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Dallas Women Strut their Stuff for a Good Cause

Wine, Women & Shoes
The Women’s Museum
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at 6 p.m.

The Women’s Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will host the fifth annual Wine, Women & Shoes on Saturday, November 7, 2009. The evening event is packed with wine tastings, live and silent auctions, dinner and a run-way show. All to benefit The Women’s Museum’s continued efforts to inspire a new generation of leaders, one inspiration at a time. Newly added to the list of events is the Men’s Lounge, complete with an exclusive scotch bar by Rémy Cointreau USA, shoe shines and cigar rolling.

Well-known women Dallasites – who by day run cities, corporations, organizations and fulfill other critical roles – “strut their stuff” on the runway with Judy Ninman Designs presenting The Worth Collection. The Museum also invites “Sole Men” to help with the Saturday program, honoring well-known men from the Dallas area who support the museum and women’s issues in the community.

“It has been fun to watch this event quickly grow into a sold-out Dallas social staple over the past few years,” said Debbie Branson, co-chair of Wine, Women & Shoes. “What better way to raise money for a great cause than an event pairing fashion with wine?”

This year’s models include

  • Gloria Campos, co-anchor WFAA-TV/Channel 8
  • Janelle Friedman, director of operations and administrator, Friedman & Feiger
  • Rep. Helen Giddings, Texas State House of Representatives
  • Chris Hansen, president, Waxahachie Gardeners Limited
  • Karen Noseff, CEO and founder, Fortune Denim
  • Kim Peters, founder, Prom Shop Project
  • Gina Puente-Brancato, CEO/co-founder, Puente-Brancato Enterprises, Inc.
  • Roxann Swanson, vice president – customer interaction solutions sales, advanced technologies, CISCO
  • Bernice Washington, president and CEO, BJW Consulting Group, LLC
  • Trea Yip, CEO, Oriental Accent, Inc.

The “Sole Men” include

  • Lynn Kees, Territory Manager, Greenway Distributors
  • Herb Lee, Vice President, Resource Flooring Group
  • Don McNeely, Chairman and CEO, Minority Business News USA-Women’s Enterprise Magazine
  • Geoff Nixon, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Jace Prows, National Branch, TD Ameritrade, Investment Consultant
  • Charlie Price, Stylist and Owner, Hair by Charlie Salon
  • Raja Ratan, Owner, Q Shirt Makers
  • Patrick Ware, Associate Buyer, Assembly Dallas

Wines from across the United States and other countries have been generously donated by the following wineries and vineyards:

  • Adi, Beth Adams
  • BR Cohn, Brian Fowler
  • Cameron Hughes, Rob Eddlemon
  • Coquerel Family Wine Estate, Brenda Cockrell
  • Eagle Eye, Bill and Roxanne Wolf
  • Ironstone Vineyards, Barbara Messer
  • King Estate, Shelli Brinson
  • Martellotto Wines, Greg Martellotto
  • New Age, Danni Simross
  • Peju, Lisa Peju
  • Quintessential Wines, Schweiger Vineyards, Alicia Green
  • Grapenutz, Riley Gerber.

“Wine Women & Shoes is a celebration and an opportunity to have fun while supporting the Women’s Museum.” Wanda Brice, CEO of The Women’s Museum said. “We are able to continue our many programs for girls and women because of the generosity of our sponsors and friends.”

Wine, Women & Shoes was made possible by those listed above plus the generous donations from Good News Girlz, Metroplex Cadillac Dealerships, AT&T. A complete list of sponsors is available online at

About The Women’s Museum

A Smithsonian affiliate, The Women’s Museum is the nation’s only comprehensive women’s history museum that chronicles the lives of American women through interactive exhibits. The Women’s Museum is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs. The Women’s Museum is open to visitors Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays). For information, call (214) 915-0860 or visit

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