Executive Women's Roundtable

An executive-level women's networking program

About EWR


EWR helps members take advantage of opportunities, understand the issues, overcome challenges, and achieve more in their professional and personal lives.

Throughout the year, EWR comes together for networking receptions, quarterly dinners with educational speakers, and an annual leadership development conference. These events provide the opportunity for EWR members to get to know other top-level executives from around the region and share ideas and best practices on critical issues facing our business community.


      • Represent the Dallas Region’s top level professional businesswomen and business owners
      • Recognize, educate, and connect accomplished women
      • Provide members with the opportunity to build relationships
      • Increase individual business insights and capabilities by sharing ideas and best practices
      • Enhance awareness and understanding of key business and economic issues, as well as educational and political concerns impacting the workplace
      • Promote visibility and leadership opportunities for members within the Dallas Region


Meredith W. Sterling
Director, Member Engagement
Dallas Regional Chamber

EWR Advisory Council

EWR Chair

Brenda Premenko
Turner Construction Company



Past Chair

Doreen Griffith
Grant Thornton LLP

Membership Requirements

EWR members represent a diverse array of industries—from banks, law firms, and hospitals, to retailers, telecommunications, and technology companies. Members are chief executive officers, chief financial officers, board chairs, business owners, partners, presidents, and vice presidents. EWR members are active in the Dallas Region, where they serve on corporate and nonprofit boards and are valued participants in political, civic, and community organizations. Membership is limited to one individual per organization (or two individuals for Fortune 1000 companies); candidates are required to be leading business women at the senior executive or managing partner level with corporate budget and policy-making responsibilities. EWR accepts qualified candidates on an ongoing basis.


      • For companies based in the Dallas Region with more than $200 million in revenue:
        Individual is within two levels of the CEO and reports to a Division President or other C-level executive.
      • For Fortune 1000 companies not headquartered in the Dallas Region, but with a minimum of $100 million revenue and at least 150 employees in the region:
        Individual reports to a Division President or other C-level executive.
      • For companies based in the Dallas Region with a minimum $75 million in revenue:
        Individual is a C-Level executive or participates on the leadership team of the organization.

Professional Services

      • For firms with more than $75 million in revenue and at least 75 employees:
        Individual is an equity shareholder or partner, and is either a) Managing Partner of the Dallas office, b) head of a national practice area, or c) serves on the firm’s executive management committee.


      • For woman-owned businesses with a minimum of $35 million annual revenue and at least 50 employees:
        Individual is the CEO or President and owns at least 51% of the company.


      • For nonprofits with a minimum of $15 million in assets and at least 100 employees/volunteers:
        Individual is the CEO of the nonprofit, if the CEO is a woman; otherwise, the individual is a C-Level executive.
      • Nonprofit organizations are limited to 10% of our membership, excluding hospitals and government entities, which follow the corporation qualifications above.

EWR Membership Interest Form