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Faces of Women’s Leadership & Advancement

Driving positive change through research, advocacy, programs, and grantmaking.
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Michelynn "Miki" Woodard, President and CEO and Hilda Galvan, Board Chair Matthew Shelley

Texas Women’s Foundation is a community-supported organization that invests in the power of women and girls to drive positive change. Through research, advocacy, programs, and grantmaking, the organization advances economic and leadership opportunities for women, girls, and families to build stronger, more equitable communities for all. At the helm of this organization is its new president and CEO, Miki Woodard. She is excited to continue the legacy of the organization’s work and its impact during the past 30 years.

“I started thinking about the challenges of women in the workplace coming out of COVID-19—returning to school, work, and board commitments—and wondering how they can be supported as they balance families and career advancement,” Woodard says. “This is what brought me to this moment of accepting the opportunity to work with this exceptional team.”

Woodard cites the women who came before her as inspiration for her new role. “I am the fourth generation of women in my family to graduate from college,” she says. “The decision of my great-grandmother to pursue her education not only changed her life and her daughter’s life, but mine. I stepped into a legacy of courageous women.”

A strong board of directors, led by board chair Hilda Galvan, drives the Texas Women’s Foundation’s strategy and vision. Change for women and girls comes from collective efforts from teams who focus on advancement, from research to development. Locally, the organization partners with grantees in Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Tarrant Counties to provide responsive, community-based programming that advances economic and leadership opportunities for women and girls. In 2021, the Foundation invested $8 million to services and programs in these communities. According to Galvan, to achieve an equitable society where women and girls are full participants, they must be equipped with tools to be economically secure and provided access to leadership opportunities in all sectors. Says Woodard, “We want to be there to catch them before they fall.”


Texas Women’s Foundation
Campbell Centre II | 8150 North Central Expressway, Suite 110, Dallas, Texas 75206
214.965.9977

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