can see how they need to be proactive for the next generation of entrepreneurs that will follow up. You can’t be what you can’t see so we need to show them how we are working for the benefit of the future Latinas.

One awesome fact about you or your company
Awesome fact about me is that I do what I say I will do! Love to dance. And love my 4 legged girls!  (oh yea, I love my kids too! But they talk back)
LATINA Style Business Series Dallas - THURSDAY APRIL 5 - Don't Miss!
LATINA Style, Inc. presents the 20th Annual LATINA 
Style Business Series Tour in Dallas, TX, tentatively on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. The award winning program, sponsored by Nationwide, is designed for Latina entrepreneurs across the nation. Participants will have the opportunity to network, learn about business ownership, and receive educational leadership empowerment seminars created to benefit Latina professionals and entrepreneurs.

To attend the business series, register online at www.bs.latinastyle.com before March 30th, 2018. 

January 12, 2018 – Toyota hosted the first Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) at their headquarters in Plano, TX. H100 Carmen Garcia , Chair of COMTO, provided a platform for entrepreneurs to learn about the opportunities and emerging technologies in transportation. 

January 18, 2018 – Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC) hosted their first Breakfast with CEO Dr. Fred Cerise, Parkland Health & Hospital System. Parkland Hospital shared their 2018/2019 outreach initiative, infrastructure and construction plans, and the direction of telemedicine and emerging technologies in the healthcare industry.

January 18, 2018 – D/FW MSDC held their first Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) held their first event “Meet the Chair” of the D/FW MSDC. John Lozano of Raytheon shared his vision for the Council for 2018 and welcomed collaboration with other organizations in North Texas.

January 25, 2018 – D/FW MSDC held their Board Installation and North Texas Regional Economic Outlook was shared with all members.

January 25, 2018 – H100 held their annual retreat.  Patricia Christian hosted the event at Frost Bank and all committee chairs were present to put plans for the 2018 program year. Great food and adult beverages complimented the work performed by the committee. Thank you Patricia.

February 1, 2018 – Women's Business Council Southwest held the 2018 Parade of Stars in Frisco, TX. Congratulations to H100 winners Betty Manetta and Cristina Lopez .  

February 20, 2018 – Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Leadership Awards were held at the Westin Galleria, in Dallas. Congratulations to all our Latina winners.

February 26, 2018 – H100 Arcilia Acosta , CEO of Carcon Industries, served as a panelist at the Symposium of Texas Women.

February 28, 2018 – GDHCC held their Coffee with CEO and highlighted Judge Jenkins of Dallas. Many of our H100 members attended and supported the event.

February 28, 2018 – GDHCC held their Board Installation at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.  Betty Manetta was installed as the GDHCC Chair and Wanda Granier was installed as one of its key board members focusing on Q&E highlighting women in North Texas.  

2018 Hispanic 100 Board

Patricia Rodriguez Christian, President
Lucinda Rocha, President Elect
Perfecta Gallegos, Secretary
Ana L. Rodriguez, Treasurer
Cris Zertuche Wong, Member-at-Large
Gloria Tostado Hann, Member-at-Large

Committee Chairs
Cristina Lopez & Silvana Rosero, Marketing & Communications
Dr. Sandra Lozano & Dora Ramirez, Membership Engagement
Stephanie Lucero & Sara Martinez , Endowment
Betty Manetta & Wanda Granier, Programs

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