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OUTDOOR CORNER – Houston’s Botanical Gardens

The diversity of the Bayou City has long been one of its defining characteristics, so it’s fitting that the Houston Botanic Garden chose diversity as a design emphasis. This theme is especially prominent in the global collections gardens, a centerpiece of the 132-acre...

MEMBER CORNER –  Designer of the Year Award

MEMBER CORNER – Designer of the Year Award

GHWCC member Linda Eyles, of Linda Eyles Designs, is up for a very prestigious honor:  HGTV’s Designer of the Year Award!  Shown here, the beautiful home she designed is in the “Countryside Escapes” Category called “Mountain Modern Home in Telluride, Colorado.”  To...

Facts About Small Businesses: Women-Owned Businesses

There were roughly 12 million women-owned businesses in 2017, with $388.1 billion in payroll and 10.1 million employees. However, women remain underrepresented in small business ownership. For more information on women small business owners, read the new Advocacy fact...

Inclusion and Profitability

Inclusion matters.  Whether it’s the faces in the board room or in the team building your website, statistics show that a variety of a backgrounds on your team can make it more creative, more effective, and in turn, more profitable. And who doesn’t love profit? A...

Diversity: “It Takes All Kinds”

As we all know, making diversity a priority within our organizations affords us many benefits.  We encourage you to share ways supporting diversity has helped you and your company. Perhaps, the first and most benefit to diversity is that people from different...

THE TRADITION PRESENTS Inspiring People

THE TRADITION PRESENTS Inspiring People

Download Original PDF Here THE TRADITION PRESENTS Inspiring People SUZAN DEISON Founder / CEO Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Suzan Deison has always believed that empowering women empowers our communities—and the world beyond. And yet, whenshe considered...

Inspiration and Motivation Runs in the Women in My Family

Debra Hatter Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright I am the descendant of generations of talented, smart, determined, strong black women and I am incredibly honored to be able to share just a little bit of their stories during Black History Month. My great grandmother,...

The Black Family by Rhonda Arnold

The Black Family by Rhonda Arnold

The theme for Black History Month 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity and is set every year by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History®, an organization founded in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the famed African...

Join us for an Evening with Stages’ Hit Production of Ann

Join us for an Evening with Stages’ Hit Production of Ann

Come on, y’all; it’s time for a grand night of theater in your home! Wednesday, February 3rd 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm Help our YWCPA students see Stages' hit production of Ann! It's a hilarious play written by Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men). For each...

Art Corner: featuring Houston artist Karen Navarro

Art Corner: featuring Houston artist Karen Navarro

By: Judy Nyquist and Laura Worth Identity, diversity, expression, and self-representation; are just some of the themes that run through Argentine artist Karen Navarro’s work – which brilliantly combines digital photography with mixed media to create innovative...

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?...