THE 2016 WOMEN THAT SOAR FAREWELL AWARDS SHOW WILL SALUTE THE LEGACY OF WOMEN THAT SOAR, AND LAUNCH WTS’ GLOBAL WOMEN’S DIVERSITY INITIATIVE

Dallas, Texas (February 21, 2016) – Nine years ago, Gina Grant, CEO of Women That Soar, realized there was a dire need to present women from all walks of life in a positive light and to tell their stories of empowerment. The inaugural Women That Soar awards show was held in 2007 and was billed as a local gala honoring women throughout the nation and recognizing their oft-times daunting journeys to success.

Fast-forward nine years: The current Women That Soar awards show format is the preeminent celebration of women and continues to be the ONLY televised awards show, in the region, that showcases the accomplishments of a diverse group of internationally renown, brilliant women. Past honorees include: Marta Fox, former First Lady of Mexico; Her Royal Highness, Princess Reema Bandar; Nina Vaca, CEO and Chairman of Pinnacle Technical Resources; Tina Knowles, stylist and entrepreneur; Nancy Lieberman, Assistant Coach of the Sacramento Kings; Joanne King Herring, Anita Perry, Nha Khan, fashion designer; Jenelle Friedman and Yvonne Crum.

The successful efforts of Women That Soar to build a platform inclusive of culture, diversity and unity will culminate in the final Women That Soar gala in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Hilton Anatole on Sunday, November 13, 2016. This year’s awards show will reflect on past honorees and the WTS legacy while celebrating our last class of distinguished women.

With the announcement of the farewell awards gala, WTS’ will expand its global reach with the launch of global cultural summits. With the additions of Elaine Parrish, former Sr. VP of Sony and Creator of The Game Show Network, as Vice President and Katy Murphy Davis, former Sr. VP of Oprah Show, as co- Executive Producer, Women That Soar will introduce thought provoking commentary on the state of women throughout the globe and offer solutions to collectively improve women’s centric issues. The first summit will be held in the Middle East in 2016. The purpose of the global summit is to engage a diverse group of women, to share their stories and to serve as voices of change. WE WOMEN will stand up and ensure access for ALL WOMEN across the globe.

Save the date for Sunday, November 13, 2016 as we fondly celebrate the past nine years, recognize the great accomplishments of women and embark on our next milestone in the journey to see women prosper and to encourage WOMEN TO SOAR!