Power of the Purse Celebration Luncheon 2017

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 Presenting Sponsor

Louise H. Ornelas


Date and Time:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Green Acres CrossWalk Center

Tickets are no longer available online.

Please contact the Women's Fund of Smith County Office


Guest Speaker

Brittany Merrill Underwood
CEO & Founder, Akola Project




Brittany Merrill Underwood has made an extraordinary impact through her dedication over the past 12 years to transform the lives of impoverished women and families through the Akola Project –a social business designed to empower women in disadvantaged communities through training,employment and holistic care. Akola’s products are sold throughout the country, with an elevated jewelry line exclusively at Neiman Marcus. In 2014, Brittany was honored with the Young Leader Award from the Dallas Women’s Foundation and was asked to join the mentoring class for the Laura Bush Women’s Initiative. An adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University, Brittany teaches a course on Social Innovation while continuing to devote her life to creating a sustainable model that uplifts women and children.