2014 Women of Impact

The founder and chief executive officer of Bienvivir Senior Health Services needed convincing she was a 2014 Woman of Impact. She didn’t believe it.

She’s run marathons, scaled Kilimanjaro and beats her husband – a former UTEP Miner basketball player – at free throws.

You probably had to pick Denese Watkins up off the floor when she learned she’s been chosen as a 2014 Woman of 

Cindy Ramos-Davidson is quick to point that dozens of others are more deserving to be honored as a 2014 Woman of Impact.

During her days as a pilot, Betty Ligon chased cows from above, knocked loose a tail wheel landing on a field and even dragged a wing when a wind gust hit her plane as she landed. “I was embarrassed,” she says.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who selects the Women of Impact winners?

The El Paso Inc. editorial board conducts the first round of scoring to determine the finalists. A panel of past Women of Impact honorees evaluate the finalists independently and determine the winners.

2. How are candidates evaluated? The selection committees scores all applications in these four areas:

  • Local impact: The effect the nominee’s efforts have had on the local community
  • Level of involvement: The time spent.
  • Breadth of reach: Scope of activities or projects (how wide reaching the person is).
  • Professional achievements: Up to and including family; a homemaker is a profession.

4. When will the Women of Impact winners be announced?

They were announced on Aug. 18 and will be featured in a special section of El Paso Inc. Magazine fall issue.

5. When is the awards ceremony?

Awards breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 with the reception at 7:30 a.m. and program at 8:30 a.m.

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