Texas Women’s Foundation has elected three new members of its board of directors who will serve three-year terms from 2022-2025: Connie Kleinert Babikian (owner and president of The Pillow Bar), Jana Etheridge (senior vice president chief of staff and customer office financial services for Capital One), and Cris Zertuche Wong (managing director for Goldman Sachs).
They join a board of 41 members led by Hilda Galvan, Texas Women’s Foundation chair, who continues her two-year term through June 30, 2023. For a complete board list, visit Texas Women’s Foundation’s website.
“Under the thoughtful leadership of Hilda Galvan, our Executive Committee and our Board, we have an amazing group that helps us advance our mission of investing in women and girls to drive positive change. These new board members will add their experience and passion to help us even further, and we appreciate their service,” said Miki Woodard, Texas Women’s Foundation president and chief executive officer.
In addition, three Texas Women’s Foundation staff have been promoted: Dena L. Jackson, Ph.D., from chief operating officer to chief strategy officer, Ashley Lindsay, from associate vice president of development to chief of staff, and Dawn Hooper, from vice president of finance to chief financial officer.
Texas Women’s Foundation raises funds to support more than $7 million in investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through research, advocacy, grants, and programs. Since its inception in 1985, the foundation has invested $57 million in women and girls, including $43 million since 2011.