IMpower Women’s Initiative is a membership group that unites a diverse group of women in dialogue and action through community events, coffee chats, service projects, and large events to empower themselves, the next generation, and the community. IMpower is a program of Interfaith Ministries’ Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships Department.

2020 – 2021 Steering Committee Members 

Swati Narayan – Co-Chair Nihala Zakaria – Co-Chair
Marla Fielder Phyllis Gingiss Jessica Gonzalez
Indrani Goradia Jessica Keiser Susi Knight
Tehmina Masud Graciela Saenz Paula Sutton

To Join IMpower Women’s Initiative – Click Here

Unity Level Member – $2,500 Champion Level Member $1,000 
Includes access for up to 10 for the following events: Includes access for two to the following events:
o   Author Engagement Experience o   Author Engagement Experience
o   Cooking Class Experience o   Cooking Class Experience
o   Wellness Experience o   Wellness Experience
o   Unity of Hope Concert o   Unity of Hope Concert
Includes access for two to the IMpower Coffee Chats Includes access for two to the IMpower Coffee Chats
Listed as a sponsor for the Unity of Hope Concert
Patron member – $500 General member – $250
Includes access for two to the IMpower Coffee Chats Includes access for one to the IMpower Coffee Chats
Discounted tickets/access to the following events: Discounted tickets/access to the following events:
o   Author Engagement Experience o   Author Engagement Experience
o   Cooking Class Experience o   Cooking Class Experience
o   Wellness Experience o   Wellness Experience
o   Unity of Hope Concert o   Unity of Hope Concert

“Your membership contribution may be tax-deductible, excepting the fair market value of events attended.”

Upcoming Events

Join the IMpower Women’s Initiative for a powerful conversation with a former member of a hate group who learned to love!

IMpower Author Engagement Book Discussion

Join us for a follow-up book discussion with author Megan Phelps-Roper regarding her book,

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Via Zoom

Click here to sign up for this event.

You can purchase a signed copy of Unfollow here.

IMpower Service Project – Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving & Beyond

IMpower Women’s Initiative is partnering with IM’s Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving to help feed homebound seniors in the Greater Houston and Galveston areas! This Thanksgiving, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thanksgiving event is going virtual to observe the necessary precautions to keep our senior clients and staff safe.

IMpower’s goal is to help 200 seniors and their pet companions this holiday season. With help from the community Meals on Wheels seniors will receive some holiday joy this season!

There are 5 ways to get involved and all of them can be done virtually or in a socially distanced manner!

Will you join us?

  • Friendly Neighbor Call Team – Call seniors on Thanksgiving Day (11/26)
  • Secret Santa Gift Bags – Adopt a senior to provide needed supplies (Now – 12/11)
  • Gobble Gobble Gang – Provide pet food for the pet companions of seniors (Now – 12/11)
  • Friendsgiving Team – Host a peer-to-peer fundraising team (Now – 12/11)
  • Make a donation of $25 or more that will feed at least 5 seniors on Thanksgiving Day and beyond!

Click here to RSVP or Pledge your support!

IMpower Culinary Experience – Life Is What You BAKE It!

Join IMpower Women’s Initiative for a fun and interactive culinary experience! Ask Chef Keisha Griggs all your burning questions about the versatility of pate à choux. Watch Chef Wafdiya Ibrahim make a delectable baklava, and enjoy fun conversation with moderator Karen Harberg and friends of IMpower. Settle in for an evening of fun and flavor-filled bites, learn more about our chefs’ personal stories and IM’s work to support the community.

Monday, January 25, 2021

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Access

$25 General Admission

$50 VIP Admission (includes a sampler dessert available for pickup on 1/25 from Midtown Houston)

Click here to sign up for this event.

Future IMpower Events

IMpower 2020 – 2021 Event Schedule*
schedule subject to change based on presenter schedule
February  Community Service Project
March  Wellness Experience
April  Abraham Exhibit – IMpower VIP Reception
May  IMpower Coffee Chat
June  Unity of Hope Concert

For more information about the IMpower Women’s Initiative

For more information about membership, event sponsorship, or to join IMpower, please contact Brandi Ledet at (713) 533-4925 or bledet@imgh.org.