Texas Women’s Foundation Elects Three New Board Members, Names Executive Committee, and Promotes Leaders – dallasinnovates.com

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Texas Women’s Foundation Elects Three New Board Members, Names Executive Committee, and Promotes Leaders  dallasinnovates.com

Dallas-based Texas Women’s Foundation has elected three new board members who will serve three-year terms from 2022-2025.

“Under the thoughtful leadership of Hilda Galvan, our Executive Committee and our Board, we have an amazing group that helps us advance our mission of investing in women and girls to drive positive change. These new board members will add their experience and passion to help us even further, and we appreciate their service,” Miki Woodard, Texas Women’s Foundation president and chief executive officer, said,

The new members are:

  • Connie Kleinert Babikian – The Pillow Bar, Owner and President 
  • Jana Etheridge – Capital One, Senior Vice President Chief of Staff & Customer Office, Financial Services
  • Cris Zertuche Wong – Goldman Sachs, Managing Director

They join a board of 41 members led by foundation chair Hilda Galvan, who continues her two-year term through June 30, 2023.

The executive committee includes the following:

  • Chair Hilda C. Galvan – Jones Day, Partner-in-Charge
  • Chair Elect Carrie Freeman Parsons – Freeman, Chair of the Board
  • Bonnie Clinton – Toyota North America, VP and CPO Indirect Procurement Shared Services
  • Sara Garcia Duran – Sidley, Partner 
  • Debra Hunter Johnson – Reciprocity Consulting Group, Founder
  • Cynt Marshall – The Dallas Mavericks, President and CEO 
  • Neena Newberry – Newberry Solutions, President
  • Laura Nieto – Southwest Airlines, Director Community Engagement
  • Melissa Orth – The Legacy Senior Communities, President and CEO 
  • Holly Reed – Ryan, LLC, Principal & Practice Leader, U.S. Advocacy
  • Gowri Sharma – Redfort LLC Partners Real Estate Investment and Development Company, Principal; Dallas Museum of Art, President
  • Rachel Vinson – CBRE, Global Chief Operating Officer for Capital Markets
  • Miki Woodard – Texas Women’s Foundation, President and CEO 

Left to right: DenaJackson, Ashley K. Lindsay, and Dawn Hooper [Photos: TXWF]

In addition, three TXWF staff have been promoted:

  • Dena L. Jackson, Ph.D., who was Chief Operating Officer, was named Chief Strategy Officer.
  • Ashley Lindsay, who was Associate Vice President of Development was promoted to Chief of Staff.
  • Dawn Hooper, who was Vice President of Finance, was appointed CFO.

One of the world’s largest women’s foundations

Texas Women’s Foundation is one of the world’s largest women’s foundations, which raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations. Those resources support more than $7 million in investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through groundbreaking research, advocacy, grants, and programs, TWF says.

Earlier this year, the organization revealed seven honorees for its flagship leadership forum and awards celebration. The awards celebrate leaders who have helped, in a variety of ways, lift up women and girls. At an April 26 event, the recipients discussed their leadership journeys

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Source: dallasinnovates.com

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