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Texas Women's Foundation LFAC 2022 Honorees Dr. Arlene Ford, Stacy Johnson, Dr. Sharareh Kermanshachi, Thana Simmons, Lynn McBee, Patricia Rodriguez Christian, Pat Jasso

Texas Women’s Foundation seeks nominations for its Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards, which recognize leaders who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls. Nominations are due on October 31 via the website: https://txwfleadership.org/

The recipients will be honored at the Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration on April 27, 2023, at the Omni Dallas Hotel (555 S. Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202).

Texas Women’s Foundation Maura Award 

For 44 years, the Maura Women Helping Women Award has recognized those who have led the way in improving lives for women and girls in Texas. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Utilizes their role in leadership to advance opportunities to serve the unique needs of women and girls;
  • Has spent an extended period of time in service helping women and girls;
  • Former or current Texas resident; and
  • Must be 40 years of age and older.

Texas Women’s Foundation Young Leader Award 

This award recognizes breakthrough leadership exhibited by a Texan. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Achieving success in a field, initiative or sector;
  • Creating a path of opportunity for others to follow;
  • Former or current Texas resident; and
  • Must be between 18-39 years old.

According to Miki Woodard, Texas Women’s Foundation president and CEO “We want to celebrate and elevate the voices of women leaders across Texas through our Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards. Help us recognize the great work of someone you know who is working to advance the lives women and/or girls by nominating them for one – or both – of the Leadership Awards.”

For those interested in sponsorship, contact Joy Busch at jbusch@txwf.org.

About Texas Women’s Foundation:

Texas Women’s Foundation is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. One of the world’s largest women’s foundations, the Foundation raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. These resources support more than $7.1 million in investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through groundbreaking research, advocacy, grants and programs. Since inception in 1985, the Foundation has invested $74 million in women and girls, including $60 million since 2011. The Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state. Its advocacy, grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive. In addition, Texas Women’s Foundation is an acknowledged leader and advocate in the gender lens investing movement and has deployed 100 percent of its assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and social benefits to women and girls. For more information, visit www.txwf.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now

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