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Susan Packard & Laura Tucker

Two powerhouse women will be featured speakers for the 3rd Annual 4word Gala Divine Design 2019 on March 2nd in Dallas. Susan Packard, Co-Founder and former COO of HGTV and Laura Tucker, Lead Designer for Joanna and Chip Gaines’ Magnolia Homes, are strong models of perseverance, focus and balance.  They will share inspirational stories of their experiences as leaders and visionaries. 

Susan Packard is a pioneer in media and helped build marquee TV brands like CNBC, HGTV and Food Network. The strategies she learned to survive and thrive in male-dominated industries became the core of her first book, New Rules of the Game As chief operating officer of HGTV, Susan helped it become one of the fastest growing TV brands in history with a market value of over $14 billion. 

As the lead designer for Magnolia & Joanna Gains, Laura Tucker was the project manager of renovations for all 5 seasons of Fixer Upper.  She also served as design lead on Magnolia Bakery and Magnolia Table. 

Proceeds from the gala will benefit 4word, a faith-based community who empowers and inspires women in the workplace through personal connection and mentoring.

The gala will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel, 2222 North Stemmons Freeway. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and the gala will start at 7:00 p.m.

Honorary Chairs are Ka Cotter, Dorthy Miller Shore, and Dr. Kathryn Waldrep. The gala is chaired by Debbie Dillon. Diane Paddison is the founder of 4word.

Sponsorships and Tickets: Tickets $1,500 (VIP couple) and $500 (Individual); Sponsorships range from $100,000 to $5,000. Sponsor recognition in print materials dependent on date of submission.  https://us.commitchange.com/tx/dallas/4word/events/divine-design-gala-2019

For More Information: Diane Paddison 214-616-4486 dpaddison@4wordwomen.org

or www.4wordwomen.org

About the Honorary Chairs:

Ka Cotter
Following a career with the international commercial real estate firm The Staubach Company, Ka Cotter has turned her focus to advising both corporations and non-profit organizations in board director roles. Ka served seven years as an Independent Director of Experient Inc., an international event planning and management company, and with Veritext Inc., a court reporting firm, until the successful sale of each company. Her not-for-profit board roles have included the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, YWCA, Nurse-Family Partnership, UT Center for Brain Health and the Dallas Women’s Foundation Advisory Board. Ka Cotter is active in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), International Womens Forum, NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) and WCD (Women Corporate Directors). 

Dorthy Miller Shore
Dorthy Miller Shore is CEO, board chair and founder of PrimeWomen.com. Also founder and board chair of 34 year-old Miller Advertising Agency, the largest woman owned advertising agency in the U.S. She is a member of Park Cities Baptist Church and the International Women’s Forum. 

Dr. Kathryn Waldrep
Kathryn Waldrep is the founding partner of Vernon Waldrep OB-Gyn Associates where continues to practice as she has for the last 35 years.  She was elected at Medical City Dallas to serve as the first female Chief of Staff of a major market hospital in the nation.  She founded and serves as the Principal Investigator of Practice Research Organization which conducts women’s health studies.  

Gala Chair: Debbie Dillon
Debbie Dillon is the Managing Director, Asset Management for McDowell Properties. She supervises asset management and construction management services across numerous markets. 

Founder: Diane Paddison
4word Founder and President, is a Harvard MBA graduate, former global executive of two Fortune 500 companies and one Fortune 1000 company, and serves as an independent director for two corporations and four not-for-profits. A leading advocate for the professional Christian women community, Diane published Work, Love, Pray in 2011, laying the foundation for 4word. Diane speaks on life/work balance, mentoring/sponsorship, and impactful leadership at events across the country. She authors weekly posts at 4wordwomen.org and is a featured columnist for Today’s Christian Woman. 

Proceeds Benefit: 4word is a Faith-Based Community that Empowers & Inspires Women in the Workplace through Personal Connection and 4word’s Mentoring Program to:

  • Elevate Leadership and Match Calling and Gifts to Work (Professional)
  • Build and Strengthen Relationships (Relational)
  • Integrate Faith into all aspects of Life (Spiritual)
  • Develop Inner Confidence and Discover Purpose

www.4wordwomen.org

Connect with 4word on Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/4wordwomen
https://www.instagram.com/4wordwomen/
https://twitter.com/4wordwomen
https://www.linkedin.com/company/4wordwomen/
https://www.pinterest.com/4wordwomen/
https://www.youtube.com/user/4wordwomen
https://plus.google.com/107732540196912548256

 

4word (4wordwomen.org) is a tax-exempt charity under the IRS code section 501(c)3, tax ID#27-2865980.

 

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Houston native Elizabeth Moore will be making her debut at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Presentation Ball on February 9. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvin Cooper Moore IV of Houston, will be in Dallas for the debut of their daughter, but the family’s ties to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra date back to 1974.

At that time, Elizabeth’s grandfather Lloyd Haldeman was hired as the DSO manager when the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was rebuilding itself. He launched massive fund drives, persuaded civic leadership to take more active involvement in the orchestra’s future introduced new concert series including summer pops, won a 52-week contract for the musicians, hired new players, lengthened the subscription series, and engaged Eduardo Mata as principal conductor and Kurt Masur as principal guest conductor. With that foundation laid, Haldeman left a lasting legacy. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has since become one of the top orchestras in the nation.   

“The Dallas Symphony brought my family to Texas, and played a pivotal role in our lives,” said Janet Haldeman Moore (a graduate of Greenhill School). “Elizabeth’s presentation honors her grandfather’s legacy, and continues our family’s meaningful connection to this stellar symphony.”  

 Although not able to be active with the Dallas Symphony, Janet serves as a Trustee of the Houston Symphony and was one of the founding board members of Houston’s River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. 

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Laura Tucker, Magnolia Homes Lead Designer, and 4word Founder Diane Paddison.

Laura Tucker, Lead Designer for Magnolia Homes, will be a featured speaker for the 3rd Annual 4word Gala Divine Design 2019 Celebrating Women Empowerment. She was in Dallas recently and introduced at a reception held in the home of Lisa and Clay Cooley.  Each guest received an autographed copy of the book Magnolia Home in which her designs were featured. 

Susan Packard, Co-Founder and former COO of HGTV will also be a featured speaker for the gala. Both of these powerhouse women will share how their passion for design has shaped their careers. 

Laura was lead designer and project manager of renovations for all 5 seasons of Fixer Upper with Joanna Gaines and was the design lead on Magnolia Bakery and Magnolia Table.  She developed her design skills and talent within her first and current role with Magnolia.   

Proceeds from the gala will benefit 4word, a faith-based community who empowers and inspires women in the workplace through personal connection and mentoring.

The gala will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel, 2222 North Stemmons Freeway. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and the gala will start at 7:00 p.m.

Honorary Chairs are Ka Cotter, Dorthy Miller Shore, and Dr. Kathryn Waldrep. The gala is chaired by Debbie Dillon. Diane Paddison is the founder of 4word. 

Sponsorships and Tickets: Tickets $1,500 (VIP couple) and $500 (Individual); Sponsorships range from $100,000 to $5,000. Sponsor recognition in print materials dependent on date of submission.  https://us.commitchange.com/tx/dallas/4word/events/divine-design-gala-2019 

For More Information: Diane Paddison 214-616-4486 dpaddison@4wordwomen.org

or www.4wordwomen.org

 

About Susan Packard 

Co-Founder & Former COO of HGTV.  Susan is an entrepreneur who joined the TV industry in her 20s and helped build marquee TV brands like CNBC, HGTV and Food Network. The strategies she learned to survive and thrive in male-dominated industries became the core of her first book, New Rules of the Game During her tenure as chief operating officer of HGTV, it became one of the fastest growing TV brands in history with a market value of over $14 billion. Susan currently spends her time writing, speaking and mentoring women and men curious about their promise and wanting to grow their potential. 

About the Honorary Chairs:

Ka Cotter

Following a career with the international commercial real estate firm The Staubach Company, Ka Cotter has turned her focus to advising both corporations and non-profit organizations in board director roles. Ka served seven years as an Independent Director of Experient Inc., an international event planning and management company, and with Veritext Inc., a court reporting firm, until the successful sale of each company. Her not-for-profit board roles have included the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, YWCA, Nurse-Family Partnership, UT Center for Brain Health and the Dallas Women’s Foundation Advisory Board. Ka Cotter is active in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), International Womens Forum, NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) and WCD (Women Corporate Directors). 

Dorthy Miller Shore
Dorthy Miller Shore is CEO, board chair and founder of PrimeWomen.com. Also founder and board chair of 34 year-old Miller Advertising Agency, the largest woman owned advertising agency in the U.S. She is a member of Park Cities Baptist Church and the International Women’s Forum. 

Dr. Kathryn Waldrep

Kathryn Waldrep is the founding partner of Vernon Waldrep OB-Gyn Associates where continues to practice as she has for the last 35 years.  She was elected at Medical City Dallas to serve as the first female Chief of Staff of a major market hospital in the nation.  She founded and serves as the Principal Investigator of Practice Research Organization which conducts women’s health studies.  

Gala Chair: Debbie Dillon
Debbie Dillon is the Managing Director, Asset Management for McDowell Properties. She supervises asset management and construction management services across numerous markets.

Founder: Diane Paddison

4word Founder and President, is a Harvard MBA graduate, former global executive of two Fortune 500 companies and one Fortune 1000 company, and serves as an independent director for two corporations and four not-for-profits. A leading advocate for the professional Christian women community, Diane published Work, Love, Pray in 2011, laying the foundation for 4word. Diane speaks on life/work balance, mentoring/sponsorship, and impactful leadership at events across the country. She authors weekly posts at 4wordwomen.org and is a featured columnist for Today’s Christian Woman. 

Proceeds Benefit: 4word is a Faith-Based Community that Empowers & Inspires Women in the Workplace through Personal Connection and 4word’s Mentoring Program to:

  • Elevate Leadership and Match Calling and Gifts to Work (Professional)
  • Build and Strengthen Relationships (Relational)
  • Integrate Faith into all aspects of Life (Spiritual)
  • Develop Inner Confidence and Discover Purpose

www.4wordwomen.org

Connect with 4word on Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/4wordwomen
https://www.instagram.com/4wordwomen/
https://twitter.com/4wordwomen
https://www.linkedin.com/company/4wordwomen/
https://www.pinterest.com/4wordwomen/
https://www.youtube.com/user/4wordwomen
https://plus.google.com/107732540196912548256

 

4word (4wordwomen.org) is a tax-exempt charity under the IRS code section 501(c)3, tax ID#27-2865980.

 

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Vintage fashions will be modeled and available for purchase.

The Fashion and Style Department of The Dallas Woman’s Forum is proud to present A Fashion Affair to Remember Afternoon Tea and Vintage Fashion Show with Special Guest Host Steven Porterfield, Hollywood Film Costume Specialist and Antiques Roadshow Appraiser. The event will be Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 12 noon to 3 pm at the Alexander Mansion, 4607 Ross Ave. Tickets are $65 per guest - Fashion Show and Tea included. Tickets may be purchased at www.dallaswomansforum.org.

About the event
Join us as we travel down memory lane and re-live the romance of times past, first brought to the silver screen by Hollywood Starlets such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Rita Hayworth.

Steven Porterfield, recognized vintage fashion and textile expert, will host the fashion show event. His narration of each piece will bring to life the glamour,  romance, and nostalgia embodied by these beautiful ensembles.

Authentic vintage dresses will be modeled by The Dallas Woman’s Forum Fashion and Style Department members. Guests will have a chance to view these elegant fashions up close and talk to the models during the Tea immediately following.

There will be an opportunity for attendees to own their own one-of-a-kind piece of fashion history.

Benefit
Proceeds will benefit the restoration efforts of the Alexander Mansion.

ABOUT STEVEN PORTERFIELD
Who would have thought 31 years ago when Steven Porterfield helped Carol & Maxine open their vintage business The Cats Meow in Midland Texas, that he would one day provide clothing for the movie industry. He was only included as a partner because he could sew.

Within a very short period of time he had purchased the store from the two women and within four years he had expanded the store from 1,200 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Maxine taught him good basic business skills and Carol took him to his first textile show in California where he immediately began to sell to Hollywood. His mother taught him to do whatever he did to the best of his ability and his father taught him to be honest in everything he did.

Steven began to sell on both the east and west coast and expanded his business to include the fashion industry. Over the years he has seen modern garments inspired by his vintage merchandise in the lines of Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Jill Stewart & Victoria’s Secret.

In 2018, he sold to more than nine movies. He worked with Kate Hawley on The Call of the Wild and is currently working with Emily O’Connor, personal assistant to John Dunn, on costumes for the film Emily Dickinson.  

He has been a fashion and textile appraiser for Antiques Roadshow for nine years. His knowledge of historical fashion makes him the perfect consultant and guest speaker for our fashion show.

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT - Tickets $65 per guest

Reservations required by Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Fashion Show and Tea Included in Ticket Price

Purchase by Mail

Send a check with your email address and phone number to:
Dallas Woman’s Forum
P.O. Box 140997
Dallas, TX 75214-0997

or Purchase Online

 

 

 

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Chamber Chairman Mike Nurre and Jesse Simmons.

Jesse Simmons was honored with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce 2019 “Chairman’s Award” at a luncheon on January 15 at Lakewood Country Club.

The award is given annually to an individual for their significant contributions to the Chamber through their professional experience, community engagement and leadership. The Honorable Pete Sessions was in attendance and presented a presidential plate which will be followed by a flag flown over the Capital building in his honor.

Simmons works tirelessly behind the scenes and has been on the Chamber board for over ten years. He is hard working, positive, energetic and exemplifies what every Chamber Board member should strive to be like. He is also actively involved with 100 Men of East Dallas and East Dallas Networking.

Photo by Maggie Murphree

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Richard and Betsy Eiseman, DSOL President Lisa Loy Laughlin Presentation Ball Chair Carla Leffert.

Jeweler Richard Eiseman generously hosted a cocktail reception for the debutante and honor guard parents at his NorthPark store on November 29. The debutantes will make their debut at the 33rd Annual Presentation Ball on February 9 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Honorary Chairs are Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. Carla Leffert is the Presentation Ball Chair and Lisa Loy Laughlin is the DSOL President.

 

Photos by Deborah Brown

 

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Megan Johnson, Skyline High School; Melissa Garcia, Dallas Academy; Sarah Lewis, Dallas Academy; Kaye Hauschild, Lakehill Preparatory School; Susan Moreno, J. L. Long Middle School; Maria Pacheco, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary.

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions to the classrooms and the community. The 2018 Teacher of the Year Award Winners are: Maria Pacheco, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary; Susan Moreno, J. L. Long Middle School; Megan Johnson, Skyline High School; Sarah Lewis, Dallas Academy; Kaye Hauschild, Lakehill Preparatory School; Melissa Garcia, Dallas Academy.

The awards were presented on Tuesday, November 13 at Lakehill Preparatory School Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.

Each winner received a $250 gift card and a gift card from Hand & Stone Massage and Facial SPA. Each school received a $250 gift card.

Individuals employed as full-time classroom/laboratory/ teachers and coaches were eligible recipients for this award and were evaluated on their professional practice, community engagement, leadership in professional development, and attention to diversity. Each recipient of the award made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote education.

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2019 DSOL Debutantes.

The 2019 Dallas Symphony debutantes were honored at a cocktail reception and buffet dinner on November 21 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The debutantes, honor guards and their families were welcomed by DSOL President Lisa Loy Laughlin and Presentation Ball Chair Carla Leffert.

Each of the 33 debutantes were formally introduced by emcee Stan Gardner and joined by an honor guard escort for the presentation. The evening was the start of the holiday weekend which included a mixer for the debs and honor guards, as well as a Bow Boot Camp for the debs.

During the Christmas Holidays, the Debs will return for another busy schedule of parties and bow practice. All the many events will culminate with the 33nd Presentation Ball which will be held on February 9, 2019.

Group photo of 2019 DSOL Debutantes is by James French Photography

All others: Deborah Brown

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Event Chair Michelle Mew, Carolyne Roehm, Honorary Chair Barbara Hunt Crow, Colta Ives, Linda Spina, Women's Council President.

The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum 12th Annual “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium and Luncheon A Passion for Gardens was held on November 14 in Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The stellar lineup for the 2018 program featured Carolyne Roehm, internationally recognized style icon and gardener extraordinaire, and Colta Ives, renowned art historian and landscape designer. It was sold out through publicity and social media before the invitations were put in the mail. Over 300 guests attended and it is expected to raise a record amount.

Longtime supporter of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas community, Barbara Hunt Crow, was the Honorary Chairman.  Michelle Mew was event chair and Linda Spina is the Women’s Council President.

Colta Ives presented a program on the historic botanical boom of the nineteenth century and its effect on French art, culture, and gardening practices. She recently retired from the Metropolitan Museum with the title Curator Emerita and was a guest curator for an exhibition she conceived and from which her new book Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence was based.

Carolyne Roehm, one of America’s premier lifestyle experts, reminisced about the people and places that have influenced her. She started her career as a fashion designer working alongside Oscar de la Renta before launching her own fashion house.  Through her discerning eye and passion for beauty, she was led into the world of flowers and gardening, where her books are often referred to as the best in their field. Her new book Design & Style: A Constant Thread shows how her creativity and interest in nature, color, quality, and classicism have influenced and transformed her life.

Both guest speakers were overwhelmed with the warmth and hospitality they received and enthusiastically signed their books. Carolyne learned that guests were wearing her fashions and she eagerly jumped up to pose for photographs with the group.  

The night before the Symposium, an Intimate Evening With the Authors reception for Sponsors and Patrons was held in the Highland Park mansion of acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips. The beautifully decorated home, named one of the ten most beautiful homes in Dallas by D Magazine in 2010, was an unforgettable evening for attendees with a special signature cocktail was served. It was named Passion 82: passion for the garden and 82 for the year the Women’s Council was founded. It is a play on the French 75, using OG Cider from Bishop Cider Co. located in the Bishop Arts district.

“A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium is an annual Fall Fundraiser which has presented outstanding authors and speakers with extensive knowledge in the histories of garden design, architecture and art, and stories of extraordinary individuals and events.

Since 1986, the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the development and maintenance of "A

Woman's Garden," the only public garden in the nation conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women, and dedicated to the spirit of women.  “A Woman's Garden” celebrates the strength, ingenuity, creativity and determination of all women. It is a centerpiece garden of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Photos by Dana Driensky

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Women's Council President Linda Spina, authors Colta Ives and Carolyne Roehm, event chair Michelle Mew.

The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum hosted An Intimate Evening With the Authors reception for Sponsors and Patrons of the 12th Annual “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium and Luncheon A Passion for Gardens. The party was chaired by Connie Rhoades and was held on November 13 in the Highland Park mansion of acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips.

In attendance at the party were the distinguished authors for the 2018 program:  Carolyne Roehm, internationally recognized style icon and gardener extraordinaire; and Colta Ives, renowned art historian and landscape designer. Both of the speakers’ current books were available for purchase and the authors autographed them all evening.

The beautifully decorated home, named one of the ten most beautiful homes in Dallas by D Magazine in 2010, was an unforgettable evening for attendees with a special signature cocktail served. The drink was named Passion 82: passion for the garden and 82 for the year the Women’s Council was founded. It is a play on the French 75, using OG Cider from Bishop Cider Co. located in the Bishop Arts district.

 “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium & Luncheon is the Women’s Council annual Fall Fundraiser was held on November 14.  Proceeds go towards the maintenance and improvement of A Woman’s Garden - a principle garden at the Dallas Arboretum.

Longtime supporter of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas community, Barbara Hunt Crow, was the Honorary Chairman. Michelle Mew was the Event Chair and Linda Spina is the President of the Women’s Council.

Photos by Chuck Clark