Maya Golden Bethany
“Being Your Own Woman vs. Cultural and Family Influences ”
Today's woman embraces a greatly different approach to life and work than the generations before. But who we are as modern women can still be greatly shaped by heritage, the belief system in which we were raised, religion and ethnicity. Our panelists discuss the trials and triumphs of being their own woman moving into the 2020's versus significant life influences.
Maya Golden Bethany is the founder and executive director of the 1 in 3 Foundation. She is an award-winning television and print journalist and novelist. Maya earned her degree in journalism from Texas A&M University. She began her television career at WFAA in Dallas. She worked as a general assignment reporter for KLTV in Tyler, Texas before becoming the first female weekend sports anchor/sports reporter in the station's history. Maya further made history as the first female sports director in East Texas television history. She is the winner of several Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards as well as a two-time Lone Star Emmy nominee and the winner of the Excellence in My Market Award from the Lone Star Emmy Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Maya currently is a freelance journalist and is a frequent contributor for Fox Sports Southwest, Inside High School Sports and a sideline reporter for Legacy Sports Network. She has been featured on Fox Sports College as well as ESPN 2 & 3. Her work has also appeared on BlackGirlNerds.com, Dave Campbell's Texas Football, IN Magazine and the Tyler Morning Telegraph.