Great Women of Texas

Great Women of Texas 2017

The Fort Worth Business Press honored the 2017 Great Women of Texas on Tuesday evening at the City Club.

Joan Katz received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and the late Martha Rowan Hyder received the 2017 Legacy Award.

Honored as Women of Influence were:

Karen Anfin

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Leslie Barrows

Hillary Biediger

Kathleen Anne Breen

Flora Alexandra Brewer

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Lori Drew

Sunny Brous Erasmus, M.Ed

Julie Evans

Shannon D. Fletcher

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Lisa Gunter

Christy Jack

Janeen Lamkin

Natalie Martin

Laura Shrode Miller

Carolann Morris

Dr. Amy Raines-Milenkov

Betsy Romero

Dianna Sellers

Dana Stayton

Monica Vasquez

Tonya S. Veasey

Susan Wood

The gold sponsor for the event was the Kimbell Art Museum and the silver sponsor was Rod Patrick Bootmakers. The bronze sponsors are American Heart Association, Texas Christian University, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, Baylor Scott & White Health, Junior League of Fort Worth and Liberty Bank. The sustaining sponsor was Autobahn Fort Worth. To learn more about the Great Women of Texas contact Lauren Vay at

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