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Founding Mothers

By the female, for the female; that’s how SHE rolls.

From construction to social media marketing, our team consists of entirely women. These founding mothers were the boots on the ground team from the beginning, and are the very core of SheSpace. All of these ladies united for one mission – to inspire and encourage women supporting other women.

Stephanie Tsuru

Stephanie comes from a long line of female trailblazers. Her grandmother, widowed at 55, remained on the family farm in northern Missouri to successfully run the operation through blizzards and droughts.

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This woman even had the audacity to wear pants! She raised Stephanie’s mother, a small-town farm girl, who at the age of 22, left rural America with her new husband and flew 24 hours to live in Marrakesh, Morocco. Her parents’ wanderlust lifestyle worked out nicely for Stephanie, who was later born on the outskirts of Paris. After working her way through college in a steel mill (hard hat and steel-toed boots included) she piled her belongings into her bluebird-colored car that she purchased with her steel mill earnings and drove 1,300 miles away. (No radio or phone but lots of singing.)

As her 60th birthday approached, Stephanie decided she had the energy, passion and commitment to see another adventure through. In homage to her mother and grandmother and to leave a legacy for her daughters, granddaughters and the deep pool of women in Houston, she decided the time was right for her to launch her first entrepreneurial venture, SheSpace.

Stephanie’s mantra believes in the power of SHE. We will provide a home away from home to build a community of bold, intrepid and fearless women. We will push and lift each other to create, learn, inspire, and grow to be better tomorrow than we are today.

Katie Tsuru

Named Katherine at birth, she was quickly nicknamed Katie, which is much more in keeping with energetic personality. Her sweetness belies her sassy, strong will, which made itself evident at the age of 18 months when she decided that napping was simply not necessary when she had more important things on her agenda.

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This girl has seldom slowed down since. While all the other girls were curled up reading, Katie fell in love with numbers and basketball, and went on to get a degree in mathematics.

An original from the beginning, she was decisively thrown off balance by the way women were undervalued in the work force. Imbedded in the local Oil and Gas industry she noticed how often women were overlooked for promotions, earned less for performing the exact same jobs as men and often sank into the sunset if they took maternity leave. In her very Katie-like way, she decided enough was enough, and joined forces with her mother-in-law (yes, that is correct and not a typo, like we said Katie is an original) to create a space designed by women for women where women can bond together to reach further, faster.

SheSpace is made up of experts across fields, from construction to food and beverage, marketing, tech, finance, and more. Meet a few of the amazing humans who make up the foundation of SheSpace.

Architecture

eStudio
Allie Hubbard / Norgerie Rivas

Commercial Banker

Chase
Ash Weiss

Commercial Realtors

Limestone Commercial Real Estate
Vanessa Jeans / Meredith Kelly / Brandi McDonald

Fitness Guru

Leah Oliver

General Contractor

J Stone Construction Theresa Turnbow – Project Manager

Graphic Design

Neiter Creative
Becky Blumberg / Savannah Fortune / Jo Neiter

Insgroup Insurance

Jan Fawcett

Interior Design

Creative Tonic
Courtnay Elias / Lila Malone

IT Services

Truewater 
Susan Aldridge

Photographer

Julie Soefer Photography

SheReads Curator

Cindy Puryear

Social Media Marketing and Public Relations

Mad Meg Creative Services
Kathryn Durkin / Megan Silianoff

Web Design and Development

Astoundz
Nadá Khalil / Cindy Mahoney