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2009 International Financial and Leadership Summit Honoring World Heavyweight Champion and Entrepreneur George Foreman and Other Top Business Leaders

Judy Foston, Foston International
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Houston (August 11, 2009) – The 2009 International Financial and Leadership Summit featuring the world renowned Dr. Myles Munroe from the Nassau, Bahamas as the principal speaker will be held all day on August 27th. The theme for the Summit is “Leaders Connecting Communities and Cultures”. The chairperson of the Summit is founder and CEO of TWEF, Dr. Deavra Daughtry of Excellent Care Management. The honorary co-chairs of the 2009 International Financial and Leadership Summit are Glen Gondo of GondoCo Inc. and Laurie Vignaud of Capital One Bank.

The 2009 International Financial and Leadership Summit is open to the public, starting at 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with the Empowerment Luncheon and Financial Workshops presented by Capital One Bank and Wealth Development Strategies. The Workshop and Luncheon will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank, 1801 Allen Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77019. The workshops and luncheon are sure to bring together the top leaders in the city for a time of networking and leadership impartation. There will be a special Q & A Session after each session with Dr. Myles Munroe.

The 2009 International Financial and Leadership Summit will culminate with the International Leadership Awards Gala and will be held at The Houston Club, 811 Rusk, Houston, Texas 77002 at 6:00 p.m., featuring Dr. Myles Munroe. The Mistress of Ceremony for the evening is Deborah Duncan host of Great Day Houston. The entertainment will be provided by vocalist extraordinaire Barbara Tucker and Texas Southern University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Professor Howard Harris.

The 2009 Leadership Empowerment honorees are the following:

The 2009 Global Leadership Empowerment Award Honoree:

George Foreman
World Heavyweight Champion and Entrepreneur

The 2009 International Leadership Award Honorees:

Helen Cavazos, Vice President, Human Resources & Diversity, Metro

Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, President, Houston Community College Northeast;

Lupe Fraga, CEO & Founder, Tejas Office Products;

James Garavaglia, Sr. VP. Public affairs, Comerica Bank

Elsie Huang, President of Asian Chamber of Commerce of Houston & Educator;

Richard “Dick” Huebner, President, Houston Minority Business Council;

Wea Lee, Chairman of Southern News Group & Founder, ITV International Television Station;

Annella Metoyer, Houston President, Capital One Bank;

Jamey Rootes, President, Houston Texans NFL Team;

The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Texas State Representative and Partner of Barnes & Turner Law Firm.

For sponsorship and additional information about the 2009 International Financial and Leadership Summit and TWEF please visit, or TWEF VIDEO LINK- or Deavra Daughtry, 832-434-5325.

Texas Women Empowerment is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. The proceeds will benefit the programs of TWEF Empowerment Community Center,

About Dr. Myles Munroe

Dr. Myles Munroe is a multi-gifted international speaker, best-selling author and government and business consultant, who address critical issues that affect every aspect of human, social and spiritual development. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, founding president of Myles Munroe International, founding chairman of the International Third World Leaders Association, Leading Edge Leadership, and President of the International Leadership Training Institute headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas.

Dr. Myles Munroe earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, Fine Arts and Theology from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Arts degree in Administration from the University of Tulsa, and received an honorary Doctorate degree from Oral Roberts University.

In 1991 Dr. Munroe was selected to serve on the Round Table Committee where he contributed to the Government of Israel’s Middle East Peace Talks. In The Bahamas he has served as the Executive Assistant to the Minister of Education, Consultant for Human Resource Development, Administrative Assistant to the Permanent Secretary of Education, and Assistant Secretary to the Department of Public Personnel. In the U.S. he served as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University.

In 1998, Dr. Myles Munroe became the youngest Bahamian honoree to receive the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) Award, which was bestowed by the Queen of England. He is also the recipient of the Silver Jubilee (SJA) Award, one of the highest awards of the Government of The Bahamas, for his contributions to the growth and strength of The Bahamas.

In December 2004, Dr. Myles Munroe responded to a special invitation to speak at a Jerusalem Summit, where he was the only representative from the Caribbean nations. His captivating message on the topic of “Developing Alternative Methods To Open Closed Societies” led to other opportunities for him to speak among a select few international Ambassadors.

Dr. Myles Munroe is the Executive Producer and principal host of numerous television and radio programs in the Caribbean region. He is the principal host of weekly television and radio programs in the U.S.A., Africa and with the advent of Global Media via the Internet he is seen and heard in over one hundred nations daily.

Recognized not only for his dynamic speaking, Dr. Myles Munroe is also an international bestselling author of books on the subjects of Marriage, Singleness, Divorce, Purpose, Potential, Vision, Leadership and the Kingdom. His simplistic and practical writing style attracts a diverse reading audience. He is a contributing writer to numerous magazines, newsletters and bibles.
Dr. Munroe and his lovely wife Ruth reside in Nassau, Bahamas and. are the proud parents of two young adults, Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.).

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