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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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