Outstanding Women Honored

Texas first lady joins in celebration of 10 amazing women who have changed Houston

Texas first lady joins in to honor 10 amazing Houston women at gala

News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Denise Castillo Rhodes, Dr. Robert Robbins, Suzan Deison
Denise Castillo Rhodes, Dr. Robert Robbins, Suzan Deison. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Laura Ward, Polly Turner, Nancy Strohmer, Elizabeth Stein, June Ressler, Dr. Laura Petersen, Gina Luna, Dr. Kelly K. Hunt, Susan Bischoff
Laura Ward, Polly Turner, Nancy Strohmer, Elizabeth Stein, June Ressler, Dr. Laura Petersen, Gina Luna, Dr. Kelly K. Hunt, Susan Bischoff. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Laura Stein, Elizabeth Stein, Leisa Holland-Nelson
Laura Stein, Elizabeth Stein, Leisa Holland-Nelson. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Lou Gregory, Linda Lorelle
Lou Gregory, Linda Lorelle. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Cindy Taylor, Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Gindi Vincent, Suzan Deison
Cindy Taylor, Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Gindi Vincent, Suzan Deison. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Sofia Adrogue
Cyndy Garza Roberts, Sofia Adrogué. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Gina and Carl L una
Gina Luna, Carl Luna.  Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Denise Castillo Rhodes, Dr. Robert Robbins, Suzan Deison
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Laura Ward, Polly Turner, Nancy Strohmer, Elizabeth Stein, June Ressler, Dr. Laura Petersen, Gina Luna, Dr. Kelly K. Hunt, Susan Bischoff
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Laura Stein, Elizabeth Stein, Leisa Holland-Nelson
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Lou Gregory, Linda Lorelle
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Cindy Taylor, Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Gindi Vincent, Suzan Deison
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Sofia Adrogue
News, Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Gala, Dec. 2015, Gina and Carl L una

What: Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC) annual Hall of Fame Gala.

Where: The Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The scoop: Ten women "who have contributed significantly to the advancement and empowerment of women and improved the quality of life for future generations of Houstonians" took bows as honorees at the annual gala. Chairing the event were Dr. Elizabeth Travis of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Gindi Vincent of ExxonMobil

Hall of Fame inductees were Susan Bischoff, Dr. Kelly K. Hunt, Gina Luna, Dr. Laura Peterson, Elizabeth Stein, Nancy Strohmer, June Ressler, Polly Turner, Laura Ward and Charlotte Allen (posthumously).

Who: Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott, GHWCC president and CEO Suzan Deison, Dr. Robert Robbins, Linda Lorelle and Lou Gregory, Diane Lokey Farb, Val Gibbs, Ellie Francisco, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Margaret Alkek-Williams.

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