Donna McGowan is a graduate of Transylvania University with a degree in Studio Arts and a minor in business and has worked as the creative designer for church organizations since 1992 – 2000. Donna is currently an Advisory Board member for HCC (Houston Community College) Digital Communications Department of CENTER OF EXCELLENCE I Media Arts & Technology.
She has worked in management for Corporate America for over 13 years. Donna’s verifiable talent to maintain profitable retail operations, with success in capitalizing on growth opportunities gained her immediate advancement in the Retail Industry. Working as a manager for Macy’s she effectively managed over, 5 multimillion dollar departments implementing promotional marketing strategies, and upholding fiscal integrity to maximize business. She is an articulate communicator, and an effective trainer skilled in achieving individual buy-in on organizational goals with high ethical standards.
Donna left the company in 2000 to pursue her passion. Her passion has always had a focus to empower women and teens and to impact leaders that impact lives. To realize that passion to empower women, as the visionary and creative designer, Donna launched N.O.W. leaders for pastors wives in 2000; the first of its kind to target the needs and issues faced by Pastor’s wives. As founder of N.O.W. for over 4 years Donna worked with faith-based leaders city-wide, crossing denominational and ethnical walls providing a safe place where they came and share their needs, receive counseling, training and development to increase their self-awareness, and the ability to more efficiently fulfill their duties while living a balanced life. Through our focus group sessions, leadership development seminars, workshops and conferences, N.O.W. served more than 2,000 individuals and impacted over several hundred women leaders in the Houston community.
Donna is the entrepreneur genius behind Expanding Leaders Horizons NOW her desire to reach out and do more on a larger scale for faith-based leaders was actualized with the incorporation in 2006. Expanding Leaders Horizons NOW, Inc., is a Non-Profit Corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3). The corporation is currently in its development stage. ELHN provide leadership, business, and social skills to empower leaders in the non-profit/faith-based sector for impactful purpose in their lives and the lives of others. NOW also promotes capacity building in the management of their financial and human resources to better meet their social purpose and have a greater impact on society.
Her vision to continually expand and create innovative paths to meet the needs of leaders led to her latest endeavor, an interactive Web-based multimedia website; nowleaders.org. The website’s multiple forms of media and content will place a wealth of information at the fingertips of the leader. This