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The East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women (BPW) has selected community activist Theresa Amador, as its 2018 “Woman of Achievement.” She will be honored at a dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2009 S. Garfield Avenue, Monterey Park, on Wednesday, October 24th. Networking starts at 4:30 p.m. and the dinner starting by 5:00 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $15. The dinner is open to the public. Contact Linda Wilson (626) 307-5650 or lindalwilson@juno.com to make a reservation.

Amador is an active community volunteer having served as Chair of the City of Monterey Park’s Planning Commission, President of the Alhambra District Council
Parents and Teachers Association and President of the Friends of the Monterey Park Library. She has served on the Board of Directors of Soroptomist International, Los Angeles; California Vision and Leadership Annual Awards; the Hispanic Bankers Association (Co-Founder and Director); California State Superintendent’s Hispanic Education Council. In addition, she has been active in the Monterey Park Lions
Club, Monterey Park Woman’s Club, League of Women Voters, Pasadena Chapter, Monterey Park Cinco de Mayo Committee, the Monterey Park Economic Development Advisory Committee and Monterey Park Library Foundation.

A recipient of numerous awards, most recently Theresa was recognized for her public and community service at the Monterey Park Centennial Celebration and as State Senator Ed Hernandez’ 2017 Woman of the Year for the 22nd Senatorial District. She has also been recognized through the following awards: Woman of Distinction, Soroptomist International; Josephine Service Award for Education; City of Monterey Park Outstanding Public Service Award; Hispanic Women of the Year Award, California and U.S. Hispanic Family of the Year Award.

Amador was born and raised in Stockton. After marrying she and her husband moved to Sacramento where both of their children were born. In 1966 they moved to Monterey Park. Amador received her undergraduate degree in English and Master’s in Arts in Public Administration (Participatory Management), California State University, Los Angeles with additional studies in Corporate Tax Analysis, Loan Analysis and Underwriting, Business Client Relations, Management Presentations and other business related courses. She is a retired executive, having served as Vice President of CHARO Industries, and Vice President of the Business and Financial Center for CHARO Community Development Corporation and as a Commercial Banking Vice President and Executive Director of League of United Latin American
Citizens (LULAC).
This recognition program is part of East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW’s celebration of National Business Women’s Week® (NBWW). National Business Women’s Week® 
lets communities, companies and organizations celebrate the contributions of workingwomen and companies that have made strides toward improving working women’s lives in their communities. Emma Dot Partridge, Executive Secretary of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women, came up with the concept of National Business Women’s Week® with the first celebration being April 15-22, 1928. In 1938 NBWW moved to the third week of October. U.S. President Herbert Hoover was the first President to issue a letter recognizing NBWW and the contributions and achievements of working women. Every President since then has issued a proclamation recognizing NBWW.
East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW is a member of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women and also a member of the National Federation of
Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, inc. (NFBPWC) and BPW International. NFBPWC is the oldest organization of its kind in the world; devoted entirely and actively to the interests and needs of all women irrespective of their occupations and of their status. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Today, we continue the fight for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, the ratification of the CEDAW treaty and equal pay for women. Membership is open to anyone who supports this and other items on our Public Policy Statement.
The recognition dinner is open to all interested people. For more information about the dinner or about BPW, contact Linda Wilson, East Los Angeles-Montebello BPW, at (626) 307-5650 or lindalwilson@juno.com.

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