The mission of Houston Professional Women’s Organization (HPWO) is to recognize and honor remarkable and powerful women role models in our community. We serve to inform, inspire, and build meaningful, long-term connections with our members. This is the only platform which highlights not only South Asian women but professional women from all backgrounds and ethnicities.

The Houston Professional Women Organization (HPWO) is dedicated to serving Houston businesses and professionals in the greater Houston area by creating opportunities for visibility and impact through advocacy, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education.



Generate Business Leads

HPWO has the vision to generate business leads for its members. HPWO provides a platform to connect, advance, and empower by bringing together women in business and professional careers. Women and youth of different backgrounds and occupations are given an opportunity to connect and grow personally as well as professionally.

Helping our Youth

HPWO aims to empower emerging youth leaders in our community. Through our professional and business internship and networking opportunities, our youth members are given opportunities to follow their passions and ambitions. We connect our youth members to scholars, professionals, and experts from the community to mentor and guide them.

Networking & Business Education

HPWO provides a networking platform, business education, professional support, training programs, educational seminars and workshops that serve to connect and build meaningful relationships between women and youth of the greater Houston community and partner cities.

Executive Board Members



It is through sponsorships that we can make and keep our programs successful.
Sponsorships with HPW is an excellent way to gain exposure for your business
or organization and build lasting relationships with key business leaders
throughout the Houston Area. Each sponsorship provides unique ways you
can market and promote to members of the HPW and the local community


Let’s Empower Each Other !! It’s not only WHAT you know but WHO you know. It’s truly
enlightening!!! HPWO is an amazing platform that has brought women together from all
ethnicities and cultures and grow collectively. Join the one and only Houston Women’s
organization by enrolling as a member. There are several benefits to become a member
along with getting free passes to attend the networking events.

Business Members






Fareeha Sultan | Senior Content Editor

Fareeha SultanFareeha Sultan holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and M. Phil in South Asian Studies. She has over fifteen years of experience as a development and communication expert. Over the years, Fareeha has gained ample experience in project development, management and coordination. Currently, she is working as a Communications Specialist with a leading...

Kamini Shankar | Women’s of the Week

Kamini ShankarI’m Kamini Shankar. My journey towards wellness started in a dark place of health issues, obesity, chronic pain, diabetes, and depression. In an attempt to get my health back so I can be there for my son, I embarked on a journey toward clean eating and a healthy lifestyle. Today, I stand before you,...

Sr. Saba Syed | Programming Coordinator

Sr. Saba Syed Saba Syed (aka Umm Reem) is the author of the International award-winning novel, “An Acquaintance.” Saba has a BA degree in Islamic Studies. She studied the Arabic Language & Literature at Qatar University and at Cairo Institute in Egypt. She also received her Ijazah in Quranic Hafs recitation in Egypt from Shaikh...