Amhiga is an acronym which stands for:

Association of

Mujeres

Hispanas

Independent

Guerreras of

Austin

Amhiga Hispana is a nonprofit organization born in Austin Texas that aims to empower and develop Spanish speaking women.
We focus on the seven areas of holistic human development which include civic engagement, physical activity, emotional, spiritual, financial and intellectual development, and social networking.
If you would like to receive more information about Amhiga, please call (512)993-6673 or send an email to contacto@amhigahispana.org

Empower Spanish-speaking women to provide them with the development tools they need to integrate to their communities and increase their family’s quality of life and their own.

Create a community where all Spanish-speaking women reach their maximum level of personal and professional development.

Some ways to engage in Amhiga Hispana include:

Professional Wednesdays

Saturday Workshops

Social Tuesdays

Civic Engagement

Amhiga Fit

Coordination

Sponsorships

Amhiga encourages members to get involved and organize in activities that support our values:

  •  Assertiveness

  • Congruence

  • Generosity

  • Honesty

  • Humility

  • Loyalty

  • Respect

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Liliana Beverido

Liliana Beverido

Executive Director and Cofounder

Liliana Beverido was born in Texcoco, Mexico and she finished her degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. She took her first ballet class when she was four years old. Beverido studied flamenco and folkloric dance at the Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes. Liliana arrived to the United States in July of 2000 and she began professionally dancing in the year 2008 as part of the Semeneya SDK Dance Team, she also participated in Jazzy Dance Company and Collective Essence “Reflections” team. Liliana received her first certification as a Zumba instructor in January of 2012 and she also certified herself in AquaZumba, Zumba Toning and Zumba Atomic. Currently, Liliana is an instructor of diverse dance techniques in dance studios such as Esquina Tango and the 24 Hour Fitness Gym. She is one of the founders of the Austin AllStars, an organization that promotes dance in our community and she is a volunteer in WeViva and the American Diabetes Association.

Beverido has a passion for helping women develop and with this goal in mind, together with Eva de la Rosa and Tiu Rios they launched the Amhiga Hispana project to help Hispanic women of the community grow and assist women to develop and fulfill their dreams in this country of opportunities.

Evis de la Rosa

Evis de la Rosa

Cofounder

Eva de la Rosa was born in March 3rd in Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mexico and she graduated from nursing school with a double major in nursing and radiology at the University of Nuevo Leon. She started to develop her passion for community service in Monterrey, Mexico participating in vaccination campaigns and birth planning clinics in rural areas of the state of Nuevo Leon, she also volunteered in the free programs that the Mexican Institute of Social Health Services (IMSS) offered to the community. She relocated to Colombia in the early 90’s and in 1995 she migrated with her family to the United States. She continued her passion for community service volunteering in El Buen Samaritano clinic, Life Bridge Austin, Head Start Program and the Community Health Center (Seaton). In 1999 Eva began participating in the big antique events of the city and she opened the “Antique Gallery of Round Rock”, her first antique store in 2001, since then she has developed in that industry and she currently owns two antique stores in Texas. Most of the time she is focused in her children, Edwin A. Restrepo and Julie S. Restrepo, her business and her community service. In the year 2014, together with Liliana Beverido and Tiu Rios they launched Amhiga Hispana
Tiu Ríos

Tiu Ríos

Cofounder

Tiu Rios is Venezuelan from Maracay. She believes that a woman can reach absolute fulfillment by balancing care of her inner and external beauty. Rios attended the Instituto Escuela Maracay in the college of Science and she began her career in business administration with concentration in Marketing while she did her commercial secretary certification. She began working in Coca Cola Company since she was 17 years old and she developed in the company for many years. In the year 2004, she decided to switch careers and she began taking esthetician courses in the Escuela de Modelaje Katty Pulido and the Academia Internacional Carmen Vidal in Caracas. She worked in the renowned Europa Day Spa of Maracay and in the year 2005 she migrated with her family to the United States. In 2008 her family established in Austin, Texas and Tiu completed a certification as Medical Assistant from the Cybertex Technology Institute, she acquired a certification as professional masseuse from the Texas Healing Arts School and she certified herself as a “Mujer Estelar” with the famous hypnotist Magaly Ferrer. She continues to develop taking courses and trainings to get certified in cutting-edge techniques.
Erika Martínez

Erika Martínez

President

Born in Mexico City, Erika Martinez finished her studies as a computer analyst and programmer and has a second degree in performing arts in the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) in the Mexico City.

Erika migrated to the United States with her husband and her oldest daughter 15 years ago. Upon arriving to Austin, she received her GED, so she could continue her studies in the education field, right after she received her Associates in Child Development (CDA). She currently holds more than 80 certifications in the field and has worked as a teacher and teacher assistant.

When she migrated to Austin she volunteered in her daughter’s school with programs such as, “Hippy” and “Compañeros de Lectura”. Throughout the years, she has volunteered in other organizations such as Girl Scouts and was the leader of troop 507 for 3 years, a 100% Spanish speaking troop.

She is the founder alongside her husband of the company Monzon Glass and Deed’s Printing. She is the creator and executive director of the children’s writing contest El Niño y El Cuento and she is the current president of Amiga Hispana.

Marieli Cestari

Marieli Cestari

Board of Directors

She is original from Venezuela and has been living in the US since 2000. She graduated as an Industrial Engineering in 1999. In 2005, she decided to become a Farmers Insurance Agent and develop her career in the insurance and financial services industries. In 2013, she accomplishes the Minority Business Executive program from Washington University, Foster School of Business and in 2014, she got certified as the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow designation “LUTCF” with the American College Institute. Her passion is to advocate others, she participates as mentor and speaker for few local nonprofits to help another’s entrepreneur achieve their dream.

Her vision is to provide advice and lead the insurance market based on experience, trust, respect values and commitment to encouraging the peace of mind. She loves dancing and listen to classic music. She enjoys watching movies, doing sports and outdoors activities with her two beautiful children and husband as well as having friends over for entertainment. She pursues her dreams and goals through hard work and attitude.

Yesica Avila

Yesica Avila

Board of Directors

Yesica Ávila was born in Celaya, Mexico and completed her bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the Technological Institute of Roque. She was a high-performance athlete, representing the state of Guanajuato and Mexico in international athletics competitions. He arrived in the United States in September of 2003 where he began working in a company in the state of Connecticut, Avila has lived in 5 states where he has had the opportunity to learn about the different cultures that this country has, as well as his breast stage, which has motivated her to explore different stages in her life, she has now resumed her activities as an athlete and has been a fitness coach for 3 years. She received her first certification as an Insanity Instructor which helps many women to meet their physical goals and is beginning with her studies as Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition. Yesica discovered that helping women filled her with satisfaction and that was how she started as a volunteer in the Amhiga Hispana organization.
Marisol Rivera

Marisol Rivera

Secretary

Marisol is an Statistical Computer Programmer, she graduated from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) in 2001 in the State of Mexico. Since 2004, she has been working in the Clinical Research Industry; currently she is a Project leader at Covance-Chiltern, where she assigns specific tasks to her team and makes sure that the final product is delivered in compliance with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) standards. She is also a mentor of her new team members (an activity that she really enjoys) and gives feedback about their performance. On her free time, she participates in volunteer activities, and she enjoys dancing, she has a folkloric ballet called “Lo nuestro ballet folkloric de Austin” of which she is teacher, choreographer and manager. She loves to spend time with her beautiful daughters and have fun with her friends, besides traveling and being happy.
Yuly Davila

Yuly Davila

Accounting

Yuly Davila is originary of Colombia and she supports our organization with all the accounting processes. Yuly is always willing to support and we are very thankful to her for putting our books in order. 

Thank you to all the volunteers that make it possible for Amhiga Hispana to continue growing! 

 

*You can find the names of all our volunteers in their area of service of Amhiga Hispana. If you would like to be part of the board and/or a committee, please send an email to contacto@amhigahispana.org

OUR ACTIVITIES

Special Events

We celebrate life, empowerment and success providing a space to connect with likeminded individuals while supporting a good cause.

 #unidassomosinvencibles

Amhiga of the Month

Passion, resilience, work and creativity must be recognized, and we do so with successful women from our community periodically, learn more about our initiative:

 #amhigadelmes

Sponsorships

When you support our cause, you connect with our women and receive the satisfaction of being part of the development of our women and their families.

 #reciprocity

Resources

We have a list of resources of our community and for our community. To learn more about the resources provided by our women click below:

#fromusandforus

Martes Social

(Social Tuesdays)

A space to connect with other women with your same interests in a laidback environment to develop your social network

#unitedweareinvincible

Miércoles Profesional

(Professional Wednesdays)

Engage in conversations with other professional women and entrepreneurs in our monthly Miércoles Profesional event and develop your finances. 

#sorority

Taller de los Sábados

(Saturdays Workshop)

In our monthly workshop, we bring experts in intellectual, emotional, spiritual, financial & physical development.

#mindbodyandspirit

Voluntariados

(Civic Engagement)

Civic engagement is a pillar of our organization. We participate with local organizations as a group to improve our community.

#iamamhigahispana