“Truth Tellers: Stories that Change the World” will center on the power of women’s voices and facts to drive positive change
Kansas City, Mo. – The Women’s Foundation announced today that veteran journalist Ann Curry will be the keynote speaker at its We Work for Change Annual Event in October.
This year’s event theme, “Truth Tellers: Stories that Change the World,” will feature timely discussions on pressing issues, such as the need for more women in leadership roles and the power of personal stories and factual information to make change.
The Annual Event is set for 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 2 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall. It is a fundraiser for the Women’s Foundation, which promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages in Missouri and Kansas.
Curry, an award-winning journalist known for bringing stories to life, will share her insights on gender inequality, the power of human connection and working to advance human and women’s rights.
“The past year has been a reminder of the power of truth-telling to drive positive change and the importance of having more women in leadership roles,” said Wendy Doyle, President & CEO of the Women’s Foundation. “As an organization that uses research and evidence-based solutions to work for change, we are thrilled that Ann Curry will be joining us to share her insights on these important topics.”
Curry is the current Executive Producer and reporter of "We'll Meet Again," a PBS series that features reunions of people whose lives crossed, and then separated, at pivotal moments and during world-changing events. A former NBC News Network anchor and international correspondent, Curry has covered the wars in Syria, Darfur, Congo, the Central African Republic, Serbia, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan and Iraq, and reported on nuclear tensions from North Korea and Iran.
Curry has won seven national news Emmys and numerous Edward R. Murrow awards, Gracie Allen Awards, and National Headliner Awards. The NAACP honored her with an Excellence in Reporting award, and Women in Communications awarded her a Matrix. Curry also has received numerous humanitarian awards, from Refugees International, Americares, Save the Children, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which awarded her a Medal of Valor for her dedication to reporting about genocide.
The Women’s Foundation also announces its 2018 event leadership: Honorary Chairs Mary and Tom Bloch; Event Chairwoman Madeleine McDonough, Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and Patron Committee Co-Chairs Elizabeth Glynn, Travois, Brian Stewart, ARC Physical Therapy, and Abby Wendel, UMB.
To learn more about the 2018 Annual Event visit our website.
Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change. More information about the organization can be found at www.Womens-Foundation.org.