FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONNIE WATT RECOGNIZED WITH 2018 TOP STAR IMPACT AWARD AT SOLD OUT WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
EVENT FEATURED COMMUNITY LEADERS, LOCAL SINGING PHENOM, CHRISTINA WELLS
Houston, Texas (October 18, 2018) – Connie Watt, Vice President of the Justin J. Watt Foundation and mother of Houston Texan J.J. Watt, was awarded the 2018 Top Star Impact Award in front of a sold-out audience at the 2nd Annual Bay Area Houston Women’s Conference on Friday, October 12. Honoring individuals who positively impact their communities with compassionate leadership, Watt’s dedication to helping Houston residents during and after Hurricane Harvey served as the basis for this recognition.
The conference was also dedicated to Glenda Ann Perkins, the substitute teacher who lost her life helping to save students at Santa Fe High School during the mass shooting on May 18, 2018. She was remembered during a special lunchtime performance by Christina Wells, a Houston native and semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. Perkins’ daughter, Ashley Perkin, was on hand to receive a dedicatory plaque and share a few words with attendees.
Bay Area Turning Point, which provides services to child and adult victims and families experiencing domestic and sexual violence received a donation package valued at $1500 as the non-profit beneficiary of the event.
This year’s conference, held at Hope Village in Friendswood, included a Live2Lead Live simulcast featuring Carly Fiorina, former Vice President of Hewlett Packard and the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 company; a cooking demonstration with Chef Mary Bass, a finalist on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen and Founder of Chef’s Table Charities; and a Women In Leadership Panel with participants Dr. Leigh Wall, Santa Fe ISD Superintendent; Wendy Ellis, City Manager of Kemah; and Ummara Sajid, Owner Operator of Chick-fil-A Nassau Bay.
The Bay Area Houston Women’s Conference is a one-day experience designed to provide women with fresh perspectives and practical tools focused on leadership, health and wellness and work-life balance. This year’s theme was Compassion and key sponsors of the event included Kendra Scott, South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, Amoco Federal Credit Union, and Elite Care 24 HR Emergency Center.
Fantastic Sam’s and Hand & Stone Massage delighted guests with complimentary amenities in the Top Star VIP Lounge and breakfast, lunch and dessert was sponsored by Chick-fil-A, Salata Clear Lake and Nothing Bundt Cakes respectively.