2010 HER Awards Recipients

Elaine-JohnsonBROAD SHOULDERS AWARD RECIPIENT

Elaine Johnson

Award Sponsor: Unity Church of North Houston

With her innately positive attitude and life-long calling to help people, nurse Elaine Johnson provides comfort, support or a smile to all she encounters. Inspired by Johnson’s unwavering attitude of hope and courage, her friend and supervisor Esther Valdez nominated her for Houston Woman Magazine’s 2010 Broad Shoulders Award. Johnson received the award at the Fourth Annual Nominate HER Awards Luncheon on May 21 at La Colombe d’Or Mansion. » Read Full Article

Hashmat-EffendiCOMMUNITY ANGEL AWARD RECIPIENT

Hashmat Effendi

Award Sponsor: Marnoble Computer Sales & Service

Hashmat Effendi’s response to human suffering has put smiles on the faces of thousands of children around the world. And, because of that, Effendi is the recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2010 Community Angel Award.  Bushra Qureshi, a friend, nominated Effendi. She commented, “Growing up as the child of a government official, a life of privilege gave Effendi perspective.  » Read Full Article 

Crystal-WashingtonEVOLVING EVE AWARD RECIPIENT

Crystal Washington

Award Sponsor: The Vickie Milazzo Institute

Crystal Washington, a daring young entrepreneur with a passion and gift for encouraging and inspiring small business owners, is the recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2010 Evolving Eve Award.  She was nominated for the award by a friend, Crystal Brown-Tatum, who said, “Crystal built a business network of thousands of business owners without a single loan, grant or investor."  » Read Full Article

Barbara-SchlattmanGUTSY GAL AWARD RECIPIENT

Barbara Schlattman

Award Sponsor: Fashion Design Department of Houston Community College

Barbara Schlattman is using her eye for design to transform the appearance of her community. And for that, she is the recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2010 Gutsy Gal Award.  Beth Eaton nominated Schlattman for her work as chair of the Green Medians Steering Committee. "Barbara got the idea five years ago to add green medians to FM 1960. The area had become a very high-traffic, strip center-lined road, far from the quiet, beautiful area it once was." » Read Full Article

Victoria-NobleTOMORROW'S WOMAN AWARD RECIPIENT

Victoria Noble

Award Sponsor: Metromarketing, Inc.

Victoria Noble is the recipient of Houston Woman Magazine’s 2010 Tomorrow’s Woman Award, given for achieving high marks in high school and showing promise of future leadership by making a contribution to her community.  She used her passion for art and heart to make a difference in Houston’s homeless community.  Tracy Burnett, executive director of Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries, nominated Noble. » Read Full Article

Dianah-Dulany-SavvySisterSAVVY SISTER AWARD RECIPIENT

Dianah Dulany

Award Sponsor: Susan Boggio

Dianah Dulany, owner of ComedySportz Houston, was presented the 2010 Savvy Sister Award from Houston Woman Magazine on May 21 at a luncheon at La Colombe d’Or Mansion. The event honored seven women, all deemed excellent role models, in the publication’s Fourth Annual Nominate Her Awards program. » Read Full Article

Kay-KIngWISE WOMAN AWARD RECIPIENT

Kay King

Award Sponsor: Shea Writing & Training Solutions

Since 1959, Kay King has been a major influence in Houston’s fashion industry. Her designs have been seen in major department stores and magazines. Yet, for almost 30 years, her greatest influence on fashion has been behind the scenes. As an educator and administrator at Houston Community College, she has inspired generations of students to shape the industry she loves.  » Read Full Article

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