The luncheon, moderated by Karen Borta
, CBS 11 News Anchor, will engage these leading women in a candid conversation focusing on their respective personal and professional journeys.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Major General Kathryn Front, Brigadier General Toreaser Steele, Heloise, Lesley Harris, Shelly S. Stein, Nina G. Vaca, Elaine Agather, Linda Dillman, Melissa Reiff, Gloria Campos, Clarice Tinsley, Karen Borta.
Karen Borta - MODERATOR
Veteran journalist Karen Borta joined CBS 11 News in 1995.
Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter at then-CBS affiliate WTVT-TV in Tampa, KRBK-TV in Sacramento and KCEN-TV in Waco.
work has been honored by organizations including the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
, the Press Club of Dallas
, the Association of Women Journalists
and by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Along with her CBS 11 News
at 10 colleagues, she
received a 2010 Lone Star Emmy for best evening newscast.
was also part of the CBS 11 News
team honored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association
with a 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.
Karen is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of the UTA Alumni Association, as well as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
In 2003, Karen
"Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
In addition, she
has been honored by numerous charitable and civic organizations including Mi Escuelita
, Cook Children's Medical Center
, and the Baylor Sammons Breast
is deeply devoted to the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer.
mother and both grandmothers had breast cancer, and one of her
grandmothers died from the disease.
has two daughters of her
own, finding a cure is especially important to her
Karen was an Honorary Co-Chair for the 2000 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure and that same year she received a Macy's "Heart and Soul Award" for her work in the fight against breast cancer.
In 2005, she
received the inaugural "Commitment to the Cure" award.
has also supported, since their inception, the survivors' luncheon sponsored by the Joanie Hatcher Memorial Survivors Endowment Fund
and the Celebrating Women luncheon presented by the Baylor Sammons Breast Center
husband Jim have three children, Jake, Katie and Kylie.
is a soccer mom and is actively involved at her
also enjoys playing tennis and reading.