Women in the World returned to Texas on Monday, November 5, at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Literary legend Isabel Allende, the American-Chilean novelist who has sold more than 65 million books, been awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom and will receive an honorary National Book Award this month, joined us onstage. She had a candid conversation with Women in the World founder Tina Brown that touched on the art of storytelling, the loss of her daughter and mother, her years of living in political exile, the “joy” of her divorce after 27 years of marriage, and her attempts at online dating at age 73.
Other notable figures who took the stage were two women who have been in the boiler room of American politics for decades: Minyon Moore, former CEO of the Democratic National Committee and director of White House Political Affairs, and Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions as well as a preacher and political strategist. The first and often the only African-American women to wield such behind-the-scenes political power, they’ve written a new book calledFor Colored Girls who have Considered Politics. The panel also included Jara Butler, the political outreach director for the Senate campaign of Beto O’Rourke.The question of the night: Does the Democratic Party take women of color for granted.
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