TBW traces its beginnings to 1919. Since this time, former members have laid the groundwork for business women with the adoption of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment guaranteeing women the right to control property separately from their husbands and close the gap between women and men in the workplace. TBW also worked to establish the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Hospital in Texas.
When you join TBW, you’re instantly connected to our powerful network. We believe in resiliency, a can-do spirit, and the power of community. Our organization was founded in 1919 by women who refused to be victims of inequity. Similar threats are present today, and we exist to face those challenges together – through the power of continual career relevance, strong network connections, and prioritizing our critical health issues.
The TBW Executive Committee is comprised of elected officers: President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The President also appoints a Parliamentarian to serve.
The Board of Directors adds the Standing Committee Chairs, Immediate Past State President; and three Directors –at –Large. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Business & Professional Women’s Foundation and Parliamentarian are non-voting members of the board.
TBW is made up of eMembers and many Local Organizations (LO). The simplest definition of an LO is that it is a group of TBW members within a certain geographic area. Leadership of the LO’s is made up of officers, a board of directors, and committee chairs. Each LO makes their plans for the year based on the statewide Action Plan.
Local Organizations often hold monthly program meetings, offer scholarships, and provide networking opportunities. When you join a Local Organization, you are automatically a member of TBW statewide.
Texas Business Women, Inc.
PO Box 70
Round Rock, TX 78680-0070
Phone: (877) 225-4TBW