To celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) is hosting the ninth annual Rise to the Top event on Friday, March 6, 2020. Hosted at the Hilton Americas Houston by GHP’s Women’s Business Alliance (WBA), Rise to the Top celebrates women, including employee resource groups, office administration and top volunteers, as well as supports women’s initiatives.

a conference ballroom packed with people for Greater Houston Partnership's Rise to the Top event

The event will feature a panel of female executives discussing the challenges and triumphs of succeeding as a woman in today’s business environment. The panelists include:

  • Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell Oil Company and Executive Vice President, Global Unconventionals, Shell Oil Company (keynote address)
  • Leslie Duke, President, Burns & McDonnell, Inc.
  • Carol Hess, Vice President, Workstations Product Management, HP Inc.
  • Gaby Rowe, Executive Director, The Ion

In honor of International Women’s Day, attendees are encouraged to wear purple.

For more event details and registration information, visit www.houston.org/events/rise-top.

To learn how the faces of PKF Texas support women-owned and women-led businesses, visit www.PKFTexas.com/WomenExecutives.