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Houston Restaurant Weeks 2022

What is Houston Restaurant Weeks? Houston Restaurant Weeks is the largest annual fundraiser for America’s largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank. The now month-long charity dining extravaganza features specially priced lunches, brunches and dinners at restaurants...

MD Anderson named #1 in the nation for cancer care

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today was named number one in the nation for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 “Best Hospitals” rankings. The institution has been one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care since the...

Cybersecurity and the Board

Cybersecurity is getting increased scrutiny from boards across industries, as the threat of breaches and other online security-related issues pose significant risks. According to IT Governance, 95 security incidents around the globe compromised almost 66 million...

America’s Best Employers For Women

The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women around the nation. Many women have left the workforce due to childcare demands, stress, low pay and a lack of opportunities. In many cases, Covid has amplified the burden felt by women. Many employers have...

Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Alum Raven Watson

Raven Watson, President/CEO,  AtWork Personnel I had the wonderful pleasure of attending the 2022 10,000 Small Businesses Summit in Washington, DC! As a 10KSB alumni I was interviewed by CNN and other media outlets to advocate for small businesses. We met with our...

Portrait of Bravery: Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska

There is no script for first ladies in wartime, and so Olena Zelenska is writing her own. The wife of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a longtime comedy writer, always preferred to stay behind the scenes, while her husband, a comedian turned politician whose...

City of Houston: One Safe Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston in Partnership with Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Harris County Precinct One announces Gun Buyback. In partnership with the Houston Police Department, officers will conduct a Gun Buy Back Operation in the parking lot of Wheeler...

91-year-old Climber Returns From Mount Fuji

Tired but triumphant after trekking to the top of Mount Fuji, 91-year-old mountain climber Hulda Crooks returned from Japan on Thursday saying the secret of her success was ″to take care of yourself when you’re young.″ Read Full Article (apnews.com)

River Oaks Drip Spa Ribbon Cutting

A coterie of Ambassadors and Board Members from the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce welcomed Medical Director Dr. Anita Beneke, M.D. and Tracy Allely, BSN. RN and owner of River Oaks Drip Spa , an IV Vitamin Infusion Spa and Cryotherapy Center to the...

Reliant wins Best of Houston

After two public voting rounds that narrow down the best companies in Houston, Reliant was named the top electricity provider in the Houston Chronicle’s 2022 Best of the Best Awards. “We’re proud to power Texans and serve our community,” said GHWCC Board Member Susan...

Businesses Urge SEC to Consider Mergers in Climate-Disclosure Rule

Companies are asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to tweak its proposed climate-disclosure rule to give deal makers enough time to report information about acquired companies. Executives and lawyers said they worry the proposal, which would force public...

What to Say When Faced With Ageism

Ageism is a type of bias toward people of a certain age. Younger and older people can be targets for ageism in their everyday lives. Speaking out against ageism is a powerful way to stop the bias. Read Full Article (webmd.com)  

Why Female CEOs Gave Themselves Pay Cuts While Male CEOs Took Raises

After the last two years of pandemic, economic collapse, and the she-cession, it’s time to return to a topic near and dear to this columns’ heart: entrepreneurship. There is nothing that warms said heart quite as much as the idea of a bunch of ambitious young women...

Embark on a sustainable digital transformation journey

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, less than a quarter of the workforce worked remotely on a regular basis. Many companies have relied on existing technology infrastructure to respond to the immediate need to support an increasing number of remote workers. Read Full...

Women in Work Index 2022

This year, we celebrate a decade of PwC’s Women in Work Index. The report gives us an opportunity to reflect on the very real impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s lives, jobs, economic prosperity, and broader wellbeing; and importantly to look towards the...

Here are the women who will be appearing on quarters in 2022

The U.S. Mint will begin circulating quarters honoring five women this year as part of a four-year series celebrating contributions women have made to the United States. Among the diverse group of women being honored are a celebrated poet and civil rights activist,...

Investing in Women Code Annual Report 2022

The 2022 Investing in Women Code report gives us some promising signs that there is real impact in the targeted data collection, transparency, and active interventions to drive female entrepreneurship that are undertaken by Code signatories. Read Full Article...

Health Benefits of Houseplants

Researchers found that rooms with plants have less dust and mold than rooms without any foliage. Leaves and other parts of the plants act as natural filters to catch allergens and other airborne particles. Common low-light houseplants like Chinese evergreen or the...

Meet Our Interns

GHWCC Interns Camila Hernandez, The University of Texas - Austin  Bersi Negash, University of Houston and Chelsea McGruder, Lamar University  "Although it is only my second week as an intern here at the Greater Houston Womens Chamber of Commerce, I feel as if I have...

Governor Abbott Announces 2022 Barbara Jordan Media Award Winners

Governor Greg Abbott announces the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities' (GCPD) winners of the 2022 Barbara Jordan Media Awards (BJMA) for media content created in 2021. The BJMA program was established in 1982 to recognize the respectful, accurate...

Why Work for Port Houston?

Get in on the action at Port Houston where You can be a part of a great team; where You can help create an environment of excellence; where You can be a part of a tradition, more than 100 years in the making. Visit porthouston.com