DeAndrea Washington (’09)

DeAndrea Washington (’09) has been named by The Houston Business Journal as one of 90 honorees for the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards, recognizing women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community. 

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 

 I’ve never been to Vegas and I’m an introvert at heart

What is the most difficult thing you’ve had to do? 

My biggest personal challenge was losing my best friend Cora Faith Walker last year when she passed away unexpectedly in March 2022. Cora and I shared so many goals and dreams involving advocacy and representing the unrepresented. We attended college together at Washington University in St. Louis, attended law school together – albeit at different schools – and ultimately became fierce legal advocates together until Cora’s untimely death at the young age of 37.

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