Texas Women’s Foundation elevates and celebrates the voices of women leaders, and presents the Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards to exemplary trailblazers in our community. Before founding the Gendercide Awareness Project (Gendap) in 2011, Beverly Hill worked as a college lecturer and then as a studio artist, creating figurative bronzes and ceramic wall hangings. While still teaching at the University of Iowa, Hill developed a strong interest in global women’s rights and was astonished to learn that in many parts of the world, women and girls are so oppressed that they simply do not survive. Their premature deaths create a measurable dent in the global female population – with 3.7% of it missing. Gendap now raises funds to educate impoverished girls in six developing countries – girls who otherwise could not go to school.