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Texas Women's Foundation 2023 Honorees Froswá Booker-Drew, Ph.D., Aimee Cunningham, Madeline Burillo-Hopkins, Ed.D., Mary Pat Higgins, Bee Nance, Ann Sheu, Jill Louis

Texas Women’s Foundation seeks nominations for its Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards, which recognize leaders who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls. Nominations are due on October 31 via the website:


The recipients will be honored at the Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration on April 30, 2024, at the Omni Dallas Hotel (555 S. Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202).


Texas Women’s Foundation Maura Award 

For 45 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 

This 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 old.


According to Dena Jackson, Texas Women’s Foundation interim president and CEO “If you know of the great work of someone who is advancing the lives of women and girls, nominate them for the prestigious Maura Women Helping Women Award or the Young Leader Award. We want to celebrate and elevate them and their successes.”


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About Texas Women’s Foundation:

As Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) nears its 40th year, it is clear that now more than ever is the time to elevate Texas women. By working with women, families and communities, they are building a stronger, more equitable Texas. One of the world’s largest women’s foundations, TXWF raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. These resources support more than $7.1 million in investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through timely research, advocacy, grants and strategic initiatives. Since inception in 1985, TXWF has invested $78.9 million in women and girls. Their 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 leadership initiatives 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.orgFacebookTwitterLinkedIn or Instagram or donate now.

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