Via: The Advocate – Lake Highlands

By: Austin Wood

A Lake Highlands woman was recently awarded the Maura Women Helping Women Award by the Texas Women’s Foundation.

Mary Pat Higgins was presented with the award at the nonprofit’s Leadership Forum and Awards Celebration on April 27 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

According to the TWF’s website, the Maura Award is given to those who utilize “their role in leadership to advance opportunities to serve the unique needs of women and girls.” The award has been given to distinguished women in leadership for 44 years.

In addition to honoring Higgins and other awardees, the TWF event included forums with Maura Award recipients discussing their careers and panel discussions hosted by best-selling author and co-host of NBC’s TODAY, Jenna Bush Hager. TWF raised over $572,000 at the event.