Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria
Friday, May 3, 2024 | 11AM
Friday, May 3, 2024
A Celebration of Houston's Women Leaders
At The Women’s Resource, we envision a day when all women and girls have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make sound decisions for their financial futures. Our programs provide an educational foundation that will result in improved financial stability. The Annual Luncheon provides essential financial support for our clients. The support we receive from this event helps to ensure that the hundreds of women and girls we serve every year continue to have the resources they need to be independent, productive, and financially stable.
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Once a Labor & Employment Lawyer with an impeccable ten-year track record, Sallie made her mark by mastering every facet of the employer-employee dynamic. Yet, beneath the surface, an entrepreneurial spirit was burgeoning. Transitioning from law to leadership, she embraced the entrepreneurial calling as CEO of Corporate & Tax Law Firm, and thereafter, the CEO roles for retail, real estate, and a sales company consecutively. In each, she became the catalyst for growth, significantly boosting sales by 70% year after year, revealing a talent for transformation that would define her career.
This knack for revenue generation caught the attention of fellow female entrepreneurs, inspiring the genesis of The BRIMM, her brainchild that empowers women with actionable sales strategies. Her journey wasn’t a steady ascent but rather a tapestry woven with success and setbacks, each thread a lesson that shaped her approach. Recognizing the absence of a sales strategy blueprint that catered to the unique hurdles faced by female entrepreneurs, she created TSA – a comprehensive system addressing the real challenges in achieving sustainable business success.
Today, she’s a testament to self-worth in business, unafraid to set boundaries and only accepting work that sparks a resounding “YES.” She’s crafted the very existence she once dreamed of, all while guiding others to do the same.
The evidence of her impact is not just anecdotal; it’s quantifiable. Hundreds of success stories echo her effectiveness with female entrepreneurs.
Her journey is not just able the businesses she’s built or the sales she’s increased; it’s about the lives she’s changed and the dreams she’s turned into tangible realities. It’s a story of empowerment, strategy, and the relentless pursuit of growth – not just for herself, but for the countless women who’ve followed her path.
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Where color and capital gains intersect, you can find Carrie Colbert. The founder of Curate Capital has let her intuition, penchant for risk, and zest for life lead her to personal and professional successes beyond her wildest imagination.
From a small town in the Texas panhandle, Carrie was the first in her family to graduate from college when she received her degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She then earned her MBA as a Longhorn as well while pursuing a successful career in the oil and gas industry for nearly two decades. While rising in the ranks at Hilcorp, the largest privately owned oil and natural gas producer in the U.S., having equity and ownership during a time of great company growth was life-changing for Carrie. So life-changing, in fact, that in 2016 Carrie was able to “retire” from that industry at age 38.
The small town girl who had found success following all the rules was now free to choose her own next steps. Carrie quickly tapped into her creative side, amassing a following of over 85,000 via her @carriec Instagram account and thousands of monthly visitors on her carriecolbert.com website. After discovering a plethora of women-owned businesses in her online endeavors, she began investing her own money into female-founded companies like Packed Party and more. In just five short years, that generated a 10x ROI.
With an overflowing pipeline of great deals, Carrie officially launched Curate Capital in 2021. Curate Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in businesses by women for women. With their first fund closing in the summer of 2022, Carrie and team exceeded their goal by over 50% with a $15 million dollar raise. The fund was primarily supported by individual, female investors, further solidifying Carrie’s purpose of helping more women invest in the dreams of other women.
In addition to her work at Curate Capital, Carrie mentors and advises a large community of women in business. Additionally, she proudly serves as an officer for The University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering executive advisory board. In 2013, she received the Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate Award, a distinguished alumni award reserved for one rising star each year. She is also a sought-after speaker at conferences and events for female entrepreneurs.
She is most proud to be known as mommy to her five-year-old daughter Elle and her two-year-old son, Luke. As they say in their family, “teamwork makes the dream work!” – and she is truly grateful for the partnership she and Mark have in raising their family and building this business.
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What We Do: Our Programs
What We Do: Our Programs
RISE! Our 2022 RISE! graduates included 67 girls who collectively received 76 college scholarships, 417 college acceptance letters and saved $536 on average. In the 2021/2022 school year we served 297 girls at 7 different partner schools across Houston. All RISE! Participants experienced at least 2 community involvement opportunities, including field trips and guest speaking panels! We are also thrilled to report that an overwhelming majority of participants – 97% to be exact- made progress toward or achieved a financial goal they set for themselves.
YourLife Finance Classes We hosted 321 classes in 2021, both virtually and in person, reaching over 2000 women in the greater Houston area. We have also been able to produce on demand content to best meet the needs of our clients as we. navigate the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
YourLife Coaching Women in our one on one financial coaching program increased credit scores by an average of 57 points last year and saved over $2900! Women in our group coaching program, YourLife Possibility Groups paid down more than $46,000 in debt collectively and saved over $28,000 throughout their time in the program.
YourLife Career Coaching We have launched our newest program, YourLife Career Coaching, to help women find higher paying jobs, advocate for higher pay in their current positions, or enter into the workforce.
Our Yearly Impact
– Annabella, YourLife coaching client