Texas Women’s Foundation is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for its 34th Annual Luncheon: Elaine Welteroth, an award-winning journalist, and New York Times bestsellingauthor, judge on the new Project Runway and the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. The luncheon, which takes place on November 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, is expected to attract more than 1,500 of the area’s most influential business and philanthropic leaders and decision makers. Those interested in luncheon sponsorships or tables, which start at $5,000, should call 214.525.5311 or visit www.txwf.org for more information.
Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Texas Women’s Foundation president and chief executive officer, said, “We are so excited to welcome Elaine Welteroth, who has risen through the ranks and broken glass ceilings in fashion and media, often infusing a social conscience in the conversation. A trailblazer, she is a passionate advocate for telling women that they are more than enough.” She added, “She will inspire us with her stories to what we anticipate will be a sold-out event. The support we garner through this 34th Annual Luncheon will further drive the momentum around our expansion and impact as Texas Women’s Foundation.”
Throughout her magazine career, Welteroth broke new ground as the youngest person and the second African-American to be editor-in-chief in Condé Nast’s 107-year history. Under her leadership, Teen Vogue notably increased coverage of news and politics, encouraging readers to become civically engaged. She's now a leading expert, advocate and voice for the next generation of change-makers. She has written for the hit show Grown-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix. Welteroth just released a book, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), which she describes as part-manifesto, part-memoir, exploring topics such as race, relationships, identity and success. More Than Enough became a New York Times bestseller in its first week of release. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Welteroth resides in Brooklyn with her fiancé and is a proud volunteer at the Lower East Girls Club in New York City.
Community leaders Janiece Evans-Page and Virginia Rose-Harris are co-chairs of the luncheon. Evans-Page is vice president of global philanthropy and sustainability of the Fossil Group and leads efforts to make the biggest impact possible through global giving and sustainability. Rose-Harris, recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of Texas’ Most Powerful and Influential Women, is vice president and officer of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas.
The Annual Luncheon is the Foundation’s principal fundraiser in support of its work to advance women’s economic security, leadership, education, health and safety in Texas through research, advocacy, programs and grantmaking. The speaker appearance is sponsored by Target.
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.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now.