HOUSTON — The Houston Business Journal named Catholic Charities’ Natalie Wood one of its 2019 Women Who Mean Business in the Outstanding Nonprofit Leader category.
As senior vice president of programs, Natalie is responsible for the majority of social services provided to the community, ranging from food pantries to housing assistance to refugee resettlement. Each year on average, her programs serve more than 70,000 people through locations in Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties.
In the last year, Natalie was acknowledged at the highest level of the Catholic Charities network for her leadership and dedication to mission. Catholic Charities USA chose her from among all of its 200 member agencies for the 2018 Management Excellence Award, presented at the Annual Gathering, the preeminent meeting for Catholic Charities professionals, volunteers, and partners.
After reviewing hundreds of nominations, the Houston Business Journal named 65 women as honorees for the 2019 Women Who Mean Business Awards and 10 as Women to Watch. The criteria for selection included career achievement, contribution to company and city success, community involvement and leadership. All of the honorees across nine industries will be recognized in a special section of HBJ’s Oct. 4 weekly edition and at an awards reception on Oct. 3.