Our Mission

Our mission is to advance and empower women through leadership, education, advocacy and mentoring.

Company Overview

The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization of highly influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women through avenues of leadership, education, advocacy, and mentoring.


Upcoming Events

Member Orientation

GHWCC logo
1st Floor Community Room
3015 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77057
Date Monday, September 8, 2014
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RSVP Register here

Explore ways to increase your Company's visibility and get involved in the Chamber's program of work. Learn about Committees, Workshops, Education, Volunteer Opportunities, Events, Advocacy and more.

Bring a guest! This event is open to members and non-members. There is no charge to attend.

Elected Officials Reception

Hobby Center
Founder's Room
800 Bagby Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Date Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Time 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tickets Members: Free
Non-members: $20/person
Register here

Elected Officials Reception Honoring
Harris County Elected Officials

women in the fast lane of steAm

STEM 2014

Hilton Americas
1600 Lamar
Grand Ballroom
Houston, TX 77011

Date Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
Tickets $65/member, $75/non-member
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Sponsorship opportunities available here
Booth registration form

Join the Chamber for its annual luncheon celebrating many of Houston's leading executive women and entrepreneurs in STEM Careers and featuring a luncheon, unique style show and shopping.

The Event will benefit the Chamber's program of work which includes providing scholarships for deserving female students; Smart Start for Women Entrepreneurs; and STEAM Town USA (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) an initiative to increase exposure of third grade girls to STEAM concepts, improve grades and graduation rates, and encourage girls to pursue STEAM careers.

Chairs Kristi Hotze, CBRE; Molly McGuirk, RigNet

Influential Women of North Houston and the Woodlands lUncheon

Americas Woodlands
21 Waterway Ave.
The Woodlands, TX
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $40
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You are cordially invited...
Please join us for an inaugural luncheon for influential business women in North Houston and The Woodslands. Our presenting guest speaker is Emma Cochrane of ExxonMobil. Enjoy meeting other influential women and learn more about the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce.

2014 greater Houston women's hall of fame

GHWCC logo
1st Floor Community Room
3015 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77057
Chairs Samina Farid, Merrick;
Denise Castillo Rhodes, Texas Medical Center

2014 Breakthrough Women Announced

Congratulations to our 2014 Breakthrough Women! These dynamic women are being honored for being trailblazers in their industries and in our community. This class is truly representative of the definition of Breakthrough in many ways...we salute these visionaries who took risks and embraced change...paving the way for the dreams of new generations of women.

Rhonda Arnold
Director of Community Relations
Houston Airport System
Elizabeth Killinger
NRG Texas Retail and Reliant, an NRG Co.

Beverley Babcock
Vice President, Corporate Financial Services

Maria Rios
President & CEO
Nation Waste

Kim Bates

Vice President - Asia Pacific/Middle East
ExxonMobil Exploration Company

Alicia Smith

President & CEO
Innovative Legal Solutions

Emma Cochrane
Vice President - Asia Pacific/Africa
ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company

Dr. Mary Ann Wilkins
Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer
Stewart Title

Janet Coy
Vice President, Natural Gas Marketing
Enbridge, Inc.

Carlecia Wright
Office of Business Opportunities
City of Houston
Pamela Wright

Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co.

Univision "biz" segment interviews cindy garza Roberts, GHWCC chair of the board

Cyndy Garza Roberts discusses her story, tips for success and involvement in the community on the Univision Houston "Biz" segment.


Suzan Deison, Chamber President, and Leisa Holland-Nelson, former Chair of the Board, discuss the Chamber's role in the community with Deborah Duncan on Great Day Houston.