Lunching for a cause

Gloria Steinem enthralls Women's Resource of Greater Houston luncheon audience with call for action

Gloria Steinem enthralls large audience at Women's Resource luncheon

Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 LaTanya Flix, Kathy Hubbard, Gloria Steinem, Mayor Annise Parker
LaTanya Flix, from left, Kathy Hubbard, Gloria Steinem and Mayor Annise Parker Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Minerva Perez, Susan Bischoff, Sofia Adrogue’, Linda Lorelle
Minerva Perez, from left, Susan Bischoff, Sofia Adrogué and Linda Lorelle Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Nancy Dodd, Janice Stooksberry, Joyce Lott
Nancy Dodd, from left, Janice Stooksberry and Joyce Lott Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 David Saxe, Angelique Henry, Kimberly Marks
David Saxe, from left, Angelique Henry and Kimberly Marks Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Rosine Matthews, Viviana Onofre, Ashley Grote
Rosine Matthews, from left, Viviana Onofre and Ashley Grote Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Sue Porretto, Iris Beatty, Patti Gras
Sue Porretto, from left, Iris Beatty and Patti Gras Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Marie Bruns, Carolyn Farb
Marie Bruns, left, and Carolyn Farb Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Karen Love, Barbara Duganier, Gretchen Bebb
Karen Love, from left, Barbara Duganier and Gretchen Bebb Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Kathy Hubbard, Gloria Steinem, Y. Ping Sun
Kathy Hubbard, from left, Gloria Steinem and Y. Ping Sun Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Kafi Slaughter, LaTanya Flix, Tina Arias Peterman
Kafi Slaughter, from left, LaTanya Flix and Tina Arias Peterman Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 LaTanya Flix, Kathy Hubbard, Gloria Steinem, Mayor Annise Parker
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Minerva Perez, Susan Bischoff, Sofia Adrogue’, Linda Lorelle
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Nancy Dodd, Janice Stooksberry, Joyce Lott
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 David Saxe, Angelique Henry, Kimberly Marks
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Rosine Matthews, Viviana Onofre, Ashley Grote
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Sue Porretto, Iris Beatty, Patti Gras
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Marie Bruns, Carolyn Farb
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Karen Love, Barbara Duganier, Gretchen Bebb
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Kathy Hubbard, Gloria Steinem, Y. Ping Sun
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Kafi Slaughter, LaTanya Flix, Tina Arias Peterman
Gloria Steinem event Houston May 2013 Gloria Steinem

A sold-out, largely-female crowd packed the JW Marriott Houston ballroom for the 22nd Annual Luncheon of The Women's Resource of Greater Houston, where longtime feminist activist Gloria Steinem enthralled the enthusiastic audience with historical anecdotes about the women's movement and calls for action during her keynote address.

"I have no doubt that I would not be standing here today without her work and the work of other feminists," said Mayor Annise Parker, who attended the event with partner Kathy Hubbard

Steinem, who discussed the importance of pay equity and money matters in a pre-event interview with CultureMap, praised The Women's Resource for providing financial education to nearly 30,000 Houston women since its start in 1990.

Executive director LaTanya Flix said that the event raised $230,000 for the organization. 

Among the more than 700 guests were Sue Poretto, Iris Beatty, Patti Gras, Nancy Dodd, Janice Stooksberry, Joyce Lott, Rosine MatthewsBarbara Duganier and Ashley Grote. Also lunching for the cause were Carolyn FarbMinerva Perez, Susan Bischoff, Sofia Adrogué, Kafi Slaughter and Y. Ping Sun.