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Connie Vazquez-Imler - Community Relations Committee Chair
Email address: cvazquez@austin.rr.com

"I'm originally from Cataño, Puerto Rico and have lived in Austin for over 15 years. I work as an Engineering Program Manager at a high tech company in Austin and hold a bachelors degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Management Information Science. As a Sister Circle core member, I have many goals. I plan to research, coordinate, and promote community involvement for the purpose of addressing female interests and concerns. I look forward to cultivating close relationships with other members and providing help and encouragement every time I can contribute. I will look to the circle for support, friendship, and shared wisdom."

Rebecca Kan - Empowerment Committee Chair
Email address: rebecca.kan@amd.com

"I currently reside in Austin, TX. I was born in Houston, TX and raised mostly in Houston, TX, Seattle, WA, Nova Scotia, Canada and Vancouver, Canada. I started my career at Advanced Micro Devices in the Business Marketing group for microprocessors after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. I am due to finish my M.S. in Engineering Management by August 2003 and am looking forward to many exciting opportunities for career growth. My objective with Sister Circle is to inspire other women and empower them to grow and experience life to the fullest. One of my passions in life is cooking for others!"

Vivian Mayfield - Finance Committee Chair
Email address: vivian.mayfield@motorola.com

"Although I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, I know not what it is like there since after 6 months of age, I lived in several states in the U.S. (including Hawaii), Iran, Spain, and Turkey. I began my career as a Financial Analyst for Motorola in 1994 after graduating with a B.B.A in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University. I will be sitting for the CPA exam in Nov03 with a goal to pass all four parts in one sitting. One of my passions in life is to spend time with my 8 year old daughter, family, and friends. I have been so blessed with the presence of the wonderful women in my life and look forward to further expanding my "Sister Circle" of friends."

Hope Young - Hospitality Committee Chair
Email address: hyoung@utsa.edu

Hope Young has been in the profession of higher education for five years. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Helping students make a successful transition from secondary to higher education has been her passion since she was in college. Her professional goal is to go into independent counseling to help those students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. She is also dedicated to the wellness of women of all backgrounds, mentally, emotionally and physically. She firmly believes in the purpose and goals of Sister Circle and plans to commit her time and resources to this wonderful organization.

Nicole Thomas - Web and Technical Committee Chair
Email address: n.thomas@sbcglobal.net

"I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. I carry B.S. degrees in both Architecture and Computer Science from Florida A&M University and the University of Michigan respectively. I currently work for Motorola as a Network Engineer. I am a "people person" and love to stay active whether I am playing tennis, painting, or working with the great children at my church. One of my passions is "fighting the good fight" in areas of importance for those that do not have a collective voice. I truly look forward to our discussions, fellowship, and friendship."

Agnes Francis
Founder-Austin Chapter, Advisor
Email address: tropicalaggie@hotmail.com

Agnes Claudia Francis is originally from the Caribbean Island of Antigua and has resided in the U.S. since 1992. She moved to Texas in 1997 and has been in Austin since 1999 working as a Software Engineer with Motorola. Agnes holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Texas at Austin, a B.B.A. in Management from Southwest Texas State University, and an A.A.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin. Agnes believes that the empowerment of women continues to be of grave concern in all spheres, whether it be economic or political decision making, in the corporate environment or on a community/grassroots level. Agnes is committed to the success of Sister Circle; an organization that will facilitate the empowerment of women in Austin and beyond.

Rochelle Flood
Email address: iroflood@hotmail.com

I call Houston, TX home. My BA in Mass Communications has provided me with several career options. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, a move to Los Angeles gave me a first hand look into the world of fashion. As a Fashion Assistant to several designers and CODE Magazine, I honed my stylist skills and developed a desire to help women look and feel their best. I currently reside in Houston with careers in elementary education and make-up artisty. I am dedicated to helping the members, as well as myself, discover and become our individual purpose.