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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Gender, Power and Leadership

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Even though more than half the population of Texas is female, women haven’t come close to achieving parity in the upper ranks of politics, the law, advocacy and academia — yet.

Supported by BP, Lyft and The Panacea Collection

Moderators
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Alexa Ura

Demographics Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Ura covers politics, demographics, with an emphasis on the state’s surging Hispanic population, and voting rights issues at the Tribune, where she started as a reporting fellow in 2013. Ura is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Speakers
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Wendy Davis

Former State Senator, D-Fort Worth
Davis founded Deeds Not Words, an online engagement initiative focused on women’s rights, in 2016. Previously, she served in the Texas Senate for six years, representing parts of Fort Worth, and on the Fort Worth City Council. In 2014, Davis unsuccessfully ran for Texas governor... Read More →
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Eva Guzman

Texas Supreme Court Justice
Guzman was appointed to the Texas Supreme Court by then-Gov. Rick Perry in 2009 and elected to a full term in 2010. Previously, she served as an associate justice on the Houston-based 14th Court of Appeals and as a trial court judge on the 309th Family District Court. Guzman also... Read More →
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Linda Livingstone

President of Baylor University
Livingstone has served as president of Baylor University since 2017. She was previously a dean at the George Washington University School of Business and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Livingstone also served as a faculty member and associate... Read More →
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Senfronia Thompson

State Representative, D-Houston
Thompson, D-Houston, has represented House District 141 since 1973 and is the longest-serving woman and African-American in Texas history. She serves as chairwoman of the House Local & Consent Calendars Committee and as vice chairwoman of the  Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Capital Factory, Voltron Space 701 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701