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Celebrating 14 years of emPowHering women.


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Any support you can provide is much appreciated.  The Chatman Women's Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit.


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TCWF seeks to foster a networking environment fit for personal and professional growth.

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The Chatman Women's Foundation supports women building businesses, finishing school and those working hard to get out of shelters.  We also support our female veterans.  Often overlooked during mainstream fundraising efforts, TCWF not only salutes but supports those brave women helping to make us feel safe from harm.  Through our VET22 campaign, we are bringing awareness to the suicide rate of veterans as well as helping provide resources to those in need.

Thank you for your support of The Chatman Women's Foundation and the women it helps.  Any support you can provide is much appreciated. 
The Chatman Women's Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization.



We are so proud of the great relationships we have established in the community.  These are the extraordinary companies that have made it clear that they care about the health and well being of women.

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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.  

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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 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.



Shantera L. Chatman
Founder & Executive Director
Shantera is President of PowHer Consulting.  She is a strategic organizational engagement and adoption consultant with experience in organizational change management (OCM), project management, process improvement and transition management. She frequently facilitates discussions on leadership, diversity and self-esteem at her alma mater, Texas A&M University. She has worked throughout her career to help others discover their leadership talents through group facilitation, motivational speeches and other workshops/seminars. Shantera has made it her mission to see women showcased in a different light in the workplace and at home. Often criticized for being "too smart", Shantera refuses to "dummy down" her message of power and self-worth. Her message of being true to oneself is genuine and clear. She stresses an unapologetic belief in self and strong values that will build a foundation that is unbreakable.


Eldrick Woodley

Partner, Apogee Real Estate

Director of Finance


Eldrick Woodley is a native Houstonian and brings over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance.  Mr. Woodley's experience spans across many competencies.  Formerly working for a leading international real estate company as a managing director, he recently founded his own commercial and luxury residential real estate firm, Apogee Real Estate Partners.  Apogee focuses on developing luxury residential communities int he Houston and surrounding areas.  Mr. Woodley also served in the US Army and previously worked as a relocation specialist for professional athletes.  In his spare time Eldrick enjoys spending time with his daughters Anika and Aubrey.




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