Elizabeth Gregory named one of the 50 most influential women in Houston
Dr. Elizabeth Gregory is an English professor and director of the Women's Studies program.
Houston Woman Magazine selected from citywide nominations the 50 most influential women in Houston for 2008. Each woman was chosen because her sphere of influence was deemed “vast and powerful.” Beverly Denver, editor and publisher, of Houston Woman said that the magazine was not looking for the most successful or well-known women, but rather, “Simply put, we were looking for those women whose actions or thoughts can change the actions and thoughts of others.”
Dr. Elizabeth Gregory certainly meets that qualification. She directs the Women’s Studies program here at the University of Houston as well being on the English faculty. She published a book in 2008 entitled, Ready: Why Women are Embracing the New Later Motherhood (Basic Books, 2008), which explores the trend in women starting families after the age of 35. Her research found that for the most part older mothers were happy and older motherhood provided some unique benefits to mothers and their children. To read more about her book and work visit her blog at: www.readymoms.com
The UH Women’s Studies program works with Friends of Women’s Studies to connect women in the community with women in academia and organizes a number of important projects including a library archives noteworthy Houston women and civic organizations. They also host a popular annual event, Table Talk, that brings women together to hear about the work of other women around the city.
Elizabeth is married to an architect and the mother of two children.