Powerful Women Take The Stage: Cristal Montanez Baylor
Cristal Montanez Baylor
Cristal Montañéz Baylor, a former Miss Venezuela, runway, print, and television model, is the recipient of many awards and is frequently recognized for her humanitarian efforts. Cristal is the President of the International Venezuelan Council for Democracy (IVCD) and the International Coordinator of the Venezuelan Resistance Abroad (RECIVEX). She served on the Board of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Greater Houston Area American Red Cross Marketing and Communications Committee, the Montgomery County Allison Task Force Committee and the City of Houston’s Mayoral Advisory Board for International Affairs and Development for Latin America and the Caribbean (MABIAD - AMERICAS). Cristal was most recently the Executive Director of Hashoo Foundation, USA, an organization dedicated to supporting underprivileged communities in improving their social, economic, health and education status through a participatory development approach.
Cristal is a committed mother of two successful young adults, a dedicated public servant and a passionate philanthropist committed to promoting change that sustains the process of poverty alleviation through education and income-generating projects, which allows individuals to provide for themselves and their family independently.
For her outstanding leadership and humanitarian efforts, Cristal was awarded the PWIC Global Leadership Award at the PWI Worldwide Women’s Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana December 9-11, 2010.