FORT WORTH (May 3, 2021) – Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of the 19th nonprofit news organization and former editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, will be speaking at a Women United Investing in Impact annual luncheon on Thursday, May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shady Oaks Country Club.

The luncheon will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Women United and recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Ramshaw will discuss the continued impact of the 19th Amendment as it relates to key issues for women in Texas. She also will address how women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 with millions leaving the workforce to care for children and family and what this means for the future workforce.

Brooke Goggans, founder of Mosaic Strategy Partners, and Susan Medina, president/founder at SKM Communications, are co-chairs of the event.

“Discussing the state of women in Texas and the United States with Emily Ramshaw is one of the most appropriate ways to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Women United and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage,” said Susan Medina. Added Brooke Goggans, “Women United is proud to convene thought leaders from around the city to discuss the issues disproportionately affecting women but also to take action – distributing grants to nonprofits working to give women and girls a hand up in our community.”

During the luncheon, Women United will be awarding $50,000 in grants to organizations that support both women and girls through services and programs that garner a quality education, enhance job skills, or extend the opportunity to change their lives in other ways. This year’s finalists are Camp Fire First Texas, Child Care Associates, The Ladder Alliance and Volunteers of America Texas.

The luncheon is sold out for on-site attendance. Virtual tickets are available. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Women United Fund.

Women United is a United Way of Tarrant County donor network made up of women who work to raise money and provide grants to organizations that empower women and girls.

About United Way of Tarrant County
United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donations going to the selected agency or cause.

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