Trailblazer & Unsung Heroine Nomination Form

For Nomination Criteria/Form

This year we are seeking four Trailblazers and four Unsung Heroine

Criteria for nominations Trailblazer and Unsung Heroine.


We would like to honor a Latina “first” who has blazed a trail for others to follow. For instance, we recognized Amy Alonso who was the first Latina police officer in 1973 in the Denver Police Department. We also honored Katherine Archuleta the First Latina to Serve as Director of the US Office of Personnel Management and Anita Padilla- Fitzgerald, First Latina Sole Founder/Owner/CEO of the top 100 Mortgage Companies in America.

Unsung Heroine

For the Unsung Heroine we are looking to honor a Latina with significant ties to Colorado who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution and  has been incredibly active in the community. We honored Rosa Linda Aguirre, the owner of Rosa Linda’s Mexican Café, has been serving free Thanksgiving meals to the needy for around 30 years, Dr. Martha Urioste First Latina to bring Montessori Education Movement to Public Schools in Denver and Julie Gonzales for her advocacy with immigration.

  • Nominator Information

  • Nominee Information

  • Instructions

    Please submit the following information in support of your nomination:
    › Application Review by Latinas First Foundation Committee – March 1-15, 2018
    › Awardee Notification – March 31, 2018
    › Annual Luncheon and Award Presentations – May 4, 2018
    › One nomination form per nominee with complete information.
    › Nominee's resume/bio describing her background and contributions.
    › Narrative supporting the criteria of your nomination and other pertinent details.
    › Up to five letters of support from individuals/organizations or other written materials that support the nomination.

    The Nomination Form and other documents should be submitted via e-mail in one single message as a PDF attachment. Please indicate Latinas First Foundation [Trailblazer and/or Unsung Heroine] Award in the subject line of the email. Any application received after the January 31st, 2018 deadline will not be included for consideration by the Latinas First Foundation.
  • Awards Criteria

    The following criteria apply to the nominees of the specific awards. Latina Trailblazer Award
    › Significant Latina First who has blazed a trail for others to follow.
    › Extensive contributions to the Latino/a community.
    › Proven history of creating change and/or demonstrating impact benefiting the Latino/a community at the local, state, or national level.
    › Demonstrated leadership in the Latino/a community.
    › Record of recognition by peers for legal projects or professional achievements, such as business or non-profit affiliations.
    › Record of recognition by other awards, honors, achievements, or publications that support this nomination.
    Latina Unsung Heroine Award
    › Commitment to the Latinas First Foundation's Mission and to the Latino/a community through pro bono, community service or other activities.
    › Not often recognized for demonstrated efforts and commitment to the Latino/a community.