With so many organizations dedicated to Houston's young professionals, finding the right group for you can be quite a challenge.
CultureMap's put together a breakdown of the leading young professional groups for women's causes to make it a bit easier to navigate. Whether you're looking to raise awareness about domestic violence, teach financial education classes to young women or promote reproductive rights, there is a young professionals group that has you covered.
What do they do? Through involvement and volunteerism, young professionals can assist Dress for Success Houston in its mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Perks: Happy hours and benefit fashion shows, in addition to opportunities to network with other young professionals. Membership fees also allow Dress for Success to purchase a suit and accessories for a client.
Upcoming event: Co-Ed Happy Hour at Jackson's Watering Hole on Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $75 with at least three volunteer hours annually required.
What do they do? Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast's group for twenty- and thirtysomething young professionals helps promote quality health care and reproductive freedom.
Perks: Invitations to members-only events (such as "Cocktail for a Cause" happy hours and the annual fundraiser), discount pricing on select events, monthly donation updates and recognition in the annual report.
Upcoming event: Cocktails for a Cause at The Flat on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.
Cost: $120 and 12 volunteer hours annually
What do they do? Komen Houston Young Professionals Council provides young professionals with the opportunity to socialize, network and make a significant impact on the community by promoting breast cancer awareness, raising funds and providing volunteer support.
Perks: Komen Houston YPC lets young professionals help the community while networking and having fun with social events like Sunday Funday Bingo and the annual "Party in Pink," held at Hotel Zaza.
Upcoming event: YPC Race Team at the Susan G. Komen Houston Race for a Cure Houston on Oct. 4
What do they do? Like-minded philanthropic professionals under 45 can teach financial education classes to improve the lives of young women in addition to promoting awareness and fundraising.
Perks: Make a positive impact on the community and help others become involved in philanthropy while making new friends and professional networking connections.
Upcoming event: Junior Partner Fall Forum at Maggiano's on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m.
What do they do? Young Leaders, open to young professionals between the ages of 20 and 50, is dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, fundraising and providing a consistent group of volunteers to support the Houston Area Women's Center.
Perks: Network with philanthropic young professionals by helping the city's women in need.
Upcoming event: General meeting at the Women's Center on Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (open to anyone interested in joining Young Leaders)
Cost: $50 (or 10 volunteer hours)