Alma Guajardo Crossley, Director for Diversity Initiatives at General Motors, was among an elite group of Hispanic women that were recognized yesterday for their demonstrated leadership and work to forge a new professional path for Latinas nationwide. Latino Justice PRLDEF, long known by its former name the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, recognized five exceptional Latina women during the 2012 Annual Latina Trailblazer Breakfast.

“This recognition reflects the support I’ve received from General Motors as I follow my passion of making a difference and acting as a catalyst to help generate opportunities for the Hispanic community, and for Latinas in particular,” said GuajardoCrossley. “My accomplishments are part of General Motors commitment to Latinos and their families.”

Guajardo Crossley was pleased to share this recognition with the other 2012 Latina Trailblazer Award honorees: Sara Elena Rios, President, Ruth Mott Foundation; Margarita Rosa,Executive Director, Grand Street Settlement House; Sonia Manzano, Emmy-Award Winning Actor, Sesame Street; Magda Jimenez Train, Partner, Boies, Schiller& Flexner.

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