2022 Houston

December 2, 2022
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (CT)


Theme

Take Flight


Our Mission

Promote the development of our future women leaders by giving them access to influential business women in the Houston area. The Symposium will focus on leadership, personal brand management and career/college planning.


Where Will The Event Be Held

West Houston Institute, 2811 Hayes Rd, Houston, Tx


Who Should Attend

The 2022 YWLS will bring together school female students from grades 8-12 to learn about leadership skills, career opportunities after high school, best practices from experienced professionals, and to learn to become the leaders of the future. This event is FREE to attend.
Light breakfast will be provided.


Mentors

Small group settings will allow attendees to engage with a table mentor to help them guide the conversation. Mentors are professionals with a minimum of 3-10 years of experience and executives from various fields.


Panels

Students will hear from leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions during two-panel discussions. Students will also have the opportunity to select two creative and interactive breakout sessions and learn about careers in STEM, Finance, Banking, Law, Government, and career guidance, and develop their skills in personal branding and becoming their best self.


Event Chairs

Karla Hernandez DeCuir

Karla Hernandez DeCuir

Assistant Provost for Distance Learning
University of Houston - Victoria

Karla Hernandez DeCuir

Karla Hernandez DeCuir

Assistant Provost for Distance Learning
University of Houston - Victoria

Dr. Karla Hernandez DeCuir is the Assistant Provost for Distance Learning at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) at Katy and she was recently named a Houston Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree. In her role, she oversees the recruiting efforts, external relations, and strategic partnerships for UHV Katy. She is also responsible for the development of the Center for Online Learning at UHV. She earned a Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership from the University of Houston, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. Her work experience includes business development, partnership development, and enrollment management. Dr. DeCuir is passionate about volunteering and helping the community. She currently serves as the President of the Texas Diversity Council - Gulf Coast chapter, the President of the Latino Faculty and Staff Association at UHV, and the President of the Katy Technology and Education Foundation. She also serves as the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at UHV, Katy EDC’s Diversity Taskforce, and she co-chairs the TXDC’s Young Women Leadership Symposium. In 2021, Dr. DeCuir was recognized with the National Latino Leader Award by the Council for Latino Workplace Equity and the Diversity Council, she is a Texas Association for Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) 2020 Fellow, she was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Houston and the Houston Rockets as one of Houston’s Female Leaders in 2020, she is a 2016 Texas Diversity Council DiversityFIRST awardee, and in 2003, she was honored with a proclamation from the City of New Orleans.

Renee Stewart

Renee Stewart

AVP Human Resources – Houston
Yang Ming

Renee Stewart

Renee Stewart

AVP Human Resources – Houston
Yang Ming

Renee comes with over 15 years’ experience in human resources. She currently works as Assistant Vice President, Human Resources for Yang Ming America Corp. and is the CEO/Owner of Renewed Home Solutions LLC, a real estate investment company. Renee currently serves on the board of the Student Guidance Group and as Secretary for the Gulf Coast Diversity Council. She holds certifications as a Human Capital Strategist, Senior Human Resources Business Partner and in Relationship Intelligence. Renee graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on Business Management. She enjoys volunteering with organizations focused on the development of future leaders.

Sponsors

Houston Community College

If you have any question or concerns about sponsorships please contact Haley Muff
at [email protected]

Contact Us

If you have any question or concerns please contact Haley Muff at
[email protected]