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POSITIVE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 

POSITIVE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 

The first job I had after college was as a recruiter for the Dale Carnegie courses. For those of you that may not know about Dale Carnegie, he wrote the book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” which is the 3rd best-selling book ever written. The principles of...

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Interest Rates Are At an All Time Low

Interest Rates Are At an All Time Low

Historically real estate has been a wise investment! In these unprecedented times, there will be opportunities. Houston’s underlying economy was strong with the exception of the energy sector. Unemployment was low beginning in 2020. In addition, interest rates are at...

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How to Use Your Feminine Energy to Create Work Life Balance

How to Use Your Feminine Energy to Create Work Life Balance

Each of us would benefit individually from valuing the feminine energy within ourselves. How can you get started? Here are three ways to begin exploring and valuing the feminine energy within YOU: Meditate regularly– When you meditate daily, you being to engage your...

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Easter Meal Offered by Junior League of Houston

Easter Meal Offered by Junior League of Houston

Get your holiday meal for Easter from the Junior League of Houston! This family meal for 8 – 10 people is $150 and is available for purchase until 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 9. Drive-through pickup in the garage of the League building at 1811 Briar Oaks Lane on...

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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GENDER EQUALITY

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GENDER EQUALITY

“The Covid-19 pandemic will have a disproportionate negative effect on women and their employment opportunities,” the authors write. However, the paper suggests that the shift in workplace culture and increased flexibility — catalyzed by Covid-19 — may also promote...

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Healthcare Heroes

Healthcare Heroes

We Appreciate You! We are highlighting our Healthcare MVPs who are on the front line, who are treating our families, neighbors and friends in your ER's and clinics! The Woman’s Hospital of Texas shared this photo of a HCA team member. On top of the nutritious meals...

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POSITIVE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 

POSITIVE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 

A motivating message from Bob Charlet, Houston Business Journal: The first job I had after college was as a recruiter for the Dale Carnegie courses. For those of you that may not know about Dale Carnegie, he wrote the book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,”...

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CenterPoint Energy work crews staffed and active

We’ll get through this together To our natural gas customers: We hope that all of you and your families are doing well during this challenging time. At CenterPoint Energy, we are continuing to work hard every day during this crisis to deliver you safe, reliable and...

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HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE SMALL BUSINESSES 

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE SMALL BUSINESSES 

Pay for a service and then don't use it. It might seem ironic to pay for a service and then not use it, but it could really help small businesses. “From one small business owner to another, I am highly mindful of where I spend my money and do my best to support small...

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“Pearls of Wisdom” from Former First Lady Barbara Bush

… What I’d really like to do today is share some of the things I think I’ve learned in life. You could call them “pearls of wisdom.” … There’s always something to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. Unfortunately, it seems to me that especially in these...

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What is Flexible Work and How it Benefits your Company

What is Flexible Work and How it Benefits your Company

One thing is clear about the workforce of the future! Flexible work will be part of most people’s work experience at some point in their career.  People are choosing to work for companies that offer flexible work arrangements. With the coronavirus impacting so many...

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GHWCC Celebrates International Women’s Day

GHWCC Celebrates International Women’s Day

  International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. In honor of the holiday, GHWCC's 100 Women Driving Arts...

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ABACUS Plumbing Recognized For Superior Service

ABACUS Plumbing Recognized For Superior Service

GHWCC is proud to announce that ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical has earned the home service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and...

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Perry Homes Gets a New Trademark: Tradition of Excellence

Perry Homes Gets a New Trademark: Tradition of Excellence

GHWCC's 2019 Breakthrough Woman of the Year, Kathy Britton, has delivered another strong performance in 2019, leading Perry Homes to launch a new logo and tagline highlighting the firm's 50-plus year "Tradition of Excellence." Britton is the company's CEO and says the...

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How to Protect Your Skin in Temperamental Texas Weather

How to Protect Your Skin in Temperamental Texas Weather

Nowadays it seems as though every day is a new “national holiday,” some silly, some fun, some to call attention or make a difference. We at Bellaire Dermatology hope to be a part of the difference and change. Although, as it stands, May is Melanoma Awareness month. We...

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Why Station Houston and Capital Factory are Joining Forces

Why Station Houston and Capital Factory are Joining Forces

Gabriella Rowe has transitioned from CEO of Station Houston into her role as Executive Director of The Ion following Station's merger with Austin-based Capital Factory. Courtesy of Station Houston Among the top news for Houston's innovation ecosystem for the year so...

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Shespace, a Work and Meeting Place for Bold Women

Shespace, a Work and Meeting Place for Bold Women

Construction is underway for SheSpace! While in graduate school at Rice University, Stephanie Tsuru, felt the complete lack of inspiring and female-friendly work and meeting spaces. As a result, she founded SheSpace. SheSpace is a work and meeting place where bold...

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Carlton Staffing Wins Prestigious Award

Carlton Staffing Wins Prestigious Award

Carlton is proving that loving what you do and building long-lasting business relationships are the secrets to staffing success. This year marks the 8th year of Carlton Staffing & Carltech's participation in Best of Staffing. They are extremely proud and grateful...

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How Mary Zappone Does it All

It doesn't seem as though Mary Zappone, CEO of BRACE Industrial Group, ever stands still. Notable for her top-tier strategies and achievements in transforming multiple businesses into success stories, Zappone's background in engineering and finance allows her to focus...

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Need rehab?

Need rehab?

  The grand opening of the Houston Methodist Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation at The Woodlands was held on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. An open house and tour was given to attendees of the ribbon-cutting. Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital hosted a grand...

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Entergy Supports Women in STEM

Entergy Supports Women in STEM

Entergy Supports Women in STEM Initiative BY: JILL SMITH Although women make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, they hold only 28 percent of STEM jobs. Why is this imbalance a problem? There are many reasons why we need more women in STEM, but the bottom line is this:...

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Introducing Truist: More Opportunities!

Introducing Truist: More Opportunities!

Truist Announces Community Banking Regional Presidents Leaders to serve local markets offering specialized expertise for key client segments and industries Truist Financial Corporation, the result of the historic merger of equals between BB&T and SunTrust, has...

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Her-Story Inspires a Houston Hotel’s Rebranding

Her-Story Inspires a Houston Hotel’s Rebranding

Story by: Cynthia Lescalleet When completed, the light-filled double-height bar area at the C. Baldwin Hotel in Houston – soon to debut as one of Hilton's Curio Collection properties – is key to the through-view across the hotel's ground level to adjacent green space...

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Drunk Elephant Master Makes a Fortune

Drunk Elephant Master Makes a Fortune

Tiffany Masterson is a Houston native and a mother of four who always felt an intense need and desire to give her children the best of everything. Drunk Elephant was born out of a passion to learn more about toxic ingredients, the effect they have on skin health, and...

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April 1st is CENSUS DAY

April 1st is CENSUS DAY

As you know, the 2020 Census is rapidly approaching. It is imperative that we count EVERY person in the Greater Houston area. The census results determine future federal funding for the next decade and we have to make sure our region gets its fair share. To do this,...

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Successful Women: Celebrating Black History Month

Successful Women: Celebrating Black History Month

By: Rebecca Maitland  February is Black History Month and it’s a celebration and acknowledgment of the many contributions made by African-Americans throughout this country’s rich history. “We have been an integral part of what makes America … America. I am humbled and...

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12 Steps for Successful Job Interviews

12 Steps for Successful Job Interviews

Written by: Jennifer Briscoe While an impressive, well-written resume will land you the interview itself, strong interviewing skills are what will differentiate you from a pool of candidates and ensure you leave a lasting impression on a company. Below are some of the...

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2020 Medical Properties

2020 Medical Properties

 Realty News Report Copyright 2020 HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Medicine is in the Houston real estate industry’s DNA – almost as much as energy is. With 1,345 total acres and $25 billion in GDP, the Texas Medical Center is the eighth largest Business District in...

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Tried and True Tips for Small Business Owners

Tried and True Tips for Small Business Owners

By: Rebecca Maitland It takes courage, tenacity and focus to start a business, and there are most definitely challenges along the way, but with the right attitude and information, women-led businesses can be – and are – extremely successful. “In 2004 I left a 24-year...

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How to Find Your Flow for Peak Professional Performance

How to Find Your Flow for Peak Professional Performance

By Keveney Evanne When I was a little girl, I dreamt of writing books. Today, months shy of my 38th birthday, I’m a published author and entrepreneur experiencing success in wealth, health, and love beyond my wildest dreams. I started by returning to the things I...

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Eight Powerful Quotes to Celebrate Black History

Eight Powerful Quotes to Celebrate Black History

Story by: Jordyn Dean As we begin a monthlong exploration and appreciation of Black History, here are eight quotes from some of our country's most notable African American female figures. You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to...

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UH College of Medicine Receives Multi-Million Dollar Gift

UH College of Medicine Receives Multi-Million Dollar Gift

By Chris Mathews  – Reporter, Houston Business Journal The University of Houston College of Medicine received a $5 million donation to support, attract and retain medical students. UH received the gift from Richardson, Texas-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas,...

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Lauren Rottet Honored with Good Design

Lauren Rottet Honored with Good Design

By Edie Cohen To say that Lauren Rottet is a whirlwind in design may well be an understatement. Maintaining Rottet Studio offices in Houston, New York, and Los Angeles, the Interior Design & GHWCC Hall of Fame member leaves no category...

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Seven Steps to Cultivating Your Professional Style

Seven Steps to Cultivating Your Professional Style

Story by: Dr. Charlene Lawson Seven Steps to Cultivating Your Professional Style Did you get dressed this morning?  Yes, of course you did.  After brushing your teeth, it’s typically the first decision we make every morning.  Have you considered that it’s also the...

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Cervical Cancer Rates are Down

Cervical Cancer Rates are Down

by Darra McMullen, Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher There is good news for the new year about cervical cancer rates; they are dropping.  A combination of increased awareness about the importance of early detection and wider acceptance of the HPV vaccine seems...

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The Benefits of Allowing Employees a Flexible Schedule

The Benefits of Allowing Employees a Flexible Schedule

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

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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Meet Ten Female Leaders in Finance

Meet Ten Female Leaders in Finance

This story originally appeared on Authority Magazine In the past, Wall Street and finance used to be an all-white "good ole boys club" akin to Mad Men. This has changed in recent years and great progress has been made. Despite this progress, we still have a lot more...

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