Wrangler, the iconic denim brand, and patron of the West, has come on board as the title sponsor of COWGIRL 30 Under 30, heading up its first Empowered Gala.
The lead supporter since its inception in 2020, Wrangler has helped strengthen the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 program through its support while bolstering the recognition the program brings to young women in the Western industry.
“Wrangler has always been a strong supporter of the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 program and we’re thrilled to have them take the title of our most important project,” says COWGIRL Publisher, Ken Amorosano. “It is with their generous contribution that we are able to take the program to the next level and ensures our success by multiplying the results for our honorees ten-fold.”
“As a brand rooted in the western lifestyle and longtime partner of COWGIRL, we’re thrilled to see the 30 Under 30 program’s continued success with the addition of the first Empowered Gala,” said Robin Rich, senior brand marketing manager at Wrangler. “Strong women have been an important part of the industry’s history, and as we celebrate Wrangler’s 75th anniversary and look forward to the next 75 years, we’re honored to recognize the inspirational young leaders of the present and future.”
COWGIRL announced the recipients for the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 class of 22 on November 15 and will honor the recipients at the first Wrangler COWGIRL 30 Under 30 Empowered Gala which will take place on Friday, March 4 at Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Gala is created to honor the annual class of COWGIRL 30 Under 30, the flagship program created by the editors and executives at COWGIRL Magazine. Now in its third year, COWGIRL 30 Under 30 has successfully promoted 90 young women from within the ranks of the Western Industry.
The Empowered Gala will take place amidst the rustic-luxe grandeur of The Barn, Hotel Drover’s warmly appointed and intimate special events venue. Creating the perfect setting for the gala, The Barn features charming chandeliers, hand-hewn timber ceilings, lushly landscaped outdoor verandas, and large terraces against the backdrop of Mule Alley in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
Honorees of the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 class of 2022 will be treated to a Hotel Drover veranda cocktail reception and red-carpet entry beginning at 6:00 PM, followed by the Empowered Gala inside. Guest speakers will include event sponsors from COWGIRL, Wrangler, Montana Silversmiths, Charlie 1 Horse Hats, Durango Boots, Cavender’s, and The Cowboy Channel. Singer/songwriter Stephanie Quayle will also serve as a keynote speaker.
A private live concert by Big Sky Music recording artist, and Wrangler endorsee, Stephanie Quayle, will cap off the evening for the expected 350 guests.
The mission of COWGIRL 30 Under 30 is to seek out and publicly recognize young women who are making a name for themselves within the Western industry. Whether they be corporate executives, professional athletes, media professionals, performers, or working cowgirls, it is COWGIRL 30 Under 30’s aim to shed light and show just how vital these young and talented women are to its industry. COWGIRL 30 Under 30 also strives to create and grow a network of individuals who can serve as role models and mentors for the future leaders of our industry.