Incarnate Word Academy has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Houston Chronicle. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement that organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
President of Incarnate Word Academy Sister Lauren Beck, C.V.I. added, "It is my belief that people make deliberate choices when seeking out the best workplaces to use their gifts and skills. It is great to see that our employees recognize us as a welcoming, caring and employee supportive environment. It is also an honor to be recognized throughout the city."
On October 29, 7 members of the IWA Choir submitted entries into the Texas Private Schools Music Educators Association Region 3 All-Region Choir contest. The ladies made recorded auditions which were ranked by panels of 5 judges, competing with dozens of other entries from across southeast Texas. The competition was intense, but we are proud that four of our students were honored by selection into the All-Region Choir.
Soprano 1: Sofia Garza '21
Soprano 2: Dominique Nanquil '20
Alto 2: Maria Bello '20 & Elise Potier '22
Their auditions will also advance for competition in the All-State Choir contest. They will perform in the Region Choir Concert held at St. Agnes Academy on January 12, 2019, conducted by Dr. Kurt von Kampen from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. Congratulations to these hard-working young musicians for their accomplishment in being selected for the All-Region Choir!
The senior class of Incarnate Word Academy spent Wednesday with twenty female professionals at PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of the organization’s 8th annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference, held exclusively for IWA students at PwC’s offices at Wells Fargo Plaza in downtown Houston aims to build student confidence, inspire students to take managed risks, and set expectations for working in a professional environment. Houston Office Managing Partner Jodi Probst kicked off the conference with a warm welcome emphasizing
that this opportunity to interact with young women on the cusp of their professional lives was “one of the best days of my year.” After the welcome, students broke into small groups lead by female professionals from several PwC departments where they focused on interviewing tips, crafting an “elevator pitch” professional networking, dressing for success, and navigating the workplace.