Increase visibility
of women in Tarrant County


Foster relationships
with other influential people

Assist in agenda building
of our communities

Building a Better Tarrant county

Welcome to the Women’s Policy Forum of Tarrant County!
We are a group of influential women who have the desire to effect positive change for women and girls with the passion, energy, and commitment to advocate for women and our community.
As a member, you are part of the shared vision of women leaders building a better Tarrant County. By attending our monthly programs and learning about the needs and resources in Tarrant County, you are better equipped to make an impact in our community.

President’s Message

Greetings! I’m Michelle Crim, your 2024 Women’s Policy Forum president. I’m glad you’re part of our organization, which was founded in 1987 as a way to bring together Tarrant County women who are leaders in the home, in business, in government, and in nonprofit agencies. 

Women's Policy Forum is a non-partisan educational and networking organization. I’m so glad you have made time in your schedule for Women’s Policy Forum. Our monthly programs, annual symposium, and mentoring opportunities are a great use of your valuable time. 

As the saying goes, “if you want something done, ask a busy women.” We are a multi-generation group of talented and experienced women who investigate and support policies and initiatives that will create positive change for Tarrant County women and our community.

I look forward to getting to know you.

Cheers,
Michelle

Upcoming events

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

    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

    REGISTER HERE
    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
    Register

    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.


    REGISTER HERE

    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
    Register

    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


    REGISTER HERE

    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
    Register

    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.


    REGISTER HERE

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

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WOMEN’S POLICY FORUM | P.O. Box 11246  •  Fort Worth, Texas 76110 | info@womenspolicyforum.org

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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