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9 Time Management Tips That Will Boost Your Productivity

Time is of the essence when starting and running a business. It doesn't matter what stage you're at. Making the most efficient use of your time would be very wise. Working smarter, not harder, should be the goal. That takes discipline, patience and planning. Utilizing...

Black Friday Online Sales Top $9 Billion In New Record

Consumers spent a record $9.12 billion online shopping during Black Friday this year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales on retailers’ websites. Overall online sales for the day after Thanksgiving were up 2.3% year over year, and electronics were a major...

Tom Hanks And More Stars Share Their Favorite Christmas Movies

We polled Hanks and a few other celebrities, along with several CNN journalists, about their favorite Christmas movies. Here's how some of their picks measured up against popular opinion. "It's a Wonderful Life", chosen by director Ron Howard and CNN's Dana Bash, is...

49th ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD

The Rotary Lombardi Award® goes annually to the college football lineman —offense or defense-who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the character and discipline of Vince Lombardi. As the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers,...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Ending violence against women is possible, but only if we act together, now. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, followed by the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, is a moment to reflect on, renew,...

Hair—yes, your hair—might be the next great biomaterial

The world is full of strange materials, but perhaps the strangest of them all comes in infinite supply, and grows at an average rate of six inches per year—right there, on our heads. Yes, the hair we shed is gross, but for a growing group of designers and artists, the...

Memorial Hermann Opportunities

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Memorial Hermann Health System, is a long-standing member of the Greater Houston community. Founded in 1925, the campus provides high-quality, pioneering care across multiple specialties, giving health...

White Ribbon Day 2022

White Ribbon Day is held on November 25th, also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women, and is an annual day to raise awareness of family violence. The day is run by the White Ribbon Campaign. Read Full Article (awarenessdays.com)...

Comcast NBC Universal Named Best For Vets Employer

Comcast NBC Universal has been recognized as the nation’s No. 1 telecommunications company and No. 3 overall employer in a “Best for Vets” ranking by Military Times, the premier news source for service members and their families.  In its 13th year, Military Times’...

2022 S&P 500 Board Diversity Snapshot

Our 2022 S&P 500 Board Diversity Snapshot examines the progress S&P 500 boards have made in the past year in increasing the diversity of their composition. Our study looks specifically at the representation of historically underrepresented groups — defined as...

Aldine ISD Teacher is a Statewide Science Award Winner

Every year the Science Teacher Association of Texas (STAT) honors six educators from across the state. The Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year Awards recognize excellence in science teaching in Texas and are presented annually. This year, an Aldine ISD science...

Office of Business Opportunity

Former Mayor Annise Parker developed Hire Houston First in an effort to promote economic opportunity for Houston businesses and to support job creation. The City of Houston spends billions of dollars to maintain and improve the City’s infrastructure, and provide...

Top 50 Entrepreneurship: Grad

Our best graduate entrepreneurship programs list is based on institutional survey data, including academic offerings, experiential learning opportunities, and career outcomes, among other factors. Read full article (Princetonreview.com)

2022 S&P 500 Board Diversity Snapshot

Our 2022 S&P 500 Board Diversity Snapshot examines the progress S&P 500 boards have made in the past year in increasing the diversity of their composition. Our study looks specifically at the representation of historically underrepresented groups — defined as...

America’s Best Employers For Veterans

In the decades following WWII, being a veteran mattered. Service personnel were welcomed back to civilian life with the sweeping GI Bill and jobs in corporate America. “If there was a choice to make, the veteran would be the one who was hired,” wrote Charles Leo, a...

NBA’s First Black Female CEO Discusses Value of DE&I, Leadership

In 2018, Cynthia "Cynt" Marshall became CEO and president of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks—making her the first Black woman to assume such a role. Marshall, who boasts decades of experience as a business executive, discussed her journey and...

Delta’s annual WING Flight returns to the skies

In honor of International Girls in Aviation Day, 130 girls ages 12-18 took flight on a Delta aircraft piloted, staffed and crewed entirely by women as they learned about careers in aviation and aerospace. Delta’s sixth annual WING Flight – “Women Inspiring our Next...

Women Angel Investors: A Movement That Has Taken Off

Back in 2004, when Golden Seeds started, only 5% of angel investors were women, according to the Center of Venture Research at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. "Stephanie Newby got this idea that we needed to...

GHWCC welcomes Barbara Van Postman

Fifth-generation native Houstonian Barbara Van Postman joins the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce to lead development.  Van Postman comes to the GHWCC with a deep background in Philanthropy.  She recently co-chaired El Centro de Corazon’s annual fundraiser...

11 Ideas for Starting Your Online Small Business

Starting an online business has never been easier, especially since pandemic conditions opened up more people to the idea of doing pretty much anything and everything online. With a computer, internet access, and some tech and marketing savvy – whether it’s yours or...

How I Manage My Fear of Public Speaking With Comedy

BY PETER WELTMAN, Fast Company Public speaking is frightening. The National Social Anxiety Center places public speaking as the most common phobia behind death, spiders, and heights. Public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects an astonishing 73% of the...

2022 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS

Every year, Fast Company’s World-Changing Ideas Awards honor the innovative ways businesses and organizations are tackling the biggest challenges of our time. Amid the seemingly endless stream of disastrous news, these awards provide more than 1,000 reasons to feel...

Women in the Workplace 2022

Women leaders are switching jobs at the highest rates we’ve ever seen, and ambitious young women are prepared to do the same. To make meaningful and sustainable progress toward gender equality, companies need to go beyond table stakes. That’s according to the latest...