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For 10 years, we’ve been building a caring community of professional women who network with a purpose and a desire to make a difference. United in our belief that all women hold the promise within to build successful, self-sustaining lives, together we are helping others.

We give our talent and time to raise funds to provide support, college scholarships and professional mentorship to help north Texas women emerging from challenging circumstances to improve their lives. In fact, to date we’ve given over $80,000 to local organizations and awarded $50,000 in scholarships.

Studies have repeatedly shown the importance of education on health, earning potential and overall success. We recognize when a woman is empowered by support and education, the impact is felt for generations.

Famous for our signature Happiness Hours, inspirational luncheons and spectacular galas, we are women helping women right here in our own neighborhoods. Our reward is seeing the success of our nonprofit partners and the transformation of Women With Promise scholars. By mentoring them on this journey and being a part of this caring community of #differencemakers, the gifts we receive are far greater than those we give.

Won't you join us?

We are Women With Promise.

currently partnering with-

Agape Resource and Assistance Center

Hope's Door New Beginning Center

Genesis Women's Shelter

Promise House

Project Hope


Young Life


celebrating 5 years!

The Women With Promise Scholarship Fund was developed in 2018 as part of our commitment to make a difference in the lives of women who are emerging from challenging circumstances and who have partnered with a social agency. These women are looking to improve their lives and the lives of their families- and higher education will help them achieve their dreams. From professional certifications, vocational school or a four-year university, we support our scholars all the way to graduation. We will also match our scholars with a professional mentor from our caring community of women, so they never walk their journey alone.




total scholarships awarded

17 Scholars • $50,000

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giving back, making a difference

We believe in the collective power of professional women who come together to make a difference in their Dallas and Collin county neighborhoods. 

We believe in the promise of all women and their potential to build successful, self-sustaining lives.

We believe in the transformational power of support and education to make dreams of a bright future come true.

We believe when you raise a woman up with opportunity, you affect her children and improve society.

And we believe that by giving selflessly of our time, talent, or treasure, we will have a cascading impact on generations to come.

Won't you join us?

Women With Promise check presentation to Agape Resource & Assistance Center

Difference Makers

On behalf of the difference makers in the Women With Promise caring community, we were honored to present $12,000 to Janet Collinsworth, Founder and Executive Director of Agape Resource & Assistance Center, Inc., to help fund facility renovations that will provide much-needed services to women and children in North Texas.

We applaud Agape’s critical work to provide safe, stable housing and support services for women and children in north Texas, helping them break cycles of abuse, poverty and homelessness.

A BIG thank you to the amazing women in our caring community who made this possible with their donations, raffle ticket purchase and event attendance. Together, we are helping others.

impacting lives

educational scholarships and beyond

Funding for Agape Kids Summer Camp Women With Promise

Funding for Agape Kids Summer Camp

Library for The Wesley Inn Women With Promise

Developed a Library of over 400 children's books for The Wesley Inn

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Provided educational and life skills programs for homeless teen mothers

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Partnered with one of our donors to provide monitored security systems for their shelters

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Buy a Brick campaign that completed a home for homeless women and children

$10,000 to Hope's Door for Educational Resorces Women With Promise

$10,000 donation to Hope's Door for educational resources

$20,000 in Scholarships Women With Promise

$20,000 awarded in scholarships

Impacted +45,000 Women and Children Women With Promise and Partners

Together, with our partners, we've impacted +45,000 women and children

+3,000 Hours Volunteered Women With Promise

+ 3,000 volunteer hours

$250,000 Raised by Women With Promise

$250,000 raised


a desire to make a difference

In 2013 a diverse group of talented and successful business women decided they wanted to do more to make a difference in their North Texas neighborhoods. Research mixed with intuition and many discussions lead the founders to the conclusion that focusing on women's issues would have lasting effects on individuals and families for generations. 

Meet Leisha, our founder-

"When you improve the lives of women, you have a lasting and cascading impact to other women and their families for generations to come."

-Leisha Cadwallader, Founder & President Women With Promise

Meet The Team

women making a difference


leisha cadwallader

president and chair of board


Kate Lengyel



Mary Clear



Dawn Wright

governance chair


Jackie Rodriguez

partnership chair



gala chair


CAssie Thompson Cecil

sponsorship chair


Felicia Taylor

scholarship chair


events chair

Brenda Siri


Shannon Summers

marketing chair


alana Ackels

volunteer committee chair

What our mentors are saying...

“I have been so touched by the stories of our scholars- and beyond impressed by their resolve. It is inspiring to see these women and to support their transformation.

- Shannon Summers, WWP Board Member

"Working with the scholarship applications, I see first-hand how hard these women work to improve their lives. I'm thankful to be part of their journey and anxiously await our first scholar's graduation!"

- Barbara Doucet, WWP Board Member

“I have been very humbled and inspired by the tenacity of the woman I am mentoring as she finds a path forward. It is a privilege to walk this leg of her journey with her and ensure she knows that she is not alone.”

- Cathy Anwyl, Senior Human Resources Leader

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