About Us

The San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce is the leading ADVOCATE that CONNECTS and EMPOWERS women in business and our community.

2015 SAWCC Women Diversity Gathering
2017 Fiesta Mixer Women's Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the business, economic, and leadership development of women.

Our Values

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SUPPORT

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ENGAGEMENT

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PERSEVERANCE

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GUIDANCE

Our History

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1988

Founded in spring of 1988 by Ginger Purdy

1988

Founded in spring of 1988 by Ginger Purdy

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1992

The SAWCC was the first chamber to offer a women's leadership series geared towards the styles and traits of female leaders, then called the Leadership Development Series.

1992

The SAWCC was the first chamber to offer a women's leadership series geared towards the styles and traits of female leaders, then called the Leadership Development Series.

Educational program by Women's Chamber of Commerce
2000

The SAWCC expanded the educational program initiative. Over time it became known as the ‘educational’ chamber.

2000

The SAWCC expanded the educational program initiative. Over time it became known as the ‘educational’ chamber.

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2010

The educational programs are attended by some of the city’s top executives, small business owners and up and coming business leaders from our surrounding colleges.

2010

The educational programs are attended by some of the city’s top executives, small business owners and up and coming business leaders from our surrounding colleges.

Women's Chamber of Commerce golf tournament
2020

The SAWCC continues to encourage its members to showcase themselves by providing networking opportunities at luncheons, mixers, and at our Annual Grand Golf Tournament and Constellation of Stars Awards Gala.

2020

The SAWCC continues to encourage its members to showcase themselves by providing networking opportunities at luncheons, mixers, and at our Annual Grand Golf Tournament and Constellation of Stars Awards Gala.

Board of Directors

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Zina Guerra

Chair

Senior Vice President

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Lori Leal Johnson

Chair-Elect/TLD Lead Facilitator

Director, Corporate Responsibility

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Stacey Isenberg

Immediate Past Chair

Chief - Internal Audit

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Adrienne Cox

Secretary

COO

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Sarita Akin

Treasurer

Tax Director

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Dr. Yvonne Katz

Exec. Director/Past Chair

Superintendent (Ret.)/Vice Chair

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Dr. Susan Blackwood

Vice Co-Chair of Events - Gala

President

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Belinda Gavallos

Vice Chair of Membership

Principal

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Dr. Sandra Neubert

Vice Chair of Committee Involvement

Education Admin. (Ret.)

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Sylvia Rodriguez

Vice Co-Chair of Events - Gala

Valero Foundation (Ret.)

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Kristi Wyatt

Vice Chair of PR/Marketing

Assoc. Vice Chancellor of Comm. & Engagements

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Lisa Ayres

Director of Membership

Principal

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Dr. Carolyn Castillo

Co-Director of Education - Transformational Ldrshp. Series

Deputy Dir. of Admin Srvc.

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Karen Dayle

Co-Director of Mentorship

President & CEO

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Angelica Docog

Co-Director of Education - Transformational Ldrshp. Series

Executive Director

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Amy Gonzalez

Co-Director of Events - Mixers

Owner

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Mona Helmy

Director of Education - Bloomberg Business Program

CEO

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Francesca Rattray

Co-Director of Mentorship

CEO

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Reilly Smolinsky

Co-Director of Events - Mixers

Major Account Executive

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Cindy Taylor

Director of Events - POWERhour! Luncheons

CEO

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Kristen Villarreal

Director of Communications

USAA Content Specialist

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Allison Adams

Director At Large

Plant Manager III

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Sarah Becher

Director At Large

AV Engineer

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Tammy Calton

Director At Large - Volunteers

Vice President/Branch Manager

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Dr. Adriana Contreras

Director At Large

Office of Business Affairs Director

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Diane Polanco

Director At Large

Partner