Sophia Shay Fineberg

Whytne Stevens

Quynh Chau Stone

  • Advocate for the homeless
  • President/Co-Founder, The Source of Hope
  • Provides haircuts, meals and vocational training for Plano homeless
  • Mentor to young women cosmetologists entering the profession who require guidance and training.

Carmen Pearson White

Texas Sized Event - Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eddie Deen's Ranch, 944 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas  75202
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Diana Liz Gallego

  • Educator, Dance
  • Initiator, Summer Dance Intensive and Folklorico Leadership Youth dance groups
  • Trained students in traditional and multicultural dance
  • Retired from Dallas ISD, now teaches rejuvenating dance for women  

Quynh Chau Stone

Elizabeth Walley

  • CPA, retired financial director of a Dallas area suburban city
  • Community Volunteer who oversees candidate forums
  • Champion of voter education, League of Women Voters
  • Develops videos and online classes for voter education 

Sophia Shay Fineberg

  • Student, Yavneh Academy, Dallas
  • Helped Students4Students Project to build a school room in Malawi, Africa, and provided local volunteer tutoring
  • Raised $35,000 for Café Momentum and The Dallas Street Choir as co-president of Helping Hands for the Homeless
  • Named regional vice president of Jewish Heritage for BBYO

Diana Liz Gallego

Carmen Pearson White

  • Baylor University, cum laude, Harvard Law School, Attorney
  • Assistant District Attorney Dallas County for over 16 years
  • Promise House Board of Trustees
  • Prosecutor for crimes against children, sexual assault, human trafficking and mental health offenders 

Whytne Stevens

  • Student of DePaul University, Chicago
  • Planned forums and discussion sessions on diversity
  • Worked with The Hockaday School administrators on providing an inclusive and safe school environment
  • Volunteer, St. Philip’s School and Community Center



2017 Award Recipients




























Future Inspiring Women

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Elizabeth Walley

Susan Neustadt Schwartz

Susan Neustadt Schwartz

  • Philanthropist dedicated to helping special needs children
  • Co-Founder, Equest, a horse-based therapy program, one of the largest of its kind in the country
  • Continues to volunteer with Equest
  • Initiated the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature


   

   Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards


   The Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards is named in loving memory of the founder, past recipient

    and our dear friend, Audrey Kaplan.  Audrey’s passion and generosity for women’s issues and progressive causes

    led to the establishment of this award. 


   The Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards are presented to women from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

   They have been diligent in the pursuit of positive social change, and who, as role models, have made an impact

   on our communities, either local or regionally. These inspiring women advocate for inclusiveness in our society

   and support positions consistent with the mission of SWJC.


   Inaugurated in 2014, the Future Inspiring Women of the Southwest Awards are presented to young women

   (ages 14-21) who have completed exemplary achievements in  community service.

   These young women are the face of the future and are aligned with the mission of SWJC.

   For a list of former recipients, click here
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Southwest Jewish Congress