After reviewing hundreds of nominations, the Houston Business Journal has named 65 women as honorees for the 2019 Women Who Mean Business Awards and 10 as Women to Watch. All of the honorees across nine industries will be recognized in a special section of HBJ’s Oct. 4 weekly edition and at an awards gala on Oct. 3. Click here to learn more about the event and to purchase tickets. A lifetime achievement award winner will be named at a later date and will also be honored at the reception.
The criteria for selection included career achievement, contribution to company and city success, community involvement and leadership. The 2019 judges were Stephanie Burritt, principal and managing director at Gensler; Suzan Deison, CEO, president and founder at Great Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Gabriella Rowe, CEO at Station Houston; Robin Russell, deputy managing partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth; Claudia Aguirre, president and CEO at BakerRipley; Kimberly McKay, managing partner at BKD LLP; and Carol Guess, chair at the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce.