38th ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Date: 09/26/2023 11:30am | 09/26/2023 1:00pm
Location: Hilton Anatole Hotel
TEXAS WOMEN’S FOUNDATION ANNUAL LUNCHEON
We look forward to bringing together friends and supporters on September 26th for another extraordinary conversation at the 38th Annual Luncheon.
The 37th Annual Luncheon, Transforming Communities, focused on our collective effort to make all communities whole by creating systems that support everyone – regardless of race and gender identity. We will work to transform communities to yield deeper trust, resilience and interdependence – moving women and families forward. With the help and support of our collective group of individual donors, corporations and the philanthropic community, we are creating strategic solutions to deliver lasting impact for families across Texas.
37th Annual Luncheon Speaker
Allyson Felix reigns as the most decorated American Track & Field Olympian of all time after winning her bronze and gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics—her fifth and final Olympic games. Felix closes this chapter of her life with a mind-blowing, twenty-seven global medals at the Olympics and World Championships and titles as both a World Record Holder and a Master’s World Record Holder. This year marks her last season, in which she has dedicated to fellow women athletes, especially mothers.
Off the track, Felix is a fierce advocate for maternity rights for all women. In 2019, she wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times that called out Nike, her former sponsor, for not providing guaranteed protections for pregnant athletes and new moms. (Felix gave birth to her daughter Camryn in 2018.) The public reaction to the piece put pregnancy discrimination in athletics in the spotlight, and the practice was heavily criticized. More female athletes came to Felix’s side, offering up their stories. During the 2020 Olympics, Felix alongside her new sponsor Athleta, created the Power of She Fund: Child Care Grant – a fund to assist mom-athletes with childcare while competing at the games.
Cynt Marshall has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and over a 36‐year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as new the CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation.
Prior to her joining the Mavs, Cynt founded Marshalling Resources, a consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Culture Transformation and overall optimization of people resources.
Widely recognized for her visionary leadership and ability to get things done, Cynt is the recipient of several honors and awards. Most recently, Cynt was touted as one of Adweek’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports and was selected as one of the 2019 Women of Power Legacy Award honorees by Black Enterprise. In 2017, she was honored by The Network Journal as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business. In 2017, Cynt was awarded the ATHENA® Leadership Program Award by the Dallas Regional Chamber. In 2019, she was selected as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine and named to Ebony magazine’s 2016 “Power 100” list.