The Texas Conference for Women and Texas Restaurant Association are giving away more than $150,000 in grants to women-owned restaurants across Texas. The Texas Conference for Women will donate the grant funds to the Texas Restaurant Association’s Texas Restaurant Relief Fund, in an effort to assist women in an industry that has been devastated by COVID-19.
The program will provide $2,500 each to more than 60 women-owned restaurants across Texas. Interested candidates can apply here now until Sept. 16, 2020. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of the month.
In addition to the grants, attendees at the all-virtual Texas Conference for Women on October 1 will receive $20 vouchers to use at the participating restaurants in an added effort aimed at helping to drive business to struggling eateries. The conference will feature keynote speakers including global philanthropist Melinda Gates, actor and producer Issa Rae and author and poet Elizabeth Acevedo. The event will also give attendees opportunities to engage with speakers and each other, support women-owned businesses and women in business through an online marketplace and participate in a career pavilion and job fair.
The Texas Conference for Women is part of the nation’s largest network of women’s conferences, with events in California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as year-round programming.