“It’s more profitable, somehow, to keep women as slaves. It is so deeply ingrained in the world and in society, it is almost the last bastion of human rights,” stated Sally Field at the 11th annual WINGS Luncheon, presented by Mary C. and Richard R. Rogers and Mary Kay Inc. on April 11 at the Hilton Anatole. Two-time Academy Award-winning, two-time Emmy-winning, and three-time Golden Globe-winning actress, director and producer Sally Field was interviewed by Gary Cogill. She spoke about her experience as one of the most versatile and durable talents in Hollywood for more than fifty years. Field’s renown for playing roles that depict “every woman” showed through her delightful stage presence as she drew on her triumphant struggles as a female actress seeking to gain control in an industry notorious for denying such authority to a woman.
In a CBS 11 news interview, Field stated of New Friends New Life, “It’s a remarkable group that needs to be replicated certainly all over this country. There are varying kinds of things like that beginning all over the world, not only bringing awareness, but really absolute core support on every level to the women who are brutalized and marginalized.”
Also at the luncheon, the 2014 ProtectHer Awards were presented to Dallas Police Special Investigator Sergeant Byron Fassett, civic leader Nancy Ann Hunt, and U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña. These individuals were honored for their undaunting leadership and commitment to action in protecting the rights of women and girls on local, state and national levels. Thank you to our luncheon co-chairs, Pat McEvoy and Angela Nash, and honorary chairs, Lee Ann White and Michael Fowler.