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Member Corner Julie Roberts, CEO of Elizabeth Anthony

Member Corner Julie Roberts, CEO of Elizabeth Anthony \ The head of a successful Houston company offers candid answers to a few questions about starting and growing a fashion business.  Why did you decide to become a business owner? And, why did you choose this...

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month

About Geronimo: Leadership Strategies on an American Warrior: “In the hands of Mike Leach and Buddy Levy, the story of this brilliant Apache leader comes into sharp focus, both in their narrative of his life and in spirited commentaries on its meaning” (S.C. Gwynne,...

Courage & Connection

Courage & Connection – Honoring the Post-9/11 Military Community During National Veterans and Military Families Month Twenty years ago, the eyes of the world turned to the United States as they watched the events of 9/11 propel our nation into a period of...

World’s Newest Billionaire Urges Women to Seize the Day

(Bloomberg) -- Falguni Nayar joined the rarefied ranks of self-made billionaire women this week as the Indian beauty startup she founded went public and promptly doubled on its trading debut. Now she’s encouraging more women to seize control. Read Full Article...

The New Workplace As Seen Through HR Leaders’ Lens

Meet the dynamic leaders from our HR Roundtable as they discuss the “new workplace”. *New Work Models. What's Working. What's Not. *A Fresh Look at Workplace Wellness *The Employee Experience-What Engagement and Culture Looks Like Now.

More than half of October’s job gains went to women

After months of slow job growth, the economy came roaring back to life in October, adding 531,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. October was a promising month for women re-entering the workforce, too, as nearly 57% of the new positions created went...

Women Driving Art Education Committee

Recently, the Women Driving Arts Education Committee hosted a highly successful event for students of the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy to further promote the committee’s goals of bringing the arts and education about the arts to underserved girls. The...

They look for the women who are changing the world through science

3M launches its second edition of 25 Women in Science Latin America. This initiative seeks to motivate and inspire more girls and women to work in scientific fields. According to data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),...

Asia’s Power Business Women 2021

It’s been nearly two years since Covid-19 erupted and the world’s business leaders had to come to grips with the new reality. Some have struggled to keep their companies afloat, but others, like the 20 business leaders on the 2021 Asia’s Power Businesswomen list, have...

Boston elects Wu, first woman and Asian American as mayor

BOSTON (AP) — Boston voters, marking a key milestone in the city’s long political history, for the first time elected a woman and an Asian American as mayor on Tuesday, tapping City Councilor Michelle Wu to serve in the city’s top political office. Read Full Article...

The World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on women around the world. By January 2021, nearly 3 million women had dropped out of the workforce in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, women lost more than 64 million jobs and at least $800 billion in earnings last...

Disaster Loan Assistance

Disaster Loan Assistance

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working...

Blackstone buys majority stake in Spanx, valuing it at $1.2 bln

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Investment firm Blackstone Inc (BX.N) would buy a majority stake in Spanx, valuing the shapewear maker at $1.2 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The deal will allow Spanx to further expand globally and help it strengthen its online business,...

Kudos to Gabriela Hearst and Chloe!

Chloé Is the First Luxury Fashion House to Earn a B Corp Certification The sustainability conversation has gotten noisy and confusing lately. Recycled polyester, organic cotton, regenerative farming, plant-based leather, ethical labor, vertical production—all of it...

Baytown: Hyatt Regency to open doors in 18 months

Baytown: Hyatt Regency to open doors in 18 months

It was a day city officials have long-awaited for, and it could not have gone better. During a breezy first day of fall, city officials and many local dignitaries gathered to witness dirt begin turned on a project that has gone from dream to reality – the Bayland...

Legos “Ready for Girls” Campaign

Kudos to Legos!  Lego has pledged to collaborate with the Geena Davis Institute and UNICEF to remove gender biases and harmful stereotypes from its products and marketing. It also published a 10-step guide for inspiring inclusive creative play and is releasing short...

Texas Corner

Texas Corner Why We Need Strong Texas Women By Mimi Swartz, Texas Monthly I recently came across a roast of Ann Richards on C-SPAN that took place in Port Arthur in 1992. It seemed like something out of another era—that brief time when George H. W. Bush was president...

Golden Seeds Historic Milestone

INVESTMENT CORNER Golden Seeds has reached a historic milestone: $150 million in total investments in its effort to transform angel investing and achieve #genderparity in #entrepreneurship. Since 2005, we have financed more than 200 companies, which have gone on to...

Women in the Workplace

Women in the Workplace is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company launched the study to give companies insights and tools to advance gender diversity in the workplace. Between 2015 and 2021, over 750...

Enjoy Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker at 50% Off!

ARTS CORNER Bring the family back to the theater this holiday season for the classic tale of Clara’s magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets! Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker is a grand spectacle with snowflakes, swordfights and a Christmas tree that reaches the sky –...

An Exclusive Opportunity to Enjoy Carmen

ARTS CORNER 20% Off On Carmen Tickets For GHWCC Members! A tragedy of obsessive love, Bizet’s Carmen is considered the most popular opera in the world today. It is impossible not to smile with recognition when the well-known first notes of the prelude ring out from...