Houston Area Professional Express Network (HAPEN)
Supporting Your Success

Houston Area Professional Express Network
The Houston Area Professional Express Network of the American Business Women's Association is an association that provides business training and education for career advancement and personal development for all career women regardless of employment status.

HAPEN Vision Statement:
To serve and grow the association, membership, and community through the strength of positive relationships and experiences reflective of each woman's journey.

ABWA Mission Statement
To bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.


2014 ABWA Woman of the Year
Mary Rodriguez - University of Phoenix

2014 Top Ten Candidate
Kirsten Beyer - Boeing

2014 FHPW Woman of Excellence
Estelee Garrison - The Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yeates, III, P.C.


2014 American Business Woman of ABWA
Dr. Melanie Brown - CenterPoint Energy

Meeting Location
4th Tuesday of every month
The Tasting Room
1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd. | Houston TX, 77056
Networking begins at 5:45 PM 
Dinner/Program starts at 6:15 PM

Reservations are $33 per person 

Uptown Park is on the southbound feeder of the West Loop between Woodway and Post Oak Blvd.  Valet parking is available at the door.
Did you know, our website isn’t PayPal only, you can use your Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express, too.  At the payment screen, just check out as a GUEST, and proceed to enter your credit card information.  So easy, and you’re done! For more information, please contact Estelee Garrison, Arrangements Coordinator at reservations@hapen.org

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Special Women's Instructional Network (WIN) Webinar at our meeting location

Rene Street, Executive Director of ABWA  Program Details

Rene Street, Executive Director of ABWA wants to welcome each of us to learn and utilize the Women's Instructional Network (WIN). WIN is a learning and communications portal designed exclusively for ABWA members delivering professional development courses as well as ABWA tools and resources hwile keeping members informed on the latest Association news. In this session you will learn:

  • The basics of how to get started on WIN.
  • The importance of WIN.
  • The advantages and benefits fo using WIN.

Come join us to discover techniques that could make a difference in realizing your full potential.

 2013 - 2014 Programs and Speakers


The real journey begins on the yellow brick road to Overland Park, Kansas.

Take advantage of early registration pricing, reserve today by visiting www.abwa.org.


 2014 Houston Area Council of ABWA Delegate

Linda Nugent

2014 Federation of Houston Professional Women Delegate

Dr. Sue Bradshaw - Primary

Dyane Magliolo - Alternate

FHPW April 2014 Delegate Report  |  HACA April 2014 Delegate Report  |  Meeting Information

Congratulations to Mary Rodriguez
2013 Houston Area Council of ABWA National Newsletter Award Winner

Mary has done an incredible job serving as the 2013 Houston Area Council of ABWA (HACA) Newsletter Editor and HAPEN’s Council Delegate. Mary works hard to produce a quality newsletter filled with ABWA activity information, member recognition, and meeting all ABWA requirements. This is not an easy task. She not only makes the newsletter interesting and beautiful, she has won the ABWA National Women's Leadership Conference Newsletter Award two years in a row. This is the third year the Houston Area Council has won the award, which were all produced by HAPEN members – Mary Rodriguez (2012 & 2013) and Myrleen Knott (2011). Congratulations ladies, job well done!

2013 National Newsletter Award Winners
New-Roc Charter Chapter | Lancaster Area Express Network | La Capitale Chapter | Trendsetter Chapter | ViVon Chapter | Heart of the Piedmont Chapter | Victoria Professional Express Network | Berkshire Charter Chapter | Oceanside Charter Chapter | Washoe Zephyrs Chapter | Houston Area Council | Kansas City Area Council

Thank you to our sponsors

For more information, please download our sponsorship package


Contact Us
2013 – 2014 HAPEN Executive Board

Dr. Melanie Brown - President
Myrleen Knott - President Elect
Dyane Magliolo - VP Finance
VP Membership Team
Jeannie Hale - VP Communications
Angela Berry - VP Programming
Joanna Lacey - VP Mkt/Public Relations
Estelee Garrison - Arrangements Coordinator


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