Women's Organizations

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American Business Women’s Association
www.abwahouston.org
The mission of the Houston Area Council of ABWA is to bring businesswomen of diverse occupations together and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and clients grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

American Marketing Association - Houston
www.amahouston.org
The mission of the American Marketing Association - Houston Chapter is to provide real-world education for marketing practitioners, provide networking opportunities to increase the capacity of business for our members and guest event attendees and to provide support for collegiate AMA members and marketing students through out local efforts and through support of the American Marketing Foundation. AMA produces the annual Crystal Awards, a program that recognizes the best marketing programs in Houston judged by achievement of stated goals.

American Society of Women Accountants
www.aswa.org
The group’s mission is to support women in all accounting and related fields, assist them in realizing their full personal, professional and economic potential and contribute to the future development of their profession. A CPA certification is required to join ASWA. Members meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except May and December) at The Briar Club at 5:30 p.m. For more information, send request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

American Women in Radio and Television
www.awrthouston.org
AWRT is a professional organization for women and men in broadcasting and the related fields. The Houston chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002. The group works to further education, mentoring and diversity in the industry. AWRT has a presence on Capital Hill and serves in the advisory capacity to the FCC on issues of importance to women in the broadcasting industry. AWRT meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants
www.awscpa.org
AWSCPA promotes equity and provides opportunities for the achievement of career goals in a competitive and rapidly changing profession. Affiliates also promote public awareness through press releases recognizing member achievements, as well as general releases that discuss the overall vision for the society. AWSCPA meets on the fourth Tuesday at the Briar Club.

Asia Houston Network
www.AsiaHouston.org
Asia Houston Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to help build bridges between Asian-Americans and others, offering greater educational opportunities to students. Asia Houston Network also provides financial assistance and scholarships to students.

Association for Women Journalists
www.awjhouston.org
AWJ is an organization with members from print, online and broadcast newsrooms. Reporters, copy editors, editors, photographers, news artists and newsroom support staff have joined together to communicate the needs of women journalist everywhere. Goals of the organization include furthering the employment and career development of women in the news media.

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Commercial Real Estate Women, Houston 
www.crewhouston.org
CREW promotes business and professional opportunities for women in the commercial real estate industry. Member- ship includes all disciplines of commercial real estate.

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Executive Women’s Golf Association
www.ewga.com
EWGA is a national organization formed to promote and foster a spirit of acceptance, dignity and respect for career-oriented women golfers. EWGA Houston hosts weekly league-play events at several golf courses throughout the city, as well as competitive and “fun-play” events, golf skill development and etiquette clinics, business networking and social functions. League play is held weekly in multiple locations throughout the greater Houston area.

Executive Women in Texas Government
www.ewtg.org
EWTG is a nonprofit organization that develops and encourages leadership among women in Texas government and higher education by offering opportunities for professional growth, excellence and advancement. The group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

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Executive Women’s Partnership
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EWP’s goal is to provide executive women an opportunity to address business issues and interests, learn from each other and exchange ideas and information on important issues facing the business community. Members must be a member of the Greater Houston Partner-ship, be the CEO of her company or have policy- making responsibility as an executive officer, shareholder or partner.

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Federation of Houston Professional Women, Inc.
www.hfcw.org
FHPW is a nonprofit, non-partisan union of women’s professional organizations in the greater Houston area. It provides civic, cultural and educational information, support through its networking system and the kind of influence and presence that professional women need. FHPW is the fifth-largest professional organization in Houston.

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Galleria Networking Chapter of ABWA
The Galleria Networking Chapter of ABWA meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Maggiano’s from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members join to expand their networking opportunities, grow professionally and personally, develop leadership capabilities and to make new friends.

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Hispanic Women in Leadership
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Hispanic Women in Leadership encourages and promotes the development and advancement of Hispanic women. The group works to develop leadership skills for Hispanic women, promote education for middle- and high-school girls, identify good role models, create a network of professional women, encourage corporations to support career advancement for Hispanic women and embrace and celebrate Hispanic culture.

Houston Area Professional Express Network
www.hapen.org
HAPEN is part of the American Business Women's Association. It strives to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. Members meet monthly for 90 minutes with no committees and no fundraising. Membership requirement is to be employed and to pay local and national dues. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at Hotel Indigo, 5160 Hidalgo, from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Meeting/dinner cost is $28. Make reservations at www.hapen.org.

Houston Association of Insurance Women
The Houston chapter of HAIW was formed to promote insurance education, support professional advancement of its members, cultivate friendship and strengthen loyalty to the insurance industry. The group meets at 11:30 a.m., on the second Wednesday of each month at the Westchase Hilton Hotel, 9999 Westheimer Road.

Houston Focus on Concerns for Women
www.hfcw.org
HFCW (formerly Houston Financial Council for Women) meets the last Thursday of the month at the HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Road. HFCW is an intimate, non-traditional gathering of interesting, involved, multi-faceted women from varied business backgrounds, sharing information and solutions, meeting for more than 31 years. Our speakers focus on professional development, business and personal growth, and topics that encourage professional, ethical, civic and fiscal responsibility for executive and entrepreneurial women.

HoustonWit
www.worldwit.org
Women Insights Technology is the world’s largest online networking organization for women professionals in business and technology. It now includes nearly 60 chapters. Membership includes a wide range of professionals – from CEOs to home-based consultants and entrepreneurs. More than 35 percent of WorldWIT have Master’s degrees and 19 percent have PhDs. Via a free e-mail discussion network the organization provides a forum for women to share concerns.

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IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals)
The Southwest Houston Chapter of IAAP is a professional women's organization for Administrative Pros. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at RAC Houston, 12640 Whittingham, Suite 220, Houston, TX 77077. Networking begins at 5 p.m. for members and guests, and the program begins at 6 p.m.

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Kingwood Women in Business
www.kwib.org
KWIB is a nonprofit organization and part of the National Association of Female Executives. Membership is open to all actively employed women residing in the Kingwood /Humble area. The group meets on the first Thursday of each moth at 9 a.m. at the Management Office for Kings Crossing Town Center, #8 North Main in Kingwood, and at noon on the third Thursday of each month at Café Dubois in Kingwood Town Center. To make a reservation, please call Suzette Holley at 281-870-0413.

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National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
www.nawbohouston.com
NAWBO is a dues-based national organization representing the interests of female entrepreneurs in all industries. NAWBO seeks to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. NAWBO meets at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane. Reservations are required.

Northwest Houston Business and Professional Women
www.bpw.cc
Members are area business women interested in networking with a dynamic group of women.Group meets monthly for lunch at Wyndhave Terrace, 12716 Cutten Rd.

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SWAPEN
www.swapen.org
SWAPEN is part of the American Business Women's Association. SWAPEN's goal is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. SWAPEN meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sugar Creek Country Club.

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Texas Executive Women
www.tewhouston.org
TEW is an organization of female executives. Members meet to network and share experiences and professional resources. TEW supports programs that recognize, develop and fund the advancement of women in the community through a mentoring program. Membership is open to women holding executives or managerial positions in a company, professional, service, trade, government or civic/cultural organization or who is self-employed. There is a limit of five members per any one profession. Members meet at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (except July and December) at The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane.

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Women in Aviation
www.wai-spacecity.org
Women in Aviation is a chapter of Women in Aviation, International. Membership is open to women and men interested in encouraging the advancement of women in aviation and aerospace industries. Membership is open to aviation/aerospace professionals, enthusiasts and students. Opportunities are provided for learning, networking and giving back to the aviation community. Each chapter of WAI maintains a certain amount of independence and autonomy.

Women In Construction
www.nawichouston.org
Women In Construction meet the second Tuesday evening of each month at Steak and Ale, 2425 Mangum Road, beginning at 5:30. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for guests.

Women In Technology International
www.witi.com
WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in technology to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations, leadership and economic prosperity. WITI has programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources and opportunities that reach a membership exceeding two million. WITI meets bi-monthly in the odd numbered months from 6 to 8:30 p.m. WITI holds bi-monthly meetings at a different company on the first Monday of the month.

Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance
www.wbea-texas.org
WBEA is committed to helping business enterprises grow and develop. WBEA is committed to increasing opportunities for woman-owned businesses and providing suppliers to corporate and government purchasers.

Women’s Business Support Network
www.wbsnonline.org
Established in 1985, WBSN is a one-per-category networking group for corporate and independent businesswomen. Guest speakers, networking and social events bring members together to support each other in growing and managing their businesses. WBSN meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:45 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 1750 West Loop South.

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas
www.womenschambertexas.com
The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas works to advance economic parity and prosperity for businesswomen by providing educational programs for professional growth, networking opportunities and advocacy in legislative and community affairs.

Women’s Energy Network of Houston
www.wenhouston.org
WENH is an association for women professionals that provides networking opportunities for women in the energy industry and fosters career and leadership development. Meetings are held the second Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Petroleum Club.

Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Houston
www.unitedwayhouston.org
Women’s Initiative of the United Way of the Gulf Coast was organized in 1999 to encourage women professionals, business owners and community volunteers to give back to the community.

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