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 email@example.com.
40 Under 40
Co‐Chairs: Abby Alford, CBRE; Alexis Breeze, Next Level Urgent Care; Ilene Eckert, Stewart Title
Elevating Powerful mid-level women leaders to greatness. Click here to nominate a woman for the 40 under 40 Advisory Board.
Co‐Chairs: Janet Jones, Clayton Services; Cherrie Thompson, Made in the Shade Blinds & Floors; Shayla White, IBC
Welcome and recruit new members, collaborate on member engagement efforts, and serve as greeters at GHWCC events.
Chair: April Bailey, Amegy Bank
Provides education and networking opportunities for women in sales to enhance their personal and professional development and leadership skills.
GHWCC partners with six school districts to award scholarships. The Love What You Do program places female high school and college students with businesses for a hands-on job shadowing program. STEAM Town, USA reveals STEAM concepts third grade girls in order to improve grades and graduation rates as well as encourage girls to pursue STEAM careers.
Co‐Chairs: Gabriela Gerhart, The Motherhood Center; Rebecca Block, American Leadership Forum
Influence companies to offer FlexWork opportunities; increase visibility of these arrangements and the positive effects on both employees and employers.
GHWCC 100 Women Driving Arts Education
Co-Chairs: Sandra Porter, Hines; Theresa Einhorn
Encourages appreciation of the Arts through education and engagement for women and girls of all ages.
Governmental Affairs Committee
Chair: Whitney Whitmire, Whitmire Consulting, LLC
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.
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.
Meets Quarterly Co-Chairs: Janette Marx, Airswift; Ariana Smetana, artVIA
Embraces the international community to build business opportunities & provide education on culture and traditions. The committee hosts economic development delegations with other countries around the world.
Biannual Meetings Co-Chairs: Mila Golovine, MasterWord Services, Inc., Chantell Preston; Facilities Management Group
LAUNCH is the catalyst that enables women entrepreneurs to LIFTOFF their business to the next level. LAUNCH empowers women led organizations by providing the resources and tools needed to grow their business and establish valuable business relationships. The LAUNCH Institute hosts monthly educational workshops led by respected industry leaders.
Love What You Do
Meets every 1st Wednesday at 4:00pm
Chair: Matt Ross, Ventures Marketing Group
Collaborates to increase the visibility of the GHWCC’s program of work and to educate the community about the leadership roles and contributions women make in business.
STEAM Town USA (Science Engineering Arts & Math)
Thought Leaders Institute (by invitation)
Facilitator: Bambi McCullough, Chrysalis Partners
Houston’s top female executives participate in this year-long leadership program. The program is facilitated by an executive coach, and helps you create your own peer-advisory board.
Women on Board
Co-Chairs: Brenda Mainwaring, Union Pacific Railroad; Marie Guillot, Laura Preng, Preng & Associates
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.
If you would like to be considered to serve on a corporate or private board and be included in our initiative, Women On Board, please complete our Women On Board Matrix.
Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center Committee
Co-Chairs: Genie Kleinerman, MD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
The WHN provides a regional network for health professionals interested in advancing women’s health through collaborations in education, research and advocacy. Monthly articles are published by WHN on the GHWCC blog
Our regional chapters host content-rich luncheons, providing opportunities for women to build valuable business relationships, professional development and enhance their leadership skills.
Energy Corridor/Katy Chapter
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Briscoe, The Hiring Source; Maria Martinez, Murphy Oil
Fort Bend Sugar Land Chapter
Co-Chairs: Chair: Irene Helsinger, NewportLLC, Mary Ryder, Cadence Bank
Woodland North Houston Chapter
Co-Chairs: Brenda Mainwaring, Union Pacific Railroad; Sallie Rainer, Entergy Texas; Robin Fielder; Brenda James, Staff Solve
Bay Area Chapter
Co-Chairs: Amanda Eaves, BKD; Ann Krieger, Morgan Stanley
Co-Chairs: Heather Betancourth, Chevron Phillips Chemical; Halisha Balla ExxonMobil