August  2018
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It is August already?


It sure feels like this year has flown by! I would fist like to introduce myself. My name is Nelcy Baltz, and I am proud to say that I am the president for the Hispanic Professional Women Association 2018-2019. For the past 5 years, I have been an intricate part of the organization  and this year I am truly excited to continue the legacy of HPWA by helping Latin women further their education and significantly improve their potential for success. 

I am very happy to continue serving and leading this great organization together with the support of the amazing board of directors. I want to share with you the plans for the year, the new meeting dates, and opportunities for you to connect with this powerful group of Hispanic Professional Women!

Here are some changes. Please note:

-        Our new monthly meeting dates are now on the
           THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month

-        New meeting locations are:

            * Monthly meetings: Networking Leads
               2701 N. Himes Ave. Tampa FL 33607
             * Luncheons: Columbia Restaurant Ybor city
               2117 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

-      New contact information
       12651 N Dale Mabry Hwy # 270321
        Tampa, Florida 33688 - 0321 
        Phone number 727-900-5452

Please connect with us on social media to stay informed of our current events. We will continue to send out monthly newsletters and flyers, but we will be more active online this year as well. 

Bring a colleague, share with a friend and help us spread the HPWA love. Thank you again for your continued support and please join us Wednesday, August 15th from 6-8pm at Networking Leads.

Nelcy Baltz
HPWA President 2018-2019


HPWA's 2018 Board Installation


On June 28, 2018, HPWA held their installation meeting at the Columbia Restaurant. At the event, we were honored with the presence of HPWA’s founding members, Hispanic leaders and local community associations like the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Sheriff’s Hispanic Advisory Council, Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc and the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council. Special thanks to each one!


As community leaders, it is very beneficial for us to unite, support each other and work together towards common goals. We are committed to the growth, diversity and dynamic opportunities of Tampa Bay! Thank you to our event sponsors: Super Q 1300am and in-kind donor Arte Cake Boutique, your support is appreciated. Also, thank you to all others who supported this event and continue to support our organization. Together we are making a difference in our students, our women and our future. Our board is looking forward to a great year!


Hispanic Professional Women's Association (HPWA) is pleased to invite our community and Hispanic organizations in the Tampa Bay area to the 2018 HPWA Friendraiser.


What is a Friendraiser?

A Friendraiser is our first event of many events for the year. It is an opportunity to meet new people, to connect with local professionals and to share key information about the year. Come and enjoy some food and
join an organization that helps Hispanic Professional woman further their education.

Event tickets can be purchased at

Date: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Networking Leads
2701 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33607 
Cost: $10 Members
$15 Non-Members
$20 at the Door

Free Parking available in front of and behind building

2018 HPWA Upcoming Events 

HPWA Friendraiser
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018|  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Leads- 2701 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

HPWA Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Leads- 2701 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
Speaker- Pilar Ortiz
2014 Hispanic Women of the year 
Topic - Fear vs Action "How to take action despite the fear"

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 |  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Columbia- 2117 W 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605
Speaker- Tony Morejon
2018 -Hispanic Man of the Year 

Mentorship Kickoff
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 |  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Leads 2711 N Himes Ave. Tampa, FL 33607

Tea Party
Saturday, November 17th, 2018|  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Parranda & Toy Drive
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018|  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Ana Maria Leon Gomez

Yaridis L Garcia

Natalie Fernandez

Ruby Wake

Miriam Aguado-Staggs

Leslie Rivera-Burgos