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Houston Startup Adds 2 Big Names to Its Board of Directors

ALL ABOARD Houston startup adds 2 big names to its board of directors Natalie Harms Nov 19, 2019, 7:26 am Gina Luna and Sandy Wallis will both be key in moving forward Truss as new board members. Courtesy photos A Houston startup specializing in digital community...

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Why Women Are Natural Born Leaders

Why Women Are Natural Born Leaders Nicole Lipkin Contributor ForbesWomen GETTY While the gap between men and women in leadership roles is decreasing, there still remains a huge disparity between them. According to a 2019 Lean In study about women in the workplace,...

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Inspiring Leadership Lessons from 13 Female Founders

Entrepreneur reflects on the inspiring stories of 13 female founders on Women's Entrepreneurship Day. Image credit: Westend61 | Getty Images Entrepreneur Staff November 19, 2019 15 min read Entrepreneur is celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day by examining some of...

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Get on Board

An interview with Brenda Mainwaring, Vice President of Public Affairs Union Pacific Railroad BY: NATALIE PICHA Brenda Mainwaring is an Iowa native and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Iowa. As Assistant Vice President...

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Our 2019 Trailblazers Get Real and Get Personal

Shawn Simmons, PhD, Environmental & Permitting Manager at ExxonMobil, Gulf Coast Growth Venture Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. Be confident in yourself and your abilities....

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Five Tips From a Professional for Today’s Luxury Homes

  By Deborah Healon, A.I.B.D., W.C.R.,G.H.L.H.C. Luxury Interior Designer, GHWCC Member For good reason, large homes are popular in Houston. Expansive acreage from which to choose makes creative design and amenities easy. Large homes cost more and take longer to...

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An Honest Look at Alzheimer’s

by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher With the roughly five to six million people already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease expected to increase in number by the many millions over the next two decades, the terrible mind-wasting disease deserves...

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Vaccines For Adults

by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher With our children (or grandchildren or nieces/nephews) all going back to school, we may think we’re all finished thinking about vaccines for a while, but let’s not be too hasty.  Adults need vaccines as well,...

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Get Ahead of Arthritis with These Tips

by Darra McMullen,Women’s Health Network Writer/ResearcherThe month of August seems to be the perfect time to discuss two important (but unrelated) health topics of interest.  The first topic is arthritis, of particular interest now both because of a...

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Taking the Risks Out of Benefits

Owning a healthcare business does not exempt me from an issue that perplexes leaders of large and small organizations alike — but it does give me a broad perspective on the question of how to provide medical benefits that employees appreciate, while making sure that...

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Help For Summer Skin Issues

Help For Summer Skin Issues by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher As summer officially begins in June (on the 21st.), this time seems to be the perfect one to explore some of the best options for caring for common skin concerns.  Skin health...

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Welcome to Our New Interns, Daria and Jenna!

A note from Daria  My name is Daria Hatter, and I just completed my first year of college at The University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Finance and Marketing, and minoring in Africana Studies. I am very excited to be interning with the Greater Houston Women’s...

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Taking Root

Early Lessons in Leadership  It’s never too early to start developing your leadership potential.  Take, for example, my daughter’s Girl Scout Daisy Troop.  Recently, the twelve Daisies “bridged” to the next Girl Scout level and became Brownies.   As the Troop Leader...

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