WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

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Texas Women in Business is a membership-driven non-profit that is focused on empowering women to achieve their personal and professional goals through education, development, mentoring, networking, service, and leadership.  We give you opportunities to connect with people and other organizations so that you can reach your goals!  

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

No matter where you are in your career journey, there is always room for information and education. We offer programs and resources for those looking to expand their professional horizons.

SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Everyone needs to get out some times!  Come to any of our events and meet like-minded people who share a passion for growth!  We have all kinds of events, so pick which one you like!

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

We believe in the power of passing on great things to others!  We work with a number of charities to serve our greater community.  We are a 501 (c)(3).

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Texas Women in Business Timeline

2010
May 27

May 27, 2010

The famous (infamous) meeting at Chinatown to see if there was an interest in forming a group that met our needs as business women. At that point, there was not any. About 20 women attended. We decided that it was work evaluating seriously.

June 1

June 1, 2010

This was the original “nuts and bolts” meeting looking at what would need to be done to create a group. There were only about 5-7 who attended this meeting.

June 4

June 4, 2010

This was the first board meeting. During this meeting, we asked the question “If we were to create our dream organization, what would it look like?” There were about 18 amazing businesswomen in the room. This began the blueprint for TWIB. The name, Texas Women In Business, was chosen at this meeting.

June 9

June 9, 2010

The 2nd board meeting as spent completing the organization, including choosing the initial officers and board positions. In this meeting, the purposes, mission statement, and objectives were defined. Who would think that an organization blueprint could be created in 2 meetings? Don’t think that any of us knew how much work this would be…..ignorance is bliss.

June 17

June 17, 2010

The 3rd board meeting completed the game plan for TWIB, approved the final design of the TWIB logo and colors, approved the draft of the purposes, mission statement, objective. Discussed/planned the next steps.

June 22

June 22, 2010

Happy hour at Chinatown. The board decided that before we officially formed TWIB that we needed to see if there was really an interest. So, we held a happy hour in their bar area that held about 60 people. We had about 150 ladies show up so we were both inside and out. We hoped that the fire marshal would not show up. The comment after the event was, guess we are going to really do this.

July 14

July 14, 2010

TWIB board meeting. Approved the outline of the bylaws, planned the Aug. happy hour and Sept luncheon. Set meeting times. Beginning in Sept, luncheons were always the 3rd Friday of each month. Happy hours were to be the 2nd week of each month on either a Tuesday or Wednesday.
Note: eventually, the board decided that Thursday was the better day. The membership levels and cost of each with respective benefits were approved.

August 2

August 2, 2010

This was the first Executive Board meeting. The Executive Board consisted of all officers. We hoped to do enough work in this meeting to streamline the board meetings. Going forward, the Executive Board met prior to the Board meeting each month.

August 4

August 4, 2010

TWIB board meeting. Scheduling, finances, strategic planning, were discussed. Finalized the plans for the August happy hour.

August 12

August 12, 2010

TWIB August Happy Hour! This was our first official happy hour and the first opportunity to sell TWIB memberships. It was held at one of the Nyle Maxwell car dealerships. We had over 200 ladies attend. During Aug, we sold the first 50 memberships. Most were sold that night. We were amazed.

September 1

September 1, 2010

By this time, we had established that the board meetings would be the first Wed. of each month. We finished planning our first luncheon and membership drive. The board had about 18 members as this time.

September 17

September 17, 2010

TWIB’s first luncheon held at Chez Zee. We had about 120 businesswomen. Chez Zee could only hold 100. We moved to several locations before settling at Shoreline in downtown Austin. During this time, the luncheons had about 100-160 avg attendance. This was due entirely to the hard work of the entire board. Building TWIB took everyone’s best efforts. It was like a 2nd job.

October 30

October 30, 2010

Exec Board Retreat. Planning and trying to stay ahead of the growth took more time that we anticipated. This was a half day meeting. All info and recommendations were presented at the Nov board meeting.

December 6

December 6, 2010

About 5 of the board members met with the Governor’s Commission for Women executive director at their request. The governor had charged the Commission with supporting women over 50 in the workforce. They asked TWIB for ideas and help in completing this mission. Also, we needed to get a proposal to them to review before Christmas. We proposed a conference that addressed career development, re-inventing yourself, entering the workforce at a later point in live, etc. All of this needed to be delivered as cheaply as possible. TWIB rec’d the approval for the conference around the end of Jan, 2011.

2011
February 8

Early February, 2011

Several steering committee meetings were held for the Beyond 50 Conference in May. TWIB partnered with Austin Community College along with the Governor’s Commission for Women for the conference.

February 24

February 24, 2011

This was the first general meeting for everybody involved with the Beyond 50 Conference. The various committees met almost weekly to get everything accomplished. The conference was scheduled for May 25, 2011.  2011 There were multiple other committees meeting during the entire year. Ambassadors met monthly since they greeted at all events. All other committees met regularly, too. This was a working group. It took everybody to build this.

May 20

May 20, 2011

Monthly luncheon 5 days before the conference. We learned not to do this again….

May 25

May 25, 2011

The Beyond 50 Conference. We had room for about 250 all day attendees. The auditorium held about 400 people. We had most of the Governor’s Commission for Women attending, along with other interested dignitaries. Anita Perry, TX First Lady, gave the keynote address. This is when we introduced speed-networking to our group. This has become a regular event for our conferences. The Gov. Commission for Women asked us to do this again in 2012. This time we were to include women leaving the military. We changed the name to NEXT from Beyond 50.

September 16

September 16, 2011

TWIB held our first birthday celebration luncheon. This morphed into an Award’s Luncheon, honoring women leaders in our community. In 2017, we tried an evening gala for this event. It was favorable rec’d.

2018
April 13

April 2018

Began TWIB Lubbock with the initial meeting in April.

2019
January 13

January 2019

Austin TWIB has monthly happy hours, luncheons, quarterly Smart Cookie meetings, and bi-weekly Coffee Connects. Plans are to begin TWIB Houston later this year.

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