Women Worth Meeting

From the country’s only female Trail Boss to movers and shakers in the non-profit world and artists on the rise, get to know some of the Fort Worth Women Worth Meeting.

Hospitality Award Winners

2021 Opal Lee

Opal Lee, 94, realized a longtime dream in 2020 and collected 1.5 million signatures on a petition to create a national holiday for Juneteenth, the day the Civil War-era Emancipation Proclamation was announced in Texas.

2020 Mayor Betsy Price

Known as ‘Mayor Betsy,’ Price has been an active leader in the Fort Worth community for years, serving on numerous boards, commissions and professional associations.

Female Filmmakers



Spotlight: Tareka Lofton at Loft22 Cakes

  • 3 min read

Tareka Lofton is a creative force. Her cakes gained national attention during the pandemic when she had the tongue-in-cheek idea to craft a toilet paper cake, a wink at the country’s shortage of toilet paper. It boosted sales during…

Arts and Culture

Spotlight: Black Coffee’s Mia Moss

  • 3 min read

Black Coffee is not just an award-winning coffee shop in East Fort Worth. Okay, yes, it is a place for people who love an incredible cup of coffee. But it’s also a gathering space and a hub for eastside culture. It’s a place…


Judy Bernas: Woman Worth Meeting

  • 4 min read

An NCAA public service campaign emphasizes that student athletes overwhelmingly “go pro in something other than sports,” with the implication that their playing experiences help them in their jobs after they’ve hung up…


Elizabeth Northern: Woman Worth Meeting

  • 9 min read

Becoming an elite athlete takes more than talent. Elizabeth Northern knows all about that. The Fort Worth runner danced and ran for fun as a child, and actually discovered her true talent level relatively late in life. “My dad ran…