Fort Worth women are making headlines daily as business owners, entrepreneurs, top management officers, and political leaders. So, here at Fort Worth Woman, we are selecting one of our city’s shining stars each month. These are the movers and shakers you need to know, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments as our WOMEN OF THE MONTH.
We can make an impact in so many ways: as volunteers with our agencies, helping with our fundraisers, being a friend to someone, or acting as a gracious leader. Having empathy in each of these roles can make a huge impact to each other and our community.
Meet February’s Fort Worth Woman!
Although she grew up in Dallas, Natalie Martin married a Cowtown guy and over the past 15 years has developed a deep love for the city of Fort Worth. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and has three boys spanning age seven to twelve who attend Trinity Valley School. Natalie recently completed the Leadership Fort Worth Class which is focused on teaching leaders how to be active in planning for the future of our community and is also involved with CASA of Tarrant County, Mayfest, and the Kupferle Health Board.
Nine years ago, in a creative business collaboration, Natalie developed Three Bishops Jewelry with her two sisters. This trio design and sell handmade jewelry that is now sold in over 40 stores nationwide. Their focus is to make each piece a unique work of art and has been worn by celebrities, including Jordana Brewster on the remake of ‘Dallas’. “Three Bishops is designed to reflect our unique pursuits to enrich our lives and embraces the philosophy that beautiful things can have heart, soul, and purpose.”
On top of a beautiful family, heart for service, and a successful jewelry line, Natalie is extremely involved with the Junior League of Fort Worth. Natalie initially joined JLFW in 2006 and began taking on leadership roles in her second year as an Active. Natalie has served on the board four different times and is currently serving as the President.
In Junior League, each member is asked to serve in a different local placement totaling a number of 50 volunteer service hours a year. Natalie’s favorite placements include Membership Vice President and PR&D (Project Research and Development) because she learned so much about how the League truly impacts Fort Worth.
This knowledge, experience, and viewpoint led this JLFW President to her theme-Impact with Empathy. Natalie states “with (JLFW) grants and volunteer hours, there is no doubt the League makes an impact in our community but there is an overarching piece that I would want to emphasize-it is not just “Impact” but “Impact with Empathy”. We can make an impact in so many ways: as volunteers with our agencies, helping with our fundraisers, being a friend to someone, or acting as a gracious leader. Having empathy in each of these roles can make a huge impact on each other and our community.”
There is no surprise that Natalie’s word for her impact as a businesswoman on our city is empathy! She is focused on not just making a difference, but the heart of the matter as well. What Natalie loves about our city of Fort Worth is our tight-knit community. She states “when there is a problem that needs to be solved or something that you need, there is always someone willing to help. Fort Worth is truly the biggest small town in the world”!
If you would like more information about joining the Junior League of Fort Worth or if you would like to request assistance for your local agency, please visit www.juniorleaguefw.org or call the office at 817-332-7500. Other details are also available on the Junior League of Fort Worth Facebook page. Natalie thank YOU for your impact and for reminding us about the importance of putting a purpose behind service with a focus on empathy!