3:08 pm - Friday October 20, 0991

NHLI Recognizes M. Helen Cavazos!

The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) is proud to recognize M. Helen Cavazos as its Hermana de la Semana representing the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) Class of 1995. M. Helen Cavazos is a human resources and diversity executive with extensive background in a variety of industries, working both in the private and public sectors. Ms. Cavazos owns M. H. Cavazos & Associates and is co-founder of Cavazos & Garcia, “Elite Career Solutions,”capitalizing on her expertise in human resources management, diversity and inclusion. Most recently, Ms. Cavazos served as Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston, Texas. Ms. Cavazos worked for McDonald’s Corporation and served as head of HR department for McDonald’s of Hawaii & Guam and in the diversity department of their corporate headquarters. In addition, she has worked in the international arena for a financial services organization as Vice President for domestic, Latin America, and Caribbean operations. Ms. Cavazos has served on numerous national and local boards of organizations and currently serves on the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board, the Texas Diversity Council, HR Committee of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. She is a member of the Texas Executive Women and the National Association of Female Executives and the YWCA Board of Directors. Ms. Cavazos has received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership and diversity initiatives, including Hispanic Women in Leadership “Hall of Fame,” Texas Executive Women On the Move, Leadership Empowerment Award and Top ’50 Women in Houston. “NHLI’s Executive Leadership Program helped me to focus on my leadership skills and it was during the assessment process with the Center for Creative Leadership that helped me to identify my skills as an entrepreneur and now I am doing what for me is a passion to help the next generation of Latinas develop their leadership skills not only in corporate positions but enhancing their skills as entrepreneurs. NHLI’s Leadership Program helped me to value my strengths as a Latina Leader and awakened a sense of pride in my Latino roots and family values. I credit this program with providing the direction to help and serve my community. I especially value the camaraderie within the NHLI alums and life-long connections that develop from participation in this program.” Congratulations Ms. Cavazos!

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