Leading Ladies

Celebrity-filled Women That Soar Awards gala brings new meaning to girl power

Star-filled Women That Soar Awards bring new meaning to girl power

Regina King, Egpyt Sherrod, Ebony Steele, Women That Soar
Regina King, Egypt Sherrod, Ebony Steele Photo by Danny Campbell
Yvonne Crum, Gina Grant, Mary Ann Thompson Frenk, Women That Soar
Yvonne Crum, Gina Grant, Mary Ann Thompson Frenk Photo by Danny Campbell
Michelle Williams, Cheryl Jackson, Women That Soar
Michelle Williams, Cheryl Jackson Photo by Danny Campbell
Kenny Lattimore, Women That Soar
Kenny Lattimore Photo by Danny Campbell
LeeAnne Locken, Dawn Neufeld, Women That Soar
LeeAnne Locken, Dawn Neufeld Photo by Danny Campbell
Harriet Kelly Gibbe, Paulette Martsolf, Sabra Girard, Women That Soar
Harriet Kelly Gibbe, Paulette Martsolf, Sabra Girard Photo by Danny Campbell
Wess Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Women That Soar
Wes Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan Photo by Danny Campbell
Baldo Herrera, Silvia Carrillo, Women That Soar
Baldo Herrera, Silvia Carrillo Photo by Danny Campbell
Yvonne Crum, Marta Fox, Women That Soar
Yvonne Crum, Marta Fox Photo by Danny Campbell
Hailey Salinas, Women That Soar
Hailey Salinas Photo by Danny Campbell
Regina King, Egpyt Sherrod, Ebony Steele, Women That Soar
Yvonne Crum, Gina Grant, Mary Ann Thompson Frenk, Women That Soar
Michelle Williams, Cheryl Jackson, Women That Soar
Kenny Lattimore, Women That Soar
LeeAnne Locken, Dawn Neufeld, Women That Soar
Harriet Kelly Gibbe, Paulette Martsolf, Sabra Girard, Women That Soar
Wess Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Women That Soar
Baldo Herrera, Silvia Carrillo, Women That Soar
Yvonne Crum, Marta Fox, Women That Soar
Hailey Salinas, Women That Soar

Some women were just born to lead. To honor a few of these inspiring ladies, Women That Soar hosted its sixth annual Women That Soar Awards at Hyatt Regency Dallas.

The evening’s co-hosts included award-winning actress Regina King, HGTV’s Property Virgin’s Egypt Sherrod and radio personality Ebony Steele, who provided some spunk to an already impressive program honoring the best of the best in business, sports, media, philanthropy, arts, fashion and global activism.

Musical performances by Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams, gospel great Wess Morgan and Grammy-nominated R&B star Kenny Lattimore set the tone for an unforgettable and moving experience. Each artist presented honorees as well.

So let's get to this year's award winners, whose simple yet powerful stories inspire others to continue to soar:

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud
  • Former first lady of Mexico Marta Fox
  • Former WNBA president Donna Orender
  • Entrepreneur and stylist Aly Scott
  • Designer Paulette Martsolf
  • Philanthropist Anne Davidson
  • CEO of eWomen Network Sandra Yancey
  • Activist Cheryl “Action” Jackson
  • A&R executive Teresa Labarbera-Whites
  • D Magazine group publisher Kim Elenez
  • Attorney Dawn Neufeld
  • Legacy Award recipient Nell St. Cyr, the first female president of the Houston Petroleum Club

"We are in the midst of a powerful movement," said Gina Grant, CEO and founder of Women That Soar. "Women That Soar will continue to focus efforts on outreach to women in Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Atlanta. Our goal is to grow the televised awards show into a platform attended by thousands of women and men annually.”

Women That Soar donates a portion of the event’s proceeds to the Memnosyne Foundation, which provides mankind with the means to encourage positive, peaceful global collaboration in areas of knowledge. The Women That Soar Awards will be televised Sunday, December 15, on TXA 21 from 7-8 pm.