AUSTIN -- Women business leaders received a big honor on Thursday.
The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas held its 23rd annual money and power conference in Austin. KVUE President and General Manager Patti Smith spoke and Terri Gruca emceed again this year.
The conference honors the best and brightest across the state and names the 2013 Texas Businesswoman of the Year.
That honor went to Kathy Lehne, president and CEO of Sun Coast Resources, an oil trucking company she started at the age of 23.
Another nominee, Nancy Shugar, went blind as a child but went on to finish college and become a teacher. She is raising money for Prove Them Wrong, an organization which encourages kids to stay in school.