Houston 2016 Legendary Women of Ford

**Disclosure: this is a compensated post, but these are my own true & honest opinions!**

Some time ago I attended the Mujeres Legendarias Luncheon at the Post Oak grill presented by Ford en espanol. This was my first time being fully immersed in an all Spanish event, and I have to admit a little out of my comfort zone. I know I've told you guys (here) about not exactly being the best at speaking Spanish, but the women they were honoring that day were definitely worth it. 

I was inspired by all of their accomplishments. To know that they've broken barriers and entered into male dominated industries gives me hope. That day they awarded, Dr. Dorothy Caram, Judge Josefina Rendon, Martha Kattan, and Dorothy Ruiz Martinez.

Dr. Dorothy Caram is a 5th generation Texan, who graduated from Sam Houston University when it was in downtown Houston! She also received 2 (MA & BA) degrees from Rice university and a Doctorate from University of Houston. She has been an active volunteer and involved with the educations, health, civic & cultural organizations, and arts.

Judge Josefina Rendon has been a judge since 1977 and was one of the first Hispanic judges in Harris County. She was the first woman commissioned for the Hispanic Civil Service for Houston and became the 3rd municipal latina judge in Houston. She has been a frequent local and international speaker in the areas of conflict resolutions, negotiation, cultural diversity, and law.

Martha Kattan is the Vice president of news & regional director of news in Texas for Univision. She was born and raised in Mexico City and began on the radio in 1980 immediately after high school. In 2011, she began working for Univision. She has worked with Univision Dallas, and CNN en Espanol (in Spanish) .

Dorothy Ruiz Martinez began her career as a NASA astronaut instructor for the principal propulsion system of the space shuttle. Now she is a part of the board of speakers for the Johnson Space Center. Her current mission is to create a dialogue between Hispanic parents and their children to make plans to go to college. 

The event was inspiring! For Hispanic women, there are so many barriers we have to break through, but these women are proof that it can be done! Congratulations ladies, you are amazing!