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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

    • January 29, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamson County Conference Center

    Join PWOW for our monthly Empowerment Luncheon featuring Julia Duffy! Julia will speak about the "Power of Persistence"

    Julia Duffy came out of the womb making people laugh while helping the attending physician with his stage presence. From that moment on, she was hooked on helping people rock their performance skills.

    After leaving her Texas homeland, she became one of only three female TV audience warm-up comics in Hollywood and then a producer of talk and reality television shows. Through her experience, she overcame her performance anxieties while working with acclaimed producers and comedic legends such as Jerry Seinfeld, Lily Tomlin, Martin Short, Billy Crystal, Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg and many others.

    Being passionate about sharing her performance skills and tumultuous journey has empowered her to help others find their confidence, tenacity and the ability to shine. From corporate groups to non-profits and individuals, Julia has given diverse folks the techniques and best practices they need to successfully take their presentation skills to the next level, helping them all to persuasively present themselves to live audiences, as well as on camera.

    Julia can help you discover and amplify your abilities to:

    *Squash stage fright with unwavering confidence

    *Connect with and engage any audience anywhere

    *Command a room and stand out in any situation

    *Present yourself from a strong position

    *...and MUCH more

    Thank you to this month's sponsor who will also be providing January's lunch!

    • February 06, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Alcove Cantina

    PWOW is excited to announce the first quarterly social & networking event of 2020 to be held at The Alcove Cantina and benefiting Backpack Friends!

    This is a FREE event open to all so be sure to grab your friends and come out to support a great local charity! Plus, learn about all the benefits of becoming a member of the Professional Women of Williamson County!

    Please register you and any guests so we may get a head count for the food. 

    We are asking all registrants to bring a voluntary donation to Backpack Friends. Click the link below to learn more about their mission and to view their most needed donation items.

    Requested Donation Items

    Be sure to bring plenty of business cards including one for the door prize raffle!

    Thank you to The Alcove Cantina who will be providing the space and appetizers for this event! A cash bar will be available.  


    • February 26, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamson County Conference Center

    Join PWOW for a special Heath & Wellness Panel during this month's Educational Luncheon and kick start 2020 off in the right direction!

    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.

    Thank you to this month's sponsors!

    • March 25, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamson County Conference Center

    Join PWOW for our monthly Education Luncheon featuring Bridget Brandt! 

    Bridget Brandt, is the President & CEO of the Leander Chamber of Commerce.  Brandt has presented sessions on creating loyalty through experience at the Nonprofit Day at the Direct Marketing Association’s Annual Conference, Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference, Charity Channel conferences, the Bridge conference in Washington DC, and several chapter events. She has been published in the Nonprofit Times and Advancing Philanthropy several times.  Her most recent article was “Creating a Memorable Donor Experience”.

    Brandt  founded Support Behind the Badge.  She was selected as one of the Top 50 Women in Business by the Austin Business Journal in 2015, 2016 & again in 2019, and has won numerous marketing awards, including two Best in Show awards for Direct Mail campaigns.

    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. Her passion is making events successful and helping nonprofits do good work!

    Thank you to this month's sponsor!

    • April 29, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Parish Evangelization Center at St. William Catholic Church

    Join PWOW as 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.

    • May 27, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamson County Conference Center

    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

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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