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Comerica Bank and The Steed Society, Inc. present The 6th Annual Female Success Factor Top 25 Women of Houston Awards

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, DONNA BRAZILE Renowned Political Strategist and Commentator Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Democratic National Committee

HOUSTON– Comerica Bank and The Steed Society, Inc. are thrilled to announce the Female Success Factor’s 2011 Top 25 Women of Houston awards. Tenacity, discipline and diligence are just a few of the criteria for making the list. This year’s awardees have broken barriers in their respective fields and left an indelible mark on the face of Houston .

“Comerica Bank is proud to present the Steed Society’s 2011 Top 25 Women of Houston Awards, which honor the superlative work of some of our most influential corporate and community leaders,” said Irvin Ashford, Jr., Comerica’s Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development and External Affairs. “We congratulate this year’s honorees, who have demonstrated core values of hard work and integrity, and have helped improve the Houston community through their tireless efforts.”

Friends, family and colleagues will laud the accomplishments of these outstanding leaders during an awards dinner at The Houstonian, located at 111 North Post Oak Lane, on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Gala attendees are in for a treat. Chosen as one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “20 Remarkable Visionaries” and named one of the “100 Most Powerful Women” by Washingtonian magazine, Donna Brazile is a veteran Democratic political strategist and vice chair of voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee and the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute.

She is also the author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for United Media, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and an on-air contributor to CNN, NPR, and ABC, where she regularly appears on This Week.

The Top 25 awards also honor The Steed Society’s Junior Youth Initiative Mentoring Program; in which twenty-five Jack Yates High School senior girls attended workshop sessions on leadership, etiquette, financial literacy and college planning lead by past Top 25 honorees.

Additional sponsors of the 6th Annual Top 25 Women of Houston awards are the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation, Lane Staffing and McDonald’s. Media partners are, Rolling Out and The Wash Allen Show.

For more information on sponsorship, media access, interviews or tickets ($200), please contact Kimberly Floyd at (713) 645-1350 or e-mail

The 2011 Top 25 Women of Houston Honorees are as follows:
A. Renee’ LogansPresident & CEO, ADSI;
Amanda TimmExecutive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation;
Andrea D. ArceneauxAssistant County Attorney, Harris County Attorney’s Office;
Arvia FewCommunity Leader;
Catherine FlowersDirector, City of Houston, Department of Neighborhoods;
Deanna ProthroPresident, The Root of You, LLC;
Debbie LudwigVice-President, Wealth Management, Comerica Bank;
Dell TrahanOwner & President, T&K’s Mobile Detailing and Pressure Washing, Inc.;
Donette WalkerManaging Director, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;
Hazel K. SmithOwner & Operator, H.K. Smith Mgmt. Inc. dba McDonald’s;
Jackie AdamsPresident & Owner, Melodrama Boutique, LLC;
Jene’ Guess-CashCEO, The Guess Group, Inc., A Real Estate Services Company;
Katy CaldwellExecutive Director, Legacy Community Health Services;
Linda ToyotaDirector, Texas Diversity Council- Gulf Coast Chapter;
Lucy BremondSenior Manager Community Engagement, Houston Independent School District;
Dr. Margaret Ford FisherPresident, Houston Community College – Northeast;
Mary BentonNews Reporter, KPRC-TV NBC Houston
Minerva PerezPresident, Latina Voices, LLC & President & CEO, Minerva Perez Media, LLC;
Dr. Monica G. WilliamsChief Administrative Officer, HoustonWorks USA;
NneteMedia Personality, 97.9 The Box;
Dr. Sabrina Marie EcholsMotivational Speaker & Family Physician-Medical Director, Butterfly Wellness/Busy Bee Wellness;
Dr. Sharita E. WarfieldEmergency Physician & CEO, Delta Diamond Development, Inc;
Sylvia BollingExecutive Director & Founder, Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. Inc.;
Tarsha M. GaryPresident, TMG Global, LLC & Chef/Owner “CRAVE” Gourmet Bakery & Catered Café;
Yvette Goree-HarrisCertified Fitness Expert – FOX Morning News; Owner, G.U.M.B.O. Fitness; Certified Personal Trainer; Motivational Speaker;
Crystal Washington, Spirit of Business Award Winner – Marketing Strategist & International Speaker, CWM Enterprises (Black-Market Exchange)

About The Steed Society, Inc.:
The Steed Society, Inc. is a 501c3 organization with a mission to empower the community through motivational, educational and cultural initiatives. The organization works to empower women and youth through various programs, including the Female Success Factor Business Seminars, The Top 25 Women of Houston, Seeding Minds Children’s Literacy Program and the Junior Youth Initiative Mentoring Program, that focus on education, leadership and mentoring.

Kim Floyd
Regional Director
Steed Media Group
Parent company of rolling out,
The Steed Society & Producer 10
713-645-1350 ph.
214-543-5591 cell
713-645-1348 fax
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