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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...

New Name For The World’s Largest Service Company

Schlumberger this week announced its new name—SLB—underscoring the company’s vision for a decarbonized energy future and affirming its transformation from the world’s largest oilfield services company to a global technology company focused on driving energy innovation...

These Women Are Bringing Some Peace To War-Stricken Congo

Five women in colorful clothing and headwraps walk hastily across fields of cassava near the village of Masumbuko in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on their way to meet with an army commander near the displacement camp where the women live with...

The Rothschild Women Led Lives As Full As The Men’s

A new biography by Natalie Livingstone focuses on several generations of the banking family’s wives and daughters, documenting their passions for politics, science and music, all abetted by wealth and social connections. Read Full Article (nytimes.com)

Shopping Small Supports Local Communities And Organizations

American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. That's why — in the midst of the recession in 2010 — they created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to...

How To Make Small Business Saturday Work For Your Business

The holiday season and Small Business Saturday in particular are major opportunities for independent businesses. The revenue generated by Small Business Saturday is big. Here are 9 tips and tools to help you prepare for one of the biggest shopping days of the year....

Want To Level Up Your Success? Follow These 4 Rules

The amount of money you make doesn't determine your level of success as an entrepreneur. Sure, the more you make, the more secure you might feel. But leveling up your business, your expertise as an entrepreneur and you as a person doesn't come from an increase in...

Chamber Corner

At the Chamber’s Arts Committee luncheon, five women leading Houston arts organizations discussed their career paths and challenges. Khori Dastoor, General Director & CEO, Houston Grand Opera; Angie Lane, Chief Development Officer, Houston Ballet; Hilary Hart,...

Sports Corner

Young Women Make Historic Landing Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall speaks at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in 2019. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Cynt Marshall is a business titan, people person, cancer survivor, devout...

Business Corner

You Won’t Believe How Many All-Female CEO-CFO Duos Run The 500 Largest Public U.S. Companies When U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant GSK announced recently that it had poached Julie Brown from Burberry to serve as its new chief financial officer, headlines rejoiced. The...

STEM Corner

Young Women Make Historic Landing By Ree Hines, TODAY Imagine flights fueled by girl power, soaring toward new career paths for young women. Delta Air Lines’ WING program (Women Inspiring the Next Generation) has been making that a reality since 2015 by putting girls...

Entrepreneur Corner

How Four Female Founders are Building Big Things in the Home Space By Lambeth Hochwald, Forbes In the traditionally male-dominated fields of home construction, home repair, and home renovation, the number of female entrepreneurs is slowly but steadily growing. This is...

Girl Scouts

Houston-Area Girl Scouts Get $4.2MM Donation From MacKenzie Scott Tens of thousands of Girl Scouts in the Houston area figure to benefit from a multi-million-dollar donation from MacKenzie Scott, a California-based novelist and philanthropist. The Girl Scouts of San...

Chapter Corner

Celebrating Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor of San Jacinto College Thank you to Baytown Mayor, Brandon Capetillo for hosting a table of leaders to celebrate Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor of San Jacinto College.  We were excited to sit with the Mayor and State Senator...

ENTREPRENEUR CORNER

The 15 Most Powerful Women in Startups BY EMMA HINCHLIFFE AND PAOLO CONFINO, FORTUNE Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list  ranks the most influential executives in global business. The CEOs and execs who appear on that list tend to run large companies already exerting...

Hispanic Heritage Month Corner

Born  in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sofia Adrogué  immigrated to the United States at the age of eight arriving  in Boston at Logan Airport with her family and  14 suitcases, speaking little to no English.  Funded by a $5,100 grant from the World   Health Organization,...

MEMBER CORNER

West Houston, One of the Busiest GA Airports in the U.S.   Shelly Lesikar deZevallos, Ed.D., president of West Houston Airport, is the daughter of Woody Lesikar, who first came to West Houston as a young and determined flight instructor. The same year he started...

SPACE CORNER

Nicole Aunapu Mann Has Become The First Native American Woman To Travel To Space. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule launched Wednesday to the International Space Station, with Mann commanding the Crew-5 mission. Mann — who is registered with the Wailacki of the Round...

WORKPLACE CORNER

Is it a “glass-half-full” person who expects good outcomes? Is it a person who, as Winston Churchill once said, “sees the opportunity in every difficulty”? I think an optimist believes tomorrow can be better than today - and they take an active role in making it so....

HEALTHCARE CORNER

Holiday Shopping Card Helps Fight Cancer With the purchase of The Holiday Shopping Card, shoppers not only receive a 20% discount from October 20, 2022 through October 30, 2022 at hundreds of participating retailers throughout the Greater Houston area, but you help...