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Our events are open to guests and future members. Our monthly luncheons are on the last Wednesday of the month with the exception of our holiday lunch event. Our annual scholarship luncheon is our keynote event of the year and takes place in April. Corporate sponsors will occasionally host after-hours events. Check this page often for updates. Sponsorships are available. Contact us for more information.

Upcoming events

    • February 26, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamson County Conference Center
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    Join PWOW for a special Heath & Wellness Panel during this month's Educational Luncheon and kick off 2020 in the right direction!


    Meet our Moderator

    Tami Taylor currently serves as the chief nursing officer for St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center providing executive leadership to the nursing and pharmacy teams. With more than 29 years of progressive nursing and leadership experience in the healthcare industry, she came to Austin from Denver, CO where she served for 4 years as COO at Centura Health St. Anthony North Health Campus. There, she provided operational, financial and administrative oversight for all hospital construction including a new $177M, 350,000-sqft health campus to include a 92-bed acute care hospital and integrated physician office building. Prior to her time at Centura Health, she served four years as the associate chief nursing officer (ACNO) at Swedish Medical Center in the HCA Continental Division, director of emergency services at three different facilities, including Englewood Community Hospital in the HCA West Florida Division, and spent 12 years as a staff nurse in ICU and ER. Tami earned a Master’s of Science in Nurse Executive Practice from Research College of Nursing, in Kansas City, MO, a Masters of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ., and is currently attending Baylor University in pursuit of a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. She holds the Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certification.

    Meet our Panel

    Dr. Nancy Guenthner is the Developmental Optometrist at Aspire Vision Care in Round Rock, which she founded with her husband Chris in 2010.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors from UT Austin and attended the University of Houston where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Doctor of Optometry degree.  She is Board Certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy and has over 300 hours of continuing education in this field.  Dr. Nancy lectures frequently in the community discussing a variety of topics, including how vision problems in children can affect their ability to read, learn, and pay attention.  Dr. Nancy is a member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and Optometric Extension Program Foundation.  She is also actively involved in the Rotary Club of Round Rock and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Round Rock.  Dr. Nancy and Chris live in Round Rock with their three children.

    Nicole Angelica is head of Marketing & Operations at Regymen Fitness - Austin - Arbor Walk as well as one of their full time coaches. Originally from New Jersey, Nicole moved to Austin 5 years ago to pursue her passion for fitness and helping others. She started her coaching career at Pure Pilates Austin where she was first certified for the Lagree Method. Nicole is a Certified Personal Trainer and has a Group Fitness Specialization through NASM. With a background in Competitive Cheerleading, she loves to motivate others to push their own personal limits and bring out their fighting spirit. In 2019, Regymen Fitness was recognized by Austin Fit Magazine as the Best New Gym in Austin, Best Place to Workout (North Austin) and the 3rd Hardest Workout in Austin. Better yet, they are planning a Round Rock location in 2020!

    Dr. Natalie Scott is originally from Houston, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology in 2004 and obtained her D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2008. After graduation, Dr. Scott moved to Austin. From there, she traveled the world and volunteered abroad. She fell in love shortly afterwards and got married to her husband, Steven. After working as an associate, she decided it was time to open Sunrise Dental in 2013. During the first year of opening, she had her first child, James. Two years later, she had her daughter Vivian. The Scott family now live in Leander, even though the beach is Dr. Scott’s happy place. Balancing being a dentist, business owner, mother, and wife is her goal.

    Melia Lucero, M.D., joined Round Rock’s Oakwood Women’s Centre in 2017. A Southwest native, Dr. Lucero is deeply passionate about women’s health, and is proud to serve women of all ages at the practice. She strives to help women find balance in their overall health and was recently nominated as Austin Monthly’s 2019 “Top Doc.” Dr. Lucero earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she also completed her medical education and residency. After graduation, Dr. Lucero worked for Baylor Scott & White at a small community hospital in Marble Falls where was instrumental in creating, and also chaired, an Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Dr. Lucero loves managing pregnancy as well as gynecologic conditions. She is skilled in DaVinci Robotic assisted Laparoscopic surgery and providing care to women with high-risk pregnancies. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. When she is not at work, Dr. Lucero enjoys baking, watching her children’s many sporting events and spending time with her family. She is also involved in medical service missions to bring general, obstetric and gynecological care to under-served areas in Rwanda, Africa.

    Thank you to this month's sponsors!


    February's lunch will be provided by:


    • March 25, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamson County Conference Center
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    Join PWOW for our monthly Education Luncheon featuring Bridget Brandt! This month's topic is "Finding Your Right Path." Bridget will share her career journey and how, after realizing she was on the wrong path, made corrections to place her in a dream career with the lifestyle she wanted.

    Bridget Brandt has been working with nonprofit and governmental organizations for many years. Her background includes for profit and not-for-profit organizations.  She currently has the pleasure of representing the Leander community as the President & CEO of the Leander Chamber of Commerce and in 2019 was nominated as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in Central Texas.  She has presented sessions on creating loyalty through experience, social media, and nonprofit management at the Nonprofit Day at the Direct Marketing Association’s Annual Conference, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charity Channel, and the Bridge conference. 

    She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, with additional coursework in management and marketing, from The Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Texas State University-San Marcos.

    She was the co-founder of Support Behind the Badge and is very passionate about the non-profit sector and helping non-profits increase awareness, consideration, and donations!


    Thank you to this month's sponsor!



    • April 29, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Parish Evangelization Center at St. William Catholic Church
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    Join PWOW at our largest event of the year as we celebrate the newest scholarship winners at our annual luncheon!

    Our featured guest speaker this year is Justice Cindy Olson Bourland. 

    Justice Bourland is a fifth-generation native of Round Rock, Texas. She attended Southwestern University in Georgetown and the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to being appointed to the Third Court of Appeals in 2015, Justice Bourland was in private practice for 20 years and had extensive experience in trial and appellate cases in state and federal courts. Several cases that she handled in private practice resulted in Texas Supreme Court opinions that are cited throughout Texas. Since January 2019, she has been back in private practice handling business litigation and appeals.

    Some of Justice Bourland's accomplishments include:

    • Honored by the State Bar of Texas for her Commitment to the Rule of Law and for her Service to the State of Texas;
    • Named a “Central Texas Woman of Influence” by the Austin Business Journal;
    • Named a “Pathfinder” by the Travis County Women Lawyers Association;
    • Listed among Texas’s “Top Texas Verdicts” in Intellectual Property;
    • Named a “Texas Super Lawyer”;
    • Recipient of the “Austin Under 40 Award” in Law;
    • Recipient of the “Austin Outstanding Young Lawyer” award;
    • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation;
    • Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International;
    • Former Brazos River Authority board member;
    • Member of various clubs and associations across central Texas; and
    • Member of Mensa.

    Justice Bourland grew up on a ranch and her grandfather was a Captain of the Texas Rangers. Her late husband, Mike Bourland, was a DPS officer. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hosting parties, riding horses, and raising swans.

    Thank you to our Title Sponsors!



    Thank you to our Table Sponsors!

                   Carol Eckelkamp


    Thank you to our Garden Sponsor and our Photo & Video Sponsor!

       

    • May 27, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamson County Conference Center
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    Join PWOW for May's Encouragement Luncheon featuring Anji Maddox, Founder of She Spies Private Eye, Inc., who will speak on "How to Keep Going & Growing in your Business & Professional Life." 

    Anji Maddox earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Victoria. A professor helped her land a job in Adult Probation, writing pre-sentence investigation reports, which were vital in helping judges determine the appropriate sentence for defendants. This job required extensive investigative skills, resourcefulness and the ability to be exceptionally detail oriented.

    During a college internship with the Victoria County Juvenile Probation Department, she cut her teeth as a Juvenile Probation Officer (JPO) and found that kids responded very favorably to her compassionate approach. Anji spent the next seven years as a JPO refining her skills and developing a real passion for helping the challenged and at-risk youth with whom she was appointed to work. 

    Anji next joined the Austin Police Department (APD) as a Background Investigator. It was during her time with the APD that her love of investigations led to the realization that she wanted to become an independent private investigator. In 2003, following an apprenticeship, she opened She Spies Private Eye, Inc., which has been flourishing ever since. She quickly learned you can’t be easily intimidated, must work 24/7, be fearless, get your hands dirty and be a great actress.

    Anji has an undeniable love for child custody cases and is exceptionally interested in helping the children that are frequently caught in the middle of ugly divorce settlements or court cases. This no doubt stems from her previous involvement as a JPO and the fact that she is a very proud mother of three children and grandmother of 5 with a 6th one on the way.

    Thank you to this month's sponsor!


Past events

February 06, 2020 Quarterly Social & Networking Event
January 29, 2020 January Empowerment Luncheon
December 11, 2019 Holiday Cheer & Gift Exchange
October 30, 2019 October Empowerment Luncheon
September 25, 2019 September Empowerment Luncheon
August 28, 2019 August Social Hour
July 31, 2019 July Monthly Luncheon
June 26, 2019 Monthly Luncheon
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