September 2020 Message from Linda Yohe, Women of Tocqueville Chair | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

September 2020 Message from Linda Yohe

2020-2021 Women of Tocqueville Chair

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The WOT Steering Committee Retreat on August 27

Hello Women of Tocqueville!

The 2020-2021 Women of Tocqueville Steering Committee held their annual planning retreat on August 27 to kick start the new year.

The 18-member committee seeks to create an inclusive network of leaders aligned to Give, Advocate and Volunteer in support of the community through United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and to leverage the collective power and leadership of women to generate visible impact in education, income and health in North Texas. This year’s committee includes:

Linda Yohe – Chair and Community Volunteer; AT&T (Retired)
Michelle Thomas – Chair-Elect and Assistant Vice President – Chief Compliance Office, AT&T
Mandy Austin – Dallas Market President, Bank of Texas
Stephanie Bird – Assistant Vice President – Executive Compensation, AT&T
Dee Brown – Director, M&A Strategy & Transactions – EY-Parthenon
Donna Epps – Independent Director, Texas Pacific Land Trust; Deloitte (Retired)
Kristy Faus – Community Volunteer
Mary Henderson – Chief Accounting Officer, Arcosa Inc.
Michelle Horton – North Texas Risk Assurance Leader, PwC
Scarlet Landry – Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Carol March – Community Volunteer
Debbie McComas – Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Claudia Morrow – Senior Vice President, Origination and Pricing, Vistra Corp
Andrea Pelosi – Senior Director, Corporate Applications, Data & Analytics, Vistra Corp
Katie Rose – National Account Manager, ARGUS Software, Altus Group
Liz Ryan – Partner, Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP
Deb SoRelle, KPMG
Karen Tavana – Director, WW Receivables & Credit and Channel Accounting, Texas Instruments

Building on the momentum of past years, our committee continues to focus on recruiting, engaging, connecting and retaining our membership to collaborate and collectively produce visible impact in our North Texas community. This year we plan to:

  • Expand our reach through new opportunities and virtual/digital platforms
  • Create initiatives to align and support United Way Aspire United 2030 Goals
  • Activate steering committee alumni as resources to mentor, advise and advocate

Additionally, we will continue to focus on raising awareness and funds for the Women of Tocqueville Fund for Women and Children to make a lasting change for women and children in need. The steering committee is busy working on volunteer and community impact events, social and networking opportunities, as well as professional and educational sessions to be scheduled and announced throughout the year as dates are solidified.

This month we are pleased to present a Professional Development Session – Removing “Should” from your Vocabulary: The Game Changer for Business – featuring Pamela Harless, Collective Confidence, and hosted by Dee Brown, EY-Parthenon.  Please join us for this empowering and interactive session on Monday, September 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Register here.

On behalf of the entire Women of Tocqueville Steering Committee, we look forward to another wonderful year as we create a stronger North Texas community guided by Generosity, Commitment and Courageous Kindness.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay hopeful!
Linda Yohe
2020-2021 Women of Tocqueville Chair

This article was published on: Sep 4, 2020