We believe you will get the most of your membership by getting involved on a committee to form lasting business relationships while giving back to the community. To learn how you can get involved, please email the Chamber at

Government Affairs Committee

Meets every 2nd Mon., 12:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Brock, CenterPoint Energy
Whitney Whitmire, AT&T

The proactive voice of business generally on key issues and legislation specific to women. Educate women on how to serve our community in the public/political arena and encourage women to run for public and public/private boards. Encourage voter registration and “get out the vote.”

Houston On Board

HOUSTON ON BOARD is the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to be a resource for corporations to identify and find successful women to serve on corporate and private boards. Houston On Board is a resource for shareowners, company nominating committees and executive search firms seeking skilled individuals who can bring a fresh perspective to a board room, advance a company’s business strategy and help investors achieve long-term, risk-adjusted returns. Houston On Board will also recognize corporations that support and advance successful women executives.

If you would like to be considered to serve on a corporate or private board and be included in our initiative, Houston On Board, please complete our Houston On Board Matrix.

Educational/Mentoring Committee

Meets every 3rd Thur., 11:30 a.m.
Diana Pino, Ph.D., President, Capstone Higher Ed Services
Joyce Jones, Direct Energy

Host job shadowing programs with Aldine, Houston, Spring and Spring Branch School Districts. Host principal for a day with HISD. Encourage students to take accelerated classes to prepare for college through the Texas Scholars Program with SBISD. The committee reviews and selects the scholarship winners for the Chamber through an application process.

International Committee

Meets every 2nd Mon., 12:00 p.m.
Ariana Smetana, artVIA                                                                                  Janette Marx, Airswift

Introduce traditions and customs of other countries to our membership. Embrace the International community to build business relationship opportunities.

Ambassadors Committee

Meets every 1st Mon., 12:00 p.m.
Cherrie Thompson, Made in the Shade Blinds & Floors

The Committee members are greeters at Chamber events, welcomes New members and helps with retention of members. The committee Also organizes our Live After Five Events.

Marketing Committee

Meets every 1st Wed., 4:00 p.m.
Sally Ramsay, Pierpont Communications
Matt Ross, Ventures Marketing

The Marketing Committee’s main initiative is to increase GHWCC’s visibility and to educate the community about the leadership roles and contributions women make to our business community. Three important initiatives are Six Minute Mentors, an inter-view with female leaders sharing their thoughts on leadership, Women’s History Month, and Herstories, connecting current and future generations to a legacy of phenomenal women.

HR Roundtable Committee

Meets every other 2nd Wed., 11:30 a.m. in Mar., May, Jul., Sep. and Nov.
Brenda James, Clayton Personnel

HR professionals gather to discuss challenges and opportunities in the industry. Attendance is limited to Human Resources personnel and attorneys specializing in employment law. Invitation Only.

Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center Committee

Meets the 2nd Monday, 4:00p.m.
Beth Young, CCIM, LEED AP, Healthcare Services Division, Colliers International

The Women’s Health Network (WHN) committee was formed when the non-profit Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center merged with the GHWCC. The WHN provides a regional network for health professionals interested in advancing women’s health through collaborations in education, research, and advocacy. We welcome healthcare executives, providers, researchers, educators, administrators, and community leaders who are dedicated in improving the health of women and girls in Texas. The signature projects of the WHN are the annual Kathryn S. Stream, Ph.D., Award for Excellence in Women’s Health and the bi-annual publication, Snapshot of Women’s Health in the Greater Houston Area. Monthly articles are published by WHN on the GHWCC blog. 


First Tuesday of the Month, 9:30a.m.
Shawntell McWilliams, Infinity Cleaning Solutions, LLC and Melinda Little, COMCAST

Engaging and Creating Influencers to Increase the Visibility of the GHWCC and its Members on Social Media Platforms.

IGNITE Healthcare Network


Biannual Meetings
Ayse McCracken, Ayse McCracken CPA MBA

IGNITE’s mission to serve as a platform engaging dynamic executive women to build relationships, generate provocative ideas, thoughts, and solutions to impact the future of healthcare. Invitation only.

Technology Committee

Meetings TBD
Tanaz Choudhury, TanChes Global Management and Sharleen Walkoviak, Covenant

The Technology Committee will work to use Technology and Information for Efficiency (TIE).


Regional Outreach

Meetings TBD
Ft. Bend Chapter Chair:
Irene Helsinger, Newport Board Group

The Woodlands Co-Chairs:

Sallie Rainer, Entergy

Brenda Mainwaring, Union Pacific Railroad
Robin Fielder, Anadarko

The chapters host content-rich luncheons, providing opportunities for women to build valuable business relationships and enhance their leadership skills.



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