Hispanic Heritage Month was introduced in 1968 and is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. During this month we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors and families came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Here at Michigan Women Forward we know how important it is to honor and celebrate Hispanic culture. This month, we are spotlighting five Hispanic women that Michigan Women Forward has recognized in our Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

Click their photos below to learn more about them:

Dorothy Comstock Riley 
Marylou Olivarez Mason 
Yolanda Alvarado-Ortega 
Edelmira Lopez 
Delia Villegas Vorhauer