33 Local Partners Honored for Excellence in Leadership 

During Women’s History Month, women throughout the United States are honored and celebrated for their contributions to society and continued leadership that often shape our communities.

Friday, H-E-B honored 33 female Partners (employees) for their devotion to excellence and civic responsibility during a special celebration known as the H-E-B Women of Distinction. Since the program’s inception in 2000, more than 4,000 female Partners throughout the state of Texas have been recognized and celebrated for their contributions to both the company and to their community. This year, approximately 400 more female Partners will join the ranks to receive the esteemed award.

“The women being honored today represent the diversity of our workforce, and although they each have different backgrounds and life experiences, they are all bound by a commitment to leadership,” said Sonia Quirino Canales, H-E-B Diversity Manager. “We hope that honoring our Partners with this award will inspire more women to pursue leadership opportunities at H-E-B for years to come.”

Winners were nominated by their peers and are selected based on a variety of qualities, including their dedication to excellence in customer service and their positive impact on co-workers. During the ceremony, each winner is given a special pin to wear on their name badge as a token of appreciation for their excellence. 

The award was inspired by H-E-B’s founder, Florence Butt, who opened a small grocery store in Kerrville, Texas 111 years ago. Women of Distinction events are an example of H-E-B’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. It is befitting to honor the women of H-E-B who, like Florence, work so hard to make a difference in our community.