Hispanic Organization Profile: Nora de Hoyos Comstock, President of Las Comadres Para Las Americas
As the national and international founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Ph.D has served as the organizations President and CEO since its founding. Comstock received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Educational Administration with an emphasis on community college management and a B.A. in History with a specialty in Latin America. In addition to her role at Las Comadres, since 1989 Comstock has been running a business development consultancy known as Comstock Connections which she continues to the present day.
WHAT IS LAS COMADRES AND WHY DID YOU START IT?
I created Las Comadres because I was painfully aware that my cultural roots were slipping away and I was dangerously close to losing my cultural identity. I felt a deep desire to connect on a close personal level with other Latinas in the community to build and maintain my cultural heritage and, because of my early involvement with email and the web, I was able to open doors and share information which few had access to at that time. Read More »