Young Women Run Texas 2020 | February 22, 2020

Are you ready to flex your political power and ramp up your civic engagement? Young Women Run Texas will connect you to elected leaders, train you on strategies to mobilize for 2020, and more. You'll build a squad of politically ambitious young women and leave empowered, activated, and ready to run for office - or campaign for a candidate you admire. Onward, to Young Women Run and 2020!

Agenda and Sessions Speakers Lunch with Women in Politics

Keynote Speaker: Judge Sasha Moreno

Judge Moreno is committed to serving her community and is actively involved in various organizations and professional associations. She currently serves as the Dallas Chapter President of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni Association. She is also an alumni of the Latino Center for Leadership Development Academy, Dallas Mayor’s Star Council, and Dallas Breakfast Group Community Leaders Program. She is also a member of the following professional organizations: Dallas Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mexican American Bar Association and Dallas Hispanic Bar Association. Read her full bio.



Morning Plenary: Breaking Glass Ceilings 

Women in politics and business share one thing in common: they are both stalled at the same glass ceiling of 25% representation. Hear advice from three c-suite leaders on how to navigate male-dominated environments and make space for the next generation of female executives. 

Speakers: Rosaura Cruz, Executive Director, Junior Players Guild, Cara Fields, Assistant Vice-President - Mobility Sales & Service, AT&T Communications and Kim Robinson, CEO, New Friends New Life 

Panel: Women and the Republican Party 

Nationally there are dramatically fewer Republican women in Congress. But in Texas there are more Republican women running for office than ever before. Hear from a panel of candidates and politicians as to why we need women on both sides of the aisle and what we can do to make that happen at the local, state and federal level.

Panelists: Genevieve Collins, Candidate for CD 32; Luisa del Rosal, Candidate for DC 114; Lori Ward, Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore, Town of Addison; and Erleigh Wiley, Criminal District Attorney, Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney


Lunch with Women in Politics

You'll have the opportunity to have a candid conversation with these leaders about their political ambition and journey to elected office. Get advice, build your network, find a mentor! Thank you to these Texas leaders for investing their time in young women's political empowerment. View the list of lunch guests and read their bios.  

  • Devan Allen, Commissioner Precinct 2
  • Michelle Beckley, State Representative, District 65
  • Jennifer Berthiaume, Mayor Pro Tem, Murphy City Council
  • Keely Briggs, Council Member District 2 - Mayoral Candidate
  • Natasha Bulter, Alief ISD Board Member
  • Angie Chen Button, State Representative, District 112
  • Karolyne Carloss, Alderwoman, Van Horn City Council
  • Genevieve Collins, Candidate for CD 32
  • Luisa del Rosal, Candidate for DC 114
  • Janet DePuy, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Richardson
  • Sally Derrick, School Board Member, Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD Board of Trustees
  • Natalie Hebert, Board Trustee, Frisco ISD
  • Nell Anne Hunt, Vice-President, Board of Trustees, District 2, Irving ISD
  • Julie Johnson, State Representative, District 115 
  • Carolyn King-Arnold, Councilmember, Dallas City Council 
  • Anne McCausland, Trustee, Frisco ISD
  • Cara Mendelsohn, Council Member, City Council District 12
  • Sasha Moreno, Judge
  • Dr. Gwendolyn Caldwell Morrison, Trustee, Tarrant County College District
  • Erleigh Norville Wiley, Criminal District Attorney
  • Margaret O'Brien, Judge
  • Kim Olson, Colonel, USAF, ret., Candidate for TX-24
  • Dolores Ortega Carter, Treasurer, Travis County
  • Ana-Maria Ramos, State Representative
  • Cristal Retana, Farmers Branch City Councilmember & Manager, Government and Community Relations for Children's Health
  • Amanda Sargent, School Board Trustee, Desoto ISD
  • Maria Tu, Plano City Council
  • Candace Valenzuela, Trustee
  • Lori Ward, Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore, Town of Addison
  • Ann Zadeh, Councilmember, City of Fort Worth, District 9


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