Start your morning informed and inspired
You are invited to bring a friend and join us at one of our Quarterly Viewpoints (formerly Breakfast Club) events. This complimentary event series is an opportunity to engage with like-minded women and learn about the unique issues facing women, girls and their families.
Viewpoints | Unlocking Assets
October 10 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM – Plano
October 10 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Dallas – REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
October 24 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM – Fort Worth
This Viewpoints series will highlight current research on women’s business ownership, its connection to wealth and some of the challenges that prevent more women from starting and growing businesses to the point where they produce wealth for their owners. We will also hear from North Texas women who are business owners share their experiences in a panel discussion. Their discussion will be moderated by Texas Women’s Foundation’s President & CEO, Roslyn Dawson Thompson.
For information, please contact Kristyn Senters at email@example.com.
Chief Operatorating Officer
Texas Women’s Foundation
Michelle Hudson (Dallas), Principal, Hudson Peters Commercial Real Estate Services
Michelle is founder and co-owner of Hudson Peters Commercial, a woman owned, full service commercial real estate firm. With a team of over 40 employees HPC enjoys helping clients solve complex real estate issues. Prior to launching her own firm ten years ago Michelle was a top producer for Henry S. Miller. She has sold or leased over $1 billion in real estate since moving to Dallas.
Maggie Parker (Plano & Dallas), Managing Partner, Innovan Neighborhoods, LLC
Maggie Parker is the Managing Partner and Founder of Innovan Neighborhoods, LLC, a people-centere development and consulting firm. In partnership with Matthews Southwest, they advance community-anchored real estate development through innovative, collaborative solutions.
Prior to forming Innovan Neighborhoods, Maggie was the Director for The Real Estate Council Community Fund, a CDFI providing access to capital and technical assistance for real estate projects serving low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.
Maggie is currently a Board Member for Texas Mezzanine Fund and the Hockaday Alumni Association. She is also an alumnus of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, a member of 2016-2017 Mayor’s Star Council, 2017 OFN Opportunity Fellow, and is a Founding Member of the HERitage Giving Fund, a giving circle of the Texas Women’s Foundation.
Rachel Sanchez (Plano), Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Prestige Maintenance USA
Having witnessed her parents’ tireless work ethic as a child, Rachel relies on her lifetime of industry experience to create and deliver solutions to Prestige Maintenance USA’s diverse customer portfolio. Rachel has grown Prestige into one of the largest woman and family-owned, custodial and facilities maintenance companies in the nation. Prestige was ranked 10th for family owned businesses by the Dallas Business Journal in 2018. Rachel is actively involved within the diverse supplier community and has been recognized for her leadership, aspiration to other women, and active role at the helm of PMUSA. She has served on the board of the Women’s Business Council Southwest and is the recipient of the 2013 and 2018 Women Working Together Award, 2019 and 2014 WBE of the Year, 2015 WBE Star Award, 2015 Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Award, 2016 and Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 Award. Rachel enjoys spending time with family, traveling and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.
Kim Sissen (Fort Worth), President, CFJ Manufacturing
Kim Sissen is President of CFJ Manufacturing, a family owned organization started by her mother, Sharon Evans. In her 25+ year tenure with the organization, Kim’s vision and leadership have proven instrumental in growing the CFJ suite of companies into the multi-million dollar empire it is today. With an impressive list of Fortune 500 clients around the world, she helps brands connect with their employees and customers, overseeing the day-to-day sales and operations for the company’s Total Rewards & Recognition platforms, Branded Merchandise Solutions, and Corporate Uniforms divisions.
Kim has served on the Board of Directors for the Small World Children’s Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of North Texas. As an avid college football fan, Kim’s favorite past time is cheering her alma maters Texas Tech University and Texas Christian University where she holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Business Administration, respectively. Kim lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and four, still growing, tax write-offs.
Cathy Trinh, EMBA (Fort Worth), Assistant Director, TechFW
Cathy was born in a house with no running water nor electricity. She saw how entrepreneurship has lifted her family and many others out of poverty and transformed their lives. That’s why helping entrepreneurs is her life-long calling. She believes it doesn’t matter where you start, it matters where you end up (President Obama)
Entrepreneurship and education are Cathy’s life calling and that’s why she has two career tracks. She is currently the Assistant Director of TechFW, a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow emerging technology companies. From 2015-2019, she was a multi-award business advisor of the Tarrant Small Business Development Center (Tarrant SBDC) – the largest business assistance network in the U.S. She assisted a portfolio of 350 small businesses with writing business plans, financial projections, business loan structuring and helping them gain access to $27 million of capital.
In her other career track, she has taught Business at Tarrant County College for a decade now and enjoys connecting her students with prominent business leaders in the DFW area. Some of her classroom guest speakers are former CEO of Verizon Wireless, Chief Technology Officer of Carter Blood Care and many other successful entrepreneurs in DFW. She strives to make a deep impact on students’ lives and learning experience through meaningful projects such as writing business plans, shopping for the best interest rates and planning for financial freedom. Her students rave that they have learned the best practical business skills to becoming successful in her class.
Cathy earned her Executive Master of Business Administration from University of Texas at Arlington and two college degrees from Vietnam: English Linguistics and International Trade.
Roslyn Dawson Thompson
President & CEO
Texas Women’s Foundation
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