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City of Houston Creates Houston Women's Commission

Chamber Leader is among the group of diverse female leaders to serve on the commission

City of Houston Creates Houston Women’s Commission 

Chamber Leader is among the group of diverse female leaders to serve on the commission.

HOUSTON, TX (August 25, 2021) – Houston City Council voted today to create a permanent Houston Women’s Commission. The newly established Commission includes 25 diverse local female leaders to serve on the inaugural volunteer board. Among the groups of diverse leaders includes Chamber Co-Founder, President & CEO, Tammi Wallace.

“The Houston Women’s Commission is a voice that is needed in our city to ensure that there is a dedicated focus to advance equality and equity for women,” said Tammi Wallace, Chamber Co-Founder, President & CEO. Thank you to Mayor Turner and Council Member Abbie Kamin for this nomination and for your vision and leadership in establishing this important commission to address solutions supporting women across our great city.”

Mayor Turner remarked that "Women play a vital role in my administration and are leaders who are making significant contributions in all aspects of our diverse community. I look forward to seeing the Commission's recommendations and working to enhance the quality of life for all women.”

Council Member Kamin noted “After over a year of planning, to see this effort come to fruition is very special. This is the first time we will have a board specifically looking at women’s equity in our city; something we must have if we want to address the substantial disparities women continue to face day-to-day.”

This commission was spearheaded by Council Member Abbie Kamin, who worked with Mayor Sylvester Turner to bring the proposal forward to the full council. The commission will advance equality and equity for women in the City of Houston by identifying and addressing disparities in healthcare, employment, safety and security across communities and industries, both in Houston’s public and private sector. The commission will develop and propose recommendations, identify gaps in information that need further study, and advise City leaders on ways to improve the quality of life for women throughout Houston.

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