Award recognizes diverse group of women and their path to success and personal fulfillment

DALLAS, TX – 3 Nov, 2016 – Amy Poehler, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor, writer and producer and veteran television producer, Meredith Walker will be honored with the Digital Media Award for “Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls” at the 8th Annual Women That Soar Awards at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. The Women That Soar Awards honors a diverse group of women from around the world for their personal and professional journeys to success.

This year’s star-studded event is hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier. A partial list of celebrities scheduled to appear include comedian Heather McDonald, producer, writer and casting director, Reuben Cannon, Grammy-nominated artist Wynonna Judd, R&B artist Leela James and multi-award winning R&B group En Vogue.

Announced by Women That Soar’s Founder and CEO Gina Grant, this year’s Digital Media Award will be given to Walker and Poehler, known for her popular television role on Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live, for their organization’s work to help young people cultivate their authentic selves.

“I am delighted to honor Amy and Meredith along with other leading women from around the world. I applaud all the women we’re honoring for the personal and professional accomplishments, said Grant.”

Grant continued. “I love the way we’re bringing a diverse group of women together from around the world to celebrate, share and bond. This is a special time for women. We have our fist female Presidential nominee. Women are are overcoming obstacles and breaking down barriers. Women That Soar’s mission is to produce content and events that empowers and inspires all women to soar and be their authentic selves.”

Along with Poehler and Walker, other 2016 honorees include Wynonna Judd, Catherine Monson, Dr. Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Dr. Nashwa Al Ruwaini, Nina Vaca, Terry Bentley Hill, Dr. Daphne McQuarter, Maya Watson, Anita Hawkins, Monica Martinez and Quynh Chau Stone. Past honorees include former First Lady of Mexico Marta Fox, Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bandar of Saudi Arabia, actress Sherri Shephard, House of Deréon’s Tina Knowles, Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman, former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and many others.

Along with honoring women who are game changers, Women That Soar has a mission to give $10,000 educational scholarships to The Mnemosyne 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. ‎

On December 11th, the show will be televised in prime time in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta. The show is open to the public.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.womenthatsoar.com

Founded in 2007, Women That Soar is a Dallas-based media and content development company. The company produces and licenses empowering and inspiring content ‎for women, for broadcast, digital and live events. Women That Soar produces the only televised awards show that reaches women from all social and racial backgrounds and cultures. 

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