Dallas Women’s Foundation Announces Nominations Are Being Accepted for Maura Women Helping Women Award and Young Leader Award

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Recipients will be honored at Foundation’s Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner on April 24, 2014, presented by AT&T.

Dallas Women's Foundation is now accepting nominations for both the Maura Women Helping Women Award and the Young Leader Award. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 24, 2014. The recipients will be honored at Dallas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner, presented by AT&T, on Tuesday, April 24, 2014 at the Dallas Omni Hotel. Co-chairs for the evening are retired Texas Instruments vice president Julie England, and Wei Wei Jeang, a partner at Andrews Kurth.

“The advancement of women and girls is not possible without transformative leaders who have been willing to take risks in order to make change. The Maura Awards honor those women who made significant contributions to improve the lives of women and girls,” said Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Foundation president and chief executive officer. “We believe there is a ripple effect of this positive change, and we established the Young Leader Award to acknowledge and encourage the next generation of women to invest in the empowerment of women in their communities.”

For 35 years, the Maura Women Helping Women Award has recognized the achievements of those who have led the way in improving lives for women and girls in North Texas. Past recipients include former First Lady Laura Bush, Dr. Catalina Garcia, Ebby Halliday Acers, Lyda Hill, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Caren Prothro, the late Annette Strauss, Nina Vaca, Vicky Teherani, Barbara Lord Watkins and other notable civic leaders, businesswomen, and philanthropists who have advanced the causes of women and girls in North Texas and around the world. Last year, the Maura Women Helping Women Award recipients were Dr. Clare Buie Chaney, Melendy Lovett and Beverly Tobian.

Dallas Women’s Foundation Young Leader Award recognizes breakthrough leadership exhibited by a woman under the age of forty who is achieving success in a field, initiative or sector and creating a path of opportunity for other women to follow. Last year, the recipient was Veronica Torres.

For more information or to access nomination forms, please visit https://www.dallaswomensfdn.org/events-leadership-forum. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 24, 2014

About Dallas Women’s Foundation
Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world. It is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls. The Foundation was built on the belief that when you invest in a woman, there is a ripple effect that benefits her family, her community and her world. Dallas Women’s Foundation has researched, funded and demonstrated the ripple effect since 1985 in North Texas, granting more than $21 million to help create opportunities and solve issues for women and girls. With the support of its donors, the Foundation unlocks resources to improve education and quality of life, give voice to issues affecting women and girls, and cultivate women leaders for the future. For more information, visit http://www.DallasWomensFdn.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+.

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