Texas Women's University
Public Voices Fellowship
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, the largest state-supported university for women in the United States, joined our Public Voices fellowship initiative in 2012, with support from the Boone Family Foundation and the Embrey Family Foundation, and later renewed with support from the Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation. The first fellowship to combine faculty fellows with nonprofit leaders, its success has been remarkable. Fellows in the inaugural year produced 105 concrete pieces of thought leadership including op-eds in major outlets ranging from CNN to The Guardian to The Dallas Morning News, as well as many radio and TV appearances. Some fellows became prolific public voices: Ellen Magnis wrote 7 op-eds. Anna Clark penned a total of 14 op-eds. Fellows also had extended impact – an op-ed by Katie Pedigo led to Texas senator Kay Hutchinson co-signing an anti-sex trafficking bill.