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

New Meeting Location
4th Tuesday of every month
The H.E.S.S. Club
5430 Westheimer Rd. | Houston TX, 77056
Networking begins at 5:45 PM 
Dinner/Program starts at 6:15 PM

Reservations are $33 per person 

The H.E.S.S Club is located off Westheimer Road between Sage Rd. and Chimney Rock Rd.
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 Arrangements Coordinator at reservations@hapen.org

Don't Miss Out - August Speaker
Social Media for Business
Tina Gandy, Co-Owner & Executive Marketing Specialist

Click here for Program Details




Please join the Houston Area Council Executive Board, Gaylyn DeVine our National Secretary - Treasurer, past National Officers, and approved candidates for District II VP for the 2nd Annual Conference 101 to learn all about what it means to attend the National Women’s Leadership Conference.  

This event is sponsored by the Houston Area Council at no charge to participants; however, they need reservations to ensure there are plenty of appetizers and materials. Click here to reserve your seat > Reservations.


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
2014 – 2015 HAPEN Executive Board

Myrleen Knott - President
Sheri Parrack - President Elect
Dyane Magliolo - VP Finance
Linda Nugent - VP Mkt/Membership
Sherry Forbish - VP Communications
Kristine Kubiak - VP Programming
Dr. Sue Bradshaw - VP Mkt/Public Relations
Estelee Garrison - Arrangements Coordinator


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