Welcome from our President
to the Hill Country Women in Business Website!
- Are you or your business new to the Hill Country area?
- Do you enjoy meeting and making friends with like-minded
- Could your business use some super networking opportunities?
- Have you been searching for affordable business advertising
in the local paper?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you
have “clicked” your way to the perfect organization!
Since 1985, Hill Country Women in Business members have
actively supported and encouraged women business owners
in the Texas Hill Country area. By networking with each
other, providing relevant business and social programs
for its members, and partnering with the community, this
group of motivated women offers something unique for each
and every member.
Please take a glimpse at the Business Directory for a
listing of over 70 female business owners or check out
the Photo Gallery for pictures of programs, socials and
community involvement. A Membership Application can be
found under Procedures on the Membership page.
If you are interested in taking a peek at our group,
let me invite you, as my guest, to one of our monthly meetings.
You’ll meet the incredibly fun, outgoing, and dynamic
members of Hill Country Women in Business. Can’t
wait to meet you!
Jackie Crouch, President 2013-14
The Hill Country Women in Business is a non-profit organization
which is organized to promote, encourage and support women without
regard to age, national origin, or race, who own and operate businesses;
to provide a voice for women who own and operate businesses; to
encourage ownership by women in business; to foster the economic
stability of businesses owned and operated by women; and to provide
relevant principles of business management through educational
programs, meetings, networks, seminars, and the promotion of public
awareness and acceptance of women in owning and operating their
In 1985, 48 women came together to form the Hill Country Women
in Business. Their purpose-- "to encourage and support adult
women in business, working to cooperatively provide advice and
to foster the economic stability of membership". This lofty
goal has been achieved throughout the club's history. Several
of the founding members are still active in the club and enjoy
Since the early days, HCWIB has met monthly. Program subject
matter has covered a broad range of topics including politics,
economics and communications as well as social events such as
style shows and suppers. Whatever the subject, members always
enjoy an evening of social, educational, and networking opportunities.
As Kendall County has grown and become more diverse, our membership
has reflected that trend. Our ranks have become an interesting
mix of professionals, artists, and retailers all involved in their
own business while giving helpful advice, steady friendship, and
generous emotional support to the other members in our group.
Many of our women have stated that the chance to gather with others
of like mind and common goals is one of the highlights of their
As the Hill Country Women in Business look toward the future,
we have an open book in which to define our evolution. Continued
growth in our surrounding area will bring greater numbers of professional
women looking for a support structure that mirrors their personal
and business goals. The ongoing mission of HCWIB will be to reflect
a balanced set of values including business, personal, social,
and civic. Our programming and leadership will continue to reflect
the charter established by our founders - "to encourage and
support adult women in business, working to cooperatively provide
advice and to foster the economic stability of membership".