Texas Executive Women’s Women on the Move Program

The mission of Texas Executive Women is to support programs that recognize, develop and fund the advancement of women and teenage girls in the community. The Women on the Move luncheon is TEW’s sole fundraising initiative for its mentorship and scholarship programs.  Women on the Move was founded in 1985 when Robert Sakowitz, who felt strongly that the city’s businesswomen should be recognized, shared this vision with the Hobby family. Sakowitz and Hobby provided the resources to launch the program and insisted that the 10 Women on the Move each year are the best of the best in Houston, who in addition to professional achievement, exhibit the highest level of service to the Houston community. In 2015, TEW added the Rising Star honor to recognize a super star under the age of 30.

NEW PROCESS FOR 2020!

Nominators are only required to submit contact information and a nomination letter for WOM and Rising Star Nominees.  The Nominee will accept the nomination and submit the additional required materials. 

 

Timeline

Application Released: March 2nd   

Nomination Deadline: March 20th-EXTENDED

Application Deadline: March 31st-EXTENDED

Selection of Nominees for Interviews: March 31st– April 3rd  

Interview Round:* April 6th & April 9th (Candidate must appear one of these dates)

Announcement: April 13th 

Welcome Breakfast: April 15th 

Reunion Happy Hour: Mid-May (Date TBD)

Luncheon: October 1st 

*Candidates must appear in person for interviews or defer to 2021

 

Woman on the Move Eligibility Criteria 

 

  • Must have at least seven (7) years in the workforce in a professional, business, non-profit, cultural, government or civic occupation 
  • Must serve in a significant leadership position, executive position, business owner or have national recognition or reputation
  • Must have diverse involvement in community and/or charitable projects in addition to career responsibilities
  • Must be a resident of the greater Houston area for at least two (2) years
  • Current TEW Board members, WOM committee members, and declared candidates running for public office in 2020 are not eligible 
  • Nominee MUST be available for an in-person interview April 6th or April 9th. All nominees must participate in the in-person interview round to be considered

 

 

Rising Star Eligibility Criteria 

 

  • Must be under the age of thirty (30)
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to career and community involvement
  • Must be a resident of the greater Houston area for at least two (2) years
  • Nominee MUST be available for an in-person interview April 6th or April 9th. All nominees must participate in the in-person interview round to be considered

 

 

Honoree Commitment 

If selected as a 2020 Honoree, I commit to the following:

    • Attend the WOM Luncheon on October 1, 2020
    • Participate actively with Texas Executive Women as a member and volunteer with its scholarship and mentorship programs
    • Commit to sponsoring or raising a minimum of $5,000 for the Luncheon (more is appreciated). In-kind contributions will not be considered a part of the $5,000 individual goal.  The Rising Star must commit to sponsoring or raising a minimum of $2,500 for the Luncheon. 
    • Meet with WOM Chairs/Committee to develop a personal fundraising plan for the Luncheon and participate actively in fundraising efforts, including providing 20-30 contacts to be used solely to solicit support for the honoree at the luncheon. 
    • The Luncheon is TEW’s sole fundraiser for its scholarship and mentoring programs

 

 

Nominator Requirements

 

  • Complete Nomination form online by March 20th-EXTENDED 
  • Ensure nominee meets the eligibility criteria 
  • Submit nomination letter detailing any personal observations and insights regarding nominee
  • Those who serve on the Selection and Interview Committees are not eligible to nominate candidates 

 

Nominee Submission Requirements

  • Up to two (2) letters of reference
  • Resume or curriculum vitae 
  • Biography that can be used publicly by TEW if selected as a WOM 
  • Headshot that can be used publicly by TEW if selected as a WOM
  • Narrative of nominee that addresses the following (total of 5 pages maximum): 
    • Life journey/personal history written in nominee’s own words. Please include any significant events or circumstances in the nominee’s life
    • Most significant professional achievements/awards
    • Community service and/or cultural involvement and accomplishments
  • Submit all documents in one (1) package via the website by March 31st-EXTENDED

All materials MUST be submitted via www.texasexecutivewomen.org and only complete nomination and application packages submitted by the deadline will be considered.  Questions can be directed to manager@texasexecutivewomen.org.