Women of Substance

Celebrating Women of Substance

This annual event honors exceptional women who have impacted the Houston community through their giving nature of volunteerism and philanthropy.

Pop Art Portraits by Gittings

Gittings has created a collection of pop art portraits for the honorees of the 2023 Women of Substance. An unveiling of the collection will be displayed at Saks Fifth Avenue with a reception on September 28th. The collection will be on display several days before and after the reception. The collection will then move to the Post Oak Hotel for the luncheon on November 1.

The 2023 Women of Substance Honorees

  • Cora Sue Mach
    2023 Lifetime of Substance
  • Eileen Lawal
    2023 Spirit of Substance
  • Gina Bhatia
  • Laura Davenport
  • Elsie Eckert
  • Debbie Festari
  • Leisa Holland-Nelson Bowman
  • Kathy Givens
  • April McGee
  • Jordan Seff
  • Elizabeth Stein
  • Paula Sutton
  • Stephanie Tsuru
  • Rini Ziegler

Special thanks to: Sippi Khurana, MD – Luncheon Co-Chair | Paul-David Van Atta – Creator/Producer | Amy Pierce – Luncheon Co-Chair

Event Details

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

11:30 am Champagne Raffle | 12:00 pm Luncheon

Benefitting Houston reVision

This year’s event benefits Houston reVision, a nonprofit organization working to break the cycle of juvenile justice involvement and homelessness among youth in Harris County by leveraging the power of community to connect them with mentors, positive peers, and life-changing resources.

Join us in honoring these powerhouse Women of Substance while supporting Houston reVision to help struggling youth become productive citizens right in the heart of Houston’s downtown neighborhoods.