In Episode 17, we get to join in on the April 2017 Polished Ft. Worth Business Leader panel. Featuring three incredible women, Melissa Kates, Zena Jackson, and Karen Williams. We hope that listening in on the wisdom of these ladies will encourage and inspire you.
As an advocate, Melissa Kates has an extensive history as an attorney representing school districts as general counsel and as board counsel. Prior to joining Duncanville ISD, she helped Underwood Law Firm establish its DFW presence in 2013. Melissa is currently working towards her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, but remains passionate about her career and serving others.
Zena Jackson is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. She is capably entrusted with the campus’ academic culture and focuses on collaboration, innovation, and excellence in teaching and learning. She has previously served 28 years at North Lake College and also was the interim Vice President at Eastfield! To round it off, she has volunteered over 10 years with Citizen’s Development Center in Dallas helping adults with disabilities embrace and lead productive lives.
The First Lady of Arlington, Karen has been – alongside her husband – actively involved in the community for over 30 years. Serving on the Arlington ISD Education Foundation Board, a PTA Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a well-versed speaker, Karen has always been about serving others. She has not let her community outreach keep her from her church family, having led the Women’s ministry at the First Baptist Church in Arlington for 15 years and a Bible Study Fellowship leader for over 20 years!
In episode 16, we get to hear from Tiffany Fulcher at our April 2017 Polished Dallas luncheon.Tiffany is the ultimate mompreneur, speaker, and business coach. She is devoted to encouraging women to build profitable businesses while leading purposeful lives. She is the CEO and founder of Tiffany Fulcher Enterprise and Momspace - an online business community created to educate, train, and inspire entrepreneurial moms and their kids. As a mompreneur, Tiffany dedicates her time to encouraging other women to live out their passions and desires while utilizing their God-given gifts. She believes we all have a right to greatness if we just reach down deep enough within, we will find that it's always been right there. Tiffany is inspired by her family, her husband Fred, 2 daughters Sydnei and Symone and son Trey. Today's episode is sponsored by MINT Dentistry. MINT is staffed with the most highly trained cosmetic dentists imaginable. And we equip them with the absolute finest materials. So our veneers, crowns, implants, even fillings are of the absolute ultimate quality that you don’t pay more for. And with six-month dental checkups, MINT doctors keep your mouth fresh, clean and healthy. Check them out at mintdentistry.com.
In episode 15, we hear from Hallie Graves. Hallie is a 30-year-old, energetic Jesus follower living the single gal life in Austin, Texas. She is the director of Polished Austin and is passionate about encouraging women to live the fullest, most free lives that Jesus has called them to live. As a lawyer and passion-collector, Hallie’s advocated for budding entrepreneurs and Fortune 50 companies and for children and families in child protection cases. Hallie is obsessed with Broadway shows, La Croix fancy waters (all flavors), hummus, red wine, group fitness classes, and her people, and she can almost always be found somewhere around Town Lake. Hallie’s a member of the Austin Stone Community Church (downtown AM!) and has degrees in voice, physics, and law. Today's episode is sponsored by MINT Dentistry. MINT is staffed with the most highly trained cosmetic dentists imaginable. And we equip them with the absolute finest materials. So our veneers, crowns, implants, even fillings are of the absolute ultimate quality that you don’t pay more for. And with six-month dental checkups, MINT doctors keep your mouth fresh, clean and healthy. Check them out at mintdentistry.com.
In episode 14 we listen to Courtney Gilmore at our March 2017 Polished Ft. Worth Luncheon. Courtney is currently a weekday morning reporter at NBC 5 and she began her career reporting in Houston, where she spent nine years reporting and anchoring for KPRC Channel 2. Courtney graduated from Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and degree in Classical Theatre. She has performed and trained around the world from Shanghai and Beijing, China to London, England. And now she is on the news and back in school to earn her master's degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.