America’s most decorated track and field athlete—Allyson Felix—will speak at this year’s Texas Women’s Foundation 37th Annual Luncheon on October 6 in Dallas.
The athletic legend, who has 13 global titles, 20 championship medals, and 11 Olympic medals, earned her reigning status after winning a bronze and gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
She’s also the LA-based founder of lifestyle brand Saysh, which makes athletic-inspired footwear for and by women. Felix made history in Tokyo by sporting racing spikes created by her company. The women-led, women-funded brand brought in $8 million in a recent Series A fundraising round led by the Gap Inc.-owned Athleta brand.
This year marks the athlete’s last season. While the legend may be retiring from competitive athletics, she’s amplifying her voice for women’s rights. She’ll also talk about launching her new brand at the luncheon.
Felix will talk with Dallas Mavericks president and CEO Cynt Marshall about working as an advocate for maternity rights, access to education, and support for mothers who are athletes.
Miki Woodard, TWF president and CEO, calls Marshall and Felix an “all-star team” who will share sports and personal stories while elevating the conversation of transforming communities at the themed luncheon. “Run, don’t walk, to reserve your place at our event!” she advises.
The annual luncheon is the foundation’s main fundraiser to support its work to advance women’s economic security, leadership, education, health and safety in Texas. One of the world’s largest women’s foundations, the TWF’s research, advocacy, programs, and grantmaking supports solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive.
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