American Heart Association(AHA). Cardiovascular Disease remains the number one killer of women. Heart disease and stroke claim the life of 1 in 3 women every 80 seconds.“Woman of Impact” nominees join the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Movement to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke.

Platform Sponsor: Stephanie Tsuru and SheSpace

  • Ally Babineaux
  • Amy Benya
  • Amber Hackett Crosby
  • Vanessa Rogers
  • Brittany Scheier
  • Heather Sholl
  • Dr. Kimberly Simms
  • Angela Tedone
  • Katherine Whaley



American Heart Association’s GoRed for Women movement announces the inaugural class of “Woman of Impact” nominees, with Platform Sponsor, Stephanie Tsuru, and SheSpace. Nominees are leading the way for the next generation of Go Red for Women ambassadors and empowering more women to take charge of their health. Nominees have a passion for the work of the American Heart Association and the mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. A Woman of Impact possesses a large personal and/or professional network and is eager to engage their networks in supporting the mission and work of the AHA. Women of Impact are an integral part of the Houston Go Red for Women movement and will be celebrated for their overall impact throughout the 8-week campaign. Nominees will set a fundraising goal, access fundraising resources, and engage in opportunities to have a direct impact in Houston.


National Wear Red Day, February 5, 2021


February 5 –April 2, 2021(8 weeks)

Mid-Point Rally

March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day

Woman of Impact Celebration

April 2021

Houston Go Red for Women Digital Experience

May 14, 2021

National Women of Impact Celebration

June 2021

WHERE: Online

Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @AmericanHeartTXand @GoRedforWomen

Hashtag: #houstongored #goredforwomen

Platform Sponsor @SheSpaceHTX(Facebook/Instagram):


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for the world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. We are a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health, and well-being. We collaborate with numerous organizations and millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, advocate for stronger public health policies, and share lifesaving resources and information. Connect with us onheart.org, Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

About Woman of Impact Platform Sponsor, Stephanie Tsuru and SheSpace

Stephanie Tsuru spent 25 years in the healthcare industry before returning to Rice to get her MLS, which redefined and changed the trajectory of her life. Empowered by the strength and potential of women and frequently disappointed by their circumstances, shefoundedSheSpace, a female-focused work, meeting, and programming space designed to support, mentor, and unite all women and girls. Drawing on more than 35 years of experience, she brings her wisdom and passion to a space that advances women’s relationships, social and professional networks, through the power of the cohabitation effect.

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