Featuring Annika Sörenstam
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
Empowering women to use their wealth and power to uplift others to Help a Sister Up (HASU)
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Executive Women's Day is a forum that brings together hundreds of local business leaders and innovators for corporate dialogue, networking, idea sharing and development. For the 2023 tournament, the Charles Schwab Challenge and Fort Worth Colonial Charities, Inc. welcome Annika Sörenstam back to Colonial at Executive Women’s Day for her 20 year anniversary of playing in the 2003 tournament.
Key Note Speaker Annika is the greatest female golfer of all time - the G.O.A.T. In 2003, Annika played in the Bank of America Colonial tournament to become the first woman to play in a PGA TOUR event since 1945.
During her 16-year, Hall-of-Fame career, she rewrote the record books, won countless awards, and changed the way women’s golf was played, viewed and covered. Annika is the winner of a record eight Player of the Year awards, and six Vare Trophies given to the LPGA player with the lowest seasonal scoring average. She is the only female golfer to shoot a 59 in competition.
In 2008, Annika stepped away from professional golf and created the ANNIKA Foundation, which currently hosts six global tournaments for junior girls with over 600 girls from 60 different countries competing annually. The Foundation also hosts a top women’s college tournament featuring 12 of the top Division I schools. The college player of the year wins the ANNIKA Award Presented by Stifel. In March of 2022, Annika launched Fizzy Beez, a line of full-flavor, vodka based, sparkling classic cocktails that are sweetened with organic honey. The name comes from Annika being a “busy bee.” The Cosmos, Margaritas, Moscow Mules and Mojitos Key Note Speaker: Annika Sörenstam are currently being sold in Ohio and Tennessee.
Deborah Ferguson is up before sunrise and asleep before sunset. It's the life a morning news anchor. She co-anchors NBC 5 Today weekday mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in broadcast journalism that set her on the path to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a reporter. Throughout her career, she's earned professional national, state and local recognition including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor – News.
Deborah’s time out of the newsroom is frequently spent at community and charitable events especially those focused on empowering girls through education or in area schools encouraging future journalists. Her pet project is the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth which supports YWLA, the first all-girls school in the Fort Worth ISD. Deborah is married to WBAP sports anchor Steve Lamb.