In this four-part video series, BMW celebrates powerful women from around the state who are raising the bar and making a significant impact on their communities.

Chances are, Kris Budden has graced your television screen at one time or another. Her reporting career has taken her from Charlottesville to Knoxville to San Diego, and culminated with her dream job at ESPN in Texas. Now back in Dallas, the city she has always called home, Kris is a college sports sideline reporter for football, basketball, and baseball. When not on the field, she offers her expertise as a correspondent for the College Sports Today radio show and maximizes time with her kids. Budden is making waves in her male-dominated industry, covering some of the most anticipated games and earning countless recognitions along the way. 

Catch the highlights of this motivated mom/moderator taking on her day in the all-electric BMW i4 M50.

With a career dedicated to the arts, Khori Dastoor has brought her passion and vision to the Houston Grand Opera as General Director and CEO since 2021. Dastoor’s work in this role focuses on cultivating talent, funding, and arts administration after being a performing lyric soprano across the globe. Diversity and inclusivity are beliefs that she seeks to bring not only to the stage, but by making arts and culture accessible to the surrounding community. This access has come in the form of initiatives like the new media studio, HGO Digital, which provided 35 countries a livestream of their 2021 company world premiere of The Snowy Day. This proud parent and performer, Dastoor also serves on the Board of Directors for Opera America and is a founding member and mentor for the Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color. 

Take a look behind the curtain with Dastoor as she spends her day in the all-electric BMW iX M60 in the next installment of Electric Women.

Part of the third generation operating the iconic Mi Tierra Café Y Panaderia in San Antonio, Cariño Cortez is more than just a chef. After obtaining a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Cortez went on to work at three, Michelin-starred restaurants in New York. Cariño has since been elevating the Mi Tierra brand promoting their line of soups and sauces, while also publishing her first children’s book, Camilla la Magica Makes Tamales. The traditions and pillars of the family have become a part of San Antonio culture, each generation embracing and adding their own touch which has kept seats filled since 1941. Follow Cariño around the Mission City in the all-electric, BMW iX in this second installment of Electric Women. 

Now CEO of Feeding Texas, the largest hunger-relief organization in Texas, Celia Cole previously spent 14 years as a senior policy analyst with the Center for Public Policy Priorities, focusing on food and nutrition, welfare, and family economic security issues. A network of 21 food banks across 254 counties, Feeding Texas helps support over 5 million Texans annually. BMW, in part with Feeding America is on the Drive to End Hunger. For the month of November, BMW will be donating approximately 200 meals to Feeding America for every vehicle sold. Go behind the scenes with Celia in the all-electric BMW i4 in the first installment of Electric Women.