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The Governor's Commission for Women was established by Executive Order in 1967. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to two-year terms and meet on a quarterly basis. The purpose of the Commission is to promote opportunities for Texas women through outreach, education, research and referral services.

The three main activities of the Commission are:

  • Increasing participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math;
  • Assisting those 50 and older with workforce skills and job placement; and
  • Providing supplemental assistance to women.
Governor's Commission for Women Commissioners 2009-2011

Governor's Commission for Women - 2009-2011 Members

2009-2011 Governor's Commissioner for Women:

Carol Peterson, Chair

Carmen Pagan, Vice Chair

Claudia Abney, Marshall, Texas

Gina Bridwell; Abilene, Texas

Stephanie Cavender; San Antonio, Texas

Chris Graham; Fredricksburg, Texas 

Cynthia Tyson Jenkins; Irving, Texas

Lisa Lucero; Austin, Texas 

Becky McKinley; Amarillo, Texas

Tresa Rockwell; Austin, Texas

Connie Weeks; Austin, Texas   

Daisy White; Houston, Texas

Director

Lesley Guthrie; Austin, Texas 
E-mail: LGuthrie@governor.state.tx.us
Phone: (800) 839-5323 or (512) 475-2615

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Honorees by Year

 
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Texas Women's Hall of Fame Video


See the Texas Women's Hall of Fame Video.