TEW Selects Honorees

Texas Executive Women has recently announced its selections of the 2011 Women on the Move. Ten professional women will be honored at the organization’s gala fund-raising luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 3. The big event is being held at the Houston InterContinental Hotel, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Those chosen for this special recognition include: Linda Geffen, Chief Special Prosecutions Unit Harris County Attorney’ s Office; Suzie Jones, executive vice president and investment division manager, Amegy Bank of Texas; Giner Kerrick, flight director, NASA/JSC; Karen Love, director of practice growth at Pannell Kerr Foster of Texas; Barbara McKnight, executive chef and owner, Catering by Culinaire; Sister Jane Meyer, head of school, St. Agnes Academy; Shelly Power, associate director, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy of Dance; Sheryl Rapp, co-founder, The Up Experience; Cristina Rodriguez, partner, Baker Botts, LLP; and Wilka Toppins, president, Law Offices of Wilka Toppins.

Since 1985, TEW has proudly held the Women on the Move award luncheon to celebrate the professional and civic achievements of women in our community. One of the highlights for attendees of the luncheon is being able to watch a short video about each of the honorees. In the past, these videos have proven to be both informative and inspiring. The luncheon, now in its 27th year, benefits the scholarship and mentoring programs of TEW.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, starting at $2500. Individual tickets are $100. All can be purchased online at the TEW website (www.tewhouston.org).

TEW and its members are dedicated to supporting programs that recognize, develop and fund the advancement of women and girls in the community. Through its diverse membership, the organization works to inspire women and girls to achieve their goals and give back to the community.Membership is open to women holding an executive or managerial position in a company, profession, service, trade, government or civic/cultural organization, or are self-employed. Dues are $150 per year.

The organization offers its members an opportunity to belong to a local organization that fosters both professional and personal relationships. Members enjoy regular meetings with engaging speakers on topics that are relevant to their personal and professional development, as well as several social events each year.

Membership applications are available to download on the TEW website (www.tewhouston.org). The applications, along with the $50 application fee, should be mailed to: TEW Treasurer. P.O. Box 22593. Houston, TX 77227. For more information, please contact Jackalyn Rainosek at 713-202-6884 or Lynn Ellis at 713-532-6907.

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