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. 

Women in Philanthropy:

Making Investments with Best ROI for Women & Children

A panel of five women philanthropists provided an overview of their foundations' investments in early learning, literacy, educational partnerships, building strong foundations for children and providing best options for school choice.


Ximena Antunez de Mayolo - Rainwater Charitable Foundation
Elizabeth Brands - The Morris Foundation
Sarah Geer - Rainwater Charitable Foundation
Sara Redington - The Miles Foundation
Kate Wisniewski - The Miles Foundation

Moderated by WPF Member Rose Bradshaw
President/CEO North Texas Community Foundation

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

Latest Luncheon News

Recent programs and events

Coffee & Conversation

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 

Save These Dates!


December Holiday Party


Wednesday, Dec. 11 | 11:30 - 1:00
Join us for our annual holiday party, now on the same day, place and time as our regular luncheons.  Now. you won't have to cancel other holiday plans to attend.  We'll celebrate our 2019 year and enjoy some festive treats! Mark your calendars now - more to come!

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No News & Networking in December due to the holidays. 
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 womenspolicyforum@gmail.com

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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