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The little boy struggled to finish the race, running well behind the others. So, race organizer Gabriela Gallegos sent a couple of volunteers to run with him. The boy finished the race with a huge smile on his face.

When Dr. Ann Quiroz Gates went back to school to get her doctorate in computer science in her 40s, she was determined to get more Hispanics, especially Hispanic women, involved in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) fields. 

Amy Marcus helped the little boy take off his ragged shoes. Now she saw why he had originally refused his new shoes. 

The two elderly ladies were smiling ear to ear. They hugged Deanna Sue Nasser and her mother and said, “Thank you, thank you!”

The 16-year-old had a lot on her plate. Her newborn had Down syndrome and needed heart surgery in Houston. 

As she was about to emcee the Race for the Cure, a woman came up to then-KTSM Channel 9 news anchor Felipa Solis.

YWCA El Paso Del Norte CEO Dr. Sylvia Acosta was set to give a speech at the Unidos Conference in San Diego on Aug. 3, 2019, when the Walmart shooting happened.

The YWCA El Paso Del Norte had good reason to name a young woman’s award for Dr. Azuri Gonzalez, Director of the Center for Community Engagement at UTEP.

As a young labor and delivery nurse, Tasha Hopper spent many days with women waiting for doctors to arrive and deliver their babies.

Dr. Kristina Mena walked into the small house in the colonia where a young woman lived with her small children and her mother. There was no running water, no paved roads, no access to transportation.

Fearless. That’s how EPCC President Dr. William Serata describes Keri Moe, his Associate Vice President for External Relations, Communication and Development.

The woman on the phone was frantic and suicidal because she couldn’t afford shots for her cat. Another woman who sat outside the grocery store with her daughter selling trinkets had a big growth on her neck. A dog was running loose on the freeway.


Thank you to all who submitted nominations and applications to the 2022 Women of Impact.

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 will be announced in August and will be featured in a special section of El Paso Inc. Magazine fall issue.


5. When is the awards ceremony?

TBD

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