ABOVE: This Woman’s Work – SIS mentors, mentees and volunteers and Vanessa E. Wyche (center), Deputy Director at NASA and keynote speaker
In honor of Women’s History Month, This Woman’s Work held its inaugural IronWoman Brunch at the Norris Conference Centers on Sunday, March 24. The room bustled with over 80 women in attendance to hear from Vanessa E. Wyche, Deputy Director at NASA, who is leaving her legacy as a woman of history. This Woman’s Work Founder Carla K. Lane sat for an intimate conversation with the only African American female Deputy Director in a male-dominated field. The two discussed how Wyche chose her mentors, history making challenges and thriving in a work environment with limited female influence and leadership. Attendees at the event included Wanda Adams, HISD School Board District 9; Karen Carter Richards, Forward Times Publisher; Kim Roxie, LAMIK Beauty Director; Vanessa Reed, Comerica Bank; Colleen Banks; and Dorita Hatchett. IronWoman Mentors, Naomi Hardy and Martica Sherman were recipients of the Founder’s Award.