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Community Empowerment Signature Series

Council Member Edwards’ Community Empowerment Signature Series is an annual group of events designed to empower Houstonians through tailored programming that (1) Educates citizens on current issues impacting Houston; (2) Equips citizens with effective methods and tools for action; (3) Empowers citizens to take the initiative and create positive change in their places of influence; and (4) Encourages citizens to work together peacefully to find resolutions.

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Please join Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards in partnership with the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, WatchHerWork, and The Houston Chapter of The Links, Inc., for “An Evening of Women's Empowerment” you don't want to miss! Be prepared to be educated, equipped with critical tools, encouraged, and empowered by a dynamic set of trailblazing and inspirational women whose stories are beyond compelling. From shattering glass ceilings to the power of resiliency, you will be inspired by the progress being made by these amazing women as well as what the future holds.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

The Houston Chronicle
4747 Southwest Freeway | Houston, TX 77027

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reception featuring food samples from local female chefs and restaurant owners
*Reception Will Feature: Chef Erin Smith of Feges BBQ, Chef Jane Wild of The Kitchen at The Dunlavy, Chef Yolanda Henry of Nuksy's Catering , Jasmine Chida of Sweet Cup Gelato, and Chef Sylvia Casares of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen.

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Empowerment Talks & Panel Discussion

Featured Trailblazers

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Samina Farid
Samina Farid, Investor with Farid Enterprises

Donna Cole
Donna Cole, President & CEO of Cole Chemical

Jade Simmons
Jade Simmons, Speaker & Internationally Acclaimed Concert Pianist

Germaine Tanner
Germaine Tanner, Harris County Judge

Robin Paoli
Robin Paoli, Founder of Houston Women's March

Gabriela Rodriguez
Gabriela Rodriguez, Student at KIPP Academy

Our Event Partners

Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce

Watch Her Work

The Links, Incorporated
The Houston Chapter of The Links, Inc.

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Edwards Empowerment Talks

Edwards Empowerment Talks: Karina Gonzalez Edwards, March 2019