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Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Many women in the Collin & Denton Counties have asked about a WOVI Chapter in their part of the Metroplex! Well, WOVI heard you and the WOVI Women in the Red River and Collin/Denton Counties have joined together to form the McKinney Chapter.

Join us at our next McKinney meeting , Tuesday, June 27, 5:30 pm, at our NEW location:

Hampton Inn & Suites McKinney
2008 N. Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75069

Next Meeting


Wendi McGowan-Ellis

Pivoting For Passion
Wendi McGowan-Ellis

With over 20 years intra- and entrepreneurial experience, Wendi McGowan-Ellis has founded and runs two businesses. At WENDISTRY, she designs, creates, and runs a contemporary fashion atelier crafting hand-painted handbags and accessories. At LIFESTYLEFRISCO.com, a hyper-local media website about Frisco, Texas, she leads editorial and content strategy and execution.

After 23 years climbing the corporate ladder in marketing and consulting fields, today, Wendi combines creativity with digital expertise as a fashion designer, lifestyle editor, and culture concierge based in Frisco. Wendi shares her savviness across Fashion, Media, and Technology industries.

Come and hear her speak on if, when, and how YOU can “pivot”…and create a new business and life you love.


Our new meeting location is

Hampton Inn & Suites McKinney
2800 N. Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75069
North of University Dr.


  • 5:30 pm Registration opens
  • 5:30-6:00 pm Mix and Mingle
  • 6:00-7:00 pm Guest Speaker
  • 7:00-7:30 pm MentoRing™ Exercise

Meeting Costs:

  • $10 Members
  • $20 Non-Members
  • Annual Dues: $100

WOVI Dues:

Paid Annually:  $100.00

Semi-Annually: $60.00 paid January and July!

Benefits of membership:

  • Member discounts for Chapter meetings with monthly MentoRing™
  • Member discounts for Annual Conference, Mentor Recognition Luncheon, and other events
  • Assigned mentor/mentee to facilitate growth and learning
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Wonderful WOVI Women!

WOVI Vision:

Women empowered to make a difference in their lives, communities, and the world.

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About WOVI, Inc.:

WOVI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers women to lead and mentor.

Our Vision:

Women empowered to make a difference in their lives, communities, and the world.

WOVI McKinney's Upcoming Meetings:

WOVI McKinney’s Meetings Are Held On the Last Tuesday of Each Month.
Save The Date For These Upcoming Meetings!

  • Tuesday,6/27/17
  • Tuesday, 7/25/17
  • Tuesday, 8/29/17


For more information, please see the LeadersRing™ page.

What members say about WOVI!

WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Nancy Starr-Cassidy- WOVI Member
“The impact that WOVI has had on me since I became a member is huge. When I first became a member of WOVI, I was in the middle of some personal challenges. Going to the meetings helped me to move through these challenges by focusing on the topics that our meetings presented and stepping out of me and being of a help to someone else. I also developed deeper friendships with my already friends and cultivated new bonds of friendship with my new friends. By being in various leadership roles in our chapter, I am a better leader by just being in the presence of other leaders on the board. Learning and putting into practice leadership skills. As I stepped out of the chapter and went to the WOVI conference, I met other entrepreneurial minded women that have presented me with new and fresh ideas to increase my various streams of income. Therefore, making WOVI, an instrument of influence and of affluence.
Dr. Ann- WOVI Member
What I like about WOVI best of all is the mentoring. Being mentored by others has led me to do things I never thought of or never would have thought possible, if I had thought of them. Being involved in a nonprofit from the very beginning has helped me in so many ways. I have learned about mission and vision. I have changed my career path at the encouragement and enlightenment from my fellow WOVI members. I have created, agonized over, and learned to live with budgets! My salary has increased by 71% since becoming a member of WOVI. I have become a better encourager and delegator. I have become a leader.
Janet Wilemon- WOVI Member
WOVI has provided me with the opportunity to become more creative and to be part of a group that is genuinely interested in empowering women. It gives me a unique insight into how to empower women outside the WOVI group, and understand at a much deeper level my influence on other women in my life.
Ruth White- WOVI Member
Nervous and feeling vulnerable as I began to experience the power of the WOVI trademark Mento-Ring exercise, I received such important imformation from this educator , I was so uplifted I joined the very next meeting!
Krista Hartman- WOVI Member
When I first came to WOVI I had a book I wanted to write but thought I lacked what it took to get it done. I found WOVI women to be dynamic, accomplished, down-to-earth, supportive, and uplifting. I was impressed by the caliber of woman that was attracted to this group and that made me step up my game. The support I received from people I barely knew helped me to gain confidence in my abilities to tackle this book despite the fact that I was a fresh-out-of-the-closet writer. I started to strive for goals that I had long been afraid to attempt. In the WritersRing, we have created a safe, dynamic, supportive environment that enables writers to open their hearts and minds, hone their craft, and find and explore their true voice. It is often the first place guests and new members have read their work aloud. With the support of the WritersRing, I forged ahead with my book and it will be out in May 2014. The title is The Global Red Circle – Standing in Truth, Unleashing Our Most Powerful Selves. I have even retired from my business of ten years to live my dream and be a full-time writer and a build a singing and songwriting career. WOVI women are the best!
Kim Andrews- WOVI Member
WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Sarah Baden- WOVI Member
WOVI women are so supportive. Meetings are rich in generosity, approval and opportunity.
Valery Guignon- WOVI Member
WOVI is the one thing my energy drives toward every month – it is unique among women’s organizations.
Frances Pelley- WOVI Member
WOVI women are absolutely the most authentic, loving, supportive and fun women. I love that we have mentors for growth, support, and encouragement through new projects.
Lynda Rhodes- WOVI Member

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