Posted on: September 27, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Press Releases
STEAM program is STEAM Town USA providing scholarship for woman studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math
HOUSTON, TX, September 27, 2016 /24-7 PressRelease/ — The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual luncheon and very unique fashion show celebrating Houston’s leading executives and entrepreneurs benefiting the Chamber’s STEAM Careers Scholarship program. The show was hosted on September 15th in the Grand Ballroom at the Hiltons America Hotel providing scholarships for deserving female students graduating from Aldine, Houston, Spring, and Spring Branch School Districts to attend a Texas college of their choice. STEAM program is STEAM Town USA (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) an initiative to increase exposure of third grade girls to STEAM concepts, improve grades and graduation rates, and encourage girls to pursue STEAM careers.
Each runway model wore a fashionable ensemble from French Cuff Boutique, Joan Pillow and M Penner, representing what someone would wear entertaining clients, in a business casual setting, or in a business meeting. The event was not only supported by women but a few guys braved the catwalk including the CEO of ABACUS Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical, Alan O’Neill, who wore a pin striped suite by A Taghi.
“It was an amazing event to be a part of for the second year in a row. I was honored to be a Role Model and while it was certainly outside of my comfort zone, it was a pleasure to help such a worthy cause.” General Manager Molly McGuirk, stated,”The GHWCC is a great organization that supports young women from school age on and throughout their careers to reach their goals. It’s rewarding to be part of such a valuable organization.”
Susan Deison, CEO, President & Founder of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce commented,
“The GHWCC is honored to recognize Houston’s role models, who exemplify traits that make a business leader successful, and who support women in business such as Alan O’Neill and his entire team at Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical.”
Proceeds from the event directly benefited the GHWCC’s program of work in the community, which includes providing scholarships for deserving female students; the Chamber’s Smart Start Program for Women Entrepreneurs; and STEAM Town Scholarships, STEAM’s day to day program is an initiative to familiarize third grade girls with science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts and careers.
The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC) is a non-profit business organization of highly influential and diverse women and men dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women through avenues of leadership, education, advocacy, and mentoring. For more information, visit www.ghwcc.org.
Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is a full service residential contractor that has been serving the greater Houston area for over 50 years. Abacus is a member of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau of Houston. Abacus is licensed and insured and offers 24/7 emergency service. To learn more about Abacus Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical, visit www.abacusplumbing.net or call 713-766-3605. License Information: ALAN O'NEILL M-20628 | TACLB82488E | TECL 30557