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2022 Women on the Move Honorees

April Bailey

Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, Amegy Bank

Shareen Larmond

President, West Gulf Maritime Association

Bridgett Matthes

Chief Litigation Counsel, Corebridge Financial

Amanda McMillian

President & CEO, United Way of Greater Houston

Wendy Montoya Cloonan

Shareholder, The Law Offices of Wendy Montoya Cloonan, PLLC

Julia Morales Clark

Television Host & Field Reporter, AT&T Sportsnet

Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover

President-Southeast College, Houston Community College System

2022 Rising Star Honoree

Cathryn Martinez

Development & Community Engagement Manager, Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

The WOMEN ON THE MOVE Story

Since 1979, the membership of Texas Executive Women (TEW) has included some of the most powerful and successful women in Houston.  Then in 1985, the brand grew to include Women on the Move, which recognizes 10 exceptional women each year.  Soon after, the Texas Executive Women Scholarship Fund was created.  Since its inception, thousands of girls’ lives have been forever changed through scholarships, field trips and individualized mentoring.  As a non-profit organization, your donations are tax-deductible.

Prestigious Beginnings

In 1985, Robert Sakowitz’ family was one of the most successful business dynasties in the state.  It was the businessman who felt strongly that the city’s businesswomen should be recognized.

He took his idea and passion for it to another powerful Texas family, the Hobbys.  At the time, the Hobbys owned the then-Houston Post and a local television station.  Ideal resources to spread the word about nominations for the first ever Women on the Move. The number of nominations that first year were overwhelming.  From the beginning, Sakowitz insisted that the 20 finalists and the 10 women ultimately named each year would be the best of the best.  There were high expectations not just for professional achievements, but for community service as well.

That legacy continues today as the 10 Women on the move are recognized at an annual luncheon.  Thanks to generous corporate and individual donors, these luncheons are the primary source of funding for our scholarship fund and mentoring programs, both of which have become even more relevant in a tough economy.

Women on the Move considers your corporate or personal sponsorship to be a privilege.  There are many deserving non-profits in Houston.  We consider our cause to be unique because the outcome of our mentoring and scholarships last a lifetime.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, our 2022 Women on the Move Luncheon will be held on November 16th at the Hilton Americas. If you are a former Woman on the Move or a TEW Member and would like to join the WOM committee, please contact us.

Recognizing success.  Investing in excellence.