Who We Are

Lauren Embrey, Chair

Lauren Embrey, Chair Embrey Family Foundation

Lauren Embrey, Women's Media Center Board Chair, is the President and CEO of The Embrey Family Foundation and CEO of Embrey Interests, Ltd. She also serves as a Board Member of Big Thought, The Dallas Film Society, The Dallas Theater Center, Planned Parenthood of North Texas, TACA and Titas in Dallas, The MS Foundation for Women and The Women’s Media Center in New York City and She Should Run in Washington DC.

Lauren’s passion is theater, dance, film and human rights work. She produced the U.S. Premiere of Truth in Translation in 2007 at Southern Methodist University. She is Executive Producer for the documentary Playground, a film on the commercial sexual exploitation of children in America. She is also involved in Chicken n Egg Pictures, Impact Partners and ideal Partners Film Fund.

Lauren is currently aiding in the development of The Global Arts Corps, based in NYC and is involved and in the development and production of a film on the life of Bert Williams.

Lauren is a member of The Women Donor’s Network, Women Moving Millions, the Women’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy Center at Harvard University and a prospective member of Threshold Foundation.

Lauren received the Women That Soar Award for Philanthropy in Dallas, TX in 2009. The Embrey Family Foundation received the 2009 Award for Outstanding Foundation by the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the 2009 Angel of Freedom Award from Human Rights Initiative. Lauren received the Champion of Human Rights Award given by Mosaic Services and the Women Who Give Hope Award given by The Chiapas Project in 2010 and was recognized as one of Womens enews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century in 2011.

Lauren received her Bachelor’s in Business Administrations and her Masters in Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Lauren is currently working on her first fiction novel scheduled to be complete in 2012.