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Female powerhouses share their wisdom at University of Houston Women's Studies Table Talk

Female powerhouses share their wisdom at University of Houston Women's Studies Table Talk

News_Shelby_UH Women's Studies_Samia Al-Edrisi, Dina Alsowayel, Lamees Al-Ali, Drucie Chase
Samia Al-Edrisi , Dina Alsowayel , Lamees Al-Ali, , Drucie Chase Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Cheryl Creuzot, Leisa Holland-Nelson
Cheryl Creuzot , Leisa Holland-Nelson Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Lisa Holderman, Renu Khator, Susana Monteverde
Lisa Holderman , Renu Khator , Susana Monteverde Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Monica Perales, Elisa Garza-Leal, Rachel Afi Quinn
Monica Perales , Elisa Garza-Leal , Rachel Afi Quinn Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Rhea Lawson, Winell Herron
Rhea Lawson , Winell Herron Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Leila Perrin, Dana Kervin
Leila Perrin , Dana Kervin Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Karen Love, Gabriela Gerhart, Ellen Ochoa
Karen Love , Gabriela Gerhart , Ellen Ochoa Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Joan Eischen, Regina Major, Zoe Thompson
Joan Eischen , Regina Major , Zoe Thompson Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Alyce Alston, Shelby Hodge
Alyce Alston , Shelby Hodge Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Gina Carroll, Lisa Sheinbaum
Gina Carroll , Lisa Sheinbaum Photo by Sarah Gish
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Diane Barber, Katherine Veneman
Diane Barber , Katherine Veneman Photo by Sarah Gish
News_Shelby_UH Women's Studies_Samia Al-Edrisi, Dina Alsowayel, Lamees Al-Ali, Drucie Chase
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Cheryl Creuzot, Leisa Holland-Nelson
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Lisa Holderman, Renu Khator, Susana Monteverde
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Monica Perales, Elisa Garza-Leal, Rachel Afi Quinn
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Rhea Lawson, Winell Herron
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Leila Perrin, Dana Kervin
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Karen Love, Gabriela Gerhart, Ellen Ochoa
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Joan Eischen, Regina Major, Zoe Thompson
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Alyce Alston, Shelby Hodge
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Gina Carroll, Lisa Sheinbaum
UH Women's Studies Table Talk luncheon, March 2013, Diane Barber, Katherine Veneman

Although it wasn't billed as such, the University of Houston Friends of Women's Studies 16th annual Table Talk provided the ultimate networking opportunity as more than 50 highly-successful women sat down at lunch to share their wisdom with their tablemates.

Mayor Annise Parker, KHOU Channel 11 president and general manager Susan McEldoon, Johnson Space Center director Ellen Ochoa, Bank of Texas Houston region president Valerie Gibbs and CultureMap CEO Alyce Alston were among the powerhouse femmes who provided the meat of the matter for table discussions.

Cheryl Creuzot and Leisa Holland-Nelson chaired the event at the Hilton Americas-Houston where a record attendance of 550 resulted in record proceeds. The luncheon raised a net $120,000 for scholarships and assistantships in the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at UH.

Among those stimulating conversation in the ballroom that was truly buzzing were Dr. Sophia Banu, Michelle Barnes, Carrin Patman, Donna Vallone, Helen Vollmer, Drucie Chase, Lois Stark, Bethany Haley, Aliyya Stude and Dr. Danong Chen.