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WEWEN Newsletter Vol 2 No3_5-8-7-18_lr

WEWEN Newsletter Vol 2 No3_5-8-7-18_lr

Keywords: April,2018,Newsletter

WEWEN Newsletter Z April 2018 Z Volume 2, Issue 4

Ignite your dreams with WEWEN ABWA!

To be a diverse group of innovative leaders that
encourages members through education, involve-
ment, and recognition, which provides lasting
change in the community.

The mission of the American Table of Contents
Business Women’s Association
is to bring together business- President’s Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
women of diverse occupations EBC Conference Wrap-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
and to provide opportunities Upcoming Luncheons and Speakers . . . . . . . . . . 6
for them to help themselves ABWA Western Regional Conference Summary . . . . 8
2017-2018 WEWEN Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
and others grow personally Welcome New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
and professionally through Businesses in the Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
leadership, education, HAC Quarterly Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
networking support, and

national recognition.

ABWA’s Proud Code of Conduct
• A ll members will serve as goodwill

ambassadors for the American
Business Women’s Association.
• Members will not allow their personal
beliefs and convictions to interfere
with the representation of ABWA’s
• Members will always treat their
member colleagues, guests, vendors
and sponsors with honesty, respect,
fairness, integrity, responsibility,
kindness, and in good faith.
• Members will maintain compliance
with ABWA National, Chapter and
Express Network Bylaws.
• Members will not use their personal
power to advance their personal
• Members will strive for excellence
in their professions by maintaining
and enhancing their own business
knowledge and skills, and by encour-
aging the professional development
of other members.

Dear WEWEN Members,

How does ABWA help you Be Bold, Be Brave, and become a
Better You? Throughout the year, we hold meetings to learn
new business skills, we follow current business trends, listen to
community leaders, we serve on committees, and support each
other through our life and career changes. You have become
bold with knowledge, brave enough to speak out and share
your knowledge and you become a better you in the eyes of
others. Now is the time to be brave in your community as we
start the 2018 Spring Membership Campaign!

Be Bold - with your knowledge of how ABWA has helped you and
helped others in this league. Think about the stories we’ve shared.
Those powerful stories can be shared with others who don’t know
about the American Business Women’s Association.

Be Brave - Make a commitment to ask a new person to our next
monthly meeting. THEN – Ask that woman to join! Asking someone to an ABWA meeting means that you
believe ABWA has helped you, and now you want to help someone else. Find your voice to speak to your
neighbor, a person you meet at the library, or a woman in your office. Did you read in the newspaper or on
a website about a woman being promoted or hired by a local business, or learn about a woman who has
started her own business? Give her a call! Carry a brochure with information about your league. A personal
invitation will mean so much!

Be You! – As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see.” In this 2018 Spring Recruitment
Campaign, be that person who recruits one, two or three new people to our ABWA community. New
members bring fresh energy and ideas that will strengthen our ABWA community. Imagine if five people
in our league invited someone to join each month! What fun there is when new people join in our conver-
sations, bring new perspectives and their talents to enhance our league.

As a benefit for your recruitment efforts, there are some valuable prizes that ABWA National will send to you
as a way to thank you for your bravery, and support of the Women Empowering Women Express Network.
In 2018, Be Bold, Be Brave, and Be YOU in ABWA. I am sure this year’s campaign will be our best!

Thank you for your participation!

Carol Brace
WEWEN President

ABWA Houston Area Council presents

Technology Tools for
Small Business Success!

Saturday, July 14, 2018 ~ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Come learn tools, tips and techniques you can implement in your
business that will increase productivity, market your business and

save you money!

 Video Marketing for online and offline growth – Kristena Hackett

 Facebook for Business – How to use Facebook to advertise and grow your
business - Kenon Gilliard

 SMART Technology Apps & Tools – The best tools and apps to grow your
business – Toni Harris Taylor

 How to work smarter and not harder with your Smartphone – Michelle

Speakers include:

Plus roundtable coaching Norris Conference Center
with the expert! 816 Town and Country Blvd #210

Sit with the expert to ask questions about Houston, TX 77024
$30 includes lunch and cash bar
how to use the tools in your business!

June 2018 Luncheon


Why every American woman must
focus on her own personal needs with

Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson

Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson Dedicated to the spirit of encouragement, Dr.
Valerie Hill-Jackson is a university and nationally
recognized educator having garnered:

• 2 007 Maybelline / People Magazine Women Who
Empower Through Education Award;

• t he 2008 Texas A&M University (TAMU) Association of
Former Students Award for Distinguished Teaching;

• 2 008 Transfer Camp Namesake; 2010 Student Led
Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE) at TAMU;

• 2 010 Outstanding Panhellenic Professor;

• t he 2011 National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Inspire Integrity Top 10 Finalist award; and

• the 2016 Edward’s Ministerial Service Award.

July 2018 Luncheon

Join us for the July 2018 Women Empowering Women Express Network Luncheon!
Speaker information will be announced.

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Open Networking Starts: 11AM Z Lunch and Program: 11:30AM-1PM

Where: Lone Star College-University Park West Dining Room, 20515 State Hwy 249, Houston, TX 77070







Would you like to advertise your business in the quarterly newsletter, monthly email
blasts and on the projector at the beginning and end of every meeting?

Your business card sized add will appear in the August e-blast and show on the projector at the August
meeting and appear monthly through July 2018 *. Your ad will also appear in the newsletter every
quarter starting in October and ending in July, The newsletter is posted on our website, printed for the
meetings and emailed out to all of our members.

Email this form and include your business card sized image to [email protected] . If you do not have
an image please talk to the newsletter chair and she will help you create one. Please mail or bring a check
to the July or August meeting for $150 or email [email protected] to be invoiced.

I understand that the $150.00 is non-refundable fee.
*If for some reason there is no meeting I understand that I will not be reimbursed for the advertising cost
of that meeting.

Signature _____________________________________________ Date _________________

Please mail your check to:

PO Box 690525
Houston, TX 77269

ABWA Western Regional

By Kelli Seyedain and Heidi Furlong

“Sometimes the “We were roommates,
best conferences are we traveled together,
made with the people dined together, and
and friends you are we even had a few
drinks together.”
with! Wink!”
— Heidi Furlong
— Kelli Seyedain

This year’s conference was held in Sugarland, Texas and was very infor-
mative and educational. As first-timers attending an ABWA conference,
we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We came away feeling empowered
with new knowledge to help us in our everyday lives as women and as
business professionals. We also came away with a strong sense of sister-
hood — belonging to an incredible organization with strong women
and leaders. We tightened our bonds with our WEWEN sisters, built new
friendships with our CYFEN sisters and everyone else at conference. If
given the chance, we believe everyone should attend an ABWA Regional
and National Conference.

EMAIL: [email protected]

2018 Houston Area Council of ABWA Recognition Luncheon
“Women Celebrating Women”

Honoring Women of the Year and Top Ten Candidates
Saturday, June 23, 2018

PLATINUM Sponsor I $2000
*Complimentary Table (seats 8) with business logo and name displayed on Reserved Table
*Logo included on all Press Releases mentioned as event PLATINUM Sponsor
*Logo included on Event Facebook Page as event PLATINUM Sponsor
*Logo included in Event Program
*Recognition by Emcee during event as event PLATINUM Sponsor
*One promotional product item (to be approved in advance) placed at each luncheon place setting

*Website link and/or logo displayed on ABWA Council website

PLATINUM (In-Kind) Sponsor I $2000
*Four Complimentary Event Tickets with business name displayed on Reserved Table

*Logo included on all Press Releases mentioned as event PLATINUM Sponsor
*Logo included on Event Facebook Page as event PLATINUM Sponsor
*Logo included in Event Program

*Recognition by Emcee during event as event PLATINUM Sponsor
*Website link and/or logo displayed on ABWA Council website

GOLD Sponsor I $1000 Saturday, June 23, 2018
*Four Complimentary Event Tickets with business name displayed on Reserved Table Women Celebrating Women
*Logo included on all Press Releases mentioned as event GOLD Sponsor
*Logo included on Event Facebook Page as event GOLD Sponsor Recognition Luncheon
*Logo included in Event Program 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
*Recognition by Emcee during event as event GOLD Sponsor
*Website link and/or logo displayed on ABWA Council website Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln
SILVER Sponsor I $500 Houston, TX 77027
*Two Complimentary Event Tickets with business name displayed on Reserved Table
*Logo included on Event Facebook Page as event SILVER Sponsor Presentation?
*Listed as SILVER Sponsor in Event Program
*Recognition by Emcee during event as event SILVER Sponsor
*Website link and/or logo displayed on ABWA Council website

SAPPHIRE Sponsor I $250 Table Topper??
*Logo included on Event Facebook Page as event SAPPHIRE Sponsor
*Listed as SAPPHIRE Sponsor in Event Program For More Information about
*Recognition by Emcee during event as event SAPPHIRE Sponsor becoming a sponsor contact:

BRONZE Sponsor I $100 Desarie Hobbs
*Name included on Event Facebook Page as event BRONZE Sponsor [email protected]
*Listed as BRONZE Sponsor in Event Program 979.255.0671
*Recognition by Emcee during event as event BRONZE Sponsor

RUBY Sponsor I $50
*Name included on Event Facebook Page as event RUBY Sponsor
*Listed as RUBY Sponsor in Event Program

Sponsors please complete your submission by April 30,2018 at | |

Our 2017-2018 WEWEN Board

President _______________________ Carol Brace, University of Houston Downtown UP
President-Elect___________________ Melissa Rotholz, Shield Bearer
Past President ___________________ Darlene Hadjuk, Proline Supply
VP of Communication _____________ Lindsey Meadows, Meadows Resources
VP of Finance ____________________ K athi Schmidt, Non-Profit Consultant

Natalie Cramer, Amegy Bank
VP of Membership ________________ Carrie Morrison, Lue Laroe
_______________________________ S h erry Waller, Pampered Chef
VP of Marketing/Public Relations ____ K elli Seyedain, KM Interiors
VP of Programming _______________ D emethra Orion, Odyssey Limousine

Allison Mundy, Mundy Legal Services

New Members!

Jane Summa
Djuana Lamb
Caroline Smith

Businesses in the Spotlight


Olga Lopez — Monat Ava Ray
Personally Poetic
PLLC Tanya Russell — Mary Kay
Attorneys at Law
Carly Maderer — Tyler Maderer Stacey Isola
Biggby Coffee
D'Ann Gummelt
A Splash of Sass


One on one meetings are critical to building mutually beneficial business
relationships. A one on one meeting (either virtually or in person), is the first
step in building your network and empowering other members.

How it works:
1) You will be paired with a new member at each meeting (your BIZFRIEND).

2) Exchange contact information and set a time for a one on one before you
leave the meeting.

3) Meet with your BIZFRIEND and discuss:
• What each of you do
• What your goals are
• How you can help each other reach those goals

Be specific. Be creative. And most of all Be helpful. The overall goal is to HELP
YOUR BIZFRIEND BE SUCCESSFUL. This is Women Empowering Women!

We would like to share your results in upcoming WEWEN podcasts, newsletters,
and promotions, so track your progress and submit to Lindsey Meadows at
[email protected] You can also post photos on the WEWEN Events
Facebook page and other social media pages with #bizfriends and #wewen
when you meet!

Questions? Contact us!
Lindsey Meadows: [email protected]
Melissa Rotholz: [email protected]

Upcoming Events

JUNE............................................................................ Technology Tools for Success
WEWEN June 2018 Luncheon When July 14, 2018
When June 06, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT) Location Norris Conference Center, 816 Town &
Location Wyndham Garden Houston Willowbrook Country Blvd, #210, Houston, TX 77024
18818 Tomball Parkway Houston, TX 77070

2018 Houston Area Council of ABWA Recognition HAC Quarterly Meeting
Luncheon: Women Celebrating Women When July 26, 2018
When June 23, 2018 Location HESS Club
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT) AUGUST......................................................................
Location Junior League of Houston,
1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027 SEPTEMBER................................................................
JULY............................................................................. HBJ Biz Expo
WEWEN July 2018 Luncheon When September 13, 2018
When July 11, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT) Location TBD
Location Lone Star College-University Park West

Dining Room 20515 State Hwy 249,
Houston, TX 77070

HAC Quarterly Meeting and spoke about some details regarding the Women
Celebrating Women Luncheon on June 22nd.
The meeting was held on April 26, 2018 at the HESS The meeting location will change to the Norris
Club with vendor booths from 5:30-6:00 pm. Nicole Conference Center effective with the July meeting.
Rincones introduced guests and first-time attendees. The address for the Norris Conference Center is 816
Our Professional Development speaker was Kenya Town & Country Blvd. Houston, 77024.
Williams with Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance. There is a Technology Tools for Success workshop
She shared with the group all of the benefits of being scheduled for Saturday, July 14 from 9 am to 1pm.
certified with WBEA and the process of applying to The cost to attend is $30 and includes lunch.
be certified. She also invited the group to attend their The following meeting is scheduled for July 26th.
Business Expo which is scheduled for June 6th-7th.
Desarie Hobbins shared a review of the 2018 budget

Reserve your HBJ BIZ EXPO booth today!
Early bird pricing now available.

Come out and network at the 3rd Annual BizExpo hosted by the HBJ!

Don’t miss this chance to showcase your business amongst
other industry leaders in the professional setting that
only Houston Business Journal can deliver.

This is the perfect opportunity to help grow your business!

Thursday, September 13

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To be determined

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