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.


Upcoming events

    • 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.

    • Wednesday, November 13, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tarrant Area Food Bank
    • 249

    Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers - Women Voting Behaviors
    Leah King - United Way's Programs for Women & Children

    Wednesday, November 13, 2024

    8:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm

    Tarrant Area Food Bank

    2600 Cullen Street, Fort Worth TX 76107

    Keynote speaker Dr. Martinez-Ebers will be speaking on Women Voting Behaviors over the previous three election cycles. Learn about key issues driving women's political behavior, including issues impacting women of color and women's issues.

    BIO: Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers (Ph.D. from Ohio State University) is an expert on the political behavior of women and persons of color. A distinguished research professor of Political Science and Director of the Latina(o) and Mexican American Studies Program at the University of North Texas, Dr. Martinez-Ebers is a former Vice-President of the American Political Science Association and a former President of the Western Political Science Association.

    From 2012-2016, she served as Co-Editor of the American Political Science Review, the flagship journal in political science.  Dr. Martinez-Ebers has published widely on a variety of topics, including six books and articles in all the top journals of her discipline. She also edited Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity and Religion: Identity Politics, an anthology that examines the history, dynamics and policy issues of minority groups in the United States. 

    About Women’s Policy Forum
    The Women's Policy Forum of Tarrant County 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. Objectives are to increase the visibility of women in Tarrant County, foster relationships with others and assist in agenda building of our community and country. 

2024 Schedule


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

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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