In this four-part video series, BMW celebrates powerful women from around the state who are raising the bar and making a significant impact on their communities.

Part of the third generation operating the iconic Mi Tierra Café Y Panaderia in San Antonio, Cariño Cortez is more than just a chef. After obtaining a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Cortez went on to work at three, Michelin-starred restaurants in New York. Cariño has since been elevating the Mi Tierra brand promoting their line of soups and sauces, while also publishing her first children’s book, Camilla la Magica Makes Tamales. The traditions and pillars of the family have become a part of San Antonio culture, each generation embracing and adding their own touch which has kept seats filled since 1941. Follow Cariño around the Mission City in the all-electric, BMW iX in this second installment of Electric Women. 

Now CEO of Feeding Texas, the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas, Celia Cole previously spent 14 years as a senior policy analyst with the Center for Public Policy Priorities, focusing on food and nutrition, welfare, and family economic security issues. A network of 21 food banks across 254 counties, Feeding Texas helps support over 5 million Texans annually. BMW, in part with Feeding America is on the Drive to End Hunger. For the month of November, BMW will be donating approximately 200 meals to Feeding America for every vehicle sold. Go behind the scenes with Celia in the all-electric BMW i4 in the first installment of Electric Women.