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:
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 McKinneyChamber.com/WAM 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:
|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|
|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|