The Center Team

Headshot of Tracy Irby, director of TWU's Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Tracy Irby
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Tracy Irby has a passion for entrepreneurship. She was the first business advisor at the Center For Women Entrepreneurs after working 6 years as a business advisor for the North Texas SBDC network. She has been a serial entrepreneur for 25-plus years and owned one of the first Sears Hometown Dealer Stores, a gym, a bounce house rental business, an online self-defense business, in addition to being a licensed insurance agent and property investor.

She has an MBA & BBA in marketing and from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a recent graduate of the OU Economic Development Institute and holds an Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council.

Donalisa Stinyard, program director for the Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Donalisa Stinyard
Program Director
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Donalisa Stinyard is a veteran turned entrepreneur. With three decades of leadership experience and an aspiration to empower women that might be struggling to find value in their voice, she started her own coaching business to help them reach their full potential. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions and a doctoral degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Gregory, and their chocolate lab, Bella. Health and exercise is one of her many passions. You can find her at CrossFit, cycling, or in her kayak.

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Samantha Farmer
Senior Secretary
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Samantha Farmer holds a BA from TWU. She is also a TWU retiree returning to work. She worked at TWU for 19 years before deciding to retire. When not working, Farmer enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with family and friends.

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