The partners of Healthcare CFO and The Energy CFO (parent company), give back 10% of their time and/or donate annually in support of people, projects, causes, innovation, and organizations in the business communities where we work.
Some of the ways we give back our include serving on boards or as board advisors, donating funds, in-kind service contributions, mentoring young entrepreneurs in accelerator type programs and/or partnerships, judging entrepreneurial competitions and investor pitches, supporting new energy or healthcare innovations, educating groups about various industry and financial topics, supporting economic empowerment, advancing female founders (science, technology, energy, and manufacturing) and promoting women working in the energy, healthcare, and finance industries.
For 2022, one area of interest for us is finding ways to give back in support family physicians who keep our rural Texas communities healthy.
If you are interested in talking to us about this or other opportunities, contact us with the details.
Strategic Board Advisor
The Healthcare CFO's majority owner has been involved in helping found non-profit organizations, launching local chapters of national organizations, hand picking and leading new "working" boards, and helping organization build out their networks.
Women's Energy Network South Texas, Chapter Co-founder, President of the Board (2013-2014), Board Member (2013-2015), Advisory Board Member (2016-2017), and Nominating Committee Member (2021).
San Antonio Global Chamber, Advisory Board Member since 2018.
Houston, Texas based Pink Petro (now ALLY Energy), Corporate Executive Advisory Board Member from 2016 to 2018.
ACG Central Texas, ASA Board of Directors from 2018 to 2019.
San Antonio Techboosters, Co-founder and Non-Profit Board Member from 2014 to 2015.
Donated to YMCA in support of local SA children's after-school programs in 2022.
Donated to the San Antonio Boy's and Girls Club organization during 2020.
Provided in-kind service contributions to EPIcenter in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Great Organizations We Have Mentored for in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, Texas.
VMS San Antonio (UTSA, UT Health SA, UT System) Office of Technology and Commercialization - Startup Finance
EPIcenter - Early Stage Clean Tech Companies Navigating Covid
Houston Gulf Coast Society of Petroleum Engineers - Energy and Technology Companies
Soutwest Research Institute (SwRI) Lunch and Learn with Women of Science and Engineering (WoSE)
UTSA College of Business - Judging CITE Competition Business Proposals
UTSA's Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) - Mentoring Competing Student Teams and guest lecturing / educating students about entrepreneurial finance and modeling startups.
Minerva Solutions - Wise Women Work Wiser | Mentoring Podcasts for Executive Women
Realco Seed Fund Program - CFO Advisor for Startups in the Realco Seed Fund Program associated with Geekdom.
San Antonio TechBoosters
Houston Business Journal - Biz Women Mentoring Monday
San Antonio Business Journal - Biz Women Mentoring Monday
San Antonio Pipelines Association - Talking to younger audience starting their careers about “Professional Women in the Texas Oil and Gas Industry”.
Pink Petro - Women and Female Entrepreneurs closing gender gap in the international energy industry.
Women's Energy Network - Women Working In Male Dominated Fields and STEM College Students
Diversity + Inclusion + Social Entrepreneurship
"This energy leader wants to help women working in the energy sector close the diversity gap on a global scale."
San Antonio Business Journal February 8, 2016, by Sergio Chapa
Pink Petro, the online social media platform for women working in the energy sector is getting some firepower on its board. Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, the founder of The Energy CFO and the Women's Energy Network South Texas Chapter, said she is backing the for-profit social entrepreneur, Katie Mehnert because she sees the value the technology platform brings in support of women who work in the energy industry on a global scale." Paula says she is "committed to efforts and initiatives to promote an inclusive workforce, encourage women to pursue STEM careers, and support the next generation in their challenge to provide safe, affordable energy for all".
Photograph Courtesy of Pink Petro (now ALLY Energy) : Advisory Board Member Paula Waggoner-Aguilar (right) at #Herworld16 event in Houston.
Preparing Our Future Workforce
The Energy CFO, the parent company of The Healthcare CFO, served as a strategic business mentor to the first student startup energy team, In-Line Innovations, competing for $100,000 in The University of San Antonio's ("UTSA") Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship ("CITE") fall 2013 competition.
In-Line Innovations was led by female founder / UTSA Senior, Raquel Stark. The team of business and engineering students developed a precision pig for pigging "unpiggable" crude refined products pipelines typically found in refineries (basically these are small pipes with lots of bends - imagine putting the barbell looking piece equipment in the photo in a small pipe).
In-Line Innovations placed 2nd in UTSA Cite Competition in 2013 and they received an offer to buy the technology from investors the next day!
Making An Impact in the South Texas Community
In 2015, CEO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar and the Women's Energy Network South Texas chapter she helped co-found was honored with a nomination for the South Texas Energy Economic Roundtable (STEER) Community Impact Award by Eagle Ford Oil and Gas Operators for their efforts and trailblazing leadership in building programs in South Texas that positively impact and support the oil and gas industry and help advance women working in traditionally male-dominated energy sectors. While they did not win the award, to be acknowledged by your industry peers is a reward in itself.
Credit goes to not only to the chapter co-founders and founding board, but also the women, men, other oil and gas organizations, and companies that stepped up and provided financial support, tapped their networks, volunteered, and provided social influence to help that first year.
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