Texas Women’s Foundation Seeks Nominations for Maura Award and Young Leader Award

Retta Miller (event co-chair), Roslyn Dawson Thompson (TXWF president & CEO), Dee Dee Bates (Maura honoree), Ana Hernandez (Maura honoree), Sally Dunning (Maura honoree), Dr. HaeSung Han (Young Leader honoree), Ana Rodriguez (Young Leader honore), Ashlee Kleinert (Maura honoree), Nicole Small (Maura honoree), Thear Suzuki (event co-chair), Effie Dennison (Texas Capital Bank, presenter of Maura Award), Brenda L. Jackson (selection committee co-chair), Sallie Krawcheck (keynote speaker) // photo courtesy Texas Women's Foundation

Texas Women’s Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2020 Maura Award and Young Leader Award, which recognize those who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls. Nominations are open online. The deadline for submissions is October 25, 2019.

Award recipients will be honored at the Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner, sponsored by AT&T, on April 30, 2020, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Co-chairs for the dinner are community leaders Laura Maxwell of Frito-Lay, and Nina Vaca, a former Maura Award recipient, of Pinnacle Group.

Texas Women’s Foundation Maura Award 

For 41 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
  • Must be 40 years of age and older

Texas Women’s Foundation Young Leader Award

Texas Women’s Foundation’s Young Leader 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
  • Must be between 18 – 39 years of age
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This information was provided as a press release. 

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