About Us

Cubicles to Cocktails offers an engaging experience for success-minded career women to connect with, learn from, and grow with other success-minded women. We curate meaningful workshops, facilitate thoughtful conversations, and host engaging experiences to help women meet their career and personal goals. At every soirée, there are opportunities to learn from the experts and enjoy networking over cocktails. We work with career and business experts as well as other professionals to provide the knowledge and skills that women need to build the career of their dreams.


Cubicles to Cocktails was created with career women of color in mind. We are committed to centering the professional experiences and needs of working Black + Brown women.

 “All women want five things. The ability to flourish, to excel, to reach for meaning and purpose, to be empowered and empower others, and to earn well."

-- Ambition in Black + White: The Feminist Narrative Revised 


Meet the Founder

Christa Clarke, Founder + CEO

Christa founded Cubicles to Cocktails in 2017 after experiencing gaps in her own ability to obtain professional + leadership development that met her needs. Conducting her own research and speaking with her peers, she discovered that many ambitious, millennial career women, especially women of color, faced the same issue— a lack of development opportunities that address their unique career needs and the barriers they experience.

Christa believes that every woman deserves the network and resources to enable her to excel in her career, while flourishing in her life! She has made it her mission to help make this her reality.

Christa is an alumna of Rice University, earning both her B.S. in Bioengineering and M.S. in Bioscience Research and Health Policy. Hailing from Chicagoland, Christa is a proud Houstonian known for her infectious laughter and genuine desire to see women thrive!

If she is not cheering on other women, you can find Christa learning about cocktail culture and volunteering with her husband on the Houston Museum of Natural Science Young Professional’s Steering Committee.

Connect with Christa on Instagram at @heychristaclarke.

Meet the Team


Kalish Nesbitt

Communications +  Editorial Coordinator

Kalish helps execute our communications + editorial strategy. She is a lover of yoga, avid traveler, and entrepreneurship enthusiast on a mission to empower the active, ferocious female– a woman who is hungry for success, satisfaction, self-confidence, and style! This mission led her to launch a luxury subscription e-commerce company called The POSE Box and marketing consulting agency named in honor of her late father, Hudson Tenth.


Chishinga Callender

Event Production Assistant

Chishinga assists with our community outreach efforts and event production of The Holiday Soirée– our annual women’s holiday networking social and charity fundraiser. On any given day you can find her rocking Ankara prints and admiring butterflies. Soon to be Dr. Callender, she is passionate about eliminating health disparities and creating health and wellness programs for Black women and girls. Currently, she also serves as a research coordinator for a behavioral nutrition research teams.

Partner with Us

Looking to connect your business or brand to highly-engaged, highly-motivated women who are excelling in their careers, Cubicles to Cocktails can help.