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July 2021
WPF Happenings

Monthly Program Meeting
Celebrating WPF!
July 14, 2021
Colonial Country Club

WPF Board of Directors Meeting
No meeting in July
Next meeting August 25 4:15 p.m.
WPFF board immediately following

News & Networking
July 22, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


President's Pen


I am just coming to the realization that July starts the second half of the year, which seems a bit shocking to me. Where has the year gone? 
We started the year in the midst of a pandemic with hopes that the newly introduced vaccines and vaccination roll out would eventually allow us to venture out and reunite with people. For me, that meant dressing professionally from the waist up in my Zoom attire to stay connected digitally. As Women's Policy Forum, we continued to present engaging programs through the wonders and challenges of technology to share information and community.
I’m thrilled that we will be getting reacquainted in a celebration of each other at our meeting on July, 14, 11:30 – 1:00. You will get to meet your board members, honor past leaders, and network with each other. All topped up with a champagne celebration and door prizes. Colonial Country Club will accommodate us with amplified distancing and precautions. You are also encouraged to invite women in your network to introduce them to our hospitality and purpose-led camaraderie.
July marks the beginning of a period of time called the “dog days of summer”. Historically they were observed within Ancient Roman and Greek astrology and were connected with bad luck, mad dog attacks, unexpected thunderstorms, heat, and drought. Although we can’t control the weather, especially these days, we can celebrate the resilience of Women's Policy Forum and commitment of its members to continually effect positive change for Tarrant County women and our community.
As we celebrate July, the month when the 13 American colonies declared their independence from the British monarchy on the 4th, I hope we will also remember the words of President Theodore Roosevelt.
“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”


Cathy Holt, Chair

News & Networking


News & Networking is an opportunity for members to gather together to discuss news, trends & timely topics after hours in a relaxed, non-formal setting. If you have difficulty making the monthly membership meetings, News & Networking may be for you. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Feel free to pour yourself a glass of wine and log in to this virtual meeting!
There is no cost but please RSVP here to receive the log-in link.

Prior to joining North Texas Community Foundation where she serves as Director of Charitable Gift Planning, Amanda Lewis was the Director of Development Strategy for Cook Children's Health Foundation. Before joining Cook, she served as Development Director at the Fort Worth Zoo. Amanda has successfully led the staff and supported the board of the organizations she has served through multiple major capital campaigns. She is a board member at Project 4031 and Kinderplatz of Fine Arts school. Through her membership in Women's Policy Forum, she is looking to connect to other leaders in our community and become more aware of community issues.

Welcome, Amanda!
During her twelve years at TCU, Julie Austin previously served as Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and currently serves as Associate Athletic Director of Marketing & Licensing. She likes to lead by example with hard work, and create an environment of collaboration and innovation. Her leadership style is to lift up those around her so they can succeed at their goals. She is currently the treasurer for Fort Worth Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Chapter. With her membership in Women's Policy Forum, she looks to network with local women and learn how she can be more involved in the Fort Worth community.

Welcome, Julie!
2021 Emerging Issues Symposium
Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 Emerging Issues Symposium!

Women's Policy Forum and Amphibian Stage Present

Women in the Arts: The Transformative Role of Art
in Culture and the Economy   
Members in the News

We could not be more proud of the members of Women's Policy Forum
who were named to

Fort Worth Inc. - The 400

Cathy Holt - Consulting, IT & Accounting
Kathleen Culebro - Arts & Leisure
Jennifer Trevino - Economic Development
Megan Henderson - Economic Development
Ann Zadeh - Government
Betsy Price - Government
Julie Butner - Non-Profits
Rose Bradshaw - Foundations
Linda Pavlik - AD/PR/Marketing
Vianei Braun - Law
Sharen Wilson - Law
Flora Brewer - Development

Thanks to WPF member, Michelle Crim, for this excellent article!

No Is an Acceptable Answer in Fundraising
Other News & Announcements
Amphibian Stage would like to invite all WPF members to our July Spark Fest, a celebration of creativity that includes new play readings, workshops, peeks behind the curtain and lots of food and drinks. All events are Pay What You Want.

Two Best-Selling Authors to Headline Texas Women’s Foundation’s 36th Annual Luncheon on Sept. 30
Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) announces two remarkable bestselling authors, Angie Thomas and Cleo Wade, who will discuss the power of women’s storytelling at its 36th Annual Luncheon on Thursday, September 30 at 12 noon (CDT). Themed “My Voice. My Story. Every Woman’s Power to Build Compassion and Community,” the event tickets start at $36 each. Business and community leaders Lindsay Billingsley and Debra Hunter Johnson are co-chairs of the luncheon. For more information or to purchase a ticket to this virtual event, visit


Two Meetings In One-FREE

IMC DFW will combine our meeting with First Friday Book Synopsis on July 9th. Randy Mayeux will review two books, Amazon Bound by Brad Stone and Noise by Daniel Kahneman. The discussion will follow with Jim Talerico leading a discussion on why Consulting Matters Today and the Benefits of Joining IMC.


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Women's Policy Forum has a public Facebook page and a Facebook group for members only.  Only members will see posts on the Facebook group site. This is an opportunity for you to let members know of upcoming events, provide links to articles about important issues, or provide other information valuable to WPF members.  Members must have a Facebook page, which is free, to participate.
Send news or announcements to Pam Anderson by the 20th of the month.  Submissions are subject to the guidelines for posting per the WPF Social Media Policy and must be received by the 20th of the month in order to be considered.

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 The Women's Policy Forum 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.

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