YWCA to award local women in leadership roles

Posted at 10:03 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 14:15:36-05

The YWCA of Corpus Christi believes that when someone is doing a good job, you should let them know. To back that up, they are once ready to recognize several local women who are making a significant impact in their career field.

The 39th annual Y Women In Careers Awards Banquet will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Congressman Solomon P Ortiz International Center (402 Harbor Drive).

To this point, the YWCA has honored 283 exceptional women in the Coastal Bend through this award. Adding to the list this year are:

  • Starr Flores, Director, Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center;
  • Bunny D. Forgione, Ph.D., Executive Associate Dean, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, TAMU-Corpus Christi;
  • Sarah Garza, Director, Environmental Planning, Port of Corpus Christi Authority;
  • Trina C. Martinez, Vice President & General Manager Corpus Christi Refinery, CITGO Petroleum;
  • Marita Rafael, M.D., Physician, Driscoll Children’s Hospital;
  • Connie G. Rivera, Project Architect, WKMC Architects, Inc.; and
  • Liza Wisner, Learning & Organizational Development Manager, City of Corpus Christi.

Seats for the event are $100. Reservations and table sponsorships are available at

There is also a need for sponsorships to make it possible for YWTeens to attend the banquet.

For additional information, call (361) 857-5661 ext. 102 or email

As one of YWCA’s major fundraisers, Y Women In Careers offers invaluable support for YWCA programs and communicates the essential role YWCA plays in our community.