FHPW President's Letter

Encouraging Networking, Recognition and Growth

2020 FHPW President's Message - March

FHPW President Jill Almaguer

March 2020 FHPW President’s Letter:

Last month, we enjoyed a very special opportunity for Networking with the leaders of all the FHPW member organizations at our annual Leadership Forum focusing this year on 2020 vision. On Monday, February 10th, our FHPW Immediate Past President and other member organizations’ leaders brought their organization’s vision to review as well as the elements that make a good vision statement. We had breakouts where we brainstormed how to renew the FHPW vision to better serve our member organizations. We need your input to allow FHPW to help you achieve your visions and will bring a new Federation vision statement for consideration at our April 27th quarterly meeting.

On March 31st, we had been looking forward to Networking at our first educational lunch n learn of the year; however, we will turn the event into a virtual one that you can enjoy from the safe distance of your computer. Since no lunch will be served by FHPW, you can enjoy the virtual meeting at a reduced rate and provide you own snacks while you watch via Zoom. If you haven’t tried Zoom before, we will provide some information about how to use it to everyone who registers to attend at www.fhpw.org.

Next month, we are hoping we will be able to meet again in person at our 2nd Quarterly Meeting of 2020 on Monday, April 27th, for our fabulous panel of speakers on publishing your story because “Your Story Matters!” Details of this event and registration are already on our website, plus you can put your member organization’s events (or rescheduling notices) on our FHPW website calendar. We are also Encouraging you to promote your events at our next quarterly meeting “Minute at the Mic.”

Also available on the website is the nomination information for each organization to submit an outstanding member for the Woman of Excellence award so we can give them Recognition at our annual awards gala on September 26, 2020. At the gala, our FHPW Educational Foundation also awards scholarships to deserving women to continue their education for professional Growth. The scholarship applications are now being reviewed and award decisions will be announced by the FHPW Educational Foundation. Although education has been disrupted for all ages this spring, we hope next fall that our scholarship winners will be continuing their studies as planned.

Finally, we still have opportunities to serve on the FHPW Board and Gala Committee. Please contact me directly at president@fhpw.org if you are interested in a new leadership opportunity in 2020! Our April 13th FHPW Board meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. At that time, we will make a decision about the ability to host our April 27th quarterly meeting in person. Best wishes to all our member organizations for your continued health and safety.

 

Jill Almaguer, PE, MBA
2020 FHPW President
president@fhpw.org

 

Jill Almaguer, PE, MBA
2020 FHPW President

 

2020 FHPW President's Message - February

FHPW President Jill AlmaguerIn January at our first quarterly meeting of 2020, we voted in two new member organizations: “On the Fly” Toastmasters Club and Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Women’s Leadership Network. We are so excited to see the Growth in the Federation of Houston Professional Women during our year of Encouraging Networking, Recognition and Growth (ENRG 2020!) We also enjoyed a wonderful speaker, Cecilia Rose, who Encouraged us to remember that “Life Doesn’t Happen To Us; Life Happens For Us.”

Our next meeting is a very special opportunity for Networking with the leaders of all the FHPW member organizations at our annual Leadership Forum focusing this year on 2020 vision. On Monday, February 10th, we invite all the leaders to bring their organization’s vision so that we can review them as we renew the FHPW vision to better serve our member organizations. We need your input to allow FHPW to help you achieve your visions. Registration is now open on our website.

In March, we are looking forward to Networking at our first educational lunch-n-learn of the year, and then in April at our 2nd Quarterly Meeting of 2020. Details of these events will be on our website, plus you can put your member organization’s events on our website calendar. We are also Encouraging you to promote your events at our next quarterly meeting “Minute at the Mic.”

We encourage you to begin thinking about who to nominate for the Woman of Excellence award so we can give them Recognition at our annual awards gala. At the gala, our FHPW Educational Foundation also awards scholarships to deserving women to continue their education. We encourage you to let all your members know that the scholarship applications are now open on our FHPW website.

Finally, we still have a few opportunities to serve on the FHPW Board and Committees. Please contact me directly at president@fhpw.org if you are interested in a new leadership opportunity in 2020!

Jill Almaguer, PE, MBA
2020 FHPW President

 

Here's a Video from 2020 FHPW President Jill Almaguer, about how networking has helped her over her career.  Pass It On (with E.N.R.G.!!)

Many thanks to Anita Long of Long Films Studio for creation of this video.

Our History

The Federation of Houston Professional Women began in September 1981 and was officially chartered by State of Texas in May 1982 as a non-profit, non-partisan business league. Our first Woman of Excellence Gala was held in 1982. We are in our thirty-eighth year as an organization and we have honored over 2, 400 Women of Excellence Our history of connecting women in friendship, providing career and leadership opportunities, promoting networking and educational events, and unifying women’s organizations has enriched thousands of women’s lives.