Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie

The Aggie Women Network is a volunteer organization passionate about giving back – back to our University, back to each other.

Together, we are building a legacy of strong Aggie women for current and former students.

The Aggie Women Network started in 2007 and is a Constituent Network of Former Students. Our organization has flourished over our 13+ year history and we continue to grow each year. We host networking opportunities, mentorship programs, grant scholarships and so much more. By supporting Aggie women, we ensure our impact leaves a powerful legacy.

The mission of the Aggie Women Network shall be to enhance the excellence of Texas A&M University by promoting the active engagement of women in the educational, charitable and cultural life of the institution. The Aggie Women Network provides opportunities for women former students to connect to Texas A&M University, students, faculty, staff and other Aggies through mentoring, leadership opportunities and building a community focused on Aggie Women. The Aggie Women Network seeks to increase philanthropic ties to the University and recognize outstanding Aggie Women and faculty. In the representation of its membership and in all its activities, the Aggie Women Network shall strive to value and promote inclusiveness and diversity.

Connecting. Engaging. Giving back.

A Message from the President

January 2021

Howdy!

I could not be more pleased to welcome 2021 with you and to truly have 2020 be hindsight! It is an honor to be leading this organization after several years serving on the board and many more as a volunteer and member. Aggie Women has been a pillar of my continuing involvement with our beloved Texas A&M University. I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

While 2020 will be remembered by many as a year of inactivity, Aggie Women has been busy expanding and re-tooling to better accomplish our mission – Connecting, Engaging and Giving Back. The pandemic – and the sudden shift to virtual meetings – provided the added benefit of expanding our programs beyond Aggieland. We now have speakers, panelists and participants from around the globe.

Through the generosity of a board member, we have a new and improved website, which led to a new membership management platform. Our membership committee implemented a variety of membership levels, so you now have more options for yourself or your business to join and sponsor events. That led to some new Aggie Women swag to go along with your membership level. You can check it all out right here on this website!

We partnered with the Women’s Resource Center at Texas A&M to launch a new mentorship program. Its initial launch exceeded our expected participant registration by more than double! We launched a speaker series called Beyond the Books. We continue our traditional First Thursday program – now expanded worldwide. Though we couldn’t hold an in-person recognition, we honored the Legacy Award and Eminent Scholar Award recipients, as well as the fall Leadership celebration of on-campus leaders.

An important part of our mission is to shine the spotlight on Aggie women, inspiring the next generation of young women. With the investment of the past year, we’re poised to blind the world with our shining lights!

Many of our members were on auto-renew with the old membership management system, so you never had to worry about renewing your membership. Please know that did not carry over to the new system, and you’ll need to set up auto-renew again. You might want to step up a level while you’re at it!

My theme for this year is “Share the Blessing” (of Aggie Women). Through my involvement. I’ve become aware of so many awe-inspiring things Aggie women are doing in their communities and professional lives. I’ve made lifelong friendships. I’ve strengthened my bond with Texas A&M. Aggie Women has been instrumental in all of this. I want to share the blessing of Aggie Women with as many Aggie women as possible, and I hope you will, too.

If you haven’t joined yet, I hope you’ll stop and take care of that right now. If you know other Aggie women who aren’t yet a part of our organization, please encourage them to join. There’s something for everyone, and we’re stronger together!

Gig ‘em and God Bless

Kristen Cox ‘83
2021 President

Kristen Cox ‘83, 2021 President