TWHE is the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network state organization for Texas. The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state that works to advance and support women in higher education. Each state network is led by a state coordinator who works with institutional representatives and presidential sponsors to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link, and support women in higher education careers. The TWHE Board chairwoman serves as the state coordinator for Texas.
The ACE Women’s Network facilitates the networking of women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education. A 4-part structure — Network Executive Council, independent, state-based networks with state coordinators, presidential sponsors, and institutional representatives — facilitates these connections, allows for the sharing of best practices, and enables local leadership training by the state networks.
The state networks are linked to one another through their connection with the Inclusive Excellence Group and the ACE Women’s Network Executive Council, a group of senior women executives from across the country who serve as both mentors to the state coordinators and as advisers to ACE on the functioning of the ACE Women’s Network.