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4th Annual Female Success Factor – Top 25 Women of Houston Awards


Rolling Out and Comerica Bank present The 4th Annual Female Success Factor Top 25 Women of Houston Awards

From the Hot Reality Show, “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, NeNe Leakes will serve as keynote speaker.

rolling out and Comerica Bank are thrilled to announce the Female Success Factor’s 2009 Top 25 Women of Houston awards. Hard work, 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.

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 dinner at The Downtown Aquarium, located at 410 Bagby Street, on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

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

Fans of NeNe Leakes, from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, are in for a treat. Leakes is the founder of Twisted Hearts, a charity that brings awareness to the plight of domestic violence against women of all races. As a victim of domestic abuse, her mission is to offer a voice and support to those in need of help. She is also the author of Never Make the Same Mistake Twice, a memoir discussing her fractured childhood, abusive relationship, struggles with being a single mother, landing Mr. Right, and all the lessons she’s learned along the way.

The 2009 Top 25 Women of Houston Honorees are as follows:
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 & Training Ctrs & 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;
Spirit of Business Award Winner, Kim Roxie – Creative Director, LAMIK Beauty

Additional sponsors of the 4th Annual Top 25 Women of Houston awards are Tanqueray, Lane Staffing and McDonald’s.

For more information on media access or tickets, contact Kimberly Floyd at (214) 543-5591 or (713) 645-1350 or e-mail kim@rollingout.com.

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