Latest Luncheon News

Census 2020: The Impact of Under Counting

Demographic Trends, Characteristics and Population

Projections for Texas and Fort Worth

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Our May Luncheon was again held virtually, presenting a timely and important message. 

Lila Valencia, Ph. D.

Senior Demographer, Texas Demographic Center

For our May luncheon, we again held a virtual presentation using Zoom to learn more about how the 2020 Census will impact Texas and our community.   
The presentation led by Dr. Lila Valencia, Senior Demographer at the Texas Demographic Center, depicted the growth in population that Texas continues to experience and the widening diversity in our state.
A few facts regarding Texas demographics;
  • Census counts are used to apportion the U. S. House of Representatives, determine electoral college votes by state, redraw congressional and state legislative boundaries and allocate over $1.5 trillion in federal funds. 
  • Texas maintains the highest rate of growth at 15.3% of any state, which puts Texas on track for 3 additional congressional districts after the 2020 census.
  • Tarrant County is ranked 12th in the country for top growing counties, with a 2019 population estimate of 2,102,515. 
  • Fort Worth is ranked as the 13th largest city in the US, from 2018 rankings, with 895,008 citizens, just under Jacksonville, Florida and above Columbus, Ohio.  Dallas ranks 9th with a total of 1,345,047. 
See the entire presentation. 
To see how you can help spread the word about the 2020 Census, click here. 

2019 programs and events

6th Annual Emerging Issues Symposium


Breaking Through for Gender Equity

Friday, October 18 | 7:30 - 11:30 am

Judy Hoberman opening the Symposium with her keynote

Keynote Speaker Judy Hoberman

International speaker Judy Hoberman offered a lively keynote presentation that was inspiring, funny and educational.  Judy also led an insightful panel discussion to close the event.  

Featured speaker Christopher Plumlee

Christopher Plumlee folllowed Hoberman with another energetic, informative talk about knowing your worth and making sure your receive it. 



Lesa Roe, Chancellor, UNT System and former Deputy Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Christopher Plumlee, Founder and President of Elevate Strategy

Matthew Smith, Sales & Executive Leadership Consultant
Tracy Green, owner TinMan Enterprises

Uni Yost, CEO/Founder, GoAskJay Inc. 

Our second Coffee & Conversation event for 2019 focused on women's health issues.  We heard from several women who are involved with local agencies and organizations working to improve women's health in our community.  See a complete summary 

Past Chairs Luncheon

A luncheon for Past Chairs and Founding Members was held on June 25 to honor and celebrate our leaders and founders. More here

A Champagne Toast

Coffee & Conversation

See a complete summary of the inaugural Coffee & Conversation program on the topic of homelessness. 

New Member Reception

See more photos from the 2019 New Member Reception

Coffee & Conversation

Save These Dates!





Macaluso's Italian Restaurant

News & Networking has been cancelled until further notice in accordance with official shelter-in-place guidelines and for the safety of all. 


JUNE 17 | 11:45 - 12:45



We are proceeding thoughtfully and carefully as we plan our June luncheon on the 17th.  Therefore, a survey will be sent to members to gauge preference for an in-person meeting vs. virtual meeting.  Watch your email for this survey and let us know your thoughts! 

Join Other Influential Women to Make a Positive Change in Tarrant County


  • Become informed about issues important to women and the community

  • Network with other women leaders

  • Influence positive change

THE WOMEN’S POLICY FORUM of Tarrant County is an organization of influential women who investigate and support policies and initiatives that will effect positive change for Tarrant County women and our community.


Membership is available to individuals who have the desire to effect positive change for Tarrant County women including:  elected officials and individuals with influence through leadership positions or individuals with the passion, energy, and commitment to advocate for women and our community.  

Membership Dues

Luncheon meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of each month at  Colonial Country Club. On the fourth Thursday, News & Networking meets from 5:30-7:00 pm at Macaluso's Italian Restaurant. Occasionally, additional opportunities to network are available.  For more information, please contact us at

A Champagne Toast


In July, we celebrated a distinctive icon in our community, with a champagne toast to honor one of our founding members and a 30 year veteran of the TCC System, Louise Appleman.  The toast included remarks from Board Chair, Cathy Neece Brown as well as words of appreciation from Mayor Price.

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