The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas was founded in the late 1980s by a dozen or so farsighted women who envisioned a business organization focused on economic empowerment for women. They searched for models but discovered only a handful of women’s chambers nationwide. Most were civic groups affiliated with metro chambers; none had a statewide focus.
Our founders were working women determined to create an organization relevant for contemporary women. This led to some high-spirited give and take, and an open-minded, innovative culture that endures in our organization. It took several years to research, develop and launch the new Chamber. It was an instant hit. Seven hundred people attended the launch.
Mission – Economic Power for You
Through the years, we stayed true to our original mission: Economic empowerment of women focused in three strategic areas: Business and leadership development, relationship networking, and advocacy in the private and public arenas.
Members – Vibrant, Diverse, Unique
Our members are as interesting and diverse as the communities in which they live. Approximately half own companies. Others work in industries ranging from accounting to technology, as well as education, government, the arts, nonprofit groups, associations, and other business groups. They want to grow their companies or careers in a vibrant supportive atmosphere and be part of a spirited community of business and professional women unique to the Women’s Chamber.
With our vision still laser-focused on the future, we’re proud that the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas has connected and enriched the lives of the women of Texas for more than two decades.
Demographics – Smart, Affluent, Prime
Our demographics go to your bottom line. As a leading business organization for women, the Women’s Chamber has become a respected voice for today’s Texas woman, promoting business, job opportunities and economic power for her benefit. The average member is well educated, owns a business or holds a high-level job, and earns an income of more than $70,000.