Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s fund in the world. It is a trusted leader in advancing positive social and economic change for women and girls.
That mission closely aligns with Toyota’s vision for diversity and inclusion. We’re thrilled to work with the Foundation to help empower women, girls, and the whole North Texas community,” said Bonnie Clinton TMNA’s general manager, indirect procurement.
Community volunteer leaders Lael Brodsky and Tricia Miller will serve as co-chairs for the luncheon, which aims to raise $1.5 million to serve the needs of women and girls in North Texas. Ambassador Ron Kirk and Matrice Ellis-Kirk will serve as honorary chairs.
Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay and NPR host Michele Norris will discuss pressing issues facing women during the luncheon.
The annual luncheon’s Honorary Chairs – Ambassador Ron Kirk and Matrice Ellis-Kirk – are among the most respected and admired individuals in the community. A 30-year public servant and legal professional, Ambassador Kirk (the former Dallas mayor) is senior of counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices, and has leadership roles on a number of corporate boards and charitable organizations.
Matrice Ellis-Kirk is managing director at RSR Partners, a senior member of the firm’s board of directors’ practice, and head of the Dallas office. She is an active leader in the business and civic communities, and serves on a number of boards, including the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, North Texas Tollway Authority and The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.
The lunch will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m.