CEO David McClanahan accepted the Houston Area Women’s Center Corporate Award at a recent gala benefit entitled, “LOL with Lily Tomlin,” with Tomlin as the featured entertainer. CNP was honored for its financial and volunteer support of the organization’s various annual events over the last seven years.
CNP was also recently honored with a Corporate Vision Award from Girls, Inc., whose mission is helping girls grow up to be “strong, smart and bold.” Rita Kirkup, director of development for Girls, Inc., said, “We chose CenterPoint Energy because of its ongoing and strong commitment to Girls Inc., as well as its commitment to advancing women in the work place.”
Sharon Owens, vice president of Corporate Community Relations, accepted the award and said, “We support the mission of Girls, Inc. and are proud to provide opportunities for women in leadership positions within the company and on our board of directors. We also appreciate being recognized for our involvement with minority and women-owned businesses.”