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Hard work, discipline and diligence are just a few qualities of the Top 25 Women of Houston. These women have broken barriers in their respective fields and left an indelible mark on the face of Houston. This impressive group of honorees consists of civic and cultural icons, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Friends, family and colleagues will laud the accomplishments of these outstanding leaders during an awards ceremony at The Downtown Aquarium (Nautilus Ballroom) on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

“The Female Success Factor’s Top 25 Women illustrate the best examples of visionaries and business titans who have found their passion and become dedicated examples of success in action in Houston,” said Munson Steed, publisher of rolling out.

The 2009 Honorees:
Carol Mims Galloway – Board Secretary, Houston Independent School District; Judy Foston – CEO and Founder, Foston International Inc.; Dr. Letitia Plummer –Owner and Dentist, Maxwello Dental Spa and Wellness; Judge Hilary Green – Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7 Place 1; Margo Williams Handy – Principal, MWH Public Relations; Deidre Boone – Vice-President, Ready Women and Co-Owner, The Root of You Salon and Day Spa; ReShonda Tate Billingsley – National Best-Selling Author and Motivational Speaker; Lora L. Mayes, R.N. – CEO, Beacon Home Health Agency, LLC.; Wanda Adams – Houston City Councilmember, District D; Denise Bentham – Owner Operator, McDonald’s; Donna Mittendorf – Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank.; Roslyn “Rozzy” Shorter – Co-Chair, Houston CARES Mentoring Movement; Helen Stagg – Senior Director, Families Under Urban and Social Attack (FUUSA); Merele Yarborough – Community Advocate and Philanthropist; Damali A. Keith – Anchor/Reporter, Fox 26; Debra Johnson- Director, Office of Procurement, Johnson Space Center; Barbara Joseph– Founder and Executive Director, Positive Efforts, Inc.; Dr. Reagan Flowers – Founder and CEO, C STEM; Irma Diaz-Gonzalez – President, Employment and Training Centers and Chair-Elect, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Sharwin Wiltz Boney – Vice-President/CFO, BoneFide Development and Investment Group; Sheretta West – First Lady, Church Without Walls; Thomasine Johnson – CEO, En’Terior Designs; Jacquelyn Hoyer– Sr. Community Affairs Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch; Nina Wilson Jones – Vice-President/Chief Programs Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Phyllis J. Bailey – President, 3B Resources Group Public Relations & Associate Publisher, Who’s Who In Black Houston; and Spirit of Business Award Winner, Kim Roxie – Creative Director, LAMIK Beauty

Sponsors of the 2009 Top 25 Women of Houston include Comerica Bank, McDonald’s, Lane Staffing, Tanqueray and Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation.

For more information about the 4th Annual Top 25 Women of Houston awards ceremony, sponsorship or tickets, contact Kim Floyd at (c) 214-543-5591 or (o) 713-645-1350 or e-mail Members of the working media are invited to RSVP to cover the awards.

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