The 2019 Conference Center

The 20th Texas Conference for Women was held October 24, 2019 in Austin, TX. View the agenda (PDF)

The inaugural Opening Night at the Conference was held October 23rd. View the agenda (PDF)



Megan Rapinoe      Elizabeth Gilbert       Tracee Ellis Ross       Carla Harris       Amanda Southworth


Megan Rapinoe

Rapinoe, the outspoken co-captain of the world’s greatest soccer team, shared her thoughts about that idea that she and her teammates should be grateful for the opportunity to play on the world stage—and perhaps not make such a big deal out of the whole equal pay thing. Read more.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love; Big Magic; and City of Girls, talked about a life-changing conversation she had at 25, and advised: Give up trying to care about everything and everyone, and be courageous enough to utter the three most powerful words a woman can say. Read more.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Ross, the star of Black-ish, shared the roots of an “unbreakable, unshakeable foundation” that has helped her develop the confidence to thrive as an actress; a boundary-breaking voice on women’s issues; and, as an entrepreneur. She also shared the specific practice that helps her work with her fears to keep growing. Read more.

Carla Harris

Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley and former chair of the National Women’s Business Council, shared the 10 insights that led her to become one of the nation’s top investment bankers—beginning with “Own your power.” Read more.

Amanda Southworth

Southworth, a 17-year-old iOS developer and activist, talked about how she emerged from crippling depression and anxiety to build a platform that today helps more than 4.5 million worldwide—explaining: “If we avoided doing things because we’re scared, we would never get anything done.” Read more.