Coffee Talk Series

BIGAUSTIN IS HOME TO THE CENTRAL TEXAS WOMEN'S BiZ INC (WBI)

WHICH SPECIALIZES IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS.


“Coffee Talk” is a series of events that ignites the spirit of women over conversation and coffee. Women learn how to cultivate meaningful relationships that are vital to successful lifestyles and prosperous businesses.

BiGAUSTIN is set to provide the necessary tools to initiate and grow these businesses.  We accomplish this together through education, consulting, round-table discussions, innovative networking opportunities, and lending programs.

BiGAUSTIN will have business and employment resources as well as local investment firms, venture capitalists, and financial institutions that support Women. Clients will share their success stories and tell our partners how their continued support is critical to economic success of the community. 

Women have been consensus building for years.  As the matriarchs of the home, women have urged team play to their broods, many spending hours as coaches, chauffeurs and mediators to ensure that this next generation understands the value of working in tandem.  We are tasked with teaching the important principles behind integrity such as honesty, accountability, fairness and responsibility, understanding that winning at all costs is not the answer to a demand for sustained leadership and a genuine desire to ensure the future of the next generation. 

Yet, too often we, as women, forget about our true value proposition to those around us.  We forget about our “other DNA” born from individual experiences and encounters with others that have left lasting effects on the way we lead our lives, manage our families and navigate the business world. Often, we only focus on skills and traits that we may have learned through education or work not our core values that come from life experiences that make us uniquely qualified.  Understanding our personal DNA allows us to distill our answer to the question “Why You” into a clear and concise response to our roles as global citizens in a socially responsible, conscious and progressive world. 

Join us Thursday March 14, 2019 here at BiGAUSTIN for our next

“Coffee Talk” Series!

Judy O’Brien Chavis has been a leader in business development for over twenty years. A graduate of The University of Pennsylvania, Judy brings years of experience in management, business development, marketing, and strategic partnerships development. She began her career at IBM in 1981, and quickly ascended the tech sector’s corporate ladder, eventually propelling herself into senior management roles.

She spent nearly a decade working as Dell’s Executive Director of Global Alliances and Business Development, and currently serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Hewlett-Packard in Houston, Texas.

Chavis is also socially conscious and works to improve the lives of women and children here in the United States and abroad. She currently serves as Vice President of Development for the National Women’s Political Caucus, and from 2009-2010, she served on the board of directors for Any Baby Can, volunteering her time and raising funds to support pregnant women and young families. She is one of the WOW1000 campaign’s most dedicated ambassadors, having been one of the first women to join the effort to empower women entrepreneurs across Central Texas.

Chavis has often been recognized for her talents. In 2007, Essence Magazine recognized her in its “Top Talent in Top Companies” feature, and in 2011, the Association of Women in Computing recognized her for her successes at Dell.