Houston Woman Top 50


Dr. Lisa Graham-Garza, Founder of Autism Rescue Angels 501(c)3, has been named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2020-21” by Houston Woman Magazine.

Each of the honorees was nominated for inclusion on the “50 Women” list by a reader of Houston Woman Magazine and then selected by the staff of the publication. According to Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, “Those selected as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2020-21 have earned an enviable reputation for their expertise in a particular field or arena. They are knowledgeable, credible, and trustworthy. The thoughts and actions of these women influence the thoughts and actions of others. It is our distinct pleasure to introduce these remarkable women to our readers and to others in our community.”

Since 2008, Houston Woman Magazine has published an annual, keepsake edition featuring Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of the Year.

Denver added, “Due to Covid issues, the popular recognition program was paused during the past two years. We here at Houston Woman Magazine couldn’t be happier about its revival in 2022.”

A celebration dinner, attended by the honorees and their invited guests, was held Thursday night, February 24th at the Junior League of Houston.  The ballroom there was full with more than 330 participating in the festivities. Included in the crowd were a number of past honorees, elected officials, and celebrities.

Copies of the keepsake edition featuring Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2020-21 were released at the big event and, today, mailed to subscribers of Houston Woman Magazine. Additional copies are priced $10 per copy and available for purchase by calling 713-780-2098

Covid Can’t Stop Us

When Covid hit, Autism Rescue Angels flew into action. We are local and boots on the ground so we were able to find autism families quickly who were drowning with job loss and financial hardship.

Thanks to our generous donors we were able to assist 17 Houston area families who needed food assistance as well as medical and therapy supplies provided for their teens and adults with autism.