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2015 WOE Gala

The 2015 Women of Excellence Gala was a great success! Congratulations to all the Women of Excellence. We also thank our sponsors.

October Quarterly Event

Monday, October 26th, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at the Norris Center.

Make your reservation here.

FHPW Bylaws

The FHPW board is proposing changes to the bylaws, these can be reviewed HERE and will be voted on at the October Quarterly meeting.

The Federation of Houston Professional Women (FHPW) is an excellent place for Members to grow in professionalism and to expand their circle of influence.

For over 31 years, FHPW has served as a unifying organization for Houston area organizations. A 501(C)(6) nonprofit organization, FHPW exists to advance the educational and professional development of women’s organizations and their members, as well as to promote networking opportunities amongst Members. FHPW attracts select speakers for its Quarterly Events where the programs include networking and educational opportunities.

Since 1988 students at the University of Houston, C. T. Bauer College of Business have benefited from the FHPW Scholarship Endowment. The Endowment effectively champions women pursuing higher education and continues to award scholarships to women today.

The FHPW Educational Foundation, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, has given $300,000 in scholarships and educational grants to women and young girls in the Greater Houston metropolitan area.

FHPW Members are business and professional organizations whose memberships are majority female and whose goals include the advancement of women in business and support women’s interest.

Each year Members select a woman from their organization as a Woman of Excellence (WOE) to be honored at the FHPW Gala.

The FHPW 2015 Women of Excellence

  • Darlene Ayoub

    Darlene Ayoub, American Woman's Society of CPA's

  • Kiesha M. Beasley

    Keisha M. Beasley, Greenspoint Chapter of ABWA

  • Michelle Becker

    Michelle Becker, CyFair Express Network of ABWA (CYFEN)

  • Sydney Dao

    Sydney Dao, Fashion Group International

  • Carla Fair-Wright

    Carla Fair-Wright, Society of Women Engineers - Houston Area Section

  • Desiree Farmilette

    Desiree Farmilette, Bay Area Vision Chapter ABWA

  • Ranee Gilbert

    Ranee Gilbert, Houston Area Professional Express Network of ABWA

  • Joanne L. Gore

    Joanne L. Gore, The Professional Women's Network of Houston

  • Pat Guard

    Pat Guard, Woemn of Vision Express Network of ABWA

  • Berni Horan

    Berneda "Berni" Horan - CyFair Women's Network

  • Eartha Jean Johnson

    Eartha Jean Johnson, Texas Executive Women

  • Susie Juravich

    Susie Donna Mary Juravich, Professional Women's Breakfast Club

  • Carol Keough

    Carol Keough, National Association of Women Business Owners - Houston Chapter

  • Martha Kveton

    Martha Kveton, Society of Professional Women in Petroleum

  • Terry Mooneyham

    Terry Mooneyham, Katy Charter Chapter of ABWA

  • Pearl White Piggott

    Pearl White Piggott, Association of Women in Academia of HCC

  • Gail Prather

    Gail Prather, Memorial Women's Business Network

  • Goldie Roberts

    Goldie Roberts, Northwest Houston Business and Professioanl Women

  • Dedy Rae Slack

    Dedy Rae Slack, Humble Artesian Chapter of ABWA

  • Nancy Potts Smith

    Nancy Potts Smith, San Jacinto Chapter of ABWA

  • Dolores

    Dolores "Lolis" Steinbeck, Zonta Club of Houston

  • Ann Strouhal

    Ann Strouhal, South East Express Network of ABWA

  • Barbara Thomason

    Barbara Thomason, Women's Business Forum

  • Vicki Upchurch

    Vicki Upchurch, Council of Business Women - Clear Lake

  • Nakeisha

    Nakeisha "Nikki" Washington, Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses of Greater Houston

  • Jennifer Williams

    Jennifer Williams, Energy Express Network of ABWA

All Photos Courtesy of Debbie Wallace of Barfield Photography.

Our Mission

The mission of FHPW is uniting women from diverse member organizations to enrich personal and professional relationships and expand leadership, partnership, and educational opportunities.

Our Vision

To build trusting relationships that are purposeful and meaningful through influence, collaboration, and generous contributions of time, talent, and sharing of knowledge to champion women pursuing higher education and professional success.

Our Values

Living by GRACE being: Generous, Respectful, Appreciative, Caring, & Encouraging.

Our Purpose

An extension of business women’s current member organizations, FHPW provides stewardship, mentorship, and partnerships in the Greater Houston and surrounding communities to connect and transform the networking experience by recognizing women of excellence and building pathways to help members achieve their aspirations.

We thank our Legacy Sponsors


Texas Motor Transportation

Vie Mixon CPA

In-Kind Legacy Sponsors

We thank our Medallion Sponsor

Hotel Sorella

We thank our Patron Sponsors

TT Engineering

DJU Productions

We thank our Fellowship Sponsors