Federally Employed Women (FEW) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1968 after the issuance of Executive Order 11375 that added "sex" to the prohibited discrimination within the federal government. Federally Employed Women works to end sex and gender discrimination, to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement and professional growth of women in federal service by: encouraging diversity and equity in the workplace enhancing career opportunities establishing and maintaining relationships with organizations to advocate the fair application of laws, policies, procedures and practices improving the quality of life for women by influencing legislative actions committing to maintain a unified and diverse membership and providing opportunities for professional growth. The FEW mission and purpose statement was revised to recognize that the mission of an organization is its driving force, and that FEW's mission needed to be consistent with the needs of federal women in the 21st century. FEW recognizes the special education and experience your military service represents and honors your selfless dedication to the defense of our nation. FEW needs your expertise and your voice to advocate women's issues that affect all of us and to advance our cause in an ever-changing government infra-structure. There are several chapters in Texas. Follow the link below for additional information regarding the chapter nearest to your location.