BHD holds the seventh edition of “Women who change the World”

Banco BHD celebrated the seventh edition of the Women Changing the World Award in which he won the first place, Seneida Vargas (The Black), for her work promoting and promoting community actions and projects that link women and their families with the defense of their rights in agricultural production and the sustainable development of the Arroyo Cano community in San Juan de la Maguana.

As the first place winner of the seventh edition of the Women Who Change the World Award, received RD$ 1 million.

The recognition ceremony attended by Raquel Peña, Vice President of the Republic, was headed by the executives of Banco BHD Luis Molina Achécar, President; Steven Puig, Executive President and Josefina Navarro, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility.

The winners of the two second places were Jacinta Torres, educational psychologist and founder of the Rayo de Sol School through which it improves the living and educational conditions of children and young people with cognitive disabilities; Y Laura Rojas, creator of the Nature Power Foundation, from where it has developed a sustainable community model that facilitates access to electricity and drinking water for communities in vulnerable conditions.

“These Dominican women shake our souls with their daily work and their achievements. They represent the best values ​​of our country. They fill us with pride knowing what they are capable of and inspire us to become agents of positive change for the Dominican Republic,” said Steven Puig, executive president of Banco BHD.

During the award ceremonya special recognition was given to Angelina Cartagena, known as Sister María Joséfor his trajectory and social work of almost 50 years in favor of the socioeconomic development of the Los Barrancones community in the municipality of Baní, where he has managed to set up schools, workshops, care programs for pregnant adolescents, recycling programs and a school for music.

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The award Women who Change the World is a recognition that distinguishes the trajectory and social causes of women whose initiatives have positively transformed their communities and even the country.

The finalists for the seventh edition of Banco BHD’s Women Who Change the World Award are Cinthia Núñez, Julia Tavares-Bucher, Katerine Motyka, Mayra Johnson, Odile Villavizar and Samantha Canals.

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