Local & National Resources for Women Owned Businesses


Grow Your Woman Owned Business with these Local & National Resources

Texas holds one of the top spots for women entrepreneurs.  Unfortunately, women fall behind in access to capital, recruiting and retaining employees, and marketing and advertising.  In this live workshop you will learn about resources to grow your business as we explore these areas: 

Small Business Advising/Mentorship
Business Certifications
Websites to follow
Organizations focused on women
Veteran Resources
Access to Capital

Tracy Irby, Associate Director for Texas Woman's University - Center for Women Entrepreneurs will be the presenter with Donalisa Stinyard, Program Manager taking questions.


Tracy Irby has a passion for entrepreneurship. She was the first business advisor at the Center For Women Entrepreneurs after working 6 years as a business advisor for the North Texas SBDC network. She has been a serial entrepreneur for 25-plus years and owned one of the first Sears Hometown Dealer Stores, a gym, a bounce house rental business, an online self-defense business, in addition to being a licensed insurance agent and property investor.

She has an MBA & BBA in marketing and from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a recent graduate of the OU Economic Development Institute and holds an Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council.

Donalisa Stinyard is a veteran turned entrepreneur. With three decades of leadership experience and an aspiration to empower women that might be struggling to find value in their voice, she started her own coaching business to help them reach their full potential. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions and a doctoral degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Gregory, and their chocolate lab, Bella. Health and exercise is one of her many passions. You can find her at CrossFit, cycling, or in her kayak.

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University is committed to helping women in Texas become successful business owners.

We provide the tools for women-owned businesses to succeed, including:

Business Advising
Whether you are a current business owner or are considering starting a business, we invite you to explore the many ways the Center for Women Entrepreneurs can assist you in achieving success. Together, we can accomplish great things.

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs is part of TWU's Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership.  The JNIWL is dedicated to preparing women to take on successful roles in business and public service to ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful C-suite executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses and the framework needed to run for public office. "