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Media Advisory: Dallas Women's Foundation and Texas Women's Foundation Unveil "Economic Issues for Women in Texas" Report

DALLAS, May 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: Texas Women's Foundation, the research and advocacy arm of Dallas Women's Foundation, launches the "Economic Issues for Women in Texas" report. The report examines the building blocks of economic security in the state – those that impact a family budget – and then drills down to highlight the differences and commonalities across nine Texas metro areas: Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, McAllen, San Antonio and Tyler.

WHY: If you are a woman in Texas, you are 1.2 times more likely to live in poverty than a man. For woman with two children, that means living with an income below $18,769 a year. In Texas, 30 percent of all households are female-headed yet they represent 53 percent of households living in poverty. Using local data and community best practices, Economic Issues for Women in Texas will help define what women and their families need to thrive in the areas of jobs, education, housing, child care and health care, so that areas of innovation and investment can be identified.

WHO: Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Dallas Women's Foundation president and CEO; Helen Holcomb, First Vice President and COO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Chris Kleinert, President & CEO, Hunt Consolidated Investments, L.L.C.; and Frances P. Deviney, Ph.D., Center for Public Policy Priorities, Texas KIDS COUNT Director & Senior Research Associate

WHEN: Tuesday, May 27
10 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction; Executive Overview; Media Q &A
11 a.m. – Economic Issues For Women in Texas Presentation – State of Texas and Dallas Metro Report; Fort Worth Metro Report highlights

WHERE: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2200 N. Pearl St
Dallas, TX 75201

LIVE STREAM: Available at www.texaswomensfdn.org

OTHER: Dallas Metro Report includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. Fort Worth Metro Report highlight includes Hood, Johnson, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise counties, full report released June 16.

** For security purposes, all media must RSVP to Meredith McKee at Meredith@minervaco.com / 214.577.5896**

CONTACT: Meredith McKee meredith@minervaco.com 214-577-5896Source:Dallas Women's Foundation