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February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm




Join us for an evening good conversation with a panel of females in tech. These inspirational women will share their stories on how they got to where they are today and share their insights into being a woman in business and tech.

What You’ll Take Away: ​Insightful tips you can take on your career journey and connections in the community.

Why It Matters: Career growth, development, and fulfilment are things we are all looking for – let’s get together to talk about it.


Check-in & Networking 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Panel 7:00 – 7:45 pm
Q&A 7:45 – 8:15 pm
Networking 8:15 – 9:00 pm
Stick around for drinks and networking afterwards, the drinks are on us!

About the Panelists

Erika Waters
AMA Houston – American Marketing Association

When I first graduated with a marketing degree from Texas A&M, I never dreamed about owning a business. In fact, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do, when a start-up company took a chance on me and gave me the title of Marketing Director and the sweet experience of entrepreneurship. Though it would be a few more years until BrightSpot Creative was founded, a creative spirit and desire to blaze my own trail have always been the driver of my career.

I love agency life. One minute I’m a creative director. The next I’m a media buyer. I’ll go to press checks in my swim suit after taking my kids to swim lessons, and my clients and I go to each other’s weddings and baby showers. There is so much diversity in the work I do each day, and so much hands-on work I do with everyone on our team and our clients, that there really is NO such thing as a dull moment…and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

It’s true; I am called the resident Disney Princess in our office. I can’t help but whistle while I work…literally. I’m naturally optimistic, sunny, and bright. I bring energy, and vision to the table. And can enroll the toughest people in the importance of messaging, paper, and design.

Clients count on me to bring energy to an idea, strategy to a vision and, of course, for knowing their business and their marketing inside and out. As a bonus, I’ve learned lots of things come in handy when i play trivia!

I adore my two boys and my hubby. I love reading and podcasts. I get inspired by thought-provoking writing, arresting photography, and always by my faith.

Melecia McLean
Managing Director ,
Girls In Tech – Houston

Christine Galib
Director ,
Ion Houston

Monique T. LaCour
Founder ,
Houston Business Lounge

About Our Partners
Women Who Code Houston

Women Who Code is the largest and most active community in the world dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We empower engineers with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. WWCode has garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, executed more than 9,000 events around the world, and has a presence in 20 countries.


ITExperience is a non-profit organization that provides educational and real-life IT project experience to participants with the goal to help them be better equipped with the skills needed in the IT/Technology industry that will enable them to land a job or start their own business.
web https://itexperience.org/

General Assembly(GA)

About General Assembly (GA): General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills – from software engineering and UX design, to data, to product management and digital marketing. Established in early 2011, GA is the leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions with 20+ campuses across four continents.Web https://generalassemb.ly/


February 18
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


GA Houston
1301 Fannin St, Floor 21
Houston, TX 77002 United States