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2017 Greater Houston Conference for Women

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Name: 2017 Greater Houston Conference for Women
Date: April 20, 2017
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Our BIGGEST Conference Yet! 
Be there, 
April 20, 2017, for the
Greater Houston Conference for Women

This year's theme is BE EXTRAORDINARY. 

The conference is an all day event at the Westin Galleria Houston (5060 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77056) with empowering keynotes from some the nation's most influential women and fascinating breakout sessions to help your business and skills. 

View Our Sponsor Packet Here

Keynote Speakers:

Houston Conference for Women Keynote Speaker 2017

Carla Harris, world renowned speaker and bestselling author of the book "Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace". While climbing the corporate ladder, Carla had her own personal missteps amidst numerous victories. She vowed that when she reached senior management and people came to her for advice, she would provide them with the tools, strategies, and pearls of wisdom honed by her own experience.

Houston Conference for Women Keynote Speaker 2017 Joann Lublin

Joann Lublin is management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. She works with reporters in the U.S. and abroad to conceptualize and organize coverage of management and workplace issues. She covers issues such as corporate governance, executive compensation, recruiting and succession and writes stories on these topics, mainly for the Journal's front page and Marketplace section. She assumed her duties in December 2002.

Ms. Lublin is the author of a new book called "Earning it: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.'' It describes leadership lessons from 52 high-level female corporate executives, based on career obstacles they overcame. Nearly two-thirds of the women interviewed are experienced public company CEOs.

Houston Conference for Women Keynote Speaker 2017 Amanda Brock
Amanda Brock, founder and CEO of Water Standard, has spent her career building and managing global infrastructure businesses in the oil and gas, water and power industries. She was named one of the top 10 women in energy by the Houston Chronicle, recognized by Water & Wastewater International (WWI) as one of the top 25 global leaders in water and waste water, and also as an Honoree as an Innovator for Women in Energy. 

Amanda is viewed as an industry strategist, collaborating with Private Equity Investors to identify global investment opportunities in the water sector. She is also a regular columnist for Global Water Intelligence, writing on the water energy nexus.

Ms. Brock is from Mbabane, Swaziland and grew up in Zimbabwe. She is dedicated to conservation and passionate about water, elephants, art, and energy security. 

Click to Meet our 2017 Breakthrough Women


7:30 AM
8:00 AM
Breakfast Program – Plaza Ballroom I and II
TMCx Women’s Oral History Project Presentation
Kathryn S. Stream Finalist Panel & Award Presentation
Introduction of Dynamic Panel of Innovators – Juliet Breeze, Kim Bond Evans, Katharine Forth
9:30 AM
Expo/Shopping – Galleria Ballroom Foyer
10:00 AM
Conference Continues – Galleria Ballroom
Keynote Presentation - Amanda Brock, CEO of Water Standard
Tribute to Men / Truman Bell, ExxonMobil
Keynote Presentation - Joann Lublin, The Wall Street Journal
Scholarship Awards Presentation

12:00 PM
Expo/Shopping - Galleria Ballroom Foyer

Diversity Award Presentation
2017 Breakthrough Women Presentation
Houston on Board Panel
Keynote Presentation - Carole Hyatt
Diversity Award Presentation
Keynote Presentation - Carla Harris, world renowned speaker and bestselling author
3:00 PM
Expo/Shopping - Galleria Ballroom Foyer
3:30 PM
Breakout Session I
Click for Topic Sessions
4:30 PM
Breakout Session II
Click for Topic Sessions
5:30 PM
Adjourn/Dessert Reception

*Subject to change
Event Sponsors:
  • Comcast Cable
  • ExxonMobil
  • Astoundz
  • Chicago Title
  • Crane Worldwide Logistics
  • EDF Energy Services, LLC
  • Halliburton
  • IBC
  • KPMG
  • NRG
  • Stewart Title
  • Total Petrochemical & Refining USA, Inc.
  • United Airlines
  • American General Life Insuranc
  • H-E-B
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PKF Texas, PC
  • FedEx Services
  • McConnell & Jones LLP
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • BKD
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Chrysalis Partners,LLC
  • Deloitte
  • Direct Energy
  • Enbridge
  • Hines
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Port Houston
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Fairmont Parkway
  • Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical
  • Audi Central Houston
  • City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity
  • Diamonds in the Rough
  • HISD
  • Jenetiqa Skin Care
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
  • Murray Resources
  • My London Flat
  • Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
  • Raindrop Turkish House Women's Association
  • University of Houston Bauer College of Business Executive Education Program
  • Better Business Bureau of Gtr Houston/South Texas
  • Dress for Success Houston
  • Victory Early College High School
  • Accenture
  • PwC
  • La Dolce Vita Wellness
  • Verizon Wireless
  • EY
  • Direct Energy
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Vision Production Group
  • West University Travel
  • American College Tours
  • Hub International
  • Engel & Völkers
  • Christina Greene, LLC
Westin Galleria Houston
​5060 W. Alabama, Grand Ballroom
Houston, TX 77056
Individual Member Ticket: $295
Individual Non-Member Ticket: $350

VIP: $1000

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