Thanks to all our conversationalists and supporters who made Table Talk 2013 a great success!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the Hilton Americas.
Co-chairs Cheryl Creuzot & Leisa Holland-Nelson
Reception at 11am; Lunch Noon to 1:30pm
Hilton Americas Hotel Downtown -- 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010
View our Invitation and Conversationalist List
To Join the Friends or to make a gift to Table Talk 2013 or the WGSS Endowment: click here
TO BOOK A Table for TABLE TALK 2014, contact Carlos at 713 743 3773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Many of our 2013 Conversationalists. photos by Sarah Gish.
Thanks to our underwriters:
Herstorian: Debbie McLeod
Preservers: CenterPoint Energy, Chevron, Percy & Cheryl Creuzot, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Fiesta Mart, Inc., Melanie Gray, MetLife, H-E-B, Chinhui Juhn & Eddie Allen, Carey C. Shuart, Texas Children's Hospital
Scholars: Amegy Bank of Texas, BASF, Inc., Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Annette Coleman Bracey, Andrea Georgsson, Nina Andrews Karohl, Ann & Elizabeth MacNaughton, Susana Monteverde, Reliant Energy, Beverly Robinson
Researchers: Vilma Allen & Rosenblum Fine Jewelers, Christine Attar, Abenaa Brewster & Adrian Melissinos, Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors, Deena Buford, Robert & Charmane Carter, Chamberlain Hrdlicka, ContentActive LLC, Yvonne Cormier & Eileen Lawal, Cullen College of Engineering/UH, Rania Daniel, Deavra Daughtry, Melissa Edwards & Yava Scott, Enaxis Consulting, Elaine W. Finger, Pam Gardner & Kathryn Peek, Eleanor Gilbane & Jamil Higley, Zita Giraldo, Valerie A. Golden, The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce, MaryScott Hagle, Geordie M. Hrdlicka/Verde Wealth Group, Tina Knowles, Sherry Merfish, Office of the President/University of Houston, Becky Rush & MaryRoss Taylor, The Sterling Group, University of Houston Libraries, US Trust
Donors: Marita Fairbanks, Ellie Francisco, Sis Johnson, James Taylor, Ellen Susman
photos by Sarah Gish
Special thanks to: Laura & John Arnold, Michelle Barnes, Blue Ribbon Digital Media, Fiesta Mart, Zita Giraldo, Jill Knobloch
Host Committee: Nelda Blair, Annette Bracey,Deena Buford, MD, Shannon Buggs, Charmane Carter, Sarah Cooper, Yvonne Cormier, MD, Deavra Daughtry, Suzan Deison, Beverly Denver, Melissa Edwards, Kate Frank, Andrea Georgsson, Gabriela Gerhart, Eleanor Gilbane, Valerie Golden, Melanie Gray, MaryScott Hagle, Pauline Higgins, Geordie Hrdlicka, Chinhui Juhn, Samantha Kennedy, Sultana Mangalji, Fatima Mawji, Sabrina McTopy, Terry Morales, Sharon Michael Owens, Roz Pactor, Vicki Rizzo, Beverly Robinson, Sally Russ, Yava Scott, Carey Shuart, Ellen Susman, Donna Vallone
Table Talk 2012 Blasts into the Stratosphere!
Once again, Table Talk was totally fab! This year's 15th annual spread across double the space at the Hilton, so even with more than 500 women (and some men) talking, you could hang on every word at your table. Wisdom and good fellowship flowed in all directions. From scientists, artists, executives, philanthropists, politicians, cooks, lawyers, pastors, journalists, nonprofit leaders, and even the chief of the astronaut office -- the many atmospheres where women work today. (Most of them gathered in the photo on the homepage.)
The Friends of Women's Studies are thrilled as ever to honor the accomplishments and talents of so many leaders, in conversation with the rest of us. At the same time that it builds community, Table Talk supports Women's Studies at UH and the Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection. Led by our inspiring chairs, Sharon Michael Owens and Beverly K. Robinson (below), and backed up by a stellar host committee, our incredible board and all our supporters, Table Talk 2012 drew a record crowd and netted more than $100K for scholarships, research and programming. All the proceeds from the raffle go to the Program's Staying Power Endowment. (To contribute further, click here.)
photos by Sarah Gish
This year's video featured images of Houston women from diverse fields and backgrounds answering the question "Why Support Women's Studies?" (Shout out to Laura Sheinkopf, Sarah Gish, Andi Georgsson et al. for that.) Here's one, for starters! To see more, LIKE us on facebook @ UH Women's! Thanks for supporting research on and by women, an effort essential to improving women's status overall.
If you have ideas for future conversationalists or for women's organizations whose papers should be included in the archive, please email Amanda at email@example.com.
If you'd like to stay connected with the Friends throughout the year and you're not a member already, please consider becoming one, at the level that best suits you (click here). In addition to individual memberships, we have a corporate annual membership. If you know or work for a company that might like to show support in this way, please feel free to forward our form. Thanks so much to those of you who joined us this year. We hope to see you next year at our sixteenth annual gathering!
THANKS TO OUR UNDERWRITERS!
Melanie Gray, Beverly K. Robinson, Nina Zilkha, CenterPoint Energy, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Fiesta Mart, Inc, Sally & Bill Russ, Texas Children's Hospital, Nancy Allen, Amegy Bank Women's Initiative, Sarah Cooper & Andrea Georgsson, Gina Gaston Eli & Yava Scott, MaryScott Hagle & Susana Monteverde, H-E-B, Nina Andrews Karohl, Melissa Edwards & Fatima Mawji, Reliant Energy, Lillie Robertson, Carey C. Shuart, Amegy Bank - Terry Morales, Shirley Kwan & Joyce Lance, Vilma Allen & Jo Rosenblum King, Maida Asofsky & Heather Brown, Christine Attar, Adrian Melissinos & GinRu Lee, Mindy Robinson Brown Friends, Elaine W. Finger, Martha Freedman, Eleanor Gilbane, Zita Giraldo, Nancy Glesby, Pam Rosen & Betsy Schreiber, green Bank, Houston Woman Magazine, Office of the President, University of Houston, Joanne Levy, Ann & Elizabeth MacNaughton, Sherry Merfish, Kathryn Peek & Pam Gardner, Leslie Robinson, Minnette Robinson, Becky Rush & MaryRoss Taylor, UH Cullen College of Engineering, and University of Houston Libraries.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Anita Smith, Zita Giraldo, Jill Knobloch, Fiesta Mart Inc., and Katherine Veneman.
THANKS TO OUR FABULOUS HOST COMMITTEE:
Alice Aanstoos, Cynthia Anderson, Mindy Brown, Shannon Buggs, Sarah Cooper, Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Beverly Denver, Melissa Edwards, Gina Gaston Elie, Juanita Elizondo, Elaine Finger, Diedra Fontaine, Martha Kaplan Freedman, Andrea Georgsson, Eleanor Gilbane, Nancy Glesby, Melanie Gray, MaryScott Hagle, Winell Herron, Pauline Higgins, Argentina James, Chinhui Juhn, Joanne Levy, Fatima Mawji, Terry Morales, Sue Payne, Leslie Robinson, Minnette Robinson, Pam Rosen, Sally Russ, Betsy Schreiber, Yava Scott, Carey Shuart, Anita Smith, and Ellen Susman.
The Friends extend thanks to the 2012 Raffle donors: The Alley Theatre, Beautique Day Spa and Salon, Blaffer Gallery, Beverly Denver & Houston Woman Magazine, Eve Francis Boutique, Gabriela Gerhart and The Motherhood Center, Sarah Gish, Handmade in Texas, The Houston Ballet, Jo Rosenblum King & Rosenblum Fine Jewelers, La Maison in Midtown, The Masquerade Theatre, Mechon Hair Studio, Monica Pope's T'afia, Past Era Antique Jewelry, Howard & Beverly Robinson, Bill & Sally Russ, Shade in the Heights, Texans Football and Katherine Veneman.
Co-Chairs: Sharon Michael Owens and Beverly Robinson
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
- Reception begins at 11am
- Lunch 12:00 Noon to 1:30pm
- Hilton Americas Hotel Downtown
- 1600 Lamar Street, Houston TX 77010
Table Talk is a fascinating combination of conversations over lunch. Dynamic Houston women, of various cultures, professions, and experiences, lead the discussions at each table. Proceeds support the Women Studies at the University of Houston and the Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection. The Shuart Women's Archive collects the written records and oral histories of women's organizations and of individual women who have affected our lives in Houston. As a contributor to Table Talk you support scholarship on and by women while preserving our local women's history.
Please join the Friends of Women's Studies for this great networking event. Individual tickets go for $75, and tables for $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000 for nine guests. To reserve your table or find out more about underwriting levels and benefits, please access these links. Underwriting Response Form and Benefits Explanation.
Table sponsors and conversationalists are invited to a kickoff party in February, hosted this year by Anita Smith.