November 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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On Monday, November 18, 2019, we will be celebrating the life and influence of Joanne King Herring as we award her, a true trailblazer, the 2019 Influential Woman Award.
The international socialite, global political activist and former Texas television anchor, Joanne King Herring is known for her improbable fight with the Mujahedeen against the former Soviet Union. Julia Roberts played her in “Charlie Wilson’s War”, but the real-life Texan is far more interesting than any movie could capture.
Born in a man’s world at a time when women had limited choices, Joanne King Herring blazed a trail with allies as unlikely as U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson, Pierre Cardin and President Ronald Reagan, and in so doing forged new paths for women in Pakistan, Afghanistan and America.
Joanne hosted the Joanne King Show on television for 15 years, was made roaming Ambassador of Pakistan and received the Quaid-e-Azam award, the highest honor given by the nation of Pakistan. She was made Dame by the Order of St. Francis and has been knighted by the King of Belgium. She is also the recipient of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award and co-chaired the Special Olympics in New York City with Henry Kissinger. She tells her fascinating continuing story in her own words with charm and delight in her extraordinary new memoir, Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield.
We hope you can join us in celebrating the life and legacy of this extraordinary woman!