MIDLAND UPTOWN

business & professional women

We are an organization founded on the principle of women helping women. 

Our mission is for BPW to complement and enhance each of our members professional lives by providing thoughtful networking opportunities, volunteering in community-minded projects and recognition of accomplishments.

Through our Community Projects programs, we support local area non-profit organizations and as part of our endeavor to equip women for success, we also provide scholarships for non-traditional women returning to school. 

A Message From Our President

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2020/21 Board of Directors

Photo Credit: Leiken Finch

BACK ROW (from left):

Lesley Donnell (President)
Robert Half

lesley.donnell@roberthalf.com

Abby Moreau (Treasurer)
West Texas National Bank

contact@badshepherdcoffeecompany.com

Stacy Nelson (Director)
The Bosworth Company
snelson@bosworthco.com

FRONT ROW (from left):

Evie Gandy (Secretary)
The Bosworth Company
evie.gandy@bosworthco.com

Misty Stewart (Vice-President)
Diamond S. Group
stewart@diamondsgrp.com

Shellie Robbins-Young (Director)
A-1 Graphic Solutions & Victoria Printz Realty
shellie@a1graphicsolutions.com

Working women constitute 72 million, or almost half, of the nation’s workforce and strive to serve their communities, their states and their nation in professional, civic and cultural capacities.

Women own close to 10 million businesses accounting for 30% of all U.S. business and generating $1.9 trillion in sales while employing 9.2 million people. Women represent 27% of Chief Executives in the workplace.

70% of mothers with children under 18 participate in the labor force, with over 75 percent employed full-time. Mothers are the primary earners for 40% of households providing financial stability for their families. 

2020/21 Committee Chairs

Misty Stewart (Programs)
Diamond S. Group
stewart@diamondsgrp.com

Shirley Harris (Membership)
Retired
shirleydbpw@gmail.com

Shellie Robbins-Young (Scholarships)
A-1 Graphic Solutions & Victoria Printz Realty
shellie@a1graphicsolutions.com

Stacy Nelson (Community Projects)
The Bosworth Company
snelson@bosworthco.com

Donna Bruno (Public Relations/Social)
GB Associates Advertising, Marketing &
Public Relations
Hollywoodbruno@aol.com

Abby Moreau (Finance & Woman of the Year)
West Texas National Bank
contact@badshepherdcoffeecompany.com

Misty Knight (National Business Women’s Week)
Misty Knight Coaching
info@atenaciouswoman.com

Saide Moya (Fundraising)
A-1 Graphic Solutions
Saide@a1graphicsolutions.com

Annette Dozier (Bylaws)
MADDOC Consulting
adoz0408@gmail.com

Ashley Belk (Newsletter)
A-1 Graphic Solutions
ashley@a1graphicsolutions.com

Upcoming Meetings & Activities

MARCH 10

PROGRAM LUNCHEON

SPEAKER
Misty Knight
Mindset & Business Coach

TOPIC
Decluttering Our Minds

PETROLEUM CLUB
501 W. Wall | Downtown Midland

11:30 AM-1 PM

$30/Person for Buffet Lunch

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

FEB 24

BUSINESS MEETING

SPRINGBOARD CENTER
200 Corporate Drive

11:30 AM-1 PM

Bring your own lunch. 

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

ABOUT LISSETTE AGUIRRE

Lissette Aguirre is the Structural Heart Coordinator at Medical Center Hospital.  

She currently coordinates the Watchman and TAVR programs for the MCH Cath Lab.  


The Watchman and TAVR are two heart procedures that are new to the Permian Basin and are currently only offered at MCH.  


Lissette has been a part of the Cath Lab team for three years and worked in the ICU at MCH for five years before that. 

BPW members and their friends gathered at Forty Two Restaurant for the BPW Spring Membership Drive Soirée.

BPW members and their friends gathered at Forty Two Restaurant for the BPW Spring Membership Drive Soirée.

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Program luncheons are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Business meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Guests are welcome to attend either Program Luncheons or Business Meetings.

  • Wed, June 9 Installation of New Officers
    Librado (NOTE: Change of location from Petroleum Club)
    4610 N. Garfield, Suite D3
    11:30 AM-1 PM | $30/person buffet lunch
    Click HERE to prepay.
  • Mon, Oct 18 National Business Women’s Week Awards
    2021 Woman of Achievement | Karmen Hendrix Bryant
    Petroleum Club | Downtown Midland
    Click HERE for info about sponsorship. 

Midland Mayor Patrick Payton spoke at the Uptown Business & Professional Women (BPW) May luncheon at the Petroleum Club. 

His speech and Q&A session focused on initiatives and policies of the City going forward for a brighter future.

Pictured L to R: Misty Stewart, BPW Vice President, Lesley Donnell, BPW President and Mayor Patrick Payton

STAY TUNED FOR OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE!

NATIONAL WOMEN's Business week sponsorhips

Click on sponsor level heading to cart and purchase. 

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

While we celebrate a Woman of Achievement each year from within our community, we also honor one of our own members each year as our Woman of the Year.

The Woman of the Year program is designed to recognize outstanding BPW members who have distinguished themselves within our organization.

An honoree must have displayed service, commitment and leadership within BPW; demonstrated community service and excelled in her career. To be nominated is a great honor.

This year, we honored Abby Moreau. She is Assistant Controller for Probity SWD. Since joining BPW a few years ago, she has served as Membership Chair, Scholarship Chair, and Director. Abby is active in our community. She is always willing to step in and give us a hand wherever needed. We cannot only count on her, but also her four daughters, whom she drags to numerous events and puts right to work. It is unusual for someone to dive right in and roll up her sleeves, but that is what Abby has done since day one.

We are grateful for her willingness to serve and for her quiet, yet cheerful, attitude.

APPLY FOR A

We have a fully funded endowment at Midland College making four $500 scholarships available per semester to help with books and tuition.

Additionally, we are able to offer scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, laptops and even child care for women attending other accredited colleges or universities in the state of Texas, including online courses.

HOW TO APPLY

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

MIDLAND COLLEGE

Apply in the financial aid office at Midland College.

OTHER COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Click HERE to download an application and email to our Scholarship Committee Chair, Shellie Robbins-Young at shellie@a1graphicsolutions.com.

2019/20 Community PROJECTS

We sponsored $150 for the Relay for Life survivor dinner and also donated $500 for the Relay for Life event. 

BPW made a $500 donation. 

We sponsored their Artist Community Market.

We partnered with Casa de Amigos during the holiday season and sponsored $500 for a tree at their Festival of Trees. The tree and decorations were donated to a family in need for Christmas.

We sponsored a $1500 table at the Center’s Stage Event, featuring LaDainian Tomlinson.

BPW was very proud to sponsor $500 to participate in this walk bringing awareness to breast cancer. 

We were very honored to donate $200 to provide snacks and drinks for the police officers coming in to assist at Sheriff Gary Painter’s funeral. 

BPW made a $250 donation. 

We contributed $750 toward the development of their new and much needed Big Spring location.

We donated $500 toward their operating expenses.

BPW supported by holding a drive for their annual School Supply Drive, which overall the drive was able to provide school supplies for over 300 underprivileged children.

We contributed $500 toward this Midland Chamber of Commerce program to go toward the needs of MISD schools and teachers.

BPW donated $500 worth of gift cards to be used towards art supplies and projects.

BPW had a team and also donated $500. 

We made a $500 donation. 

We held a drive at our December Christmas party and collected hundreds of items needed for the women and children there, such as basic toiletries and supplies. In addition, we made a $250 cash donation. 

We made $250 donation.

We adopted five teachers to support and bless throughout the year.

We gave $500 to the local VA to support the needs of women veterans. 

Member Testimonials

I chose to join BPW because I believe in being involved in our community, being a part of a group with a common goal, and giving back in many ways to other women. Collectively, we can have a much bigger impact and truly make a difference. I love people and business and I get to be around both all while learning as a member of BPW!

Jenny Cudd, Becky’s Flowers

Joining a women's group is not usually top priority on my list, but what I found in BPW was a group of women that truly want to support and uplift each other, which was refreshing. I have not regretted it once since joining and have found being a member of BPW to be a source of productive business networking as well as true friendship.

Lisa J. Grissom, Promising Projects

BPW is an outstanding community of women who are active, productive and involved in our city. Being an avid networker, I was welcomed with open arms and support when joining BPW, and will continue to encourage women to join, connect and collaborate to develop themselves both personally and professionally. 

Leiken Finch, Finch Media Co.

BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR DUES

Student Membership

Annual membership for one female college student.
Must be able to prove enrollment.

Premium Membership

Annual membership for one woman
and recognition on the BPW website.

Elite Membership

Annual membership for one woman,
plus eight (8) program lunch vouchers,
one (1) National Business Women's Week ticket
and recognition on the BPW website.

Individual Membership

Annual membership for one woman

Corporate Membership

Annual memberships for two women,
plus sixteen (16) program lunch vouchers,
10% discount on Silver or Gold level sponsorship
at National Business Women's Week,
logo recognition on the BPW website and
a plaque recognizing your company.

Please email your membership application to Shirley Harris at shirleydbpw@gmail.com.

If you prefer instead to mail a check with your membership application,
please mail to PO Box 3895, Midland, TX 79702. Checks should be made payable to “Uptown BPW”. 

Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsor.

Special thanks to our Premium & Elite Members

Shirley Harris

SHELLIE ROBBINS YOUNG

STACY NELSON

Donette Marble

LESLEY DONNELL

DIANE K. BRowne

MISTY KNIGHT

SHELLEY BLANCETT

Rebecca Young

Rhonda Mahan

Summer Rico

Tiffany Reid

Holly Gilchriest

Barbara Matelski

KRISHA MARKER

Pamela Bell

HEATHER MASSEY

DIANA DOMINGUEZ

AUDREY WHITLEY

PAT LONG-WEAVER

KRISTI HENNESSEY

Kayce Sellers

Becky Wisdom

Brooke Smith

Mindy Jones

Debrah Gann

CONTACT US

EMAIL

uptownbpw@gmail.com

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 3895, Midland TX 79702

EMAIL

MAILING ADDRESS

PO Box 3895, Midland, TX 79702