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RECAP: PowHer Play 2014 is a Success

Houston, TX, July 10, 2014 --( The Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference (AWEC) is coming off an 8 year successful run as Houston’s most popular conference for business women. With new objectives, a new direction, and new purpose, AWEC has been rebranded to The Chatman Women’s Foundation (TCWF). The annual program remains the same with the added bonus of a summer PowHer Play breakfast. It’s held for a select 100 business women from across the city of Houston.

This summer’s PowHer Play breakfast was an absolute success with an attendance of the select 100 business women from around the city of Houston. The two day event held June 26th and 27th, started off with a Mix and Mingle held at the Char Bar located in downtown Houston. Shantera Chatman, founder of TCWF, hosted the mixer for businesses that are plugged into the newly branded Foundation. PowHer Play concluded on June 27th with a 2 hour mini-conference/breakfast at the Junior League of Houston.

On the morning of, the PowHer Play select 100 began arriving at approximately 7am to the Tea Room. They were greeted by their host, Shantera Chatman, signed-in at the reception table, and seated themselves at their assigned puppy tables. Some ladies were poodles, others were brown shih tzus, and the rest were beagles. The room was soon filled with chatter from Houston’s power elite who represented Chevron, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA), Deloitte, and Dress for Success; just to name a few. Even sponsors, North Highland and Comerica Bank represented a full table as they took part in the morning network.

Host, Shantera Chatman kicked off the event with “a good-morning” and brief overview of Foundation and the purpose of PowHer Play. She wanted the women to sharpen one another with their insight and ideas on how to overcome business trials and setbacks. Moments later the table top discussions began. Each table had a facilitator and for approximately 20 minutes the women delved into hot topics like, the evolution of women in the workplace, the expectations of women, and failure to ask. Controversial digressions were explored like disparities between men and women in the work place, how to ask for a raise, and the perfect time to walk away.

Women from each table contributed to the event with insight and wisdom. The room was filled with a warmth and charm that only could come from a woman.
TCWF sends a special thank you to North Highland and Comerica Bank’s Congressional honoree Vanessa Reed – Corporate Public and Community Reinvestment – for the support of this summer’s PowHer Play. TCWF is lining up a phenomenal schedule for the rest of the year that will include more networking events, and more outreach initiatives to help women in business succeed in their fields.

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