Fort Worth, Texas is home to many remarkable women who are paving the way in their respective fields. Lorena Marin is a mentor to medical students, Tamara Albury is teaching young women to fight for their rights, Jeanette Frank is building a community around the Trinity River, and Sara Herrera is teaching the next generation of artists. Gwen Barbee, the founder and director emeritus of a women's group, was instrumental in creating a support group for the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce in 1990. Erma Johnson, Norma Roby, and President Reginald Gates all gave their approval to the idea. Rachel Behrndt is a government accountability reporter for the Fort Worth Report in collaboration with KERA.
Jeanette Frank, a native of Fort Worth, has always been passionate about the outdoors and is devoted to preserving the Trinity River. Opal Lee, a teacher and counselor in Fort Worth and civil rights activist, has been working to make June 19th a federal holiday. Betsy Price has been an active leader in the Fort Worth community for years and currently holds the position of mayor. At the fifth annual convention of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, held in Fort Worth, Rosa Navejar (President of The Rios Group) and Brandi O'Quinn (Public Affairs Manager for the Fort Worth Blue Zones Project) discussed issues related to women and proposed creating a women's division for black chambers. Viola Pitts is another inspiring woman who has worked tirelessly to use her influence for good in Fort Worth.
Finally, Kay Granger is not only the first female mayor of Fort Worth but also the first Republican woman from Texas elected to the U. S. House of Representatives. These are just some of the incredible women who are leading the way in Fort Worth. They are inspiring role models for young women everywhere and are making a positive impact on their community.