Dallas Women’s Foundation Announces Call for Nominations for Prestigious Leadership Awards

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Awards Recognize Women who Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

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The Maura Awards and Young Leader Awards honor outstanding women who have led efforts to make positive change for future generations of women and girls.

Dallas Women’s Foundation announced today it is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Maura Women Helping Women Award and the Young Leader Award. The prestigious awards recognize leaders who have improved the lives of women and girls. Nomination forms are available online at http://www.dallaswomensfdn.org/leadershipawardnominations and must be submitted by December 19, 2014. Award recipients will be honored at the Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner, presented by AT&T, on April 30, 2015 featuring keynote speaker Joyce Roché.

“The Maura Awards and Young Leader Awards honor outstanding women who have led efforts to make positive change for future generations of women and girls,” says Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Foundation president and chief executive officer. “Dallas Women’s Foundation wants to increase the number of women in leadership positions in all sectors and at all levels. We are proud to spotlight women who have created opportunities for other women and girls. When women help women, our communities flourish.”

For 36 years, the Maura Women Helping Women Award has recognized courageous women who have catalyzed change for women and girls in North Texas. The 2015 Maura recipients will join the company of more than 190 previous honorees including Former First Lady Laura Bush, Regina T. Montoya, Gloria Campos Brown and Elaine B. Agather. Dallas Women's Foundation's Young Leader Award was established in 2013 to recognize 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.

The Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner on April 30, 2015 will be at the Omni Dallas Hotel and is co-chaired by Ann Margolin and Pat J. Villareal. This is the third year that Dallas Women’s Foundation has overseen the stewardship of the awards.

For more information, visit http://www.dallaswomensfdn.org.

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 $23 million since inception and over $3.1 million annually 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, Instagram or Google+.

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