Venu Dhupa | Westway Trust

The Westway Trust is a 23-acre estate in trust for the benefit of the community. Venu Dhupa is the leader who has brought a different vision to running this dual enterprise. “Rather than thinking as a property company that deploys its resources for social goods, we are a social goods company that earns it’s income from property,” she explains. “

Sharon Bloodworth, CFP® | White Oaks Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Sharon Bloodworth is more than an aficionado of shoes. She is a curator of history, a collector of footwear once donned by women who’ve etched their names in the annals of time. As the CEO of White Oaks Wealth Advisors, Sharon draws her resilience from contemplating the trials these women faced. “During moments of fatigue or wavering resolve, I harness the spirit of these women, gather my strength and carry on.

Paola Federico | Event Planet Group

A strong sense of belonging and a deep love for her country led Paola Federico to incorporate Event Planet in Italy. She knew the difficulties she had to face when establishing a business, yet she surged ahead with her determination and started the company from scratch.

Marina Charriere | Star Drug Testing Services

Marina Charriere, CEO of Star Drug Testing Services, Star Drug Testing Services (Windsor Park), and First Defence Face Masks go hand in hand. Star is a drug and alcohol testing facility, and First D F M is a face mask company.

Lauren Eagan| Eagan Immigration

Lauren Eagan, CEO of Eagan Immigration, is a visionary leader, and fearlessness has been a massive element in the work she does with her team. What separates her from a run-of-the-mill CEO is her compassion for her clients’ experiences, as well as a commitment to her team’s mental and emotional health. “I genuinely love what I do and the people my team and I get to serve, which gives me incredible energy and enthusiasm for my clients and employees,” she says.

Kathy Pang | PangTong Wellhead USA

Kathy Pang, CEO of PangTong Wellhead USA Inc has a keen eye for business opportunities. Kathy possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude while taking on new challenges with positive energy and a smile. She is generous with advice, encouragement and drives to employees and clients alike.

Kathryn Mason | Rice Search Partners

Being open and transparent is an essential and intrinsic part of Kathryn Mason, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Rice Search Partners’, leadership style. This has resulted in an ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion within the company. In 2013 Rice Search Partners was predominately white, male, and privately educated. The team is now over 70% diverse (as defined by gender, ethnicity, socioeconomics, and LGBTQ+ criteria) across the company and 66% across the management team.

Julie L. Butner | Tarrant Area Food Bank

Julie Butner, President & CEO of Tarrant Area Food Bank, takes a big-picture approach to finding meaningful ways to impact. She envisions ways for Tarrant Area Food Bank to address current issues facing the community while positioning innovative solutions to develop future solutions to address food insecurity. She encourages her team to approach challenges with a positive attitude and a “can-do” spirit that inspires creativity and results.

Janet Kane | the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®

As the Association’s first female CEO in its 100-year history, Janet Kane brought not only her 29 years of association management experience, but her belief that “we can always get betterand settling for mediocrity simply won’t cut it.” Janet’s experience and drive for excellence, combined with her ability to focus on the needs of members and staff, were invaluable tools when taking on the MetroTex CEO role in 2018.