The number of women in the workforce is expected to increase faster for women than for men through 2020. As the number of women entering the labor force continues to increase, it is more important than ever that programs and services right here in McKinney support their success. The Women’s Alliance of McKinney (WAM) and the annual Top 25 Women in Business are two such McKinney Chamber of Commerce programs that do just that.

Each year, McKinney Magazine asks readers to nominate outstanding business women. All nominees are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee who then name the final Top 25 Women in Business.

We would like to thank the selection committee, women who are successful in their careers and invested in the advancement of our community:

Jennifer Dexter

Lynne Sipiora

Jennifer Potter

Debi Morelli-Matzke

Kendra Smith

Sharon Sessoms

Program Sponsor
Baylor Medical Center at McKinney logo

These women have, in previous years, been honored for their commitment to McKinney as well. They value the program, the Chamber and McKinney Magazine’s commitment to supporting McKinney’s business community.

Scott Peek, President of Baylor Medical Center at McKinney (who sponsored the Top 25 Women in Business) said the recognition of the businesswomen of McKinney is important.

"As an organization that provides comprehensive health and wellness to women of all ages, Baylor McKinney is grateful for these 25 women who have worked hard to develop the skills and character traits that make McKinney a great place to live, work and play," he said. "Whether it is showing the courage to start up an entrepreneurial business, or the talent to lead large organizations, these women are an inspiration to us all."



WAM is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce that promotes, supports and empowers women in business through networking, business education and recognition. Events include an annual Crawfish Boil, Nothing but Networking and Shop, Walk & Wine. Visit for to get involved.

If you’re lucky enough to know any of this year’s winners, take time to thank them for all they do.

McKinney Magazine’s 2015 Top 25 Women in Business:

Name Business
Sara Egelston Akers McKinney Youth Theatre
Crystal Bryant Gather in Downtown McKinney
Melinda Crenwelge Academics Plus
Stephanie Crise Smiles Hollywood Style
Sandra Doak Orisons Art & Framing
Sarah Duff The Duff Law Firm
Barbra Dutton Branded Floors
Elizabeth Fagan Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Christine Hockin-Boyd Community Lifeline Center
Valarie Kerby Len Buysee Realty
Linda Knapik tomK photography
Crystal McDonald Carpet Tech
Mari McGowan Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett
Rachel McNeese Richardson Communications
Teri Mills-Manuel Center for Biblical Counseling
Keresa Richardson Lawton Group
Dana Riley Volunteer McKinney
Alayne Sewick Medical Center of McKinney
Andrea Shackelford harvest
Bonnie Shaw Orisons Boutique
Cayti Stein McKinney Economic Development Corporation
Sheila Steinmark Marketing Operations Group
Ruth Thompson Hugs Café
Emily Ward Petals Couture Floral & Event Design
Luann Van Winckel Patina Green Home and Market