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Successful Women in Business (SWIB)

Serving Sienna, Missouri City and Sugar Land, TX

Entrepreneurial women. Collaborative conversations. Establishing relationships. Celebrating wins. Sharing resources.

Successful Women in Business is a networking group of professional women founded in September 2014 by Business & Life Coach Elizabeth Barbour. Attendance at meetings averages around 20 women. Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of every month at different locations throughout Missouri City, and Sugar Land, TX.

Members come from a variety of backgrounds and represent a diversity of professions. That list includes but is not limited to: restauranteurs, realtors, retail store owners, travel agents, interior designers, coaches, counselors, virtual administrators, spa service providers, medical doctors, holistic health professionals and more! 

What makes SWIB different?

A collaborative approach to networking.  (Not competitive.) We believe there is enough business for everyone and the more we help one another, the better off we all are. There are no restrictions on how many people per profession can attend the group.

A relational approach to networking.  (Not transactional). We want to get to know you for the long haul and not just do business one time. People do business with people they know, like and trust. We foster those connections here.

A masterminding component to all meetings. We try to incorporate 10-20 minutes of mini-mastermind sessions in every SWIB meeting. We choose a different topic each month to dig into and it gives members an opportunity to work on a challenge in their business and seek advice, support and resources from fellow members.



Register for this month's meeting

Register for the Monday, May 20th luncheon from 11:30-1:30 at SWIB Members Dr. Mary Moore and Dr. Angel Puryear's Sienna Dermatology 7435 Hwy 6 Suite B, Missouri City, TX 77459 (behind Center Court Pizza)

If you have already registered as a GOLD member (see link below), then please register using the $15.00 link.

If you are choosing the pay-as-you-go option, then please register using the drop down menu $35.00 link.

If you are a first time visitor, your meeting is free and please register using the drop down menu $15 link to cover your lunch.

Questions? Let us know! 

Monthly Lunch Registration

The May lunch menu will be catered by SWIB Gold Member Namita Asthana, owner of Off the Vine Bistro. 

Cool chicken lettuce wraps with spring rolls

sweet potato galettes(roasted sweet potato patties)

happy holiday cookie cake 



 If you have any dietary requests, please email Danielle. We'll do our best to work with you!


GOLD (annual) members

Our members who pay annual dues only pay $15 for lunch each month which means they save money on every meeting! Plus, they get the perks of membership... see below to sign up to become a GOLD member!

Prefer the pay-as-you-go option?

We've got that too! You may attend SWIB as often as you like for $35 per meeting. That includes $20 for the meeting and $15 for your lunch. (Keep in mind that if you think you'll attend more than 5 meetings per year, it makes more sense for you to sign up to be a SWIB GOLD member! just sayin'...)

First Time Visitor?

Welcome! We look forward to meeting you! We gladly invite people to attend their first meeting for free - we only ask that you pay $15 for your lunch. 

Become a SWIB GOLD member TODAY! (and get these great benefits!)

In addition to what you would expect in regular meetings:

  • Monthly meetings (usually the 3rd Monday from 11:30-1:30 that are fun, engaging and productive (90 min structured meeting, 30 min open networking)) - will meet 2nd Monday in Jan 2019 due to holiday
  • The opportunity to share your 60-second introduction with the group
  • Mini-masterminds at each meeting

You will also get:

  • Business listing on the SWIB website (includes photo, contact info and 50 words of your choosing)
  • Membership in our active Facebook group (A closed group so we have to have met you!)
  • Monthly meeting costs for less than $12 per meeting!
  • Only monthly cost to you is your lunch at $15/person

2019 GOLD (Annual) Membership Dues - only $139

To read about some of SWIB's new policies to keep things running smoothly, click here

To be added to the invitation list (emails go out twice a month before each meeting), please send your name, business and email address to Danielle Hoover, SWIB's Administrator Extraordinaire, at

Sienna Women in Business GOLD Member Listings

Elizabeth Barbour, M.Ed.

Life & Business Coach, Speaker and Retreat Leader, President & Founder of SWIB  |  281-778-7298

Networking is a way of life for me. I've met some of my best friends, collaborative colleagues, inspiring clients and even my husband (!) through networking avenues. For 15 years, I've been a speaker, coach and retreat leader with an expertise in life/work balance for entrepreneurial women. I'm passionate about teaching busy professionals the value of smart self-care, the importance of cultivating a strong spiritual life and the necessity of building a thriving network of caring and authentic people around you!



Danielle Hoover

Virtual Assistant, Hoover Works!, Administrator Extraordinare for SWIB  |  816-516-2869

I love working with busy women professionals and providing them assistance with the sometimes complex, mostly confusing and always time consuming administrative tasks.   I help them move their businesses forward by taking burdening tasks off their plates.  My goal is to be a resource to my clients by assisting them in their business or by facilitating strategic business connections.



Sara Nguyen, ABR, CHMS, CLHMS, MCNE, ePro, GREEN

Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate GARY GREENE  |  832-439-7600  |

I love to provide exceptional client service as a Realtor and confidant.  I offer experience and expertise through over 13 years of being successful in the business.  Buying and selling can be stressful and I pride myself for having hundreds of past clients that have been complimentary of my business ethics, level of detail and caring through the trials of the process. 



Cindy Allerman, M.Ed. 

Independent Educational Consultant, College Journey Consulting LLC, Associate Member IECA, HECA  |  281-778-0929

I help students navigate the college planning and application processes. My passion is helping students reflect on who they are and who they want to become as they learn to articulate their strengths and begin to develop a mission for college and their lives.



Alicia Jammer, MCNE,GRI,WCR

Realtor, BHGRE-Gary Greene | | 281- 636-5112

As an agent with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate, I strive to offer seamless assistance to my clients for every aspect of their home purchase or sale. I provide integrity, energy, hard work and creativity in every detail of the transaction to fulfill my clients interests. My loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business are the building blocks of my career.




Cecile Reynolds
Owner, Brooke's Boutique
We offer ladies upscale consignment to women looking to buy and sell gently loved designer labels with a specialty in designer handbags. We also carry a new boutique clothing line to add great pieces to your wardrobe. Let us help you earn extra money without the work or headache.




Dana Hammerman

Travel Agent specializing in the planning of Disney Destination Vacations


Planning Disney Destination vacations has been a passion of mine for many years.  Planning a Disney destination vacation can be extremely overwhelming, and my goal as a travel agent specializing in Disney Destination vacations is to help clients navigate themselves through the overwhelming process of planning of a Disney vacation.  I love helping others create “magical” vacations to any of the Disney destinations, Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani (a resort and spa in Hawaii), and Adventures by Disney (guided tours to destinations around the world and inside the United States). 


Deborah Douglas 

Yoga Mix Studio LLC ~ Certified Yoga Teacher ~ Reiki Master~ Personal Trainer ~ Young Living Essential Oil Distributor ~ 6th Degree Black Belt, ShorinRyu Shorinkan Assoication~Naha Okinawa | 713-269-5165

Our mission at Yoga Mix is to provide a sacred and safe place for people in the community to come to where they can experience a variety of services that promote health & longevity.  Services include Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Massage Therapy, Ear Coning, Personal Training, along with monthly workshops.





Erin Mahaffey

Norwex, Executive Sales Leader  |

I help you clean your home in less time, save money on cleaning supplies, and without any harm to the environment or your health. With Norwex most of your cleaning is done with a single microfiber cloth and water. If you are still using chemical based cleaners or have health concerns it is time to ditch all those cleaners and move to the new way of cleaning, with Norwex. Contact me to arrange an information meeting, in home demo with friends, or some products to test out. 



Sharon Hilburn

Absolutely! fit & fab, Associate Publisher  |


Business professional, philanthropist, certified ACE group fitness instructor and NASM personal trainer
all describe absolutely! fit & fab’s Associate Publisher Sharon Hilburn.

With a career in organizational leadership, innovation and motivating people for over 20 years in the
greater Houston area, Sharon brings her energy and passion for health and wellness to the Fort Bend

As a fitness and fashion enthusiast Sharon is continuously motivating women to strive for a healthy,
happy lifestyle - with a sense of style! Sharon believes that connecting women and encouraging
knowledge of the latest trends, opportunities for physical activity and social interaction is key to the
continuous evolution of today’s modern woman. As a wife, mother and long-time Sugar Land resident
she is committed to inspiring women in the Fort Bend community to be their very best at every stage in


Nicole Rathjen

Aloha Payroll | 713-369-5211 |


Aloha Payroll's name derives from Nicole's growing up in Hawaii.  What better way to convey our commitment to service and hospitality than to incorporate "Aloha" into our name?  We provide a range of payroll services to both small and large companies.  Whether you are currently doing your payroll in house and looking for affordable help, or outsourcing your payroll but know you deserve better pricing and service - Aloha Payroll can help you.  We have been providing customized, secure payroll and workforce management solutions to clients for more than a decade.  Please visit our web site for referrals from some of our great clients!


Kelley Sweet Jensen

Kelley Sweet Jensen Photography | 713-703-4571| 

With more than two decades of professional experience, Kelley has fulfilled virtually every role as a photographer.  She has worked all over the world, including the celebrity world of the film and music industries in Los Angeles, where she lived and worked nearly 15 years.  Her passion is, and has always been PEOPLE.  Kelley captures the moments that you remember for a lifetime. She will recognize a smile, a look, that magical expression that makes someone uniquely themselves.  This is her gift.  The emotion of the image...not the technical and the precise mechanics of the gear she uses...but the ability to see magic in the moment, and freeze it forever.  Whether shooting your commercial headshot for your social media or your family portraits, Kelley will blow you away.  AND it will be FUN!



Leslie Richardson, ECC, CTA

Cruise Planners, Franchise Owner and Vacation Concierge | 713-491-4989 | 

As an American Express Travel Services Representative, I specialize in upscale travel planning and concierge services worldwide by land and sea.  With 20+ years in the travel industry, my passion for travel has led me to the goal of turning tourists into travelers.  Whether it's a cruise, all-inclusive resort, river cruise, escorted tour, or fully customized land vacation, I'm your go-to source to help create unique experiences and memories to last a lifetime.  The world is too big not to get out and explore it!


Mary Jo Lyons, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Kingdom Advisor® | 832-780-9143 (office) | 

My mission is to provide afforable, financial planning services to families, small business owners, and working professionals who are committed to creating a financially fit future.  I love helping people through the maze of decisions that they may face regarding investments and retirement planning.  I enjoy working with people who are motivated to become better stewards of their family's resources.  As both a CFP® and a CKA®, I am uniquely qualified to help clients integrate their faith and their finances by offering advice based on biblical principals and biblically responsible investment 


Lisa Watson - Owner of Dream Dinners in Missouri City | 281-499-1800 

My store simplifies your life by answering the "What's for Dinner" question.  Dream Dinners is a unique company founded on a mission of bringing families together around the dinner table.  We provide everything you need to assemble great dinners to enjoy as you relax and talk about the events of the day.  We offer freedom from the hassles surrounding the planning and preparation of meals night after night.  We give friends and family as opportunity to come together in a fun-filled setting to assemble their Dream Dinners in a very short time just once a month (most make their meals in under an hour).  Or you can use our Made for You service which is where we prepare your meals for you and you simply pick up.


Namita Asthana - Owner/Chef of Off the Vine Bistro and Wine Bar |281-242-4186| 

Namita moved to Fort Bend County from Belgium in 1996 and made Texas her forever home with her husband and 2 children.  Cooking is always about family. 
For her cooking is a skill that has now become easy, after years of watching fabulous dishes come out of our family kitchen and all that without any recipe book.  Over a period of time, across three continents, she has come up with her own recipes and styles that she likes to call "Houstonian".  Good food heals and energizes you. At her Bistro they serve locally sourced, grass fed, no anti-biotic meats and vegetables from local ranchers and farmers.  They serve these ingredients, using the framework of a multi-national cuisine, creating unique dishes. All our meals are served from scratch; we mostly start chopping and cooking after the customer orders the food.