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Top corporate leader links global networking organization with Houston women executives

Global networking group links up with Houston women executives

7 Sallie Krawcheck, left, and Jennifer Roosth at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Ellevate founder and  former president of Global Wealth & Investment Management at Bank of America, Sallie Krawcheck, left, and Jennifer Roosth. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
5 Lynn Zeid, left, and Laurel Ross at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Lynn Zeid, left, and Laurel Ross. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
10 Trinh Abrell, from left, Miri Wilkins and Mathilde Leary at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Trinh Abrell, from left, Miri Wilkins and Mathilde Leary. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
2 Darian Ward, left, and Magen Pastor at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Darian Ward, left, and Magen Pastor. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
4 Luanne Jones, left, and Mariam Jacob at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Luanne Jones, left, and Mariam Jacob. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
9 Shushana Castle, left, and Rita Kherkher at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Shushana Castle, left, and Rita Kherkher. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
3 Jessica Zachary Nicolayevsky and Jim Vesterman at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Jessica Zachary Nicolayevsky and Jim Vesterman. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
11 Christina Zhou, from left, Jennifer Roosth and Aga Kuplinski at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Christina Zhou, from left, Jennifer Roosth and Aga Kuplinski. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
12 Katie Menhert, from left, Sallie Krawcheck, Deborah Stavis and Jennifer Emerson at the Ellevate launch March 2015
Katie Menhert, from left, Sallie Krawcheck, Deborah Stavis and Jennifer Emerson. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
7 Sallie Krawcheck, left, and Jennifer Roosth at the Ellevate launch March 2015
5 Lynn Zeid, left, and Laurel Ross at the Ellevate launch March 2015
10 Trinh Abrell, from left, Miri Wilkins and Mathilde Leary at the Ellevate launch March 2015
2 Darian Ward, left, and Magen Pastor at the Ellevate launch March 2015
4 Luanne Jones, left, and Mariam Jacob at the Ellevate launch March 2015
9 Shushana Castle, left, and Rita Kherkher at the Ellevate launch March 2015
3 Jessica Zachary Nicolayevsky and Jim Vesterman at the Ellevate launch March 2015
11 Christina Zhou, from left, Jennifer Roosth and Aga Kuplinski at the Ellevate launch March 2015
12 Katie Menhert, from left, Sallie Krawcheck, Deborah Stavis and Jennifer Emerson at the Ellevate launch March 2015

At last, Houston women in business have breathed a sigh of happiness as Sallie Krawcheck has introduced her power-generating women's executive organization, Ellevate, to Houston. 

Considered one of the most successful and influential executives in financial services, Krawcheck bought 85 Broads in 2013 and changed the name to Ellevate to better describe the organization as a global professional women's network dedicated to the belief that women are an under-tapped resource in the business world and dedicated to the economic engagement of women worldwide. 

More than 150 women turned out at the JW Marriott Downtown for the launch of the Houston chapter of Ellevate. This brings them into a membership network that stretches around the world to include 40 chapters with women representing more than 130 countries.

Krawcheck mesmerized the women professionals with her keynote address that covered her high-level executive positions with Citigroup and Bank of America. She inspired women with her observations on making "quick comebacks" and learning how to fail with grace while building a career.

The launch of the networking organization in Houston, led by Jennifer Roosth who first learned about 85 Broads while in graduate school in London, opens the door for newly-inspired networking, mentoring and education and professional development programs.

Among those attending were Shushana Castle, Lynn Zeid, Laurel Ross, Trinh Abrell, Miri Wilkins, Mathilde Leary, Magen Pastor, Darien Ward, Luanne Jones and Marian Jacobs. Jones.