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Dallas Women's Foundation Honorees Standing: Hind El Saadi El Jarrah, Ph.D. Seated: The Honorable Tonya Parker, Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Cynthia Nwaubani, CPA—all honorees of the Dallas Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum & Awards

On March 1st at Seasons 52 at NorthPark Center, Dallas Women’s Foundation held a dinner for the recipients of its 2017 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Award to meet each other, the co-chairs and DWF leadership. DWF will honor this illustrious group of leaders who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls in the North Texas area at the Leadership Forum & Awards Dinner, presented by AT&T, on May 9, 2017, at the Dallas Omni Hotel. The dinner, co-chaired by Cheryl Alston and Laura V. Estrada, will include a presentation of the Maura Awards and Young Leader Award, presented by Capital One.


The evening will also feature keynote speaker Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Harris is the author of the books, “Strategies to Win” and “Expect to Win,” and a presidential-appointed chair of the National Women’s Business Council.


Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Dallas Women’s Foundation president and chief executive officer, said, “We are truly inspired by these women and their stories of success in their professional lives. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments on May 9th.”


The Maura Women Helping Women Award recipients are Hind El Saadi El Jarrah, Ph.D., executive director of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation; Madeline McClure, LCSW, founding CEO of TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children; The Honorable Tonya Parker, Judge of the 116th Civil District Court in Dallas County; and Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Dallas County. The Young Leader Award is Cynthia Nwaubani, CPA, relationship manager for Wells Fargo & Company.


For those interested in purchasing tickets to the dinner, which start at $150, or a sponsorship, visit

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