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.
The Ambassador Committee welcomes new members and collaborates on events with the Chamber. Ambassadors are our key volunteers in making all of our events successful, from intimate regional chapter luncheons to large galas and conferences.
Influence companies to offer FlexWork opportunities; increase visibility of these arrangements and the positive effects on both employees and employers
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.
The Growth Committee recruits member companies representing the Mid-Market, Diamond and Platinum level companies in the Greater Houston region.
Thought Leaders Institute (by invitation)
Meets every 3rd Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
STEAM Town USA (Science Engineering Arts & Math)
Love What You Do
Governmental Affairs Committee
Meets every 2nd Monday at 12:00 p.m.
Chair: Whitney Whitmire, Whitmire Consulting, LLC
Our Governmental Affairs Committee is a proactive voice on key business issues and legislation specific to women. The committee works with local partners to help educate women on how to serve our community in the public and political arenas and encourages women to run for public office. Women compose the majority of the voting bloc in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, so we have a strong voice. The Committee hosts candidate debates, luncheons and receptions to educate members on business issues and get to know their candidates.
Meets every 4th Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Houston starts in January 2019 and meets every other month. The Woodlands meets alternate months starting in February 2019
Chair: Brenda James, HR Roundtable
The HR Roundtable Committee collaborates with other organizations to provide Human Resource (HR) professionals valuable resources. HR professionals who gather to discuss challenges and opportunities surrounding employee recruiting, retention, development, and policy and regulatory aspects of this key organizational function. Attendance is limited to top professionals leading their human resources department, with special guest invitations extended to attorneys specializing in employment law.
Meets Quarterly Chair: Janette Marx, Airswift; Ariana Smetana, artVIA
Biannual Meetings Chair: Juliet Breeze, MD, Next Level Urgent Care
Marketing / Influencers Committee
Meets every 1st Wednesday at 4:00pm
Co-Chairs: Sally Ramsay, Pierpont Communications; Matt Ross, Ventures Marketing Group; Shawntell McWilliams, Infinity Cleaning Solutions, SM Global Consulting
The Marketing/Influencers Committee’s main initiative is to increase the visibility of the GHWCC’s program of work, including social media platforms. The Committee also highlights the leadership roles and contributions women make to our business community. The Chamber is the business voice for women.
Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center Committee
Meets the 2nd Monday at 4:00pm Chair: Beth Young, Colliers International
The Women’s Health Network provides a regional network for health professionals interested in advancing women’s health through collaborations in education, research and advocacy. The Committee hosts luncheons and receptions with speakers educating our members on health & wellness issues. Monthly articles are published by WHN on the GHWCC blog
Arts Committee of The GHWCC
Co-Chairs: Sandra Porter, Hines; Kathryn McNeil, Theatre District Houston
Encourages appreciation of the Arts through education and engagement for women and girls of all ages.
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; Rachael Tobor, Morgan Stanley
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; Kate Lightfoot, ExxonMobil