Connections for growing your business, reaching new goals and having your ideas heard.

Our story

Established in 1976,  River Oaks Business Women’s Exchange Club (ROBWEC) is a women’s professional organization that meets monthly for networking, business support, professional development opportunities and social events. Members represent dynamic and diverse backgrounds and occupations.

ROBWEC provides its members with web access to the membership directory, a monthly newsletter, special interest groups, and socials. Members interact with other business and professional women and hear informative speakers who educate, inspire, and entertain us. If you are interested in learning more about our organization, contact us here.

Our Meetings

When: ROBWEC meets on the first Friday of every month.
Where: River Oaks Country Club | 1600 River Oaks Blvd. | Houston, TX 77019

  • 7:00am Coffee
  • 7:15am Breakfast
  • 7:30am Announcements
  • 7:50am Speaker Introduced
  • 8:30am Adjourn
  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • March 31
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 8
  • September 29
  • November 3
  • December 1

Our Mission

To provide members a resourceful and supportive affiliation of women whose leadership and professional standing in the community have been well established.

ROBWEC Board of Directors

  • January 12 – Gray Miller, Federal Judge Fifth Circuit
  • February 2 – Frank Billingsley, Meteorologist and Author
  • March 2 – Lisa Falkenberg, Houston Chronicle Columnist
  • April 6 – Cissy Segal Davis, Managing Director, Miller Outdoor Theatre
  • May 4 – Albina Rippy, Co-Founder, YogaOne/YogaWorks
  • June 1 –  Salise Shuttlesworth, JD, Friends for Life
  • July 13 – Sandi Murray, Phd, Owner of Hive Bee Farm
  • August 3 – Harris County Judge Ed Emmet
  • September 7 – Stephanie Watowich, PhD, MD Anderson
  • October 5 – Closed Meeting, for members only
  • November 2 – James P. McCollum, Author, “The Last Sheriff in Texas”
  • December 7 – Megan Eddings, Founder, Accel Lifestyle

Karin Marshall Past President

Emilie Booth President

Sheila Bezdek President Elect

Susan Schmaeling

Susan Schmaeling VP Programs

GayleAnn Gourwitz Treasurer

Pam Radford VP Membership

Jane Seger VP Socials

Marie Schmidt VP Reservations

Lauren Kirkwood VP Communications

Holly Smith Secretary

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