Chancellor speaks to 'Women Influencing Business' in Fort Worth
Carine M. Feyten and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price
FORT WORTH — During her keynote address at the “Women Influencing Business” luncheon hosted by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Aug. 19, Texas Woman’s University Chancellor Carine M. Feyten spoke of the “pioneering spirit” that has influenced her ascent into leadership, tying the inscription on the TWU Pioneer Woman statue to the university’s mission and TWU’s future Center for Women in Business.
“Marking a trail in a pathless wilderness pressing forward with unswerving courage she met each untried situation with a resourcefulness equal to the need.”
Several TWU faculty and staff attended the luncheon, bolstering TWU's relationship with the Fort Worth Chamber. Classes in the TWU School of Management led by Pushkala Raman, associate professor of marketing, research Tarrant County businesses and developed the criteria for a “Best Workplace for Women” award. TWU business students have been the judges for this award in 2013 and 2015.
Texas Woman’s University Chancellor Carine M. Feyten poses with faculty from the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business, which sponsored the “Women Influencing Business” luncheon. Shown with Chancellor Feyten are, from left, Demetria Henderson, Wendy Casper, Dave Mack and Melanie McGee.
Chancellor Feyten spoke mostly about her leadership journey during the keynote. She emphasized the value of maintaining relationships, a theme of bridging divides and of a holistic treatment of issues, and summarized her personal journey with highlights of inspiring leaders, leadership research, and her own personal leadership advice. She also spoke about TWU’s strategic planning process, promoted the university’s new Center for Women in Business, and expressed hopes for more partnerships, increased awareness and an enhanced presence of the university in Fort Worth. Currently, the university offers its Executive Master’s of Business program (EMBA) at the Alliance Center in Fort Worth.
More than 100 members of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, consisting mostly of female executives, attended the event held at the City Club.
Several audience members expressed their enthusiasm for seeing a woman leader in action, appreciation for learning more about Texas Woman’s University and excitement for the future of the university’s outreach in Fort Worth. A blog from one of the attendees — Karen Doskocil, a marketing coordinator with Lone Star Ag Credit — expresses this sentiment.
Because of the exposure at the event, Raman received several inquiries for potential projects involving TWU business students.
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