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Is Houston Ready for Flexible Work Opportunities?

Is Houston Ready for Flexible Work Opportunities? How would Houston evolve if more flexible work opportunities were available?   Would more employees be able to work for their dream organization—without a long commute?  Would employers be able to afford their dream...

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Texas is Business Facilities’ 2019 State Of The Year

Business Facilities has named Texas its 2019 State of the Year, making it the first state to win the magazine’s top honor four times. (Photo: Getty Images) Texas has been named Business Facilities’ 2019 State of the Year, becoming the first state to win BF’s top honor...

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10 Tips To Living An Intentional Life

Story by: Whitney Hansen 10 TIPS TO LIVING AN INTENTIONAL LIFE We live in a world that tells us we aren’t enough. We don’t have enough, our bodies aren’t enough, our bank accounts aren’t enough, and the only way to fill this void is by material items. We chase...

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How GHWCC Encourages Girls to Pursue STEAM Careers

Story by: Jordyn Taylor Dean When it comes to computer science degrees in Houston, only a few of them are earned by female college graduates. Here's how GHWCC is encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.    ...

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What Young Women Need to Know About ‘Little Women’

Mainstream media has always set unrealistic expectations on how women should dress, behave, and present themselves. Nevertheless, here are some valuable life lessons young women can still learn from a classic novel written nearly two centuries ago. Alexandra Starr New...

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Why Truss Brings Two Women on Board

Truss, a Houston startup specializing in digital community engagement has added two big names in Houston innovation to its board of directors. GHWCC Members Sandy Wallis and Gina Luna will both be key in moving forward Truss as new board members. Sandy Wallis is the...

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Successfully Battle Anxiety and Depression

by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher The emotional conditions of anxiety and depression can be a problem for sufferers at any time of year, but the winter months, around holiday time, or the beginning of a new year can be particularly difficult...

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How to Have an Effective Board

Most boards don’t reach their fullest potential for effective governance. In fact, many may suffer from panel dysfunctions that might not be fully apparent.  Here's how to transform your committee into a powerhouse. A recent Spencer Stuart report confirms that Board...

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Houston Voters Elect a Majority Female City Council

It's safe to say: The future is female, as women will soon dominated Houston's city council. Starting next year, a record nine women will serve on Houston City Council amid a shift toward a younger and more progressive council for Mayor Sylvester Turner's second term....

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Inspiring Leadership Lessons From 13 Female Founders

As the saying goes, experience is the best teacher. Whether it's coping with divorce, depression or death, these amazing women have valuable lessons to share.   Find your passion Baking is in Laurie Gray’s blood. As a child, Gray was right at her mother’s side as...

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Why We Need More Women in STEM and How AI Could Help Us

Recently, Dr. France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, gave a presentation at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness meeting in Washington, D.C. She holds an extraordinary record of accomplishment and has made a tremendous impact on academia and...

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Why Women Are Natural Born Leaders

Why Women Are Natural Born Leaders What was once considered weaknesses in women proves just the opposite. Here's how divine feminine power can help you excel in leadership positions. Nicole Lipkin Contributor ForbesWomen GETTY While the gap between men and women in...

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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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Transportation leader shares secrets to success

In a traditionally male-dominated industry, Brenda Mainwaring has made a name for herself in the transportation industry. Learn her secrets to success and how she is paving a way for the next generation of women. INTERVIEW BY: NATALIE PICHA Brenda Mainwaring is the...

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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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