News and Successes
LeaderShape Institute develops translatable skills
Thirty-two Texas Woman's University students recently participated in the second annual LeaderShape Institute at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center.
20 students honored at MLK Banquet
Texas Woman's University hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Banquet on Jan. 18, and honored 20 middle school students for their MLK essays.
TWU to host banquet honoring MLK legacy
The Texas Woman's University Center for Student Leadership, Legacy and Leaders is co-sponsoring a banquet honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of bold leadership. The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6-7:30 p.m. in the southeast ballroom of Hubbard Hall. The keynote speaker will be Tiffany M. Gethers, PhD.
Center announces women entrepreneur grant winners
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University has selected 25 female entrepreneurs to receive $5,000 awards through its StartHER Grant Program, part of an ongoing effort to boost women-owned businesses in Texas.
Boldly You author to appear at TWU
Janet T. Phan, author of Boldly You, will be on the Texas Woman's University campus for two leadership and personal development sessions Nov. 3-4.
TWU exhibit hall touting women leaders to open Sept. 23
A women’s leadership hall featuring digital and interactive exhibits that focus on the contributions of Texas historical figures such as Gov. Ann Richards, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, among others, is slated to open to the public on Sept. 23.
Center for Women Entrepreneurs to offer new round of innovation grants
Women-owned businesses in Texas can apply for a new round of StartHER Grants beginning Sept. 22. Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) began the grant program to encourage women business owners — current or aspiring — to take on new and innovative projects. Grant winners will be announced Nov. 1.
Partnering with women-owned businesses
Center for Women Entrepreneurs Director Tracy Irby discusses the amazing partnerships the center has and the opportunities available for women business owners.
TX Incubator program takes women entrepreneurs to the next level
Fast-tracking a start-up into a scalable and successful business is no easy task, but six women entrepreneurs were able to do just that through the TX Women Owned Incubator Program, offered by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University and The Slate, a woman-owned coworking space in Dallas.
Center for Women Entrepreneurs announces Veteran Woman Grant awardees
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University has selected six female veterans in Texas to receive a $5,000 award each through its Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one.
The difference between nonprofit and for-profit business
Center for Women Entrepreneurs Director Tracy Irby discusses the difference between nonprofit and for-profit business.
TWU students explore leadership, learn about themselves during retreat
Texas Woman’s students learned about visioning, relationship building and the importance of leading with integrity, as well as discovered new sides to themselves, during the inaugural LeaderShape Institute, sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership and held March 15-18 at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center.
Center for Women Entrepreneurs announces new round of grants for women veterans
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University will be accepting submissions for its Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one, starting on Monday, April 25, 2022.
TWU launches student chapter of Toastmasters International
The Center for Student Leadership at Texas Woman’s University is launching a student chapter of Toastmasters International, an educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The chapter is open to all TWU students, and recruitment is currently underway.
TWU JNIWL presents virtual panels on professionalization tools
The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University is sponsoring the new Virtual Academic Series, an exciting program of three virtual panels that will provide professionalization tools for all TWU faculty, post-docs and graduate students during April 2022.
Recognizing women’s entrepreneurial contributions during Women’s History Month
Center for Women Entrepreneurs Director Tracy Irby discusses the tremendous contributions that women have made to our nation.
TWU Book Series launches first publication with author event
Texas Woman’s University is celebrating the publication of Making Space for Women: Stories from Trailblazing Women of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the first book in the TWU Book Series, with a reading and talk by author Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
TWU adds Weddington Collection
Sarah Weddington was known best for arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, but she had a trailblazing legal and legislative career that spanned decades and was predicated largely on advancing women’s issues, which produced mountains of documents and records.
TWU student is on a mission to shape domestic violence policy and legislation
Resilience expert, upcoming author, entrepreneur and speaker are just a few titles Texas Woman’s student Jamie R. Wright holds. And thanks to the Post-Baccalaureate Women in Politics Certificate program, she now has new tools to use on her path to help end domestic and intimate partner violence in communities of color.
TWU Jamison Lecture to feature public health responses to the COVID pandemic
Public health officials from Dallas, Denton and Houston will share their experiences dealing with the COVID pandemic at Texas Woman’s University’s seventh annual Jamison Lecture, part of the Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series.
The importance of registering a business
Center for Women Entrepreneurs Director Tracy Irby discusses the advantages of registering your business.
TWU Bold LeadHERship Roundtable program provides training to women leaders
Texas Woman’s College of Business and the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership both are dedicated to advancing women leaders, and through their new partnership program, the TWU Bold LeadHERship Roundtable, they are continuing to do just that for Houston women leaders of color.
Writing Winning Grants
Center for Women Entrepreneurs Director Tracy Irby offers tips for the grant writing process to help you prepare a better application.
Want to keep your customers? Offer excellent service
Center for Women Entrepreneurs Director Tracy Irby discusses the importance of good customer service and tips for achieving it.
TWU Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy offers new workshops
The Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) at Texas Woman’s University is offering three emBOLDenHER virtual workshops this spring to encourage women to run for office in Texas.
TWU Center for Student Leadership presents Be a Catalyst for Change workshop
We have all heard the famous quote credited to Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” What exactly does this mean? How do we become a catalyst for change? The Center for Student Leadership at Texas Woman's University is hosting a one-day workshop designed to help participants answer these and other questions.
TWU Center for Student Leadership offers programs and opportunities for students
The Center for Student Leadership at Texas Woman's hosted a tabling event for students to learn about its vast leadership development programs, including scholarships and LeaderShape.
TWU Center for Student Leadership hosts leadership presentation and workshop
The Center for Student Leadership is pleased to have Kimberly O’Neil, the youngest African-American woman City Manager in the United States and award-winning professor, executive leader and social good expert, present on Leading with Courage, Compassion, Conviction, Character, and Competence, on February 22 from 4 – 6:30 p.m.
TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs hosts student entrepreneurship training event
Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs, in partnership with 3DS, will host 3 Day Startup, an experiential program that introduces entrepreneurship methods to students and aspiring entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive environment, Feb. 18-20, 2022.
TWU Legacy Leader follows passion to lead and change the world
Texas Woman’s communication sciences student Lesly Alvarado knew she wanted a way to continue making an impact when she enrolled in the university, and she found the Legacy Leaders program to be the perfect vehicle with which to do it.
TWU Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy provides tuition for Texas women enrolled in UT campaign school
It just became easier for women living in Texas to prepare to run for elected office. Any Texas woman who enrolls in the next cohort of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School, a training program at the University of Texas at Austin for potential candidates and campaign managers, will now be able to attend for free.
TWU Legacy Leaders share their experiences of preparing for college
Often the key to success in college is taking advantage of the many preparatory opportunities available in high school, especially dual high school and college credit offered by Early College High Schools (ECHS), as four Texas Woman’s Legacy Leaders students discovered. Thanks to the Center for Student Leadership, they not only have continued to thrive in college, but they also had the opportunity to share their experiences and inspire others as well.
TWU presents talk on dance and the politics of Irish womanhood
The Texas Woman's Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership and its Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy will present a virtual talk, "Dance and the Politics of Irish Womanhood," on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
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