The Women Empowering Women Express Network (WEWEN) of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is proud to announce its first annual winner The Woman of Excellence Award. This award comes from the Federation of Houston Business Women, an umbrella organization of over a dozen professional woman groups in the greater Houston area. The prestigious award can only be won once in a woman’s life. The business woman chosen is selected by a panel of three independent judges selecting a person who not only excels in her career but has made a lasting impact on their local community. A celebratory black-tie Gala will be held on September to honor the winners.
We are pleased to announce Carol Brace, Lecturer & Business Development Specialist for University of Houston-Downtown Davies College of Business as our 2017 Woman of Excellence. As one of our founding member of WEWEN, Carol quickly stepped into leadership as President-Elect of our league and will take the reins of the Presidency on August 1. Carol was also the formation chair and sponsor to ABWA’s newest student chapter called the University Park Express Network (UPEN). She also gives immensely to the community. Touched by the needs of the thousands of displaced workers that were affected with layoffs due to the retirement of the Space Shuttle program she initiated and customized continuing education programs bringing in leaders from various industries and creating a partnership with Mayor Annise Parker’s office. She actively serves on 6 boards and 10 committees. Some highlights of her volunteer service include, American Latino Center for Education Research & Justice – Advisory Chair, Federation of Houston Professional Women Education Foundation – Corresponding Secretary, Klein ISD Business & Marketing Education – Advisory Committee and Theatre Under the Stars – Advisory Committee.