NEWS: Top 25 Women of Houston

The Steed Society announced today the recipients of the Seventh Annual Top 25 Women of Houston Awards presented by Comerica Bank. Tenacity, 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. 

Among the honorees is Beverly Denver, editor and publisher of Houston Woman Magazine.
"Comerica Bank is proud to present the Steed Society's 2012 Top 25 Women of Houston Awards, which honor the superlative work of some of our most influential corporate and community leaders," said Irvin Ashford, Jr., senior vice president and director of community development and external affairs for Comerica. "We congratulate this year's honorees, who have demonstrated core values of hard work and integrity, and have helped improve the Houston community through their tireless efforts."
Friends, family and colleagues will laud the accomplishments of these outstanding leaders during an awards dinner at The Houstonian, on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.
Additional sponsors of the Seventh Annual Top 25 Women of Houston Awards presented by Comerica Bank are the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation, Amerigroup and McDonald’s. Media partners are rolling outD Mars Business Journal and
For information on sponsorships and/or tickets, please contact Kimberly Floyd at 713-645-1350 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The complete list of the Top 25 Women of Houston for 2012 are as follows: Nory Angel, M.B.A., executive director & CEO, SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc; Rebecca Briscoe , national entertainment reporter, Houston Styles MagazineDr. Heather Brown, Dr. Heather Brown Orthodontics; Tawana Walter-Cadien, eM.P.A., R.N., B.S.N., candidate for United States Congress, District 10 of Texas; Tammie Lang Campbell, founder and executive director, Honey Brown Hope Foundation; Alice Chen, financial advisor and functional manager, MetLife Financial; Tamyra Y. Comeaux, M.D., N.M.D., owner, Natural Women's Care and Vita-Doc; Beverly Denver, founder, editor and publisher, Houston Woman Magazine; Dr. Michelle L. Edwards, N.P., founder, managing director and owner, PICC Health Institute; Hashmat Effendi, founder and executive director, House of Charity; Mena Freeman, agent, New York Life & Financial Services Professional; Gayla Gardner, co-founder, Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc.; Priscilla T. Graham, community executive director, Houston Texans YMCA of Greater Houston; Charleta Guillory, M.D., F.A.A.P., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Director of Level II Nurseries, Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Public Health Program, Texas Children’s Hospital; 

Gloria D. Holloway, owner and operator, K.N.G. Enterprises, Inc. dba as McDonald's; Stacy Johnson,  CEO, artistic director and executive producer, Visual Arts Production; Martha Kennerson, vice president of marketing, Amerigroup; Shelena C. Lalji, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., founder and medical director, Dr. Shel Wellness and Medical Spa; Annella G. Metoyer, Houston Market president, Capital One; Vicky Bich Ngoc Nguyen, CEO, Vietnamese American Network Television VANTV Houston Ch.55.2; Sonya Myles Sloan, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon and Founder/Executive Director, ME & WE Inc. Dr. Ka-Ron Y. Wade, B.S., B.S.N., D.D.S., owner, Cosmetic Dental Texas; Darian Ward Nichols, public information officer, Houston Airports; Kimberly Jones Williams, J.D., chief administration officer, capital programs, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County; Phyllis Williams, owner, Birdiewear; and Lydia Evans, L.M.E., founder and product designer, La Bella Dolce Body Care.
The Steed Society, Inc. is a 501c3 organization with a mission to empower the community through motivational, educational and cultural initiatives. The organization works to empower women and youth through various programs, including the Female Success Factor Business Seminars, The Top 25 Women of Houston, Seeding Minds Children's Literacy Program and the Junior Youth Initiative Mentoring Program, that focus on education, leadership and mentoring.



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