DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) – North Texas Chapter on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club, 777 Main Street #4000. Marsha Clark, executive coach and independent consultant at Marsha Clark & Associates, will be the guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of WEN on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Dallas Petroleum Club, 2200 Ross Avenue. Registration for both events will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon from noon-1:00 p.m.
Mayor Price will present a discussion titled, “Determination, Passion and Energy: How to Become a Great Woman Leader.” A question-and-answer session will follow her presentation.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price took office in 2011, and she was re-elected to a second two-year term in 2013. In addition to promoting jobs, strengthening education, fighting crime, and improving mobility, she has focused on making Fort Worth a healthy, engaged and fiscally responsible city. She helped organize FitWorth, a citywide initiative to encourage active lifestyles and healthy habits in children and adults. She has championed public engagement initiatives like SteerFW, walking and rolling town halls and YourFortWorth.org, an online public forum for Fort Worth residents. She has taken great strides in making Fort Worth an international city.
Prior to being elected mayor, Price served 11 years as Tarrant County’s tax assessor. Her numerous honors include the Presidential Award from the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas, the Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Texas at Arlington, the Altrusa Civic Award for professional and volunteer contributions to the community and the Texas Medical Association Foundation Health Leader Award.
“WEN North Texas is honored to announce Mayor Betsy Price as our speaker for the July Fort Worth luncheon,” said Diana Frazier, 2014 WEN North Texas Chapter President. “We look forward to learning about women in leadership from the mayor of one of the oil and gas capitals of Texas.”
Marsha Clark will present a talk titled, “Invisible Differences,” at the July Dallas luncheon. A question-and-answer session will follow her presentation.
Marsha Clark is an executive coach and independent consultant who founded Marsha Clark & Associates in 2000. Her company offers workshops covering topics including building and sustaining trust, interpersonal relationships, conflict management, courageous conversations, and developing partnerships in organizational systems. In partnership with Dottie Gandy, Clark co-authored the book “Choose! The Role That Choice Plays in Shaping Women’s Lives” (Brown Books 2004). She has also been featured in several books including, “Powering Up: How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders” (Anne Doyle, 2011), “Women of North Texas” (Moor, 2003), and “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things” (Voci, 2005).
Prior to starting her own business, Clark was a corporate vice president of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). During almost 21 years with EDS, she held a variety of roles with ever-increasing responsibility, including serving as an assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, working in the areas of strategic alliances, performance management, and account operations improvement. Clark serves on the non-profit boards of Novus Academy and Empowering Women as Leaders. She has a Master of Science in Organization Development from American University in Washington, D.C.
“WEN North Texas is excited to welcome Marsha Clark as the featured speaker for our July 2014 luncheon in Dallas,” said Frazier. “Ms. Clark’s lengthy experience empowering women will provide our members with insights into both the challenges and opportunities facing women in the workforce today.”
The cost for WEN North Texas members to attend is $35. For prospective members, the price is $50. Please register online at http://www.womensenergynetwork.org. Payment can be made by credit card through the online registration portal or the day of the event by cash or check payable to Women’s Energy Network North Texas.
For more information about the event, contact Whitney Randolph, OneWest Bank, at Whitney.Randolph@owb.com.
For more information about the Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter, visit www.wennorthtexas.org and click on WEN North Texas. Interested parties can join the North Texas Chapter by clicking on Join Today! on the North Texas Chapter’s home page.
The Women’s Energy Network is a nonprofit association of women professionals in the energy industry that provides networking and community outreach opportunities and fosters career and leadership development. Founded in 1994, the organization has more than 2,000 members nationwide. For more information, please visit the WEN North Texas Chapter website at www.wennorthtexas.org.