Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners!

August 2019 – Bella Gilbert

Bella Gilbert

"Women in Leadership"

Bella Gilbert is an engaging speaker and educator with a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration. She currently serves at FranklinCovey Education in Houston, TX where she enhances the lives of youths and educators through a school transformation process that embodies the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.


In 2018, at the Texas Conference for Women, she received an award for her profound personal story in Target’s Storyteller Promotion. She’s triumphed over many obstacles in her lifetime including exiting a toxic marriage, paying off $90,000 in debt, and working towards healing a compulsive overeating pattern, which resulted in losing 90 pounds. Gilbert’s tact for practicing disruptive thinking patterns continues to be forged by her Christian faith, training as a life coach and hard-won life experiences. Her passion for facilitating growth in others has paved the way for her to present on topics ranging from Parenting with Grit & Grace to Overcoming Burnout. In June, she completed leading a 16-week video conference book study on Brene’ Brown’s powerful book, Dare to Lead!


This month’s CYFEN meeting begins with networking at 11:00 a.m. followed with a prompt 11:30 a.m. start of the program. Luncheons are held at our new location, Longwood Golf Club, 13300 Longwood Trace, Cypress, TX 77429.

July 2019 – Board of Directors Induction

July 25, 2019
New Board Inductions

New inductees to the 2019-2020 CYFEN Board include:

President:  Canthy Conrad, Action Specialties ;
President-Elect:  Angela Altamuro, Fashion with Angela;
VP of Communications:  Kathy Kirby, Wine Shop at Home;
VP of Finance:  Windee Falls, CC & A;
VP of Marketing:  Stefany Hennigan, Color Street;
VP of Membership - Kerrie Saeger,
VP of Programs - Kristi Howton, Iscential;
VP of Outreach - Donna McCarty, MisFit Design Group;
Past President - Sonja Rucker-Hines, Amegy Bank.

June 2019 – Rebeca Joffe

Rebecca Joffe
"How to Level Up in Your Business Using Social Media"

At the June luncheon come learn from Rebeca Joffe while she shares her tips and tricks on leveraging Facebook for any business owner to expand their network and reaching their ideal clientele. Most of Rebeca’s success has been from adapting quickly to the digital age and sharing with others the idea of scaling their business quicker through social media advantages. She loves mentoring and helping other business owners take their passion and transforming it successfully on social media!   


May 2019 – Maximize Your ABWA Membership

May 23rd, 2019

Our May meeting is all about how to maximize your membership with CYFEN.  This is an extended networking event, bring business cards, and come at 10:30 am to network.  Meeting starts at 11:00 a.m.

March 2019 – Terra Bohlmann

March Speaker Terra Bohlmann
Speaker:  Terra Bohlmann
"Create Your Signature Offer to Sell More in Less Time"

Ready to simplify your business? Terra Bohlmann will guide you through how to create your own signature offer system so you can sell more in less time. When you focus on selling the one best thing you have for the perfect customer you want to work with, your business becomes easier. Let's get you working smarter...not harder.

What you will walk away with:

- Determine why knowing your Perfect Customer Profile helps you save time, money and stress

- Learn the Clarity-to-Cash Strategy that helps you determine what your perfect customers want from you

- Understand why having a Signature Offer in your business makes you a lead magnet

- Fill-in-the-blank worksheet that allows you to create a Signature Offer that sells over and over again (no matter what you sell)

February 2019 – Kathryn Crawford Wheat

CYFEN Speaker February Kathryn WheatKathryn Crawford Wheat
"Public Speaking for Success"

Kathryn Crawford Wheat if a Professional Speaker, Consultant, Founder of Kathryn C. Wheat School of Real Estate, and Author of the book "Networking:  Naked & Unafraid". Some of the best things about Kathryn include her faith, courage, and fierce loyalty. She is grateful, joyful, empathetic, determined and motivated.

Join us Thursday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m. for networking and the luncheon.

December 2018 – Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange

Join us as we enjoy a festive celebration during the annual Holiday Luncheon & Gift Exchange. As always, guests are welcome and encouraged to join in and network. Please bring a $25 gift to participate (no promotional items, no gifts certificates, no gag/joke gifts.) Join us and be part of the fun!

November 2018 – Angela Gray

"Cooking up a Successful 2019"
Angela Gray
Sandler Training


Angela will be teaching us how to make a sales "cookbook.". She will go over all the ingredients to make sure you know exactly what it takes to hit your goals in 2019!

Angela obtained her Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from Texas State University. She worked at AT&T during college and after graduation, she moved on to advance her career by working for Sandler Training. Sandler Training helps small and mid-sized companies grow and develop. They work with Owners, Presidents, VP of Sales, and Salespeople in four specific areas. Those areas include sales strategy, sales process, improving sales staff hiring, and improving sales skills.

Please note the meeting is moved up one week to November 15th this month, so reservations are due by November 8th.

October 2018 – Speed Networking

October - Speed Networking

Join Us to Network

Bring Lots of Business Cards

(Note earlier meeting time)

September 2018 – Angela Altamuro

CYFEN Speaker Angela Altumoro

               Photo credit: ReWarding Images

Angela Altamuro - Fashion Consultant
"Success is Simple - Dress for It!"
How personal style and goals go hand in hand

Edith Head, famous Hollywood costume designer, said it best: "You can have anything in life you want if you dress for it."

Join us for a fun and informative workshop, moderated by Angela Altamuro, where you'll learn valuable tips on dressing for success from the top of your head, to the tip of your toes and everything in between.

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