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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

Port Houston Invests $450 Million to Expand Houston Ship Channel

Today, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met in a special session and awarded two of the largest contracts in the organization’s history. The Commission approved the staff’s recommendation to award Weeks Marine and Curtin Maritime Corporation...

Bay Area Chapter Hears From Mary Jane Mudd on New Beginnings

Business leaders in the Bay Area Chapter welcomed East Harris County Manufacturers Association’s Executive Director, MaryJane Mudd at their June meeting. This enlightening session taught us how to “Embrace New Beginnings” by taking risks, view our personal and...

Questions Boards Should Be Asking About Supply Chain Management

Tandra Jackson, Vice Chair of Growth and Strategy at KPMG U.S. recently sat down with boardmember.com columnist Matthew Scott to discuss how continuing challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and new disruptions from the Russia-Ukraine war could potentially affect...

A Positive Outlook for Purpose

Daniel Goleman is a senior consultant at Goleman Consulting Group, author of the best seller Emotional Intelligence, and host of the podcast First Person Plural: Emotional Intelligence and Beyond. He is a regular contributor to Korn Ferry.  In April, Jane Goodall...

Woman Gets New Ear Made of Her Own 3D-Printed Cells

June 2, 2022 – Doctors in the U.S. have successfully transplanted a 3D-printed ear implant that uses the patient’s cells. The first “bioprinted living tissue implant” went to a 20-year-old woman, who was born with a small and misshapen ear. The implant was printed in...

Women in Business Statistics

Courage, determination, passion, strength, and enthusiasm are some of the qualities that define a WOMAN. Eliza Lucas, a woman with a purpose, was the first female of the United States to take over her family business, at 16. And from then on, there’s a continuous list...

10 women who have made history so far in 2022

Women had been making headlines this year before Women’s History Month rolled around. But this month alone, American women have made history at the Oscars, in the federal government and — perhaps most notably — in nomination hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court....

Kloudz Opens For Business!

        Meet Kloudz owners Natalya Stanley & Dominque Ellis With the assistance of the GHWCC Women's Business Center, Dominique Ellis and Natalya Stanley launched their business in the first quarter of 2022! Kloudz is an efficient mobile hookah...

ADVANCEMENT CORNER: Women In Business 2022

At Grant Thornton, we embed diversity, inclusivity, and equity into our culture, and according to findings in our 2022 Women in Business Report, there is good news to report on women’s advancement into senior management roles (yes, really!). In our 2022 research, we...

ENTREPRENEUR CORNERS: Cities With the Most Entrepreneurs

Self-employed entrepreneurs account for 10% of all workers, according to 2020 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. But whether born out of necessity or desire, an increasing number of workers are taking the plunge and starting their own businesses in the wake of the...

EMPLOYMENT CORNER: America’s Best Employers For Diversity

Over the past two years, the focus on racial disparities has put a spotlight on several industries. The impact of Covid-19 on the lives and livelihoods of Black families has raised questions about healthcare equity. The economic fallout for Black workers and...

VETERANS CORNER: Women Veterans Day

Newsletter Intro by Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Carol Eggert, SVP, Military & Veteran Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal Women stand proudly in the long line of our nation’s warriors. On June 12, 1948, the passage of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act enabled women to...