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The Art of Balancing Work, Family Caregiving Duties

The Art of Balancing Work, Family Caregiving Duties

By Evelin De La Rosa/ AARP   One in six Americans who have a full-time job provides unpaid care to a family member or friend. That equates to about 2.9 billion hours of unpaid family care. Family and friends are the backbones of America's care system, providing...

Building a Strong Brand That Can Survive a Crisis

Building a Strong Brand That Can Survive a Crisis

By Loretta McCarthy, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds The retail and fashion industries are experiencing massive upheaval in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deirdre Quinn, co-founder and CEO of Lafayette 148, a global fashion brand led by women for women, recently...

Strategies to Stay Connected and Thrive Amid The Pandemic

Strategies to Stay Connected and Thrive Amid The Pandemic

By: Maya Fasthoff As we try every day to have some sort of a routine in our personal lives and in our business lives while dealing with a pandemic, these challenging times have made very clear that it is more important now than ever before to keep connected and help...

Where Do You Stand?

Where Do You Stand?

By: Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith What Do I Stand For?   With just a little more than a month until the general election I have been reflecting on some questions that don’t always have easy answers. This will be the first time that I have been allowed to vote in a...

Why Women In Business Need A Voice Now More Than Ever

Why Women In Business Need A Voice Now More Than Ever

Stephanie Harris Forbes Councils Member Forbes Agency Council As a creator of Control Suite to propel the affiliate space, Stephanie Harris is a 16-year industry veteran and PartnerCentric's owner/CEO. GETTY The 2019 Women in the Workplace report by the Lean In...

House of Cards presented by Bracewell LLP

House of Cards presented by Bracewell LLP

House of Cards presented by Bracewell LLP is a public-art piece by Israel-based design studio OGE Group consisting of 126 oversized playing cards, each of which features a unique piece of artwork. During the day, the cards’ crisp white lines and colorful images will...

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.

  October kicks off the 17th year of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year, Americans are spending more time than ever online as the pandemic has changed our virtual habits. While protecting yourself against cybersecurity crimes might not be top of...

Conference for Women 2020 Timeline

Conference for Women 2020 Timeline

2020 Conference for Women Timeline for Website 9:00 AM Welcome & Introductions 9:05 AM Kathryn S. Stream Finalists Panel 9:20 AM KSS Award & Lifetime Achievement Award 9:25 AM Fireside Chat with Dr. Seun Adigun & Ashley Small 9:45 AM Innovation/Investment...

First Horizon and IBERIABANK are now one Bank!

First Horizon and IBERIABANK are now one Bank!

Two relationship-driven banks, both leaders in the industry, have joined forces.  The combination of First Horizon and IBERIABANK, which will soon operate under the First Horizon name in Houston, creates a leading financial services company dedicated to enriching the...

HELP FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE FAMILY CAREGIVERS

HELP FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Help for Employees Who Are Family Caregivers Nearly 1 in 6 employees in the US are caregivers, and failure to support them can cost employers $3000 per working caregiver. These selfless individuals sometimes don’t self-identify as family caregivers, said Tricia...

JENNIFER JOHNSON JOINS DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE

After a 20-year career in broadcast television as a writer/producer for major networks such as NBC, TBS, CNN and TNT, and 10 years in corporate marketing, Jennifer Johnson made the best decision of her career and became a real estate agent. Jennifer’s client-first...

Meet Houston Artist Anat Ronen!

Meet Houston Artist Anat Ronen!

By: Judy Nyquist and Laura Worth Since coming to Texas from Israel in 2006, Anat Ronen and her husband have considered Houston a land of opportunity.  A fresh start, and for her as a self-trained artist - that opportunity came in the form of public art commissions...

Prioritizing Workplace Wellness, a 5 Day Virtual Summit

Prioritizing Workplace Wellness, a 5 Day Virtual Summit

Next Level Presents…. The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact can be seen across every socio-economic class, demographic group, and industry.  Perhaps, most unsettling though, is its effect on mental health.  Social isolation, job instability, and increased stress have all...

MEET MICHELLE GARRISON WITH GETIXHEALTH, LLC.

MEET MICHELLE GARRISON WITH GETIXHEALTH, LLC.

  Michelle Garrison is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a privately held, multimillion-dollar international healthcare revenue cycle company called GetixHealth, LLC. GetixHealth provides end-to-end revenue cycle services, custom-built to mitigate risk and...

FEEL SEXY IN THE SKIN YOU’RE IN AFTER 40

FEEL SEXY IN THE SKIN YOU’RE IN AFTER 40

By: Dr. Susan What if someone told you that you could have the best sex of your life after 40? After 50?  What about after 60?  What about after that?!  Having researched a group of over 1,000 women between the ages of 45 and 65, in my book, Sexually Woke, I tell you...

HOW TO SHOW RESILIENCE IN A COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET

HOW TO SHOW RESILIENCE IN A COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET

By: Janette Marx, CEO, Airswift   The last six months have been some of the most difficult in living memory. With COVID-19 set to cast a shadow for some time yet, many firms will be taking a more cautious approach to recruitment – focusing on hiring those able to help...

Testimonials from Women on Board Institute 2020

Testimonials from Women on Board Institute 2020

Marie, Thanks so very much.  I thought the program this weekend was exceptional!  I loved the diversity and shared experiences of the board members (and so thankful all 3 were women).  Also appreciated their personal approaches to how they positioned themselves for...

7 Ways To Be A More Effective Leader In Extreme Times

7 Ways To Be A More Effective Leader In Extreme Times

Jan Bruce Contributor Leadership Strategy I write about stress and being agile and adaptable in the workplace. Like so many of today’s CEO’s, I never imagined a storm of circumstances so demanding of resilience as we’ve seen in 2020. Overnight leaders have had to ...

Save Our Art Campaign

Save Our Art Campaign

Media Contact Kim Padgett The Padgett Group 713-588-4130 kim@thepadgettgroup.com Mayor Sylvester Turner Joins the Bayou City Art Festival to Launch the “Save Our Art” Campaign   HOUSTON (August 10, 2020) – The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of Bayou...