Silvia S. Rodriguez

Silvia International Realty

For 25 years, Rodriguez has been a force in reducing discrimination in housing, education, employment, and healthcare through organizations like Centro Catolico Hispano. She is credited with successfully lobbying for stronger state civil rights laws, initiated a statewide investigation on fair housing, and serves as volunteer chairperson for the Maryland Commission on Human Relations—for which she has raised more than $1 million.