News and Successes
Building off a campaign season that saw an increase in women running for political office, Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) is offering free online workshops July 17 and 31 to provide practical advice about topics critical to preparing and running an election campaign. The workshops are open to women across the state of Texas.
As part of its ongoing effort to boost women-owned businesses, the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University announces the selection of 27 female veterans in Texas to receive awards valued between $1,000 and $10,000 through its inaugural Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program.
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University today announced its inaugural Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one.
Being a Girls Scout is about more than selling cookies; it’s about leadership too. Thanks to a grant from Communities Foundation of Texas, 125 local Scouts learned about advocacy and the legislative process during a Democracy in Action Day sponsored by TWU’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP). At this full-day, virtual event held Saturday, March 20, girls in grades 3-12 participated in activities to earn the Women’s Right to Vote patch and Democracy badge.
Texas Woman’s University has named Lawrencina Mason Oramalu as the new director of the Center for Student Leadership, effective March 22.
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University has selected 10 female entrepreneurs to receive $5,000 awards through its StartHER grant program, part of an ongoing effort to boost women-owned businesses.
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.
Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, headlines the fall installment of the Paup Lecture Series hosted by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. The free online event, which is open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m., Oct. 1, 2020. Preregistration is required.
TWU’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) and the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will host a day-long virtual seminar focused on women leading the way in health policy. The seminar will be held 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sept. 18, and is free and open to the public.
Thanks to a sponsorship from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP), nine TWU graduate students earned the opportunity to attend a three-day virtual health advocacy seminar hosted by Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) in July.
Texas Woman’s University has launched an interdisciplinary book series highlighting the accomplishments of courageous women. The TWU Book Series—Pioneering Women: Women Who Blazed Trails and Women Who Lead—has been developed in coordination with Texas A&M Press, which will assist in peer reviews and printing. The university aims to publish two books a year in the series.
TWU students frequently strive to make a difference in their communities, and two undergraduates are going to do just that after being selected as Texas Civic Ambassadors (TCAs) by the New Politics Forum at the University of Texas at Austin. This prestigious program provides opportunities for college students destined for civic leadership.
The COVID-19 pandemic already is a historic event, and the narrative that will help define it years from now includes everything from tales of heartbreak to acts of heroism.
To help chronicle its impact and add rich context to its ongoing challenges, Texas Woman’s University is embarking on a project to collect writings in multiple forms as part of a new collection called Voices of the Coronavirus Pandemic: The Chancellor Carine M. Feyten Collection at Texas Woman’s University.
Building on its mission of empowering and educating the next generation of leaders, Scholar Programs at Texas Woman’s University has launched the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program, a multi-year, structured experience designed for exceptional student leaders with a heart for serving their communities.
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 Associate Professor of Political Science Parker R. Hevron, PhD, and the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy arranged for political science students to visit the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth on Nov. 19 to watch oral arguments and receive a tour.
TWU Center for Student Leadership member and music therapy major Sophia Vignovich was able to attend the American Music Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 21-24 thanks to sponsorship from the center.
TWU students, faculty and staff learned the creative ways women get involved in politics to make a positive difference in their communities with Pioneering Politics: How Far Have We Come? on November 13.
College of Professional Education and the Institute for Women’s Leadership partner to present leadership boot camp
The TWU College of Professional Education (COPE) and the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) hosted the inaugural COPE Emerging Leaders Leadership Boot Camp on September 27 to provide leadership training to undergraduate students. The pilot program offered a full day of training to 18 students, who became the first cohort of fellows for the COPE Emerging Leaders program.
TWU partners with iCivics to celebrate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s life and legacy in civic education
The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University partnered with iCivics and the Tarrant County Bar Association to host a discussion about the life and career of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with the Justice’s son, Jay O’Connor, and her award-winning biographer, Evan Thomas, on Nov. 13 in Fort Worth.
Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs announced the recipients of its annual microgrant program.
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.
This semester, Nancy Bocskor, the director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, is bringing her enthusiasm for civic engagement to the University of Kansas as the fellow at the Dole Institute of Politics.
The TWU Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy continued its commemoration of the woman suffrage movement by sponsoring the League of Women Voters of Texas 100-Year Anniversary Event, which took place on Oct. 19 in San Antonio, Texas.
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.
Through her coursework, TWU speech-language pathology master’s student Emily Roper is learning the importance of diagnosing and treating people with speech-language disorders. But through her experience with the Center for Student Leadership as an undergraduate student, she learned how to listen to and lead others.
Texas Woman’s University celebrated Constitution Day at the Blagg-Huey Library by commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage.
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.
This fall, Nancy Bocskor, director of the Texas Woman’s University Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, will serve as a fellow for the for the Lawrence, Kansas-based Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, leading a group series called “Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics.”
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.
Community, inclusivity, integrity and vision are themes exceptional leaders continuously reflect upon, as many TWU students learn by attending LeaderShape, a national week-long intensive leadership training program.
A new lecture series, hosted by the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, will launch Sept. 19 in North Texas. Created through a donation from Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup, the series kicks off with a talk by Kathryn Childers, who was hired in 1970 as one of the first five female U.S. Secret Service agents.
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.
Four TWU seniors—Reighley Baugh, LaToya Hart, Chelsie Raymond and Dawna-Diamond Tyson—received an in-depth political education offered through New Leadership Texas thanks to sponsorship from the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy.
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.
Texas Woman’s University and the Institute for Women’s Leadership are commemorating the woman suffrage movement throughout June by celebrating Texas’ ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
TWU education alumna Mandy Cleveland (BS ’01) originally thought she wanted to be an educator in the classroom but discovered her true calling teaching in the horse arena.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grace Innis (BA ’19) wants to have an impact of peoples’ lives, and through her experiences at Texas Woman’s University and an upcoming internship in Washington, D.C., she is on the path to do just that.
The Center for Student Leadership celebrated 19 graduating seniors on April 16.
While Madeline Keck Sertner (BA ’19) has seen her fair share of hardships, she has been determined to make a difference in her life and the lives of others and now is charting a promising political career.
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.
Annie Phillips, Ph.D., director of Texas Woman’s University’s Education Abroad department, has been selected to participate in the Leadership Academy for New Senior International Officers. Phillips is one of only 17 international education leaders in the United States who will attend the academy this year, which will be held in May at Duke University.
Two American political reporters will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s third annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 28 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled "Covering the Trump Presidency: Perspectives from Women Journalists", will be held in the Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building auditorium on North Bell Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Texas Woman's University has tapped Nancy Bocskor—nicknamed a "Democracy Coach" by a major German newspaper—to lead the university's new Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy beginning in September.
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