Latest Luncheon News
Census 2020: The Impact of Under Counting
Demographic Trends, Characteristics and Population
Projections for Texas and Fort Worth
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.
To see how you can help spread the word about the 2020 Census, click here.
2019 programs and events
6th Annual Emerging Issues Symposium
GLASS CEILINGS | GLASS FLOORS:
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
A Champagne Toast
Coffee & Conversation
Save These Dates!
NEWS & NETWORKING
CANCELLED due to CoVID-19
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.