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Center for Women Entrepreneurs launches new round of StartHER grants

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) is accepting submissions for its StartHER Grant Program, which encourages women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects. 

Grant gives boost to company that helps make patients whole again

Colette Shrader has forged a 10-year career of helping people feel whole again.

Through her San Antonio-based company, Personalized Prosthetics, Shrader derives great reward in helping people regain self confidence after being fitted with a replacement nose, eye, ear or small body part.

Grant is solution for green cleaning business

For Angela McCall, jumping into the cleaning business 28 years ago was a learn-as-you-go experience that caused high anxiety and sleepless nights.

Through the years of overseeing her Plano-based Maid Brigade house-cleaning franchise, she has endured the peaks and valleys of business ownership. But there has been nothing quite like the COVID-19 crisis to test her mettle.

Grant gives lift to staffing firm

Eureka Pinkney considers herself a people person.

That trait was a principal factor in the positions she held in administration and management at UT Southwestern Medical Center for nearly 20 years.

And it’s a trait that she’ll be able to share with many more people, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Texas Woman’s University that is helping small businesses recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Grant restores optimistic outlook for restaurateur

Mitzi Bella has been living her dream of restaurant ownership.

For 14 years, she and her family have owned and operated El Querreque, a friendly restaurant that had become a mainstay in the heart of one of Laredo’s most thriving business districts. After the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the restaurant teetered on the brink of solvency until a lifeline was thrown from a center at Texas Woman’s University that helps small businesses.

Center awards $1 million in grants to businesses hurt by COVID-19

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University has awarded $1 million in grants to women-owned small businesses in Texas that suffered financial losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

$1 Million Grant Program to Aid Women’s Businesses Hurt by COVID-19

Women-owned small businesses in Texas suffering financial losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic were thrown a lifeline today after the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University announced a million-dollar grant program to help get them back on their feet.

TWU Welcomes Disney Institute to The Woodlands

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to The Woodlands on Friday, March 6, 2020. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University Center for Women Entrepreneurs, the one-day event will help area professionals examine how they can differentiate their service to become a provider of choice and understand the processes necessary to develop a culture that consistently delivers exceptional service.

Disney Institute training uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.

TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs Announces Microgrant Awardees

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs announced the recipients of its annual microgrant program.

TWU names leadership institute, exhibit hall for pioneering women

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents today renamed its Institute for Women’s Leadership, The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership in honor of State Senator Jane Nelson.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs announces grant funds for women business owners

The TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) is accepting submissions for its Women’s Enterprise Training and Microgrant Program for women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects.

TWU alumna Merrilee Kick turns class project into multi-million-dollar business

In 2009, Merrilee Kick was a high school teacher enrolled in TWU’s Executive MBA program wanting to make more money to support her family. Things were tough, and she needed a great business plan both for her capstone project and her future. What she got was the inspiration and drive that would completely change her life.

Center for Women in Business changes name to Center for Women Entrepreneurs

The Center for Women in Business has a new name—it is now the Center for Women Entrepreneurs. This change more clearly reflects the work that the center does to facilitate economic growth among women entrepreneurs in Texas.

TWU microgrant helps CodeStream Studios educate the future tech workforce

Today’s students need to be prepared to enter tomorrow’s tech-driven workforce, so CodeStream Studios, LLC, a technology education company, is engaging elementary, middle and high school students to ignite a spark that encourages them to dive deep into STEM-related careers. With a $5,000 microgrant from the Center for Women in Business, CodeStream is now expanding its reach even further.

That Delish Life boosts the health and economy of Texas with assistance from TWU microgrant

With a single box of cake mix and the desire to maintain a stable home for her three children, unemployed corporate marketing manager Nicole Murray launched That Delish Life in 2016, which has developed into a successful healthy food business.

Aunt Sue’s Barn expands farming techniques with TWU microgrant

Farming is an expensive, time consuming and laborious endeavor, but for Sue Newhouse, owner of Aunt Sue’s Barn, there is nothing she would rather be doing. Thanks to a $5,000 microgrant from the Center for Women in Business, the work has gotten a little easier and the rewards a little sweeter.

Michelle Geng: Applying business and leadership lessons to a future career

As Texas Woman’s University student Michelle Geng is discovering, business owners need training and leadership skills in order to be successful. Fortunately, through her participation with the Center for Women in Business and the Center for Student Leadership, Geng is receiving both.

Picture This! uses TWU microgrant to make an impact on local communities

With more than 500 completed events and 100,000-plus photos, the photo booth rental business has taken Tawny Laney, owner of Picture This!, all over the DFW metroplex to meet new people and help create long-lasting memories.

TB Winds instrument repair shop uses TWU microgrant to reach the next level of success

For many musicians, their instruments are the key to their livelihoods, so naturally they look for the best in choosing a repair shop. That’s where Jennifer Guzman and Tony Barrette, co-owners of TB Winds, LLC, in Denton, Texas, come in, and thanks to $5,000 microgrant from the TWU Center for Women in Business, they are able to cater to musicians with even more care and detail.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business Announces Micro Grant Awardees

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business announced the recipients of its Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program.

Center for Women in Business to host Disney Institute summit in January

Discover how leadership drives an organization's culture through intentional communication of shared values and visions at Disney Institute’s two-day summit hosted by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10 and 11, 2019, participants will explore how to adapt Disney philosophies to their organizations, creating the kind of leadership that generates results.

Center for Women in Business accepting applications for grant program

Female business owners are encouraged to apply to the Women's Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program, sponsored through Texas Woman's University's Center for Women in Business (CWB). The grants are intended to encourage women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects. Applications for the program, which awards $5,000 grants, are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 12.

Tech workshops available for female business owners

Women business owners interested in increasing productivity are invited to sign up for a series of technology workshops offered this summer by Texas Woman's University's Center for Women in Business.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business welcomes Disney Institute to Houston

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Houston on June 7, 2018. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business, the one-day event will help area professionals explore how they could begin to identify the personal and organizational values that drive them as a leader to carry out their organization’s vision and their role in operationalizing culture-building and team support.

University unveils new Institute for Women's Leadership

Texas Woman's University officials today announced plans to create a distinctive new Institute for Women's Leadership on its Denton campus that will encompass three focused centers on the large second floor of Old Main, the university's first building (1903). Construction will begin this fall, with move-in slated for summer 2019.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business Announces Micro Grant Awardees

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business announced the recipients of its inaugural Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program.

TWU's Center for Women in Business announces grant program

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business (CWB) recently launched a new program that offers $5,000 grants to women-owned business in Texas. The Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program was created to encourage female entrepreneurs to start new and innovative projects.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business welcomes Disney Institute to Denton

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to Denton on Jan. 11, 2018. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business, the one-day event will help area professionals explore how excellent customer service is achievable for every organization.

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