Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] October 22, 2020 – LATINA Style, Inc., the premier company addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States is honored to recognize Tina Cordova with the LATINA Style Entrepreneur of the Year award. This coveted award honors leading entrepreneurs of all fields. Award finalists are selected based on their vision, leadership, financial success, community service, and visibility as a true role model for young women. The LATINA Style Business Series will be held virtually in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MST, via zoom.
Tina Cordova is a native New Mexican born and raised in the small town of Tularosa. She is the president of Queston Construction, Inc. which she founded in 1990 with her partner Russ Steward. The company is a commercial construction concern with a division devoted to roofing. Cordova is also the Co-Founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium an advocacy organization that has worked for 15 years to bring attention to the negative health effects suffered by the people of New Mexico as a result of overexposure to radiation from the first nuclear bomb that was detonated in south central New Mexico. In this regard she has testified before two US Senate Committees, is a guest lecturer at UNM and speaks at public health events and symposiums all over the State of New Mexico, throughout the United States and across the world.
She currently serves as on the New Mexico Highlands University Foundation Board and is the immediate past President of the New Mexico Roofing Contractors Association and has been on the Board for 10 years. Cordova has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from New Mexico Highlands University where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Cordova has a son David who works as a Project Manager with her at Queston and has 2 grandsons Demetrius and Marcus.
"As a Latina who founded a business in a male dominated field over 30 years ago I am deeply honored to receive this award. It is an amazing recognition of my efforts to set an example for other women of color. When I first started in this business there were scarcely any women working in construction. That has changed and I feel like I was part of bringing women along," stated Cordova. "It is extremely important to support programs such as the LATINA Style Business Series focusing on highlighting Latina Entrepreneurs so that other women can imagine success in their own endeavors such as entrepreneurship. When you see another Latina start a business from almost nothing and find success it translates into "I can do that too."
The award-winning program for Latina entrepreneurs marks its 139th stop, with over 39,000 Latina business-owners graduating from this initiative. To attend the Albuquerque Business Series conference register online here- Limited spots are available.