PROJECT PROM DRESS A TOTAL SUCCESS - HUNDREDS OF HOMELESS STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND PROM

PROJECT PROM DRESS A TOTAL SUCCESS - HUNDREDS OF HOMELESS STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND PROM

This past Sunday, March 18th, Carla’s Closet, a program of This Woman’s Work, hosted a Prom Dress Drive at One Delta Plaza in southeast Houston. Over 800 dresses, shoes, handbags, gift cards, and accessories were donated to the cause.

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Business Leader LaneStaffing Paves the Road toward Independence for its Associates Financial Fitness

Business Leader LaneStaffing Paves the Road toward Independence for its Associates’ Financial Fitness

One of the largest minority owned staffing companies in the southern U.S. joins forces with a financial planning services specialist. LaneStaffing Inc. and Wealth Development Strategies L.P. have pooled their considerable resources to provide LaneStaffing's temporary associates with the tools to take control of their financial futures. Over the years, LaneStaffing has matched numerous companies and candidates where crucial job skills are needed, while Wealth Development Strategies has advised individuals and businesses on money management and investments. Through Wealth Development Strategies, LaneStaffing now provides retirement planning services to its temporary associates, and LaneStaffing CEO Carla Lane is proud to partner with the firm. “I am pleased to announce our new alliance with Wealth Development Strategies,” says Lane. “LaneStaffing now offers personal retirement plans through payroll deductions, and everyone is eligible.”LaneStaffing operates from its headquarters at 2211 Norfolk Suite 150 Houston, TX 77098, as well as locations in Dallas, Port Arthur, Galveston, North Houston, and Orlando, FL

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2nd Annual Project Prom Dress Drive - Houston Defender

2nd Annual Project Prom Dress Drive - Houston Defender

This Woman’s Work and Carla Lane sponsored the 2nd Annual Project Prom Dress Drive benefitting the HISD Homeless Education Project Prom. Co-host Trustee Wanda Adams welcomed a spirit-filled throng of individuals and families who dropped off prom dresses at One Delta Plaza to be donated so homeless students can also attend their proms in style and in fashion. Attendees and donators included Tina Marie Jones-Green, Michelle Lewis, Dorita Hatchett, Karen Hauser, Karla Fleming-Jones, Jasmine Harris, Tanisha Harris, Lisa Jackson, David Barragato, Ilka Rosado, Tanisha Belvin, Alicia Nay, Nettie Jones, Kisha Hodges and many more.

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SECOND ANNUAL PROJECT PROM DRESS DRIVE - Houston Style Magazine

This Woman's Work and Carla Lane host the Second Annual Project Prom Dress Drive to benefit the Houston ISD Homeless Education Project Prom. This project serves more than 6,000 identified youth that are homeless. Houston ISD Board Trustee Wanda Adams co-hosted the event where many donated formal and/or cocktail dresses of various colors in addition to accessories in order for youth to attend prom. Some in attendance were Cary Yates, Judge Clarease Rankin Yates, Tina Jones, and Charlene Johnson.

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SECOND ANNUAL PROJECT PROM DRESS DRIVE - Houston Style Magazine

Stilettos & Champagne -Houston Life (KPRC)

Stilettos & Champagne -Houston Life (KPRC)

On Sunday This Woman’s Work, a non-profit 501(c)(3), will hold their annual Stilettos & Champagne Fundraising Reception at the Ensemble Theatre.

 

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Stilettos Champagne Will Be A Sparkling Affair with a Purpose

 Stilettos  Champagne Will Be A Sparkling Affair with a Purpose

Houston, TX – On December 3, 2017, This Woman’s Work, a non-profit 501(c)(3), will hold their annual Stilettos & Champagne Fundraising Reception at the Ensemble Theatre.

“This event combines my three favorite things – champagne, beautiful shoes, and serving others,” said Carla Lane, founder of This Woman’s Work and owner of Lane Staffing.

Through programs such as Stepping Into Strength (SIS) Mentoring Program, Carla’s Closet, and IronWomen, This Woman’s Women work is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.

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CARLA'S CLOSET PARTNERS WITH HISD BOARD PRESIDENT WANDA ADAMS TO HELP HOMELESS STUDENTS EXPERIENCE PROM

CARLA’S CLOSET PARTNERS WITH HISD BOARD PRESIDENT WANDA ADAMS TO HELP HOMELESS STUDENTS EXPERIENCE PROM

(L to R) Lisa A. Jackson, Homeless Liaison, HISD Homeless Education Office; Carla Lane, Ilka J. Rosado, Outreach Worker, HISD Homeless Education Office; and HISD Board President Wanda Adams

This past Sunday, March 19th, Carla’s Closet, a program of This Woman’s Work, hosted a Prom Dress Drive at The Gite Gallery in collaboration with Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board President and Trustee Wanda Adams (District IX) and the HISD Homeless Education Project.

The goal of the drive was to provide 100 dresses for 100 girls. They outdid themselves, as several individuals responded to the call, and in just a two-hour timeframe, contributed over 300 dresses, over 100 pairs of shoes and purses, jewelry, eyelashes and hair that will benefit many of HISD’s homeless students.

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Project Prom Dress Drive - Houston Defender

Project Prom Dress Drive - Houston Defender

HISD Board President Wanda Adams, along with Carla Lane and This Woman’s Work recently hosted Project Prom Dress Drive, an initiative to obtain 100 prom dresses to give to 100 homeless girls so they can attend their proms. The event’s goal was surpassed as over 200 dresses were collected well before the event, coordinated by Dorita Hatchett, concluded. Heavy-hitters from Houston’s business, education, social and political communities came out in force to the Gite Gallery to support this worthy cause. Those in attendance included Donna Blackshear Reynolds, Vernita Harris, Sharon Murphy, Jacqueline Potter, Tabitha Davis, Mary Garrett, Karen Hauser, Carla Blair, Oni Blair, Frederick Goodall, Ebony Lyons, Carla Brown, Naomi Hardy and Shirley Brooks among others.

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CEO Carla Lane Demonstrates How One Woman's Success Can Help Shape and Empower All Women

CEO Carla Lane Demonstrates How One Woman’s Success Can Help Shape and Empower All Women

There are some people who become content after they achieve a certain level of success.

And then there are people like Carla Lane.

Lane is the president and CEO of LaneStaffing, the largest minority-owned employment solutions provider in the southwest United States. That designation wasn’t easy to get. Coming on in 2003 as the senior vice president and chief operating officer of what was then DiverseStaffing, Lane was responsible for driving the company’s comprehensive financial strategies.

In 2006, Lane took a risk and purchased the then failing company, changed the name and shifted the creative and operational mindset. The results were definitely worth the risk.

“It was strategic to purchase an already established company,” she said. “I bought their assets and had to literally figure out, through trial and error, how to dig the company out of a hole and make it work.”

It takes a certain level of business acumen and foresight to take a struggling company and transform it into a $20 million enterprise.

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STILETTOS and CHAMPAGNE AND IRON WOMAN AWARDS - Houston Style Magazine

It was a sparkling night of inspiration and empowerment at the reception for the Stilettos and Champagne and Iron Woman Awards presented by This Woman’s Work. This was certainly a dress-to-impress event as shoes were on point. The reception featured live music, dancing and the I Can Awards presentation, recognizing a few outstanding women who have helped other women in the Houston community. Some in attendance were This Woman’s Work founder Carla Lane, Kelly Hodges, Lloyd Gite, Shekira Dennis, Wanda Adams, Loren Lane, Karen Carter Richards, Vanessa Reed, Kim Gagne, Crystal Hadnott, and Kim Roxie.

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STILETTOS and CHAMPAGNE AND IRON WOMAN AWARDS - Houston Style Magazine

A Celebration of Inspiration and Resilience

A Celebration of Inspiration and Resilience

Lane Staffing Awards & Recognitions (http://www.lanestaff.com):
While our work is rewarding, we’re always delighted and honored when respected organizations recognize our achievements.

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Carla Lane President and CEO, LaneStaffing Inc.

Carla Lane is President and CEO of LaneStaffing Inc. LaneStaffing is the largest minority woman-owned employment solution provider in the Southwest.

Mrs. Lane began working in the staffing industry as an accounting student while attending the University of Houston. Her full-time career began in 1996 as an Accounting Manager at BestStaff Services. In 2003, she was hired as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at DiverseStaff where she was responsible for the company’s overall financial strategy and financial processes as well as branch operations in Houston, Texas. Ms. Lane purchased the brand name in 2006 and in 2008, Mrs. Lane expanded the service offerings and rebranded the firm “LaneStaffing”.

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Carla Lane - Women's Inflection Point

Carla Lane is the President and CEO of LaneStaffing, the largest minority-owned employment solutions provider in the Southwest. Lane a graduate of the University of Houston, began her career at small staffing agency as an accounting clerk and worked her way up to becoming the VP of Accounting and Finance, overseeing accounting operations in over 15 states...

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Carla Lane - Al rucker show

A firm believer of supplier diversity with “…high goals with high standards intact.” she oversaw the implementation of an enterprise-wide technology system to allow the firm to realize greater operating efficiencies and profitability improvements. Allowing the firm to bid and win business in markets in which technology would have previously limited its ability to bid and win. Under Lane’s leadership, LaneStaffing has expanded the footprint of the organization by seven states and expanded its client base of Fortune 100 and 200 clients and has become a leader in government contracting...

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Houston Chronicle - Q&A: Lane Staffing's leader shouts out where the jobs are

Carla Lane knew exactly what she was getting into when she bought her staffing agency in 2007.

She'd worked for the family-run business since her sophomore year at the University of Houston, working her way up from payroll clerk to vice president for accounting and finance. Since then, she's built Lane Staffing into a company filling more than 1,100 temporary jobs annually in 15 states and generating $20 million to $25 million a year in revenue. Among her clients are cities, government entities, utilities, oil and gas companies and Fortune 100 and 200 companies.

Q: Why did you take such a big risk with your savings on a company that was failing?

A: I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur and own my own business. I was working in the back, so I saw the money, and I saw the possibilities...

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Carla Lane - Panelist

President & Chief Executive Officer, Lane Staffing

Carla Lane is President & CEO of LaneStaffing. She is responsible for LaneStaffing’s growth to one of the largest female minority owned, staffing companies in Texas. Under her leadership, LaneStaffing has deployed a number of strategic initiatives to provide increasing levels of service to our customers and employees. She has over 17 years of staffing experience and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston. Ms. Lane has received numerous community service awards and serves on the board on many professional business organizations.

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Business Wire - Major Houston-Headquartered Staffing Firm DiverseStaff, Inc. Changes Ownership and Name

HOUSTON--()--Today, the DiverseStaff executives announced Carla Lane, the new president and chief executive officer, will take the helm of the company, and the company’s name will change to DiverseStaff a Lane Staffing Company. Lane purchased the company’s brand name from DiverseStaff, Inc.’s former President and Chief Executive Officer David Harris. DiverseStaff a Lane Staffing Company is a comprehensive employment-solution provider.

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Black Enterprise - Doing business in a down economy

For entrepreneurs whose businesses are less than eight years old, this is the first time they’ve operated in a recession since the previous one took place in 2001. But for business owners who’ve experienced other downturns, there’s a sense of security in that they’ve been through this before and will in all likelihood go through it again. Here are some suggestions from business owners who are no strangers to recessions about how to survive and even thrive when running a business in a down economy.

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The Katy News - Stilettos & Champagne Will Be A Sparkling Affair with a Purpose

Houston, TX – On December 3, 2017, This Woman’s Work, a non-profit 501(c)(3), will hold their annual Stilettos & Champagne Fundraising Reception at the Ensemble Theatre.

“This event combines my three favorite things – champagne, beautiful shoes, and serving others,” said Carla Lane, founder of This Woman’s Work and owner of Lane Staffing.

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Houston Forward Times - Carla’s closet to help homeless students attend prom

More than 6,000 homeless students attend Houston Independent School District (HISD) schools. Like their peers, they want to hang out with friends, participate in extracurricular activities, and attend school functions such as prom. Unfortunately, many of these students can’t attend prom because they lack the financial resources to purchase a dress and shoes.

Carla’s Closet, a program of This Woman’s Work, will host a Prom Dress Drive on Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 1–3 PM at One Delta Plaza (3333 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77021). The organization is seeking gowns/dresses, shoes, accessories, jewelry, gift cards and other related items. Proceeds from the event will benefit underserved high school-aged girls.

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Houston Forward Times - Carla’s closet partners with hisd board president wanda adams to help homeless students experience prom

carla’s closet partners with hisd board president wanda adams to help homeless students experience prom

This past Sunday, March 19th, Carla’s Closet, a program of This Woman’s Work, hosted a Prom Dress Drive at The Gite Gallery in collaboration with Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board President and Trustee Wanda Adams (District IX) and the HISD Homeless Education Project.

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d-mars - CEO Carla Lane Demonstrates How One Woman’s Success Can Help Shape and Empower All Women

CEO Carla Lane Demonstrates How One Woman’s Success Can Help Shape and Empower All Women

There are some people who become content after they achieve a certain level of success.

And then there are people like Carla Lane.

Lane is the president and CEO of LaneStaffing, the largest minority-owned employment solutions provider in the southwest United States. That designation wasn’t easy to get. Coming on in 2003 as the senior vice president and chief operating officer of what was then DiverseStaffing, Lane was responsible for driving the company’s comprehensive financial strategies.

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Houston Forward Times - In the black tour salutes multicultural houston small business owners

In the black tour salutes multicultural houston small business owners

This past Friday, November 10th, over 150 women attended the 3rd Annual IN THE BLACK tour event for free, thanks to the generosity of The Coca-Cola Company and their partner Odyssey Media, the leading brand in the empowerment of multicultural women.

For the third consecutive year, the tour is a part of The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 program, an initiative developed to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs worldwide by the year 2020.

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Houston Forward Times - This week in houston’s buzz: 2017 audrey h. lawson impact awards luncheon & fashion show and more!

This week in houston’s buzz: 2017 audrey h. lawson impact awards luncheon & fashion show and more!

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Wheeler Avenue Inner City Visions, Inc. presented the Women’s Guild celebrating 54 Years of service to the Houston community. Audrey H. Lawson Impact Awards Luncheon & Fashion Show was held at the Hyatt Regency Houston at 11:30 a.m. The theme of this year’s luncheon and fashion show was highlighting Fashion and HBCUs: Preserving our Past & Celebrating Our Future. The Honorary Chair was Jacquelyn Alton and the Event Co-Chairs were Dr. Polly Turner, Cydonii Miles and Rhonda Williams. The 2017 Audrey H. Lawson IMPACT Awards list of honorees include: Ms. Janette Cosley, Ms. Lorna Hankins, Ms. Carla Lane, Dr. Forest Dent Smith, Mrs. Tiffany Smith, Mrs. Sonya Stevenson and Dr. Alvia Wardlaw.

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Houston Forward Times - This woman’s work, houston based non-profit supporting women’s empowerment, hosted successful inaugural fundraiser

Houston Forward Times - This woman’s work, houston based non-profit supporting women’s empowerment, hosted successful inaugural fundraiser

This Woman’s Work hosted its inaugural fundraiser, Stilettos & Champagne reception Saturday, November 12th at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Stilettos & Champagne raised funds for This Woman’s Work, a non-profit 501(C)(3), whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment and is committed to Gender Equality, Empowerment, Education, Employment, and Diversity & Fellowship.

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Houston Forward Times - Houston businesswoman and philanthropist hosts inaugural fundraiser supporting women’s empowerment and youth mentorship

Houston Forward Times - Houston businesswoman and philanthropist hosts inaugural fundraiser supporting women’s empowerment and youth mentorship

When it comes to giving back to the community and investing in people to see their lives changed for the better, one local businesswoman and philanthropist has stepped up to the plate in a phenomenal way, and she is seeking to take it to an entirely different level.

This Woman’s Work, founded by Carla Lane, President and CEO of Lane Staffing, the largest minority woman-owned employment solution in the Southwest, is an advocate for women’s empowerment, and will be hosting its inaugural fundraiser reception, “Stilettos & Champagne” on Saturday, November 12th from 6p-9p at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. “Stilettos & Champagne” will support This Woman’s Work, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that Lane launched, whose mission is help women improve their economic independence and emotional well-being through an innovative series of programs designed to provide support to women as they work to improve their lifestyle and financial position.

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Houston Forward Times - 2016 “sweet 16” celebration honoring past, present and future women leaders

Houston Forward Times - 2016 “sweet 16” celebration honoring past, present and future women leaders

Our beloved publisher and CEO of the Forward Times newspaper, Karen Carter Richards, was recently honored at the “Sweet 16” Celebration on March 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM), a 501(c)(3) organization, in partnership with Lamik Beauty and Millionaire Mommy Society hosted the First Annual Women’s History Month, “Sweet 16 Celebration,” which is an event that honored past, present and future women leaders in Houston.

The Mistresses of Ceremonies were Damali Keith (FOX 26 News) and Kim Roxie (LAMIK Beauty). U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee phoned in to wish congratulations to all of the honorees, and a Certificate of Congratulations was given to all of the honorees from the City of Houston...

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HERSTORY: THIS WOMAN'S WORK - Houston Forward Times

HERSTORY -  THIS WOMAN’S WORK

In 2001, Carla was asking herself, “What did I do wrong?” She was on the brink of a divorce with a two year old daughter to support. She had left most of her possessions, including all furniture, in the house previously shared with a soon to be ex-husband. She had no idea how to move forward with her life. Carla lived in the 4th largest city in the country and her closest relative was over 240 miles away.

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Houston Forward Times - Greater houston black chamber celebrates african american business achievement at 22nd annual pinnacle awards

Houston Forward Times - Greater houston black chamber celebrates african american business achievement at 22nd annual pinnacle awards

This past Saturday, October 22, the staff and board of the Greater Houston Black Chamber presented their 22nd Annual African American Business Achievement Pinnacle Awards at The Power Center. The annual award ceremony honors the excellence, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit of African American businesses in the Greater Houston area.

Courtney Johnson Rose, chairwoman of the Chamber, along with Latoya Bullard Franklin and Che’McFerrin, who served as Pinnacle Awards Chairs, joined in with the staff and board to recognize some of Houston’s premier African American entrepreneurs, community activists, and civic leaders. The Masters of Ceremonies for the event were Mia Gradney and Len Cannon, who both serve as news anchors on KHOU 11 News. The invocation was given by Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell of Windsor Village United Methodist Church.

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THIS WOMAN'S WORK, HOUSTON BASED NON-PROFIT SUPPORTING WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT, HOSTED SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL FUNDRAISER - Houston Forward Times

THIS WOMAN'S WORK, HOUSTON BASED NON-PROFIT SUPPORTING WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT, HOSTED SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL FUNDRAISER -  Houston Forward Times

Stepping Into Strength (SIS) Mentors

This Woman’s Work hosted its inaugural fundraiser, Stilettos & Champagne reception Saturday, November 12th at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Stilettos & Champagne raised funds for This Woman’s Work, a non-profit 501(C)(3), whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment and is committed to Gender Equality, Empowerment, Education, Employment, and Diversity & Fellowship.

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