On March 26 U.S. Senator Bob Menendez hosted his Seventh Annual Women’s History Month event featuring the Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Awards honoring six New Jersey women for their exceptional achievements.

The Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Awards were created in tribute to the Senator’s mother, who came to the United States from Cuba to give her children a better life and who passed away in 2009 after a long, courageous fight with Alzheimer’s disease.

This year’s ceremony honored six pioneering women who have made significant contributions to the Garden State and our country in the arts, military, law enforcement, education, and women’s advocacy.

Our very own Tawanda Jones was one of the 6 women honored this year as a Trailblazer by Senator Menendez.

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