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Venus Williams speaks like a champ for Dallas Junior League lunch

Venus Williams speaks like a champ for Dallas Junior League lunch

Venus Williams
Venus Williams talks with WFAA sports anchor Joe Trahan at Junior League of Dallas Milestones Luncheon.  Photo by Tamytha Cameron
Lora Farris, Daniella Giglio, Tara Hafertepe and Annika Cail
Lora Farris, Daniella Giglio,Tara Hafertepe, Annika Cail Photo by Rhi Lee
Darren Wickham and Junior League of Dallas Financial Vice President Melissa Wickham
 Darren Wickham, Melissa Wickham Photo by Rhi Lee
Holly Brock, Jill Winner and Dayna Phillips
Holly Brock, Jill Winner, Dayna Phillips  Photo by Rhi Lee
Joanna Clarke, Greg Nieberding and Paige McDaniel
Joanna Clarke, Greg Nieberding, Paige McDaniel  Photo by Rhi Lee
Julie Bagley and Meredith Mosley
Julie Bagley, Meredith Mosley  Photo by Rhi Lee
Junior League of Dallas Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Caren Prothro, Sustainer of the Year Linda McFarland, Milestones Luncheon Co-Chair Pat Prestidge and Sustainer President Kittye Peeler
Caren Prothro, Linda McFarland, Pat Prestidge, Kittye Peeler  Photo by Rhi Lee
Francie Mancillas and Jan Langbein
Francie Mancillas, Jan Langbein Photo by Rhi Lee
Junior League of Dallas Ball Chair Isabell Novakov and Linda Secrest
Isabell Novakov, Linda Secrest Photo by Rhi Lee
Leigh Anne Haugh and Heather Hicks
Leigh Anne Haugh, Heather Hicks  Photo by Rhi Lee
Junior League of Dallas President Bonner Allen and Sustainer President Kittye Peeler
Bonner Allen, Kittye Peeler  Photo by Rhi Lee
Candid- Shelly Slater
Shelly Slater  Photo by Rhi Lee
Venus Williams
Lora Farris, Daniella Giglio, Tara Hafertepe and Annika Cail
Darren Wickham and Junior League of Dallas Financial Vice President Melissa Wickham
Holly Brock, Jill Winner and Dayna Phillips
Joanna Clarke, Greg Nieberding and Paige McDaniel
Julie Bagley and Meredith Mosley
Junior League of Dallas Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Caren Prothro, Sustainer of the Year Linda McFarland, Milestones Luncheon Co-Chair Pat Prestidge and Sustainer President Kittye Peeler
Francie Mancillas and Jan Langbein
Junior League of Dallas Ball Chair Isabell Novakov and Linda Secrest
Leigh Anne Haugh and Heather Hicks
Junior League of Dallas President Bonner Allen and Sustainer President Kittye Peeler
Candid- Shelly Slater

What: Junior League of Dallas Milestones Luncheon 2016

Where: Hilton Anatole

The 411: Luncheon co-chairs Amanda Shufeldt and Pat Prestidge welcomed more than 900 guests to the hotel's Chantilly Ballroom for a celebration of some of Dallas' most revered female leaders. This year, JLD recognized Linda McFarland with the the 2016-2017 Sustainer of the Year award and Caren Prothro with the 95th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement award.

In addition to honoring those achievements, attendees were there to hear from tennis champion Venus Williams, who chatted with WFAA sports anchor Joe Trahan on the stage. Williams touched on the importance of teamwork within an organization, supporting each other as women, as well as dealing with failure.

"If you're not failing, it probably means you are doing something way too safe," Williams said. "The biggest failure to me is not learning from loss."

Founded in 1922, the Junior League of Dallas cultivates leaders who collectively address the critical needs of the community. The Dallas chapter is the largest Junior League in the world as well as the largest and oldest training organization for women in the city. 

Who: Bonner Allen, Kittye PeelerLora Farris, Daniella Giglio, Tara Hafertepe, Annika Cail, Joanna Clarke, Greg NieberdingPaige McDaniel, Melissa and Darren Wickham, Leigh Anne HaughHeather Hicks, Julie Bagley, and Meredith Mosley.