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The Steed Society and Comerica Bank present The 5th Annual Female Success Factor Top 25 Women of Houston Awards

Veteran of Stage and Screen, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will serve as keynote speaker.

HOUSTON: rolling out and Comerica Bank are thrilled to announce the Female Success Factor’s 2010 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 Houstonian, located at 111 North Post Oak Lane, on Friday, October 15, 2010 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, CEO of Steed Media Group.

Fans of Sheryl Lee Ralph are in for a treat. The Connecticut native began her career in Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby’s feature film, A Piece of the Action (1977). She is most famous for her Tony-nominated portrayal of Deena Jones in the popular show Dreamgirls (1981). On television, Sheryl Lee has starred in It’s a Living, her own series New Attitude, the George Foreman series George and in the hit comedy Designing Women. She was also voted one of TV’s Favorite Moms for her portrayal of step mom Dee on the number-one rated television series Moesha. Ralph is also the founding creator of The Jamerican Film & Music Festival which in five years has given birth to five SHOWTIME Filmmaker Finalists.

The 2010 Top 25 Women of Houston Honorees are as follows:

Dr. Alison Scott Cuillier –Dentist & Owner, Lasting Impressions Dental Group;
Anhlan Phuc Nguyen – Chairwoman of the Board, Vietnamese Culture and Science Association
Brandi Brown –Founder, Waymaker Life Strategies & TX Youth Leadership Development Director, Children’s Defense Fund;
Brook Borovsky – Banking Center Manager, Comerica Bank – One Shell Plaza;
Caleen Allen – General Manager Strategic Partnerships, Houston Independent School District;
Camille G. Cash, M.D. – Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Camille Cash M.D PA.;
Charlotte Stallings – Founder & President, Getting Smart! LLC;
Deborah Duncan – Host, Great Day Houston;
Joi Beasley – President& CEO, GOGO Business Communications;
Karen Carter Richards – Publisher& CEO, Houston Forward Times;
Kathy Taylor – National Gospel Recording Artist & Minister of Music;
Kim Davis – Host & Senior Producer, “Beyond the Headlines”, KPRC Local 2;
Lucy Bremond –Sr. Manager Community Engagement, Houston Independent School District;
Margaret Allen, DDS – Cosmetic and General Dentistry, Amazing Smiles PLLC;
Mary Prince – Board member, The Prince Complex & Philanthropist;
Mary Redmond- Operator, McDonald’s; Vice President, Black McDonald’s Operators Association;
Marylyn R. Harris, RN, MBA – President& CEO, Harrland Healthcare Consulting, LLC;
Nancy R. Calles – Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Senior Vice President – International Program Development, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital ;
Roslyn Y. Bazzelle, Esq. –President, PIYOLET, LLC & Attorney, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, PC
Tracey M. Ferguson – Editor in Chief, Jones Magazine;
Valencia Bell – President& CEO, Genesis Home Health;
Wilka V. Toppins, Esq. – Attorney, Law Offices of Wilka V. Toppins;
Yolanda Green– Host, “Outlook Houston” and “Going Green”;
Dr. Yolanda E. Smith – Manager, EVA Systems, United Space Alliance;
Zawadi Bryant – COO& Co-Founder, Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care;
Spirit of Business Award Winner, Susan Repka – Executive Director, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

Additional sponsors of the 5th Annual Top 25 Women of Houston awards are Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation, Tanqueray, Lane Staffing and McDonald’s.

For more information on media access or tickets ($150), contact Kimberly Floyd at (713) 645-1350 or e-mail kim@rollingout.com.

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