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Capital for Change: Houston Women Creating Social Impact

  • Junior League of Houston 1811 Briar Oaks Lane Houston, TX, 77027 United States (map)

Join this inaugural conversation! How can we harness the power of Houston women to achieve greater impact for the causes they care about?

About this Event

Why Houston Women?

Women in Houston are a driving force in philanthropy. We give BIG and have Texas-sized hearts, but research shows we can make a bigger difference.

The first and only empirical study on the charitable giving patterns of Houston women found the multiplicity of interests of Houston women donors diluted their voice and, consequently, their power to resolve the challenges they want to address.

CauseAdvance founder, LaTanya Flix, initiated this research. Drawing on the data and 20+ years of experience advising donors and leading women and girls organizations, she is gathering an incredible group of Houston leaders from giving networks, angel and impact investing, and social entrepreneurship to explore how these tools can help women strengthen their capacity to make a bigger impact.

While these approaches are growing in silos in Houston, we lack shared information on how to access and integrate them into our philanthropy, portfolios, and business models.


Connect, brainstorm, and learn with top minds in Houston! Read presenter bios here. Local philanthropy and social impact leaders will also join us to facilitate table conversations!

Our agenda includes:

  • Charitable Giving Patterns Data Snapshot

  • Five Lightning Talks from Houston Innovators

  • Two Rounds of Table Talk

  • Q&A and Idea Exchange

Guiding questions for our conversation:

  • How can you know if your resources are supporting the very problems you seek to alleviate?

  • Why is our current charity model not enough?

  • How can you partner with others to amplify your giving?

  • How can Houston women use their financial power- philanthropic, investment, and purchasing- to give in alignment with their values?

  • How can my money do good while still providing strong returns and financial security?


The following groups are invited. Yes, men are absolutely welcome!

  • Individual Donors and Givers

  • Wealth Advisors

  • Philanthropists

  • Foundations

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Investors

  • Trust Officers

  • People interested in giving with others

  • Impact Organizations

Reserve your seat at the table- $40 includes full breakfast.


LaTanya Flix is founder and principal of CauseAdvance, an advisory practice that helps clients use the full leverage of their resources to accelerate change for the causes they care about. Prior to starting her practice, LaTanya was Donor Engagement Director at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Executive Director of The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston, and held senior positions and consulted for national and local organizations. She is a proud native Houstonian and holds an MPAff from The LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin and a BA from Trinity University.