Chairs: Janet Jones, Janet Jones & Co, Bery Crispin, A Sacred Choice, Allison McFarlane, Capital One
Welcome and recruit new members, collaborate on member engagement efforts, and serve as greeters at GHWCC events.
GHWCC WOMEN SUPPORTING THE ARTS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chair: Sandra Porter, Sandra Porter & Assoc.; Co-Chair: Lauren Waddell, Waddell Law Firm.
The mission of the Committee is to bring the performing and visual arts (with an emphasis on the performing arts), and education about the business of the arts to under-served students in HISD schools. The Committee’s adopted school this year is the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy (YWCPA), a Title I school.
Council Description: The 100 Women Driving Arts Education Council is the Committee’s philanthropic arm, supporting the Committee’s initiatives. The Council is comprised of supporters who donate $100 or more annually to fund the activities of the Committee.
Rising Stars: Co-Chairs: Abby Alford, CBRE; Megan Avery, Stewart Title; Alexis Smith, Next Level edical; Elevating Powerful mid-level women leaders to greatness.
Co‐Chairs: Joyce Jones, Direct Energy; Diana Pino, PhD, Capstone Higher Ed Services; Brandee Rogers, Hines (Love What You Do) Joyce Jones, Community Volunteer
GHWCC partners with six school districts to award two scholarships per district to deserving female graduating seniors. The Love What You Do program provides opportunities for female high school and college students for a hands-on job shadowing program. The program also provides one on one mentorship for the college students. STEAM Town, USA encourages at-risk third grade girls to study STEAM concepts to improve grades and graduation rates as well as encourage girls to pursue STEAM careers.
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: : Rhonda Arnold, Houston Airports; Shirley Loving, Comcast
The proactive voice on key business issues and legislation affecting women. The committee hosts Elected Officials receptions, authors a legislative agenda and hosts an Austin Delegation during session. The committee also encourages women to run for public office.
Chair: Brenda James, Brenda James & Co
Human Resources (HR) professionals gather to discuss challenges and opportunities in the industry and invite experts to facilitate discussion on key topics.
Co-Chair: Linda Head
Embraces the international community to build business opportunities & provide education on culture and traditions. The committee hosts global economic development delegations to encourage leaders to start women’s chambers/organizations in their respective countries.
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce is passionate about educating young women and exposing them to professional growth opportunities. The Chamber’s Education Committee offers college junior and senior girls an opportunity to shadow professionals in their chosen field in a program called “Love What You Do.” During this exciting day female students shadow a professional in a career related to their field of study and network with women who have expertise, advice and unique insights to share. This is an opportunity for students to learn from leaders in business and experience a day in the real life of a working woman.
STEAM TOWN USA
(Science Engineering Arts & Math)
Our STEAM Town USA program is an after-school program that seeks to increase exposure of third grade girls to STEAM concepts, improve grades and graduation rates, and encourage girls to pursue STEAM careers.The program serves Conroe, Houston,Goose Creek and Spring Branch school districts. We have graduated over 1,800 girls from the program since its inception.
THOUGHT LEADERS INSTITUTE
Facilitator: Bambi McCullough, Chrysalis Partners
Houston’s top female executives participate in this year-long leadership program, hosted by-monthly with an overnight retreat. The program is facilitated by an executive coach, Bambi McCullough. The Institute provides the opportunity to develop your own peer-advisory board.
WOMEN ON BOARD INSTITUDE (BY INVITATION)
Facilitator: Marie Guillot, ABACO International
A year-long institute provides the education, tools and valuable resources to prepare executives to become “Board Ready”. The Institute hosts 6 bi-monthly classes, including a weekend retreat. The Institute also provides an individual Hogan Assessment, measuring your cognitive abilities and
skills, as well as your problem-solving style.
WOMEN’S HEALTH NETWORK OF THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER AND GREATER HOUSTON
Co‐Chairs: Heather Linton, Blue Cross Blue Shield; Kim Williams, HCA Houston Healthcare
The Women’s Health Network provides a regional network of healthcare professionals to advance women’s health and wellness through collaborations in education, sponsorship, research and advocacy. The Committee hosts events with speakers educating our members on health & wellness topics and authors articles for The Connection. The Committee partners with the GHWCC Conference for Women Committee to present the Kathryn Stream Award.
GHWCC SBA Women’s Business Center
Executive Director – Shayla White
The GHWCC SBA Women’s Business Center (GHWCC SBA WBC) is an economic development center that prioritizes programs and services that empower small businesses to succeed. The GHWCC SBA WBC provides resources and tools for business owners to gain access to creating valuable business relationships, certification, contracts, education, and access to capital to ignite and fuel growth, thus building strong communities.