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The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business organization of highly influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women through avenues of leadership, education, advocacy and mentoring.

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Brooke Baldwin

Former CNN Anchor, Author
HUDDLE: How Women Unlock
Collective Power

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Laura Bull

Author, From Individual to Empire:
A Guide to Building an Authentic
Powerful Brand

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Anne Corley Baum

Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: Develop Your Soft Skills to Help You Succeed

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Diane Von Furstenberg

DVF Founder, Author
and Philanthropist
Own It: The Secret to Life

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Times and Run of Show subject to change

April 22

9:00 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Kathryn Stream Finalist Panel & Award Presentation
Kathleen Schmeler, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rola El-Serag, Baylor College of Medicine
Elizabeth Travis, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Moderator

GHWCC Women to Watch in Healthcare
Kaley Smith, Chambers Community Health

Kathryn S. Stream, PhD Lifetime Achievement Award
Kathryn Peek, KEP Consulting, LLC

9:35 AM
What is Your Calling in Life?
Crystal Ashby, Leader of Sustainable Change
Paula Harris, CEO, DPM Alliance Energy

9:55 AM
UK Panel
Andrea Leadsom, Member of UK Parliament
Craig Tracey, Member of UK Parliament,
 Melody Meyer, Melody Meyer Energy, LLC
Jurga Zilinskiene, MBE, Guildhawk, Moderator

10:25 AM
Innovation & Investment Panel
Erika Kelley, Morgan Stanley, Debra Hatter, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Nicola Nice, Pomp & Whimsy, Bob Charlet, Houston Business Journal, Moderator

10:50 AM
Laura Bull Author Keynote
From Individual to Empire: A Guide to Building
an Authentic and Powerful Brand

11:15 AM
STEAM Town USA Students
GHWCC Scholarship Winners

11:25 AM
Understanding Non-Verbal Communication
With Body Language Expert Jan Hargrave

11:45 AM
Diversity Leadership Award
Presented by AIG

11:55 PM
Lunch Break/Photo Memories

12:10 PM
United Way Video

12:15 PM
Diane Von Furstenberg DVF Founder, Author
and Philanthropist, Own It: The Secret to Life
Conversation with Brooke Baldwin, Former CNN Anchor, Author, HUDDLE

12:35 PM
Sponsor Recognition

12:40 PM
Mayor Sylvester Turner Remarks

12:45 PM
Presentation Honoring 2021 Breakthrough Women

1:35 PM
Entrepreneur Panel
Tyla-Simone Crayton, Founder & Shark Tank Winner Sienna Sauce
Tara Martin, CEO/Founder DTLA Custom

1:55 PM
Meet Your Houston Female City Council Members

2:25 PM
Anne Corley Baum Author Keynote
Small Mistakes, Big Consequences:
Develop Your Soft Skills to Help You Succeed

2:50 PM
Brooke Baldwin Conversation
Former CNN Anchor, Author, HUDDLE: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power
with Judge Germaine Tanner and Judge Shannon Baldwin
(two of Houston’s nineteen female judges that made history)

3:15 PM

4:00 PM


April 23

12:00pm-1:00pm Breakout Sessions:

Building Your Own Personal Brand
Leisa Holland Nelson Bowman, Astoundz, Sandra Porter, Hines
How The SBA Can Help Your Small Business
Abby Gonzalez, SBA
Managing Stress
Kim Mathes, HCA Houston Community Engagement Director &
Chairperson of the Mind Matters Colleague Network
Melissa Reeves, National Director for Wellness at CommonSpirit Health
The Power of Leadership
Diana Candelaria Reyes, Candelaria Reyes Consulting

1:00pm-2:00pm Breakout Sessions:

Steps to Getting Your LinkedIn Profile and Articles Noticed
Jessica Richardson, JR Executive Resources
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Gaye Spears-Madison, SBA
Women As Caregivers
Business Women’s Retirement Plan Solutions
Kate Willever, Morgan Stanley

Recognized for its unparalleled capacity to empower and inspire women and girls, the annual conference unites internationally-acclaimed leaders and visionaries. This year’s conference will be live-streamed and expected to reach over 2,000 business leaders globally!


Name: Greater Houston Conference for Women 2021
Date: April 22 & 23, 2021
Time: April 22, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT; April 23, Noon – 2:00 PM CDT

Register Now!

Individual Member Ticket: $100
Individual Non-Member Ticket: $150
VIP: $300 

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Presenting Sponsor: $50,000
Universe Sponsor: $25,000
Galaxy Sponsor: $15,000
Stratosphere Sponsor: $10,000
Diversity Leadership Award Sponsor: $15,000
Starship Sponsor: $6,000
Breakout Session Sponsor: $2,500

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The GHWCC SBA Women’s Business Center serves as a catalyst to enable women entrepreneurs and their leadership teams to start or take their business to the next level through organization, innovation, and engagement. The Center empowers women-led organizations by introducing resources that provide tools, access to capital, and valuable business relationships.






Awkwafina, alongside other many talented women, made an impact at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.

She is the first Asian woman to win in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category.

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Wishing everyone a very safe and warm holiday season! https://t.co/a0RpZNbSMU GHWCC photo


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The Top Female Leadership Organization in Houston

Here at the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, we pride ourselves on being a women-led organization in Houston that helps to bring up the next generation of leaders and successful business professionals. We give people a chance to increase their sphere of influence, forge new relationships and see the type of sustained success that they have always dreamed of. If you’re a business owner, you need to be part of this movement.

GHWCC members see many advantages when they join up. We have incredible events, speaking engagements, networking sessions and much more. We give you the opportunity to put yourself into the fray of the local business scene with the top Houston women’s networking group, and that gives you a chance to make connections and learn from — or teach — others along the way. 

We believe in this community, and the core of our mission is bringing people together. As we do that, we help our members:

  • Make valuable connections
  • Increase access to capital
  • Build their own confidence
  • Expand their horizons
  • Increase their bottom line
  • Advance in their own companies
  • Experience crucial life changes
  • Take a more active role in the development of their own careers

Many people just wait it out in their careers, hoping that the success they want will eventually find them. We do not believe that this is enough for either men or women in Houston. We know that you need to actively pursue your goals and work alongside those who can help you get there. As a successful female leadership organization in Houston with a continually growing membership, we make that possible in a new way.

We are trailblazers in this area, and we’re very confident in our ability to help you reach new heights. We have won a Kathryn Stream Award, a Diversity Award and many other honors, such as recognition as Women in the Fast Lane of STEAM. We are passionate about being a women-led organization in Houston that gives women every possible opportunity for success.