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Prepare Now: The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Prepare Now: The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution, or are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, or venue promoter and have been impacted by COVID-19? This webinar provides introductory information about the...

Do We Need Angels? Yes! Especially For Women

Do We Need Angels? Yes! Especially For Women

Samina Farid, Managing Director, Farid Ventures Historically in theatre, wealthy patrons who stepped in to provide money for productions on Broadway that would otherwise shut down were called Angels.  If the productions were successful, these theatre angels would...

Three Ways to Invest in Real Estate in 2021

Three Ways to Invest in Real Estate in 2021

Jennifer L. Johnson Concierge Realtor at Douglas Elliman 21 articles Follow Billionaire Andrew Carnegie once famously asserted that “ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.” Is that still true today? Is real estate a smart investment?...

Our First Virtual Hall of Fame Gala Is In The Books!

Our First Virtual Hall of Fame Gala Is In The Books!

We were excited to host our 2020 Greater Houston Women's Hall of Fame Gala virtually this year. The Gala honored 15 women who have spent their lives giving back so we and the next generation of women and men will have a better quality of life. We hope the gala is a...

“Where Are The Women Authors?” – The NY Times

“Where Are The Women Authors?” – The NY Times

By Glynnis MacNicol, NY Times “It’s a radical act to publish women’s writing, and an equally radical act to keep it in print.” — Gloria Steinem It’s 1969. Across America, the culture wars are raging. At Goucher College, a private liberal arts school outside Baltimore,...

Nasdaq Seeks to Diversify Corporate Boards

Nasdaq Seeks to Diversify Corporate Boards

Story Originally Published Here! Nasdaq wants to require the more than 3,000 companies listed on its stock exchange to improve boardroom diversity by appointing at least one woman and at least one minority or LGBTQ+ person to their boards. Companies would have to...

From Teen Mom to Medical Director! Meet Dr. Clarisa Garcia

From Teen Mom to Medical Director! Meet Dr. Clarisa Garcia

Dr. Clarisa Garcia grew up in Ben Bolt, a tiny town in South Texas. Her parents were both educators and she was a model student.    “I got straight A’s, and I was in the National Honor Society,” she says. “I always say that I was a really good kid. Then I fell in...

Art Corner featuring Houston artist Rabéa Ballin

Art Corner featuring Houston artist Rabéa Ballin

By: Judy Nyquist and Laura Worth Rabéa Ballin calls Houston home now, but she grew up in southern Louisiana and Germany, and spent additional time abroad at the German Göthe Institute and in Italy studying art history.  She received a BFA from McNeese State...

Aldine ISD Announces Newcomer School

Aldine ISD Announces Newcomer School

High school students newly arrived in the U.S. from non-English speaking countries or with limited English proficiency — will be receiving intensive English language learning instruction, core academics, and support services at a new, innovative program set to launch...

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2020

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the...

Pivoting Fundamentals for Business Longevity

Pivoting Fundamentals for Business Longevity

By: Meaghan Yorro The urgency for businesses to transform and lead with grit dominate headlines in all forms of social media. The reality is that the same tenets that enable transformation in crisis are the same tenets that maintain shareholder value during the good...

9 Ways to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

9 Ways to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

From the Tory Burch Foundation  There’s no way around it–this is a tough time for small business owners. The COVID-19 crisis has forced 25 percent of women-owned small businesses to close and countless more continue to struggle to survive. Though the holiday season...

Who Are Your Frontline Workers?

Who Are Your Frontline Workers?

Investing in your frontline workers is an investment in your company’s bottom line. Jennifer Walsh, director of futureAlign’s Frontline Forward™ Culture and Communications, described how to engage this unique set of workers to increase morale, productivity, retention...

CBRE headquarters moving from Los Angeles to Dallas

CBRE headquarters moving from Los Angeles to Dallas

Here's what our Board Member and 40 under 40 co-chair, Abby Alford, Director, Transaction Management CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services, shared with us: CBRE confirms that we have designated Dallas as our global headquarters city. This formalizes the way we...

Women in the Workplace 2020

Women in the Workplace 2020

By: McKinsey & Company In a year marked by crisis and uncertainty, corporate America is at a crossroads. The choices companies make today will have consequences on gender equality for decades to come. This is the sixth year of the Women in the Workplace study—in a...