As you may be aware, we have our biggest event of the year coming up April 23rd in Dallas with over 200 people registered and counting. For those of you who have not attended one of these events yet, this is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members from around the state and it supports a great cause.
TXWSW has been a proud supporter of The Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) since 2008. YWPN, formerly known as the Foundation for the Education of Young Women, has made some amazing progress since they were founded 10 years ago. During that time they have educated, inspired and touched the lives of 4,500 young women across the state. In 2014, 100% of their seniors were admitted to 4 year colleges and their 146 graduates earned $15.8 million in merit based scholarships. Those impressive statistics are made more so by the fact that 70% of the students come from economically disadvantaged homes and 73% of those girls will be first generation college graduates. The YWPN schools are producing life changing results for these students and the families they will have, and we are proud to be able to continue to support them in their mission with money raised from your generous contributions and volunteerism.
For the event on Thursday, we have an all-star lineup of investors giving their global market outlook including Mary Erdoes of JP Morgan, Katie Stockton of BTIG, Elena Ranguelova of Investcorp and Lilian Zhou will be joining us from Shanghai. Britt Harris from TRS will be moderating and we look forward to his questions. Men and women are welcome to attend the April 23rd event, so please help us get the word out – it is a great event with TWO cocktail hours! Plenty of great networking as well as great content!
If you cannot attend the event this week, please keep an eye out for the events we will have in the Fall in Austin and Houston where you can make a contribution in your local community.
We have a terrific line up of events for April. Come out and meet our new committee members and share your ideas for future events! Register early to avoid disappointment!