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

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 at https://www.txwf.org/events/leadership-forum-awards-dinner/. 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; and

• 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; and

• Must be between 18 – 39 years of age.


About Texas Women’s Foundation
Texas Women’s Foundation, formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation, is investing to Transform Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities throughout Texas. One of the world’s largest women’s funds, it is a trusted leader in advocating for and advancing economic security for Texas women, girls and families, and ensuring women and girls are enabled and supported in taking leadership roles in every sector in the state. With more than $35 million in assets, Texas Women’s Foundation raises approximately $9 million a year to underwrite groundbreaking statewide research on issues affecting women and girls – providing decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state. Funds also sustain the Foundation’s $6 million in annual grants, mission-focused gendered asset investments, and support for innovative programs and solutions to help Texas women and girls thrive. For more information, visit www.txwf.orgFacebookTwitterLinkedIn or Instagram or donate now.

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