The vision of Women with Promise is to empower women to build a future filled with promise and success.

Women With Promise supports area agencies that resonate with our vision and mission to give a hand up to women and, in turn, also help their families. We look for organizations that have needs we can immediately address and also gives us the opportunity to meet, mentor and celebrate the strength and character of women.

In 2018 Women With Promise developed a scholarship program as part of our commitment to make a difference in the lives of women who are emerging from poverty and who have partnered with a social agency. Our scholarships are considered an investment into the future for these women. We offer financial empowerment through access to higher education as well as business mentor. We make our decisions expecting our recipients to be successful!

The leadership of Women With Promise includes a diverse group of talented and successful business women. In 2013, they formed the organization to make a difference in their North Texas neighborhoods. Research, life experience, and a common focus from the founders led to focusing on women’s issues that would have cascading and long-term effects on individuals and families for generations.

Leisha Cadwallader

President & Chair of the Board

Jana Vanantwerp


Kate Lengyel


Dawn Wright

Governance Chair

Barbara Doucet

Community Agency Liaison

Alana Ackels

Fundraising Chair

Shannon Summers

Marketing Chair

Lynne Stewart

Volunteer Committee Chair


Founded 2013 by Seated L-R Terri Bean, Leisha Cadwallader Standing L-R Sandra McLean, Kate Lengyel, Vicki Rose Schneider, Denise Quintanilla, Barbara Doucet, Janette Merritt, Mary Stoner-Yost, Julie Hoagland, Lynne Stewart