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
2019

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.

2019

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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Stacey Isenberg

Chair

Chief - Internal Audit

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Zina Guerra

Chair-Elect

Senior Vice President

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Ilene Devlin

Secretary

CEO

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Francy Leal

Treasurer

Benefits Manager & Wellness Champion

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Dr. Yvonne Katz

Executive Director/Past Chair

Superintendent (ret.) Vision Into Action

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Sarah Becher

Immediate Past Chair/Bloomberg Business Program Lead Facilitator

AV Engineer

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Dr. Susan Blackwood

Vice Chair of Events - Gala

Executive Director

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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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Diane Polanco

Vice Chair of Education -Smart Women Series

Partner

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Cindy Taylor

Vice Chair of Events - POWERhour! Luncheons

CEO

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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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Adrienne Cox

Co-Director of Membership

COO

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Karen Dayle-Van Buskirk

Co-Director of Mentorship

President & CEO

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Angelica Docog

Director of Education - Transformational Leadership Development Series Facilitator

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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Lori Johnson Leal

Director of Education - Transformational Leadership Development Series Lead

Director, Corporate Responsibility

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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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Kristen Villarreal

Director of Communications

Marketing/Communications Acct Mgr

Velma-Bates

Velma Bates

Director At Large

Purchasing Manager

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Tammy Calton

Director At Large - Volunteers

Vice President/Branch Manager