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