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Texas Women’s Foundation Elects Three New Board Members, Appoints Executive Committee, and Promotes Leaders » Dallas Innovates

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

“Under the thoughtful leadership of Hilda Galvan, our Executive Committee and our Board of Directors, we have an incredible group helping us advance our mission to invest in women and girls to drive positive change. These new board members will add their experience and passion to help us even more, and we appreciate their service,” said Miki Woodard, president and CEO of the Texas Women’s Foundation,

The new members are:

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

They join a 41-member council led by foundation president Hilda Galvan, which continues her two-year term until June 30, 2023.

The executive committee includes the following people:

  • President Hilda C. Galvan – Jones Day, Managing Partner
  • President-Elect Carrie Freeman Parsons – Freeman, Board Chair
  • Bonnie Clinton – Toyota North America, Vice President and Director of Indirect Purchasing, 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 of Community Engagement
  • Melissa Orth – The Legacy Senior Communities, President and CEO
  • Holly Reed – Ryan, LLC, Director and Practice Leader, US Advocacy
  • Gowri Sharma – Redfort LLC Partners Real estate investment and development company, director; Dallas Museum of Art, President
  • Rachel Vinson – CBRE, Global Chief Operating Officer for Capital Markets
  • Miki Woodard – Women’s Foundation of Texas, President and CEO

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

In addition, three TXWF staff members were promoted:

  • Dena L. Jackson, Ph.D., who served as chief operating officer, has been 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 named chief financial officer.

One of the largest women’s foundations in the world

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

Earlier this year, the organization revealed seven winners for its flagship leadership forum and awards show. The awards celebrate leaders who have helped uplift women and girls in various ways. At an event on April 26, recipients discussed their leadership journey

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