Texas Women’s Foundation Announces New Board Chair and New Board Members

Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) has appointed Carrie Freeman Parsons as the new board chair for a two-year term starting July 1, 2023. She follows Hilda Galvan who has led the Foundation since 2021. Galvan will remain on the Executive Committee as Past Chair. 

Texas Women’s Foundation is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. Since inception in 1985, the Foundation has invested $74 million in women and girls, including $60 million since 2011. The Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state. Its advocacy, grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive.

In addition, the Foundation has added new board members Elizabeth Asturi, Lisette Mendez and Aracely Muñoz. Returning to the board are Michelle Hudson and Phyllis Bernstein.

Texas Women’s Foundation also announced its Executive Committee:


·      Carrie Freeman Parsons – Chair (Chair of the Board, Freeman Company)

·      Hilda C. Galvan – Past Chair (Partner in Charge, Jones Day

·      Chrysta Castañeda – At Large (President, The Castañeda Firm)

·      Sam Dwinell – IAC Chair (Chief People Officer, Aspire Human Services)

·      Jana Etheridge – Governance Chair (Director, Capital One)

·      Hattie Hill – Secretary (CEO, Hattie Hill Enterprises)

·      Michelle Hudson – At Large (Principal and Co-Founder, Hudson Peters Commercial)

·      Laura Maxwell – Advocacy Chair (Sr VP Supply Chain, PepsiCo North America)

·      Melissa Orth – Finance Chair (President and CEO, The Legacy Senior Communities)

·      Gowri Sharma – Programs Chair (Civic Leader for Women’s Issues, Education and the Arts)

·      Zeenat Sidi – At Large (President, LDI Digital Products and Services, loanDepot)

For a complete board list, visit here.

Freeman Parsons, Texas Women’s Foundation chair, said, “Hilda has demonstrated steadfast leadership these past two years, and we are grateful for her commitment to TXWF. I look forward to working with the Executive Committee, board members and staff to continue our mission of investing in women and girls to create positive change.” publishes every week.
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