Business Women Society aims to build and provide a strong network of intelligent undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and industry professionals in the Houston business community. Through skill-building workshops, corporate events, career panels, and philanthropic work, the organization aspires to promote young businesswomen's personal and professional development.
About BUSINESS Women Society
Business Women Society is a premier undergraduate organization at the C.T. Bauer College of Business. In Business Women Society, members will have the opportunity to participate in professional meetings, make connections with leaders that will guide them through the college years, and build a network with like-minded individuals across the University of Houston.
In the past, we have brought in recruiters from Amegy Bank, Chevron, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, KMPG, Reynolds and Reynolds, Enterprise, and small businesses across the Greater Houston area. Participation in Business Women Society also allows members to be active leaders in our Directorates, focusing on what they have learned in the organization to gain real-world experience. We welcome all University of Houston students!
Carolyn Miles joined BWS at the start of the Spring 2018 semester as an advisor for the organization. She holds an MBA, is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Before joining the Accountancy and Taxation Department at the University of Houston, she was on faculty at the University of Houston - Clear Lake for 12 years and taught in UH's Certificate in Accountancy Program. Prior to entering academia, Professor Miles worked in the Risk Assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 15 years specializing in internal and IT controls and Internal Audit services.
The Leadership Series are events in which successful female leaders at the Bauer College and in the Houston area are invited to talk about their stories of success in a male-dominated industry. They share their background, accomplishments, hardships, and words of wisdom. Guest speakers also participate in our Lean-in Circle, a session of the same event in which we discuss a hot topic that pertains to women in business.
In our Directorate Program, members are paired up with interest-related officers to give encouragement and suggestions on how to better succeed as an undergraduate student. Additionally, members in the Directorate Program develop leadership and interpersonal skills by organizing and assisting officers with BWS events.
COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS
For BWS, giving back to the community is a key component of the organization. We strive to engage in at least 4 community service events per semester. From assisting at dog shelters to preparing sandwiches for the homeless, our organization maintains a hands-on approach to our various philanthropic causes.
These events are held in a professional environment where BWS invites corporate identities to talk about their companies and exclusive internship opportunities for our members. This is a great way to be exposed to the corporate world and get to know what employers are looking for in potential interns and full-time employees.
Workshop events are set up to help UH students discover how to enhance their skills individually as well as in group settings. Our guest professionals create activities that will assist BWS members with teambuilding and inclusion.
These events consist of our monthly bake sales and fundraising socials. With creative themes, home made food, and outgoing members, BWS is keen on giving students, faculty, and staff the ultimate fundraising experience.
*All food serving events go through the UH Fire Marshal's approval.
*All profits made are used to manage and maintain BWS operations.
Life is about balance; therefore, we provide our members with the opportunity to experience BWS Socials, make new friends, and, most importantly, have fun!