Frances Leigh Jordan will serve as President from 2018-2019. Frances works as the Community Outreach Manager at Rifeline, a a public involvement and community relations firm in Austin, serving organizations that rely on public support to achieve their goals. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science at Tuskegee University in 2008 and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky in 2011.
Frances L. Jordan
Megan Yeager is YWA’s first Chief of Staff. She has been an active member of YWA for two years, serving as the Membership Engagement & Retention Chair and Co-VP of Development. Megan is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. She works for the Ex-Students Association as the Chapter Events Coordinator, helping serve 115 domestic chapters praise, promote, and protect The University of Texas.
Erin Wendt previously served on the Membership and Events committees, including VP of Events. Originally from Houston, Erin has developed a deep pride for Austin’s community. Outside of Erin’s Legal Operations role at Flex, she is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Travis, County.
Sarah Williamson is the 2018-2019 YWA/F Immediate Past President. She has been an active member of YWA for eight years, serving in chair positions for multiple committees and as Vice President of Operations (2014-2016) and Strategic Partnerships (2016-2017). Sarah earned her degree from Texas A&M University and works as a Senior Project Manager for Netsync.
Elizabeth Pargaman serves as the Co-Vice President of Communications. Upon joining YWA, she worked as the Newsletter Chair on the Communications committee. Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Austin College. She currently works in brand marketing at Personify.
Liz Rubio is honored to serve as Co-VP of Communications for the Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) for the second consecutive year. Liz earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently works as an Account Manager for Invodo, an Austin based production agency. Liz is also an active member of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce and volunteers regularly for the Dress for Success Austin Chapter and the Girls Empowerment Network (GEN).
Originally from Atlanta, Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Chinese from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is currently the Senior Event Manager at Dimensional Fund Advisors where she oversees all North America events as well as all food and beverage operations. She has served on the communications and AU40 committees and speaks German, Chinese and Spanish.
Suhailah Waheed is honored to serve as the 2018-19 Vice President for Development. She hails from Durham, North Carolina. Suhailah is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. After graduation, Suhailah moved to Austin, TX. She has been an active member of YWA since May 2017. She is the Operations Coordinator for Impact Austin and a self-published author.
Karly is proud to serve as the VP of Events for the 2018-2019 YWA Board Year. She is a local lawyer who specializes in commercial construction litigation. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law. In addition to YWA, Karly is an active member with the Urban Land Institute and Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
Anastasia Teague serves as the Vice President of Programs, bringing educational and professional development opportunities to YWA members. She currently works at Pandora Media as a Senior Account Manager. Anastasia has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.