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Mallory Peterson honored among 2023 Women Who Mean Business

Mallory Peterson '11, named as one of HBJ's 2023 Women Who Mean Business The Houston Business Journal has chosen University of St. Thomas-Houston alumna and Director of Corporate Relations Mallory Peterson ’11 as one of its 2023 Women Who Mean Business. Peterson is among 90 recipients of this prestigious award who are described as “unstoppable women who go above and beyond in the business and community sectors.”

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized alongside some of Houston’s most accomplished leaders,” Peterson said. “Each of these women are an inspiration as they are helping shape the future of our city and enacting positive change in their respective industries.” 

Honorees are chosen annually by the HBJ newsroom and grouped according to industry, with one notable exception. Peterson’s 10-member cohort is called “Women to Watch.”

Indeed, Peterson’s accomplishments during her four years of service at UST have been hard to miss and much appreciated. She serves deserving students at the University through her leadership of the remarkable Rising Stars Internship Program. Rising Stars makes educational excellence available to students from underserved backgrounds. The program places qualified students in paid internships with partner companies to gain real work experience and offset the cost of tuition.

With Peterson’s support, the program has grown from five students when it began in 2018 to nearly 250 this fall. Corporate and community partners total more than 70.

Watch for the Oct. 13 edition of the HBJ with a special section recognizing Mallory Peterson and the rest of the 2023 Women Who Mean Business. Also on that date, an awards luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Houston will celebrate these standout leaders in their fields. To get details and register for the luncheon, click here.