Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dallas Women’s Foundation award recipients to be honored at Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner

Dallas Women’s Foundation announces the recipients of its 2016 Maura Women Helping Women Award and Young Leader Award recognizing leaders who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls in the North Texas area. Award recipients will be honored at the Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner, presented by AT&T, on April 21, 2016 at the Dallas Omni Hotel. 
The dinner, co-chaired by Margaret Jordan and Debbie Taylor, includes presentation of the Maura Award and presentation of the Young Leader Award by Capital One. The evening also features keynote speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America. Slaughter’s recently released book, Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family, outlines a new vision for work-life balance, and an action plan for achieving true equality between men and women.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Keynote Speaker
“The Leadership Forum recognizes outstanding leaders who blazed the trail for women in their industries and communities,” said Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Foundation president and chief executive officer. “These leaders have faced great challenges in their lives and careers, and yet dedicated themselves to creating more opportunities for women and girls to achieve and succeed.”  
For 37 years, the Maura Women Helping Women Award has honored courageous women and men who have catalyzed change for women and girls in North Texas. The 2016 Maura recipients will join the esteemed company of more than 190 previous honorees. This year’s recipients are:
Diana C. Dutton, Rabbi Nancy Kasten, Vicki Meek, Katie Pedigo, and Billie Bryant Schultz.
Dallas Women's Foundation's Young Leader Award was established in 2013 to recognize breakthrough leadership exhibited by a woman under the age of 40 who is achieving success in a field, initiative or sector, and creating a path of opportunity for other women to follow. This year’s recipients are:
Brittany K. Byrd and Lacy L. Durham.

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