Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) has announced its keynote speaker for the 38th Annual Luncheon—Storm Reid, Emmy-nominated actress, producer and University of Southern California (USC) student. This year’s event will take place on September 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.
With numerous credits to her name, Reid has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young actors. In 2013, Reid and her mother, Robyn Simpson, launched A Seed & Wings Productions, an independent multimedia production house rooted in narratives that forge multi-cultural conversations, entertain, educate and uplift. Their desire is to create authentic storytelling that is impactful, honest and reflects the perspectives of all people. (See below for full bio*).
In addition, the Foundation secured The Dallas Mavericks as the presenting sponsor the luncheon.
TXWF supporters and business leaders, Ashleigh Everett and Yolanda Garcia, are luncheon co-chairs. Everett is senior vice president and general counsel of Hunt Oil Company. Garcia is a partner at Sidley Austin.
Dena L. Jackson, Texas Women’s Foundation interim president and chief executive officer, said, “We have the perfect ‘storm’ with Storm and know her words will be riveting and powerful. We’re thankful to the team of Ashleigh and Yolanda for helping make our signature luncheon one that you must attend.”
About Texas Women’s Foundation’s Annual Luncheon:
The Annual Luncheon is the Foundation’s signature event in support of its work to advance women’s economic security, leadership, education, health and safety in Texas through research, advocacy and grantmaking. For those interested in supporting the event through sponsorship, contact Joy Busch at email@example.com. Visit https://www.txwfluncheon.org/ for more details.
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. In Fiscal Year 2022, these resources supported 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 online.
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Storm Reid Bio*
Storm Reid is an Emmy-nominated actress, producer, and current student at USC. With numerous credits to her name, Reid has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young actors.
Past film and television projects include: TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, A WRINKLE IN TIME, DON’T LET GO, INVISIBLE MAN, WHEN THEY SEE US, EUPHORIA, THE SUICIDE SQUAD, MISSING, THE LAST OF US, THE NUN 2.
In 2013, Reid and her mother, Robyn Simpson, launched A SEED & WINGS Productions, an independent multimedia production house rooted in narratives that forge multi-cultural conversations, entertain, educate and uplift. Their desire is to create authentic storytelling that is impactful, honest and reflects the perspectives of all people.
Additionally, Reid created the brand ArashiBlu, which she continues to expand and now includes her philanthropic endeavor, ArashiBlu 1720. Reid launched ArashiBlu 1720 with the intent to advocate and support the next generation of creators by being of service to her community. Reid recently launched 1720 ONE PARK AT A TIME, a new initiative under ArashiBlu 1720, with the mission to restore parks and playgrounds in underprivileged neighborhoods across the country. The first park being restored is Brownwood Park in Reid’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Reid held a groundbreaking event at the park with partners Coco Gauff and New Balance in July 2023.