The Steed Society and Comerica Bank hosted the seventh annual Top 25 Women of Houston Awards at the Houstonian Hotel and Spa Grand Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 5. A phenomenal group of women were honored for their accomplishments in their respective fields by friends, family, colleagues and former Top 25 honorees.
Corporate executives, entrepreneurs, doctors and nonprofit leaders were among the impressive women recognized for being visionaries and bringing their significant talents to bear in diverse arenas. “They have broken barriers in their industries and have undoubtedly helped pave the path for Houston’s next generation,” said Irvin Ashford Jr., senior vice president of Community Development, Comerica Bank.
One of the evening’s high points was the keynote address delivered by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, 18th Congressional District. The political powerhouse offered her admiration to the 25 honorees for their proven leadership and direction to the community. Congresswoman Jackson Lee then presented the Top 25 honorees with Congressional Special Recognition awards.
The Steed Society’s Junior Youth Initiative, a program that encompasses volunteerism, mentoring and leadership, also presented 20 junior and senior girls from Jack Yates High School. The students are mentored and attend workshops presented by the Top 25 Women of Houston. Yates Principal Marla Sheppard and Houston council member Wanda Adams presented the young ladies with certificates for their dedication to the program.
Elected officials including Congressman Al Green and Houston Independent School District board member Greg Meyers also attended. Additional sponsors of the seventh annual Top 25 Women of Houston Awards presented by Comerica Bank included the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation, Lane Staffing, McDonald’s, Amerigroup, The MW Face, S. Charles PR, Elizabeth’s Cakes and More, Wine Her Dine Her, La Bella Dolce, Synergy Weight Loss & Wellness Center, Mencer-Parks, MD Skincare Solutions, d-mars.com Business Journal, NewsWireHouston, GoGo Business Communications and rolling out. –Kimberly Floyd
Photos by Tony Gaines Photography