About The Chatman Women's Foundation

Shantera Chatman founded the Annual Women's Empowerment Conference in 2008 after volunteering for over a year at a local women's shelter. The attendees of her Assertiveness class asked her to consider having a conference so they could continue hearing her down-to-earth message and bring their friends. Before she knew it, the conference had become a movement that provided women with resources to enhance every aspect of their lives.  Once Shantera realized how strong the empowerment message was to women in the community, she took steps to carry the message of empowerment beyond the conference to women throughout the year with seminars, inspiring emails, speaking engagements and now scholarships and publications.

The newly founded Chatman Women's Foundation reflects not just Shantera's beliefs, but also the beliefs of the women living, growing and thriving in and around the Houston community. With such a sturdy foundation and a strong following, the Foundation will be helping women for many years to come through motivational and inspiring events along with the much-needed financial support.  The Chatman Women's Foundation provides financial support to women building businesses, furthering their education and even to those that need financial support to move into a new home from a shelter or other crisis institution.

The Chatman Women’s Foundation is an organization of community leaders who come together for professional and personal development of women and our society as a whole.  The premise of the TCWF stems from the idea that the synergy of society is a direct result of the overall health and wealth of the woman.  TCWF seeks to foster a networking environment fit for personal and professional growth.  Women everywhere are building strong businesses, going back to school and raising their families with little to no help.  We are here to help.  We encourage, empower and stand with women that want more.  More for themselves and more for their families.  Every year the TCWF mentors and teaches professionals and non-professionals alike through enrichment seminars and networking events.

Our Mission

The mission of The Chatman Women's Foundation is to empower women to explore, grow and indulge in their own PowHer.


PowHer is a woman's great ability to do or act upon anything she desires.

Our History

In 2008, the Annual Women's Empowerment Conference (AWEC) was born and the legacy of encouragement and motivation began.  Throughout the years, the conference has reached thousands and laid the ground work for a sucessful and thriving Foundation.