Houston On Board is the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce's initiative to be a resource for corporations to identify and find successful women to serve on corporate and private boards. Houston On Board is a resource for shareowners, company nominating committees and executive search firms seeking skilled individuals who can bring a fresh perspective to a board room, advance a company's business strategy and help investors achieve long-term, risk-adjusted returns. Houston On Board will also recognize corporations that support and advance successful women executives.
If you would like to be considered to serve on a corporate or private board and be included in our initiative, Houston On Board, please complete our Houston On Board Matrix. Applications will go through a vetting process to identify qualified corporate board candidates.
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Co-Chairs: Whitney Whitmire, AT&T; Rina Hartline, CenterPoint Energy. The proactive voice of business generally on key issues and legislation specific to women. Educate women on how to serve our community in the public/political arena and encourage women to run for public and public/private boards. Encourage voter registration and "get out the vote". Meets every 1st Tuesday, Noon. Chamber Office
Chair: Diana Pino, Houston Community College. Host job shadowing programs with Aldine, Houston, Spring and Spring Branch School Districts. Host principal for a day with HISD. Encourage students to take accelerated classes to prepare for college through the Texas Scholars Program with SBISD. The committee reviews and selects the scholarship winners for the Chamber through an application process. Meets every 3rd Thursday, 11:30am, Chamber Office
Co-Chairs: Karen Love, PKF Texas; Bambi McCullough, Chrysalis Partners. Help women prepare for leadership roles in business and social arenas. The committee oversees The Greater Houston Conference for Women. The Conference will host speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter the most to women, including health, personal finance, busi- ness and entrepreneurship, career resources, work-life balance, media and more. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for busi- ness networking, professional development, and personal growth.
Health & Wellness
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Brugh-Tanguy, Nightclub Cardio; Phyllis LeFevre, Inspire Momentum. The Committee's main initiative is to educate women on preventive health issues. The committee hosts health seminars at member companies and hosts an annual health luncheon in May. Meets every 3rd Tuesday, 4 p.m., Chamber Office
Introduce traditions and customs of other countries to our membership. Embrace newcomers to Houston with welcoming luncheon/reception.
Co-Chairs: Aelicia Bayliss, Contract Resource Group; Kathleen Williams To recruit new members and volunteers. The committee also helps with retention of members. Meets every 1st Monday, 5 p.m., Chamber Office
Chair: Lisette Galindo, Green Bank The SparkPlug's mission is to ignite future leaders through a diversified educational program of quarterly events. Meets every 3rd Thursday, 3 p.m.
No Parking Zone
Chair: Cassye Cook, SYSCO Foods. This committee initiates the "No Parking: Women Moving From Plateau to Pinnacle" program. This program gathers top executives and women in middle management with the goal of sharing best practices for professional advancement.
Co-Chairs: Sally Ramsay, Pierpont Communications and Matt Ross, Ventures Marketing. The Marketing Committee’s primary role is to increase the Chamber’s visibility in the community. Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 4 - 5pm in the Chamber's offices.
Chair: Brenda James, Clayton Personnel. HR professionals gather to discuss challenges and opportunities in the industry. Attendance is limited to Human Resources personnel and attorneys specializing in employment law. Meets every 2nd Wednesday, 11:30a.m.
Chair: Roz Pactor, The Pactor Group. The committee promotes local retailers and educates women about business attire and trends and encourages women to Shop Houston First!