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YWCA Outstanding Women's Luncheon

By Connie Kwan-Wong   |    Photos by Micahl Wyckoff   |     Date: May 20, 2015

The YWCA of Houston Announces 2015 Honorees for Outstanding Women’s Luncheon 

Houston, Texas – The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Houston was “Inching Our Way Towards New Heights” during its 29th Annual Outstanding Women’s Luncheon (OWL), at The Bayou City Event Center, May 20. Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski, founder of the Peace of mind Foundation, was the keynote speaker. 

The YWCA Houston honored some amazing women who inspire others to reach new heights of success. The honorees for 2015 were: Elizabeth A. Campbell, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Andrews Kurth, LLP; Loretta R. Cross, Managing Director in the Dispute Advisory and Forensic Services Group, Stout Risius Ross; Audrey Gilbreath, President & CEO, Gilbreath Communications, Inc.; Lily Jang, Morning Anchor, KHOU-TV; Wanda Mott, .D., Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women; Juliete Stipeche, Esq., HISD Board of Education Trustee; Latha Thomas, Vice President of marketing, Houston Museum of Natural Science; Beth Young, Senior Vice President, Colliers International; and Simone Biles, USA Gymnast.  

The Dorothy Height Legacy Award was presented to Jacqueline Bostic in honor of her unwavering commitment to the YWCA of Houston and YWCA USA. Mrs. Bostic is a longtime supporter and volunteer of both the national and local affiliate. 

About the YWCA 
The YWCA is the voice for every woman.  For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and 
taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million  people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. 
Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries. 

About the YWCA Houston 
The YWCA Houston has been providing social services and creating social change in Houston since 1907.  Services offered include: providing working moms and students with child care on the campus of Houston Community College, providing housing for college-aged young women whom have aged out of foster care, delivering meals to over 700 homebound seniors a day, and providing camps & workshops for teen girls created to equip them with the skills needed for leadership & service.  For more information visit 


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