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Arianna Huffington, 2017 Genesis Women's Shelter Luncheon keynote speaker

Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support announces Nikki and Crayton Webb as co-chairs for the 2017 Genesis Women’s Shelter Luncheon, with Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and international best-selling author, as the featured speaker for the 24th annual event on Monday, May 15, 2017.

 

“Crayton is both a professional and personal hero of Genesis, serving as Board President of the Genesis men’s auxiliary group HeROS (He Respects Others), and Vice President of Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility with Mary Kay Inc., one of our most committed corporate partners,” shared Genesis CEO Jan Langbein. “Working with Crayton and Nikki as co-chairs this year is like working with family.”

 

Arianna Huffington joins an illustrious list of luncheon speakers, including President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice and Maria Shriver.  

 

“Arianna Huffington is a global influencer who ignites conversation and action in response to some of our most challenging social issues”, remarked Genesis CEO Jan Langbein. “To have her as keynote speaker for our 2017 luncheon is a game-changer.  We look forward to having Ms. Huffington share her brilliance with the Dallas community.”

 

In May 2005, Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet, and in 2012 won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. Thrive Global provides trainings, seminars, e-courses, coaching and ongoing support based on the latest scientific findings to improve people’s health and increase productivity for both companies and individuals around the world.

 

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.  She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and The Center for Public Integrity.

 

Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, both became instant international bestsellers.

 

The 2017 Genesis Women’s Shelter Luncheon will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Dallas located at 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.  Sponsorships begin at $1750.00. If available, individual tickets will go on sale in April 2017. For table and sponsorship information contact Bianca Jackson, senior director of development at 214-389-7703 or bjackson@genesisshelter.org.

 

About Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

Since opening its doors in 1985, Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support has provided safety, shelter and expert counseling services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence. Genesis is committed to removing every roadblock a woman might face on her journey to the abuse-free life she deserves. These life-changing include an emergency shelter, long-term housing, an award-winning onsite, K-12 school, daycare, access to legal representation and cutting-edge therapeutics. Genesis served 1,200 women and children in 2015 and relies on the generous support of the Dallas community to continue providing these services at no cost to clients each year. For more information visit www.genesisshelter.org

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