While the list of Black women in Power in Houston is extensive, here are just a few more power players and influencers in the Bayou city. You’ll want to make sure you check these sisters out!

Deavra Daughtery
Deavra Daughtery

Job Title: CEO, Philanthropist, Founder
Education: Currently Attending Harvard Business School
Ultimate Career Goal: Expand Global Impact
Life philosophy/motto: Live life with Intent and Purpose
Twitter handle: @deavra

Joy Sewing
The Chronicle's Joy Sewing at the 35th annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion Show at the Marriott Marquis Hotel Thursday March 23,2017. (Dave Rossman Photo)

Job Title: Fashion Editor, Houston Chronicle/Host of “The Joyful Life” on Amazing 102.5FM
Education: University of Houston, Webster University
Ultimate Career Goal: To do thoughtful, meaningful work that represents the people and the world in which I live. (Also, write books and watch sunsets over a beautiful lake.)
Life philosophy/motto: My hashtag mantra is #YearOfJoy. Basically, I’m trying to live each day with gratitude and joy.
Twitter handle: @joysewing

Kim Roxie

Job Title: Founder/Creative Director of LAMIK Beauty
Education: Clark University, Licensed Esthetician from Houston Community College
Ultimate Career Goal: To make LAMIK Beauty a household name while empowering women and girls to know their beauty matters.
Life philosophy/motto: Beauty is Revealed, Not Applied
Twitter handle: @kimroxie

Kachelle Kelly
Kachelle Kelly

Job Title: Author, Mentor
Education: Prairie View A&M and The College of Biblical Studies
Ultimate Career Goal: Provide a centralized platform to offer personal, spiritual and business development to women around the world. Continue to establish myself as an international speaker to empower a generation to seek more from life by encouraging them to think for themselves, ask pertinent questions and be the best versions of themselves.
Life philosophy/motto: 3 John 1:2, Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. I believe as we aspire for wealth we should seek that same wealth in peace and wisdom.
Twitter handle: @kachellekelly

Crystal Washington

Job Title: Technology Strategist, Professional Speaker
Education: B.S. Hospitality
Ultimate Career Goal: Grow my global recognition as a futurist and technology strategist.
Life philosophy/motto: I eat fear for breakfast every day.
Twitter handle: @cryswashington

Amber Newman

Job Title: CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County
Education: Fundraiser Certification, Rice University; Dillard University; Texas Southern University.
Ultimate Career Goal: To continue being a CEO and to become a professor so that I can teach our next generation of nonprofit professionals.
Life philosophy/motto: To level the playing field for the youth we serve. I also believe behind every good woman is a good man I wouldn’t be where I am today without my husband former NFL player Leo “LeMarcus” Newman’s support.
Twitter handle: @amberanewman1

Andrea Joy Stephens
Andrea Stephens

Job Title: District Manager, Kimberly Clark
Education: Spelman College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Webster University
Ultimate Career Goal: Director of Capability and Talent Development
Life philosophy/motto: If I can help someone, and it doesn’t hurt me to do it, then I should do it.
Twitter handle: @joysrantlist

Argentina James

Argentina James

Job Title: President and CEO of HillDay Public Relations, Inc.
Ultimate Career Goal: To continue to create a sustainable legacy for my daughter and son.
Life philosophy/motto: I may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my wings to always arrive at my destination.
Twitter handle: @argentinajames4

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Sonny Messiah-JilesChief Executive Officer

I'm originally from McNair, Texas as though you knew where that is. I purchased the Houston Defender at age 27 in 1981 using creative financing by assuming the previous owner's debt. The journey has been...

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