Kam Franklin

Franklin is the lead vocalist for Gulf Coast soul band The Suffers. She’s been singing publicly since age 5. A three-time recipient of the Houston Press Music Award for Best Female Vocalist, she has performed with The Houston Symphony and been featured in Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, and Nylon for her unique sense of style.

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Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Wachs is an author, educator, theater artist, and voice actor. Her debut memoir, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss, was released by Sourcebooks, Inc. in February 2018. More of her writing can be found on Vox, Longform, Huffington Post, Fatherly, Mamamia, Babble, and Medium.

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Davina Davidson

Davidson, Director of Teacher Inspiration and Progression for YogaOne Studio, joined YogaOne in the summer of 2009, never having practiced before. As a former college athlete, she figured yoga would be easy, although she soon learned that was not the case. But she stayed with it, working her way from student to teacher. Today she spends her days attending classes, mentoring teachers, and leading yoga-teacher trainings. ​

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Khaliah Guillory

Guillory is a speaker, philanthropist, and filmmaker on a quest to fuel her passion and fulfill her purpose. In 2015, she founded KOG & Company, a “people empowerment” platform, with the goal of encouraging others to operate outside of their fears and courageously pursue their own life purpose and passions. Her thought-provoking talks on life transformation include “Unleash Your Dopeness,” “Diversity Deposits,” and Mogul in Training.”

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Katie Mehnert

Mehnert is the Founder and CEO of Pink Petro, the global community and career resource aimed at disrupting the gender gap in energy, which has grown exponentially since its launch in 2014, with members in 120 countries and at over 500 companies. Forbes recently named Pink Petro one of seven Communities Where You Can Connect with Company Insiders. In 2017, Mehnert launched Experience Energy, the only global-careers platform for women in energy.

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Jenny Dial Creech

Creech, a Sports Columnist at the Houston Chronicle, is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma who started at the Chronicle in 2005 as a high school sports reporter. She has since covered an array of beats and served as an assistant sports editor and senior editor of Texas Sports Nation.

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Mandy Jeronimus

Jeronimus, who’s been brewing beer for 12 years, is part owner of City Acre Brewing, along with longtime friends Matt Schlabach and Meredith Borders. She works as general manager, assistant brewer, soda jerk, and fermentologist (making pickles, shrubs and natural fermentation sauerkraut) at the Northside brewpub.

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Lori Choi

Choi is the founder of I’ll Have What She’s Having (IHWSH), which unites women in medicine and the restaurant industry to draw attention to the need for improved access to affordable health care while creating networking opportunities and community among the talented women of Houston’s culinary scene. After six months, the organization has grown to over 100 women, and raised over $40K for women’s health in Houston.

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