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Hispanic Women's Event

2024 Information coming soon!

Dedicated to supporting and promoting women through panel discussions, networking, and mentorship; this annual event gets bigger and bigger every year. With more than 100 women in attendance in 2022, & 160 women in 2023. We are proud to support the advancement of this growing demographic.

This annual event took place on May 24th, 2023 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries.

Ways to get involved:

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  • $10 Students
  • $35 Members
  • $50 Non-Members

We are looking for a Title Sponsor: $15,000

  • Company logo as the Title Sponsor on all marketing materials before and during the event.
  • 10 tickets to the main event (1 table)
  • 5 tickets to the VIP lunch
  • Interview to be featured in Collinsville Daily News
  • Personalized email to guests before and after the event
  • Logo on Badges
  • Booth at event
  • Opening and closing remarks at the main event
  • Full page color ad in program book
  • Welcome letter in program book

For more information, please contact Fernanda Estrada-Ridaura at

Sponsorship Opportunities:


2023 HWE Speakers:

Guest Speaker


Karina Arango

Director of Advocacy at The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

Keynote Speaker

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Michelle Faraco

Motivational Speaker, KeyNote Speaker, vulnerable, transparent, creative, and passionate latina.

Michelle was brought to you by Midwest BankCentre. 

Guest Speaker

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Ileana O'Neill

Senior Marketing Coordinator at FCB Banks

2023 Photos


"I had the pleasure to attend a great event, where all women come together and give each other power and encouragement.

I was very inspired by all the speakers. I took to heart where Emiliana Guereca said, “it’s okay to want more!” As a Latina woman like most of us, I would always put others before myself and settle for less than what I should have!"

Mary Cardenas, Business Development Officer-Mortgage, Montgomery Bank


"From the moment I entered the event venue, I was captivated by the atmosphere of empowerment and enthusiasm that permeated the surroundings. The lineup of speakers was nothing short of extraordinary. Each woman shared their unique journey, challenges, and triumphs, making it an incredibly relatable and empowering experience for all attendees. I was particularly moved by Michelle Faraco's powerful story of overcoming obstacles in her personal and professional life. 

Karina Arango and Ileana O'Neil's insightful advice on leadership in a male-nominated industry and owning their cultures and being proud of their roots were also inspirational. Their words resonated deeply and provided me with invaluable insights that I can apply to my own personal and professional journey. I appreciate the HCC's commitment to fostering the growth and empowerment of professional women."

Susan Gobbo, Civic Leader, Gobbo Consultant. 

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