October, 2020 – Toni Harris Taylor

Toni Harris Taylor

Toni Harris Taylor is also known as "The Networking Queen". That's why becoming an NIA Franchise owner is a natural fit. Toni's brand is all about taking DRASTIC steps to be successful. As a sales and marketing coach, Toni teaches her clients to build relationships to Get Known, Get Connected to Get Paid! Now she has the vehicle to help her clients, "Build Relationships that Last a Lifetime!" If you are ready to end the frustrations of growing your business, connect with Toni to see how she can help you turn more contacts into contracts!

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Determine your target market for laser focus marketing
  • Build relationships through networking
  • Speak to get in front of the crowd and be the "go-to" expert
  • Use technology tools such as email and social media to follow up and stay connected

Join us this month at 11:00 a.m. for networking, meeting program begins at 11:30.

September – Lynlee Linke

Lynlee Linke
"Be EXTRAordinary"

(How to BE the EXTRA among the ordinary)

Lynlee Linke is a single mom of three (soon to be married and mom to six), a recently semi-retired veterinarian after 25 years in practice, and currently a Level V Circle Mercedes achiever with Rodan + Fields.

Lynlee enjoys running, going to the beach house, and drinking wine!  She's an animal lover, an aspiring author, and has a desire to empower and inspire others. Lynlee loves being with her family and friends, and believes in living life to the fullest and that you should show up in life in the grandest way and ALWAYS bring the Fun!

How bringing out your true unique and authentic self is the path to success not only in business but also in life.
Developing and Believing in who YOU are!
Creating the life you want by showing up that way
Embracing the Joy in the Journey



August – Kerry Walsh

Kerry Walsh
"Three Keys to Becoming an Effective Networker"

Kerry Walsh has been in the wellness industry for 7+ years working with women to empower them on their health and fitness journey.

Her purpose is to encourage, inspire and coach busy women to stop simply surviving and start thriving by gaining self-confidence and building a foundation of new healthy habits to live a lifestyle they desire & deserve!

Kerry is also the chapter owner for the Cypress Women, Wine & Wellness.  

Women, Wine & Wellness is on the cutting edge of women’s organizations in the United States. They are a dynamic group providing wellness education for women while they connect, learn, grow, and stay inspired. Their events naturally attract professional women, women who are passionate about health, and women who just want a fun night out to connect with other women of the same interests.

June – Kristina Perez

"Infusing Happiness Into Life and Work"

Too many people are missing a critical element when it comes to their lives - happiness! In this session, we will identify specific skills of happiness and how leaders apply them to daily work and life. 

Leaders who are happy put into perspective the view of success and failure. It's not about having the best of everything, it is viewing through the right lens. Learn to live each day to the fullest, knowing every day gets better than the last. Change your happiness level today!

Often described as a highly motivated, education manager with exceptional leadership abilities, Kristina Perez serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Premier.  She is talented at facilitating change, designing new programs, evaluating systems, and can often be found inspiring others through her imaginative style.

Kristina moved to the Houston area from North Dallas in 2010 and is passionate about creating programs for children and families. As a single mother of four, Kristina works hard to maintain her lifelong path of learning while serving as a role model. 

Kristina graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Master’s of Education in Educational Psychology. Kristina has a history of success managing multiple programs, presenting for various groups, and generating events for thousands of attendees in various communities.

Most of all, Kristina loves being part of the CyFair community and volunteering with several organizations.


May – All About ABWA – Round-Table Sessions

Join us for our Round Table Sessions and learn more about what ABWA and CYFEN can offer you!  You’ll learn about the benefits of membership.  Topics included ABWA Education, Awards and Recognition, Scholarships, Community Service and more. 

Join us online again this month at 11:15 a.m.


April – María Inés Flores Wurmser

Virtual Meeting Guest Speaker  (Via ZOOM)
María Inés Flores Wurmser

"Take Charge of Your Families' Health"

Olympic Gymnast, MBA, Certified Nutritional Coach María Inés Flores competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.  She holds a BS in Business Management from Francisco Marroquín University (Guatemala City), an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin, and is a Certified Nutritional Coach with Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

María Inés works as Nutritional Coach helping children, young athletes, and families change their lives by incorporating good nutrition and health habits into their lives. She specializes in kids and teenagers, leveraging her talent for communicating well with them, and facilitates education and tools so that they make their health a top priority.  

María Inés lives in The Woodlands with her husband and four children. She is a member of the Rotary Club of The Woodlands and volunteers with TWST (The Woodlands Swim Team).


February – William Holt

William Holt - February Speaker

William Holt has worked with coaching clients and international executives from Chevron, Toyota, Bank of America, Bechtel, Unilever, BP and many others for over 25 years. He has personally trained over 240 executives to become coaches in and outside of their companies. He has won many awards, including the Unilever Silver Award and the Best Practices Aware for an outstanding Coaching Training Program at BP.

It is his love and respect for his mother and his own forced exit from Corporate America that led to a career that speaks to his heart.  His mother was a good 50’s wife, marginalized, objectified, and passed up.  Watching his mom work for a big truck dealership, where even though she admired their success and bowed to male authority, was passed over for promotions and raises.  On her last job, she worked tirelessly for ‘the man” for 22 years, then was fired without a pension plan and was replaced by a younger person whom she had trained.

Similar experiences in his own career led him to pursue a dream in his heart.  He refers to himself as a feminist in a male body.  He will share more about his mother, his twin girls and his strong life partner, Adriana, so you can see that he is on a mission that serves women.  He believes that women are the hope for the future.

January – Denice Smith

Denice Smith

"Know Your Rights, Start the Year Off with a Plan"

Being raised in different countries, Denice Smith speaks three languages:  English, Spanish and Portuguese. Following her graduation from high school in Brazil, Houston became her home. It is here that she obtained a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston and her law degree from South Texas College of Law. Her curriculum vitae' spans six pages and shows not only her competency as an attorney but her passion for coaching and advocating for a long list of causes. In addition to her expertise in her current practice that includes family law, estate planning, arbitration, and mediation, she is a certified appellate attorney and is licensed to practice before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her career covers other specialties like medical malpractice, personal injury and sports law. Her accolades are impressive, however, it is the peace of mind and confidence that her clients and colleagues express regarding the professional service she has provided for them that makes her acquaintance endearing. Her elevator pitch states the importance of legal representation perfectly, “if you don’t know your legal rights you don’t have any.”

October 2019 – Sonya Aston

Sonya AstonSonya Aston
Get the 411 Before your 911 - Emergency Preparedness for Individuals and Businesses

Sonya Aston is a 6th generation Houstonian, graduate of the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law.  Much of her career has centered around response to emergencies or preparing for emergencies.  After working on the Exxon Valdez litigation in Anchorage AK, Sonya returned to Houston, graduated from law school and began working as an environmental enforcement attorney for the City of Houston.  At the City, she was the hotline for environmental emergencies. She continued her environmental experience at Conoco Inc and a small environmental firm.  Sonya returned to government at the Harris County Tax Assessor’s Office where she volunteered at the Office of Emergency Management during emergency events.  After four years, she moved to the Elections Division where she was the Administrator of Elections for eight years.  Each election is a four to five week emergency.  She is here to provide her lessons learned from years of emergency planning and response. 


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, KerrieSaeger.com
VP of Programs - Kristi Howton, Iscential;
VP of Outreach - Donna McCarty, MisFit Design Group;
Past President - Sonja Rucker-Hines, Amegy Bank.