nd Annual Empowering Business Conference and Vendor Fair

The Women Empowering Women Express Network (WEWEN) of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will host the 2nd Annual Empowering Business Conference and Vendor Fair (EBC) on April 18th at Lone Star College-University Park West Dining Room 20515 SH 249, Houston, Texas, from 7:45AM to 3:00PM.

Ms. Linda Head, Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Workforce Education and Corporate Partnerships at Lone Star College System will moderate a morning panel discussion with local executives as they share the secrets to their success in the technology, education, non-profit, and other strategic fields. Panelists include Ms. Lauren Briker, Director Personal Systems Operations Business Planning and Transactional Management at Hewlett-Packard, Ms. Melissa Edwards, Area Executive Director South Texas at American Diabetes Association, and Ms. Laura Murillo, Executive Director, Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Professional development workshops will be offered throughout the day including business planning, social media marketing, customer retention strategies, and business ethics. This year’s lunch will feature a Keynote Address from KHOU-TV Investigative Reporter, Ms. Tiffany Craig, and a vendor fair featuring over forty local businesses will be open to the public throughout the event.

Event sponsors include Truluck’s, Proline Supply Company, UHD Northwest, Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Casanova Signs, PostNet Tomball, MK Events, Cake Fine Pastry, Biggby Coffee, Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, Mundy Legal Services, PLLC, SOS Scanning Service, and Lone Star College-University Park.

Member ($50) and non-member ($65) registration is available online at wewen.org and includes the panel session, keynote address, workshops, lunch, and vendor fair. This is a come and go event, stay for one presentation or all. The vendor, sponsor, and schedule details can also be found at wewen.org.


WEWEN is taking education to the next level, empowering business professionals with timely information and resources, and reinvesting proceeds into professional workshops and scholarships. As a local network of the ABWA, WEWEN provides training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations and backgrounds. Additional details and upcoming events are available at wewen.org or contact communications@wewen.org with questions.