Mayor Sylvester Turner Addresses Sold-Out Crowd Hosted by the Women Contractors Association

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/22/2016, 5:17 p.m.
The Women Contractors Association (WCA) an organization committed to the advancement of women in the construction arena through education, support ...
Mayor Turner addressing the crowd

The Women Contractors Association (WCA) an organization committed to the advancement of women in the construction arena through education, support and networking recently featured Mayor Sylvester Turner as a keynote speaker to a sold-out and standing-room only crowd. The event held on Thursday, August 4th at Maggiano's featured the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) Director Carlecia Wright who introduced the Mayor.

State Rep. Ana Hernandez, State Rep. Mary Ann Perez, Mayor Sylvester Turner, WCA President Natalie Tobias, Mayor of Galena Park Esmeralda Moya and Houston City councilman Robert Gallegos

State Rep. Ana Hernandez, State Rep. Mary Ann Perez, Mayor Sylvester Turner, WCA President Natalie Tobias, Mayor of Galena Park Esmeralda Moya and Houston City councilman Robert Gallegos

Mayor Turner gave a stellar speech and emphasized the great working relationships between the OBO and the Women Contractors Association. Specifically, the Office of Business Opportunity is committed to creating a competitive and diverse business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of local small businesses, while working with organizations like WCA.

President Natalie Tobias and Mayor Turner

President Natalie Tobias and Mayor Turner

The sold-out luncheon drew many VIPs including State Representative Ana Hernandez, State Representative Mary Ann Perez, Houston City Councilman Robert Gallegos, Galena Park Mayor Esmerelda Moya, METRO President and CEO Tom Lambert, Houston First Corporation Chairman David Minceberg and Political Analyst Jacquie Baly.

Jacquie Baly and OBO Director Carlecia Wright

Jacquie Baly and OBO Director Carlecia Wright

*About WCA— The Women Contractors Association (WCA) was founded in 1996 in Houston, Texas. A small group of women joined together to ensure that the City of Houston and other Texas agencies did not eliminate women owned businesses from minority participation goals. WCA has continued to support women in construction since its inception, through education, support and networking.

Mayor, Ray Aguilar, Natalie Tobias

Mayor, Ray Aguilar, Natalie Tobias