2014 HER Award Recipients

Christine MilesBROAD SHOULDERS AWARD RECIPIENT
Jacqueline Phillips

Award Sponsor: Robin Young & Company

When a woman with a demanding career still makes time for community service through multiple agencies, she earns the respect and admiration of those around her and, at the same time, serves as a role model for all of us.  Enter Jacquline Phillips.  Read More >>

 

Betty GeeCOMMUNITY ANGEL AWARD RECIPIENT
Betty Gee

Award Sponsor: Cole Chemical

Gee’s professional career has enabled her to work alongside her husband, Dr. Kim Gee, as business manager of their orthodontic clinics. She is a multi-tasking businesswoman who has skillfully and precisely managed the two-clinic practice, with locations in Houston and Sugar Land, for over 30 years. Her administrative skills and her ability to supervise allow her ample time for family, friends and community service..  Read More >>

Lida VegaEVOLVING EVE AWARD RECIPIENT
Lida Vega

Award Sponsor: Vickie Milazzo Institute

She took one class per semester, while working full time as a receptionist, balancing her studies with the steady workload at the office and the “second shift” at home. When she graduated in 2007, she did so with high honors, earning membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. That same year, she was hired at the Sloan Firm as a legal assistant, and she’s been promoted steadily ever since.
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Yani Rose KeoGUTSY GAL AWARD RECIPIENT
Yani Rose Keo

Award Sponsor: Minuteman‚ÄąPress Post Oak

When the Khmer Rouge took over in 1975, she thought her departure was only temporary. She expected to return in a few days and see her extended family again. Little did she know the political unrest in her home country would lead to a devastating loss, a miracle and a lifetime of helping others who find themselves in similar circumstances. Read More >>

Anika JacksonMAXIMUM MOM AWARD RECIPIENt
Anne Margaret "Anika" Jackson

Award Sponsor: Texas Motor Transportation Consultants, Inc.

Anika Jackson came to Houston three years ago and has found time among her many other volunteer activities to create and lead the organization, Houston Children Give Back. The organization’s mission is to build charitable hearts in children by helping them learn about their world, appreciate the needs of others and create positive change. Read More >>

Myrleen Knott

SAVVY SISTER AWARD RECIPIENT
Myrleen Knott

Award Sponsor: Wulfe and Co., Inc./Wulfe Management

Myrleen Knott has served as a teacher and cheerleader. She brings professionalism to new and higher standards. She has an incredible ability to think strategically and long range. She is smart and savvy, and she is leading the way for other women. She is devoted to improving the lives of others through her generous giving and exemplary examples..  Read More >>

Beatrice Garza

WISE WOMAN AWARD RECIPIENT
Beatrice Garza

Award Sponsor: Wulfe and Co., Inc./Wulfe Management

Education, according to Beatrice Garza, is the cure to most of society’s ills. It is the one commodity there is always enough to share. In her day job as president and CEO of Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA), Garza is actively involved in giving a hand up to those who are disenfranchised. Read More >>

 
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