EVENT: HWNT “Latinas in Progress” Scholarship Fundraising Mixer; March 25, 2014

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WHAT: HWNT Scholarship Fundraiser

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Houston Community College-Downtown campus, 2nd Floor
1300 Holman, Houston, TX 77004

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Inspiring Latinas

Recommended reading: International Women’s Day 2014: 15 Inspiring Latinas Who’s Contributions To Their Fields Have Changed The World || Latin Times


International Women’s Day 2014

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About International Women’s Day 2014 (Saturday, March 8, 2014):

International Women’s Day 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE

Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our global hub and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women’s advancement.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

Some groups select their own International Women’s Day theme, specific to their local context. For example, the European Parliament’s 2013 theme was “Women’s response to the crisis” and their 2012 theme “Equal pay for work of equal value”.

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Mayor Parker’s Remarks for “Dress for Success” (video)

This video is from a news event held by Mayor Annise Parker for “Dress for Success Houston – Send One Suit Day.”

Mayor Annise Parker, City Council Member Brenda Stardig, and executives from Dress for Success and Chevron kick off an initiative which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Local establishments will participate in Dress for Success Houston’s Send One Suit Day which will be the start of a charitable week. For the past 11 years, Dress for Success Houston (DFSH) has hosted and engaged the community in its large, city-wide suit drive. During this week, more than 100 companies will host suit drives at over 200 locations. This initiative brings in over 60 percent of the agency’s clothing inventory.


Visit the Dress for Success website for more information the great work they do.


EVENT: UH TABLE TALK 2014; February 27, 2014

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