La Orotava honors fifteen women who made history in the municipality. The City Council of the Villa, through the Social Welfare area, does so by publishing a book under the title Mujeres sin límite with the biographies of all of them. The publication was presented in the noble hall of the Town Hall during an act in which tribute was also paid to the protagonists. The intention of the local Corporation is to create other publications with many other women who have left their mark.
The honorees representatives to multiple sectors of Orotava society, from entrepreneurs, elite athletes and political activists to guardians of tradition, artists, writers or scientists. They are Alicia Correa, volleyball player and director of IES Villalba Hervás; candlemas gonzalez (Lali), folklorist; Caridad Monasterio, police; Cecilia Domínguez, writer; Cristina Concepción de la Rosa, carpet maker; Elisa González de Chaves, founder of the first Home School for Deaf-Mutes; Irene González, astrophysicist; Lourdes Rodríguez, player of basketball and founder of the Arautápala Club; Lucía Hernández, judo athlete and teacher, coach and national referee; Margarita Rodríguez, businesswoman and founder of Margarita clothing; María Josefa Martín (Anita), businesswoman and founder of the Kiosco Anita; María Luz Luis Illada, Republican and coordinator of Honor of El Rincón; Mercedes Vivas, businesswoman and owner of the Vivas bazaar; Nicanora Hernández, president of the Municipal Center for the Elderly; and Olga Regalado, piercer.
The mayor, Francisco Linares, and the Councilor for Social Welfare, Belén González, presided over an act that also included Zebenzui López representing LeCanarien Ediciones, publisher of the book, members of the municipal corporation, the honorees, and family and friends. The women who received this recognition “are an example for the new generations, demonstrating that whatever their personal or professional motivation, goals are not impossible to achieve”Linares assured. For this reason, this project aims to reflect the recognitions that the City Council has made in recent years, but there are still many to honor on behalf of many others. Linares also pointed out that “although much progress has been made, there is still a lot to do to achieve equality, so these projects continue to be essential to make visible and to continue in that direction.”