Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth, TX

    March is Women's History Month and we are going to celebrate!
    This year's theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 
    Please wear RED!

    Women's Policy Forum held the first general membership meeting in January 1987. A lot has happened over our 37-year history and these three important principles apply to our membership and extend through our service to our community. Our membership consists of trailblazers, change-makers, leaders, and visionaries.

    Join us to honor some of our long-term members, to share in one another's accomplishments, and to recognize the ability to leverage the strengths of our members to create positive changes in our community.

    May we continue to grow in our efforts toward more diversity, equity, and inclusion and to be servant leaders demonstrating positive change with our actions.

    11:30 a.m. - Registration
    11:45 a.m. - Lunch Service
    12:00 noon - Program

    Cost for WPF members is $35; cost for guests is $45.
    Unpaid no-shows will be billed.

    • Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth, TX

    Full Strength Fort Worth Revitalization Strategy

    As one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Fort Worth must be able to compete at full strength on an international stage for businesses, resources, and top talent.

    However, Fort Worth can't operate at its full potential while parts of the community remain on the sidelines. Several of the city's neigborhoods have been negatively impacted by years of historic disinvestment and economic disparity, creating opportunities of unrealized potential throughout the city. Addressing these critical issues is essential to Fort Worth's long-term success because all of our city's residents should have the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, Fort Worth's growing economic success.

    The ultimate goal of Full-Strength Fort Worth's holistic approach is to create equitable economic vitality and resiliency, while empowering the community and preserving each area's quality of place.

    11:30 a.m. - Registration

    11:45 a.m. - Lunch Service

    12:00 noon - Program

    Martha Collins, Manager

    Revitalization, Workforce & Small Business

    City of Fort Worth Economic Development Department

    Martha Collins is the Manager of Revitalization, Workforce & Small Business for the City of Fort Worth Economic Development Department. She is the project manager for the $70 million Evans & Rosedale redevelopment in Fort Worth, an area the city has been focused on for more than 20 years. Martha is also the force behind bringing the Main Street American program to Fort Worth, which focuses on two neighborhoods for revitalization: Historic Northside and Polytechnic. Their managing organizations are the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Fort Worth Inc.


    Cost for WPF members is $35; cost for guests is $45.
    Unpaid no-shows will be billed.

    • Wednesday, May 08, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth, TX

    Transform the Building | Transform the City

    In 1924, the cornerstone was laid for Ku Klux Klan Klavern No 101’s Auditorium on Main Street in Fort Worth. The building has changed ownership over the years and will now be transformed from a place of hate to a place that offers different programs and activities with an emphasis on educational components that feature the history of the building and race relations in the region, and include the story of Mr. Fred Rouse. These programs aim to help us to interpret North Texas history, stimulate dialogue, share opportunities for community involvement and positive action, and promote justice and human rights.

    Transform 1012, a Texas-based, non-profit coalition of local arts, grassroots, and service organizations and groups, was founded by eight local community groups bringing together leaders in the arts, social justice programming, and building design to catalyze transformational civic engagement and community partnerships. Transform 1012 is a movement of reparative justice and memorial activism.

    The organization represents groups of people in Fort Worth who were targeted by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920’s, specifically Black, Catholic, Hispanic, Immigrant, Jewish, and LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ populations.

    Together, we will transform a monument to hate into a beacon of truth-telling, reconciliation, and liberation for the nation.

    11:30 a.m. - Registration

    11:45 a.m. - Lunch Service

    12:00 noon - Program

    Ayesha Ganguly

    Founding Board Member, Vice-Chair

    Founder, Window to Your World

    Director of Development and Community Outreach,

    Amphibian Stage


    Cost for WPF members is $35; cost for guests is $45.
    Unpaid no-shows will be billed.

    • Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth, TX

    Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County helps residents get the assistance and training they need to obtain employment in a career pathway of their choice. The vision of Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County is a well-trained, productive, equitable and fully employed workforce that supports the needs of local employers, promotes regional prosperity and improves quality of life.

    Their services are FREE and are available to all eligible Tarrant County residents. They also provide services to employers to help them find well trained and qualified individuals for their organization.

    11:30 a.m. - Registration

    11:45 a.m. - Lunch Service

    12:00 noon - Program

    Judy McDonald, Executive Director

    Workforce Solutions Tarrant County

    Judy McDonald is a native Texan, whose career in workforce development has spanned over 3 decades.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Arlington.  Judy is a Past-President of the Texas Association of Workforce Boards and a Past-President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council. Judy is recognized for her leadership, innovation, and collaboration.  She has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards at the state and national level.  In 2020, she was named one of the 400 most influential people in Ft. Worth. Judy credits her talented team that has stayed together to serve hundreds of employers and thousands of people over the years.


    Cost for WPF members is $35; cost for guests is $45.
    Unpaid no-shows will be billed.

Past events

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 Igniting Innovation and Sparking Women's Entrepreneurship: Sparkyard's Community-Centric Approach
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Cheryl Harding, PhD, LNFA | James L. West Alzheimer's Care Center
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 WPF Annual Holiday Party
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Natalie Young Williams, J.D. | Tarrant To & Through Partnership
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Dr. Wayne Carson + Dr. Edna M. Foster | ACH Child & Family Services
Wednesday, August 09, 2023 Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Wesley Gentle | Arts Fort Worth
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Willie Rankin & Catherine Davis | Institute to Advance Child Care
Wednesday, March 08, 2023 Dr. Angélica M. Ramsey | Vision for FWISD
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 Lauren King | Tarrant County Homeless Coalition
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Beverly Powell
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Holiday Party
Friday, November 11, 2022 Women's Policy Forum 2022 Emerging Issues Symposium
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Dvorah Cristol | Cristol Law
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Member Mixer
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Paige Charbonnet | LVT Rise
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Mayor Mattie Parker
Wednesday, June 08, 2022 A Look Across Comprehensive Women's Healthcare and the Importance of Maintaining Mental Wellness
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 CTL: A Two-Generation Solution for Women with Children
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Unifying our Region’s Advocacy to Ensure Economic Competitiveness
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Disrupting the Cycle of Emergency Room Roulette
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 LiftFund: Paving the Way for Women Entrepreneurs
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Advocacy Deep Dive: Alliance for Children
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Breaking the Cycle
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 WPF Annual Holiday Event
Friday, November 12, 2021 Women's Policy Forum 2021 Emerging Issues Symposium
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Fort Worth's City Council Redistricting Process
Thursday, September 23, 2021 News & Networking - COVID Update
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 Effective Advocacy
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Girl Scouts Now and the Future
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Celebrate Women's Policy Forum!
Thursday, June 24, 2021 News & Networking June 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021 News & Networking May 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Camp Fire First Texas: Early Education Apprenticeship Program
Thursday, April 22, 2021 News & Networking April 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 The Importance of Inclusive Design
Thursday, March 25, 2021 News & Networking March 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Moving People to Action
Thursday, February 18, 2021 News & Networking February 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Heart Health Awareness & Preventive Methods
Thursday, January 28, 2021 News & Networking January 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 January Membership Meeting
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 WPF Annual Holiday Celebration & Business Meeting
Thursday, November 12, 2020 News & Networking
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 November Policy Program & Virtual Luncheon
Friday, October 23, 2020 Women's Policy Forum 2020 Emerging Issues Symposium
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 **Date Change for News & Networking**
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 September Policy Program & Virtual Luncheon
Thursday, August 27, 2020 August News & Networking
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 August Policy Program & Virtual Luncheon
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 July Luncheon
Thursday, June 25, 2020 News & Networking
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 June Luncheon
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 May Luncheon
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 April Luncheon
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 March 2020 Luncheon
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 November 2019 Luncheon

Recent programs and events

2021 Events

January Lunchtime Presentation

Change Your LENS:
A model for understanding cultural differences

 "Despite good intentions, it is easy to judge others based on our cultural viewpoint. We need to intentionally disrupt this process in order to recognize the nature of our own cultural influences and to understand and validate another’s cultural influences."

2020 Events

News & Networking - June 25

In June, we restarted our News & Networking event as an online Zoom chat with
Connie Sanchez, director of the play, AMON! The Ultimate Texan. We learned some interesting things about the play
and also had a great discussion about our current day leaders in Fort Worth whose story could be told this way.   

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

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 

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

Women's Policy Forum is a non-partisan educational and networking organization. Views expressed in presentations are those of the speaker and do not imply endorsement by WPF.

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