Dallas Women’s Foundation Brings Author Anne-Marie Slaughter to Dallas

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Foundation is Accepting Nominations for Prominent Leadership Awards Dedicated to Advancing Women and Girls

Author Anne-Marie Slaughter will be the keynote speaker at Dallas Women’s Foundation’s Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner, presented by AT&T.

Slaughter flips the argument: Instead of women being made to feel they are what must change, she pushes both women and men to demand that society must change.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, author and former first female director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department of State, will be the keynote speaker at Dallas Women’s Foundation’s Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner, presented by AT&T. The April 21, 2016 dinner, co-chaired by Margaret Jordan and Debbie Taylor, celebrates the prestigious 2016 Maura Women Helping Women Awards and the Young Leader Awards. Dallas Women’s Foundation is accepting nominations for both awards through Friday, December 18.

Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president and CEO of New America and the former Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is well known for having penned the most read article in The Atlantic’s history, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” which generated a national debate. Earlier this year, Slaughter released her book, Unfinished Business, where she outlines a new vision for work-life balance, what true equality between men and women really means, and an action plan.

“The Maura Awards and Young Leader Awards are a distinguished honor given to those who are driving the power of the ripple effect, making a significant impact in the lives of women and girls across our community,” says Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Foundation president and chief executive officer. “This year’s speaker, Anne-Marie Slaughter, sparked a national discussion on what must change in order for women to achieve equal opportunity. Slaughter flips the argument: Instead of women being made to feel they are what must change, she pushes both women and men to demand that society must change. Her message is particularly appropriate at the Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner, where we celebrate innovative, strong women who are making this a better world for all.”

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. 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.

The 2016 Maura recipients will join the esteemed company of more than 190 previous honorees including: Elaine Agather, Dr. Suzanne Ahn, Cecilia Boone, Gloria Campos Brown, former First Lady Laura Bush, the Honorable Angie Chen Button, Adelfa Callejo, Ebby Halliday, Lyda Hill, Nancy Ann Hunt, Anita Martinez, Dr. Sheron Patterson, Caren Prothro, Louise H. Raggio, Annette Strauss and Dan Weiser. Nominations will be accepted until December 18, 2015 at http://www.dallaswomensfdn.org/leadershipawardnominations.

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 $30 million since inception and over $4 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, or Instagram.

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