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“KEVIN FRAZIER, CO HOST OF ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WILL HOST THE STAR-STUDDED WOMEN THAT SOAR AWARDS”
Dallas, TX (September 29, 2016) – Kevin Frazier, co-host of Entertainment Tonightand former host ESPN’s SportsCenter, will host the eighth annual Women That Soar Awards on Sunday, November 13 in Dallas, Texas, it was announced today by Gina Grant, founder and CEO of Women That Soar, LLC, the Dallas-based media and content development company which produces the prestigious awards show.
“When looking for someone to host this year’s awards, we wanted someone who embodied two very important qualities,” says Grant. “Since this is a live show where anything can happen, we wanted someone who is fast on their feet, which Kevin so ably demonstrated as a sports anchor. Even more importantly, our host has to be someone who shares our values of empowerment. As the host of the CBS show Game Changers with Kevin Frazier, Kevin highlights professional athletes who use their public image to make positive changes in the lives of fans in need and takes an inspirational look at how sports positively impact individuals and the communities they serve. Even though our honorees this year are in fields other than professional sports, what they do has the same kind of life changing positive impact as the athletes that Kevin’s show spotlights.”
The Women That Soar Awards honors a diverse group of women from around the world for their personal and professional journeys to success. It is about each woman’s trial, tribulation and triumph. Celebrities scheduled to appear include comedian and talk show host Heather McDonald,with performances by Grammy winning recording artist Wynonna Judd, who is also one of this year’s honoree. R&B artist Leela James, Grammy nominated and multi music Award winning R&B/ pop vocal group En Vogue was just announced to join the awards show.
Now in its eighth year, the Women That Soar Awards is the first and only televised awards show specifically showcasing the accomplishments of a diverse group of women from around the world. “The show is a platform for women to bond, share, tell their stories and celebrate the many accomplishments of all women. Now, more than ever, the need for women to join forces is critical,” says Grant.
In addition to Judd, honorees for the 2016 star-studded event includeFast Signs CEO Catherine Monsonwhose story truly resonated with WTS on “Undercover Boss”, celebrated author and illustrator Dr. Jan Spivey Gilchrist,Middle Eastern television producer and personality Dr. Alruwaini Nashwa, entrepreneur Nina Vaca, activist Daphne McQuarterand more. Past honorees includeformer First Lady of MexicoMarta Fox, Her Royal Highness, Princess Reema Bandar of Saudi Arabia, Tina Knowles of the House of Deréon, Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman, humanitarian Joann King Herring, former White House CounselHarriet Miers, Former, Sanyo Electric CEO Tomoya Nonaka, Dallas Cowboys’ EVP and Chief Brand OfficerCharlotte Jones Anderson, the late Ebby Holiday, real estatepioneer Guadalupe “Lupe” Valdez and many others.
In addition to honoring leading women who have reached the pinnacle of success, as a company, Women That Soar has a mission to give $10,000 dollar educational scholarships to The Memnosyne Institute, to continue their efforts to build schools in deserving countries that have a need, but lack the funding and resources to provide education to young women. The company also supports“I Am Her Voice”, a non-profit organization that rescues women from sex trafficking.
The Women That Soar Awards will take place at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas Sunday, November 13, 2016. On December 11, the show will be televised in prime time in five major markets: Dallas,Houston, Miami, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Elaine Parrish, former Sr. EVP of Showtime, Sony, and The Game Show Network and Katy Murphy Davis, former senior supervising producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and creator of Oprah’s “Angel Network” serve as the Women That Soar Awards Executive Producers.
“We hope the public will join us as we recognize the great accomplishments of women, and embark on our continued journeyby encouraging WOMEN TO SOAR!,” says Grant.