Women's Network

Women's Network

Baylor Alumni Network


Founded in 1987

The purpose of this organization shall be the preservation and extension of bonds of friendship, furtherance of education and continuation of interest in Baylor University.


Baylor Women's Network of Houston scholarships are presented each year at our Spring Luncheon/Annual Meeting. BWN Houston has expanded its commitment to providing scholarships since its first scholarship was awarded in 1990. 

Membership Levels
  • New Graduate Membership (2018 graduates): Free
  • Mothers of 2018 Freshmen/Transfer Students: Free
  • Young Graduate Membership: (2007-2017 graduates): $35
  • Basic Membership: $45
  • Golden Membership: $100
    includes directory recognition and a $55 donation to scholarship fund
  • Emerald Membership: $250
    includes directory and fall event recognition and a $205 donation to scholarship fund
  • Lamplighter Membership: $500
    includes directory and fall event recognition and a $455 donation to scholarship fund


The Baylor Women's Network of Houston hosts a number of events throughout the year. Many of the events are smaller in nature and appeal to specific life stages or interests.

We encourage all of the BWN Houston members and Baylor friends to join us at the annual fall and spring events each year. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to meet other women from the Houston community who represent a variety of life stages and demographics.

We also hold an Emerald Tea each year. The Emerald Tea is open to all Houston-area women who have graduated more than 25 years ago.


The Baylor Women’s Network of Houston is led by a board of women who are nominated and elected each year during the annual spring event.


2018-2019 Officers

President: Lara Baker
President-Elect: Sarah Holloway
VP Membership: Sara Smith
Assistant Membership: Laurence Stewart, Liz Wilkinson
VP Programs: Courtney Altimore
VP Philanthropy: Maggie Garib
Secretary: Kyrie Cameron Wallace
Treasurer: Heather Gray
Parliamentarian/ Patron Engagement: Misty Ellis
Past President: Sally Reed
Social Media Chair: Martha Garrison
Assistant Social Media Chair: Jessa Pratt
Mama Bears Chairs: Amy Dunk, Jessica Strake
Young Grads Chairs: Kayla Foots, Shelby Randle
Fall Event Chairs: Natalie Weakly, Elise Banks
Spring Event Chairs: Casey Schrade, Lauren Waddell
Emerald Tea Chairs: Ann Brothers, Melissa Terrell
Directory Chair: Nicki Helsel
Extra Events: Susie Riley
Advisors: Emily Tinsley, Debbie Smith, Karen Ytterburg, Diane Deily, Sarah White