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Woman of the Week | Alma Cruz

Alma Cruz is a Supplier Diversity Specialist with Barton Malow Builders, a Michigan-based construction company that makes a commitment to inclusion of diversity. Her job is to engage diverse business owners, develop equitable opportunities, and support inclusion practices on construction projects.

Her passion to empower the minority-owned sector of builders persists from her previous role at the Southwest Detroit Business Association.

She similarly supported diverse business owners to gain capacity to rebuild Detroit. She believes in the prosperity of small businesses and financial power of a populous.

Alma is a longtime resident of Southwest Detroit and has volunteered with the Mexican Patriotic Committee of Metro Detroit (MPC) since 2019; she was recently named 2023 President of this non-profit organization that seeks to uphold traditions of migrant families flourishing in the community.

Her mission is to create safe spaces, stimulate creativity, and promote local commerce. She hopes to continue the success of staple MPC events, including the 58th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta that attracts upwards of 10,000 spectators taking place on May 5-7, 2023.

Alma also volunteers with the Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. - Alpha Lambda Professional/Graduate Chapter where she performs as the elected President. This non-profit organization delivers health resources and awareness of afflictions most impacting their communities.

They further seek to create opportunities for academic excellence and professional exchanges. They hold fundraisers to support core charitable causes: Breast Cancer, Diabetes, AIDS Awareness, and Mental Health.

As women of action, they organize, host, volunteer, and participate in all their events; most notably, the 3rd annual Cinco de Mile 5K Fun Run for Mental Health Awareness on May 5, 2023.

Alma continues to participate in rebuilding Detroit with and for its diverse residents, championing prosperity of local businesses, strengthening cultural traditions, and securing a healthy community of families.

Can You Help Alma Run for Mental Health? She is running a 5k Marathon!


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