Criteria for Membership
Individuals who have the desire to effect positive change for Tarrant County women including:
• Elected officials and individuals with influence through leadership positions in government, business, non-profit agencies or volunteer organizations, OR
• Individuals with the passion, energy, and commitment to advocate for women and our community.
Women's Policy Forum Committees
Members are encouraged to serve on one or more committees.
Finance & Administration
Emerging Issues Symposium
Forum members have actively supported a number of programs, past and present, that benefited women and the county.
The Women's Policy Forum targets activities that advance the interests of women, from the mentoring of students at Young Women's Leadership Academy in Fort Worth to creating an international information exchange with women in Toluca, Mexico. In 2015, Forum leaders traveled to Toluca, Mexico to begin an ongoing exchange on the subject of domestic abuse and women's health and were part of Toluca, Mexico. In the fall of 2015, WPF leaders traveled to Toluca for an exchange on the subject of domestic abuse and women's health and were part of Toluca's first international Women: Engine of Change Symposium. In the spring of 2017, WPF reciprocated by hosting the Women: Engine of Change Symposium, featuring visiting women leaders from Toluca and local leaders from Tarrant County.
Currently, there are several options for members and guests to participate in:
Monthly Luncheons: Each month, the Forum luncheon focuses on issues of broad importance to women.
Programs feature subject matter experts and have included topics like legislative impacts, race relations and gender equity. RSVPs are required. Luncheon costs include meal, programming and valet parking.
Monthly News & Networking: An informal gathering of members and guests featuring focused conversations with a community leader and/or local stakeholders.
Previous topics include featured speakers from Fort Worth Housing Solutions, Fort Worth Public Library, The Women’s Center, Dementia Friendly Fort Worth, candidates who have run for office, and more. News & Networking is Dutch Treat.
Coffee & Conversation Deep Dives: Pop-up Programs created in response to member requests for additional information on key topics and conversations.
Coffee & Conversation events feature in-depth structured conversation and are open to members at no charge.
Annual Emerging Issues Symposium: A half-day seminar style program featuring speakers and panelists focused on the selected topic.
Previous Symposium topics include: Closing the Gender Gap, Fueling Economic Security & Opportunity for Women, and Future Smart: Shaping the Future We Want. Tickets for the Annual Emerging Issues Symposium are available to the public.
If you are interested in
becoming a member of the
Women’s Policy Forum of Tarrant County,
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Women’s Policy Forum
P.O. Box 11246
Fort Worth, TX 76161-1794