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Women of Distinction

About the Honorees
Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Marianne Staubach

Marianne Staubach

Marianne Staubach grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but has called Dallas home for 45 years. She is married to Roger Staubach and they have 5 children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She previously served on the Visiting Nurse Association Board and was a member of the Catholic Foundation Board from 1996-2004, and currently volunteers as a Meals on Wheels driver, on the Board of Advisors of the Jesuit College Preparatory School and the Catholic Foundation Board of Advisors.  

Other volunteer positions have included: Chair of Ursuline Academy of Dallas’ Mardi Gras, Chair of Jesuit Celebration Auction, St. Rita School Board Member, Board Member of the Bishop’s Educational Trust Fund, Ursuline Academy Parents’ Board Member and School Board Member of St. Paul the Apostle School.

Women of Distinction

Sarah Losinger

Sarah Losinger is a well-respected philanthropist in the Dallas community. She serves as the Chairman of the Board for the McCune Charitable Foundation (Santa Fe, NM), Chairman of the Dallas Municipal Library Board – District 13, on the Board at The Communities Foundation of Texas, the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Letot Capital Foundation. She is an active member of The Crystal Charity Ball and a Leadership Texas graduate. 

Previous board affiliations include William Woods University and The Dallas Zoo, and she has also been involved with numerous organizations including Baylor Healthcare, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Family Outreach Dallas, The Senior Source and The Bridge. Sarah is an enthusiast for scouting as a Girl Scout alumnae and also through her volunteer service as the “cookie mom” for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.


Trea C. Yip

Trea C. Yip is the CEO of TY Commercial Group, a commercial real estate investment firm dedicated to promoting gender equity, women’s leadership, social justice and protecting the environment. After chairing the Board of the Dallas Women’s Foundation in 2010, she remains involved on its Advisory Council. In addition to serving notable organizations including the Baylor Health Care Systems, North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA), and Tate Lecture Series at Southern Methodist University, Trea is a member of Women Moving Millions and the Advisory Councils at Ms. Foundation for Women and Bioneers. 

Young Women of Distinction

Hailey Falies

Hailey Falies is a senior at Richardson High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Health Occupations Students of America, and the National Charity League. A competitive swimmer, lifeguard and swim instructor, Hailey founded the "Make a Splash" program for her Gold Award project. Designed to teach swimming and water safety to children in underserved communities, she provided 200 kids with new swimsuits and goggles to help combat drowning accidents, the second leading cause of fatalities for children between ages 1-4. Falies completed three years at her high school’s medical magnet program and is looking forward to earning her pharmacy technician certificate during her senior year.


Anisha Wadawadigi

Anisha Wadawadigi has been a Girl Scout for 10 years and is currently a junior in high school. She attends the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas. Wadawadigi often spends her time volunteering in her community and based her Gold Award project, “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind,” on giving back to others. Through her project, Wadawadigi identified the health and sanitation crisis plaguing portions of India and decided to center her project on engaging children and youth in healthy living.  She helped purchase and donate sports equipment to an orphanage in India where she spent one month, teaching 100 girls the importance of maintaining good health and sanitation and coaching them through activities to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She plans to continue with this project and hopes to expand to Mexico in the future.

Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout Award

This award recognizes men who have made extraordinary efforts in mentoring or empowering women and girls in Northeast Texas. 


Kent Eastman

As State President for Capital One Bank in Texas, Kent Eastman is focused on continuously improving the Capital One Bank customer experience, growing revenue, and leveraging market opportunities.  He oversees the bank’s community resources and activities designed to help meet the needs of each local community, including philanthropy, volunteerism and community banking products and services. Capital One Bank is the 8th largest bank in the United States, based on deposits and the 9th largest bank in Texas.

Eastman has served as a strategic thought partner in the development of the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars. He also provides extensive leadership and philanthropic support for several programs from computer coding to financial literacy programming – assisting women in low income areas and scholarship programs for at-risk girls, as well as mentoring and advocating for female professionals in the community.  

A prominent member of the community, Kent serves on numerous boards, including the board of directors of Downtown Dallas, Texans for Education Reform Advisory Board, the Crystal Charity Ball Committee Advisory Board, and is a member of the Dallas Citizens Council.   

Mr. Eastman serves on the Baylor Medical Research Institute’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board.  Additionally, he serves on the Texas Business Leadership Council, a non profit corporation designed to assist legislators by focusing on policies that will enhance the business climate in the State of Texas. 

In 2016, Kent was recognized by D CEO Magazine as one of “the most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth”.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Kent holds a B.S. degree from Tennessee Technological University, an M.B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee, and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. 

Keynote Speaker
Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren is the Co-Founder and CEO of FEED Projects, a company with the simple mission of creating good products that help FEED the world. Through her work with the UN World Food Programme, Lauren was inspired to create a consumer product that would engage people in the seemingly overwhelming fight to end world hunger. In 2005, she conceptualized the idea for FEED by designing the initial FEED 1 bag which, when purchased, feeds one child in school for one year through the UN World Food Programme. In 2007, FEED Projects was founded.

Lauren is also Chairman of the Board of the FEED Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports programs and organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition throughout the world. For her work with FEED, Lauren was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2010.

Event Chairs

Maggie Cooke Kipp

This year's Women of Distinction Co-chair, Maggie Cooke Kipp is a proud CPA, community volunteer, and Armstrong Elementary Daisy Troop mom. Originally from New Orleans, Maggie has called Dallas home since graduating from The University of Texas’s Honors Business and Master in Professional Accounting Programs; she enjoys her demanding but interesting job as CFO for Cockerell Dermatopathology PA, Coquerel Wines and the Cockerell Family Office. She is involved in many non-profits including Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, The Family Place, Junior Group of Dallas Garden Club, Junior League of Dallas, and is an active board member of Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Turtle Creek Recovery Center and Dallas Children’s Theater.

Maggie’s favorite “work” is raising her daughters Caroline and Katie, and she enjoys assisting Katie with selling Girl Scouts Cookies and earning her Daisy badges.

Heather Perttula Randall

2016 Women of Distinction Co-Chair Heather Perttula Randall is currently Vice President, Legal Affairs at Trinity Industries, Inc. and serves on the Board for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, the Housing Crisis Center and the Dallas Children’s Theater. She is also serving as Chair of the The Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s 2017 St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon. She is actively involved in the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center and Community Partners of Dallas. Heather is a Girl Scout alumnae.

She is proudly raising her son, Asher, and daughter, Leighton, and is actively involved in their school activities at the Episcopal School of Dallas.


Clarice Tinsley

In November 2015, Clarice Tinsley marked her 37th year as the 10 p.m. anchor on KDFW Fox 4. With major investigative reporting awards to her credit, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, Clarice is recognized as one of Texas' more knowledgeable reporters.

Clarice has earned a DuPont-Columbia Citation, an Emmy, three Dallas Press Club Katie Awards, two Awards of Excellence from American Women in Radio and Television, Best Investigative Reporting from Texas Associated Press, the Texas Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting, the Journalistic Award for Excellence from the American College of Emergency Physicians and First Place from the Texas Public Health Association.

Clarice is an active member of the Dallas community. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas, an Advisory Board Member of St. Philip's School in South Dallas as well as an Advisory Board member for the School of Journalism at SMU. She is a member of the YET Board of Directors and Chairs the YET Communications and Public Relations Committee.  In May, Clarice received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.


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