Girls Inc. Honors Ayo Davis, Sonja Hoel Perkins, Shannon Ryan, Diane Warren, and Reese Witherspoon at Annual Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon
[New York, NY] (November 10, 2016) – On Wednesday, November 16, the Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon will salute five honorees whose leadership and achievements have increased opportunities for girls and women and inspired them to embrace new possibilities
The honorees are:
Senior Vice President, Talent and Casting
ABC Entertainment Group
Sonja Hoel Perkins
Managing Director, The Perkins Fund
Founder and Chair, Project Glimmer
Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Fox Television Group
Owner, Realsongs Music Publishing
Actress, Producer, Philanthropist and
Founder, Draper James
Held at The Beverly Hilton, the event is chaired by Ambassador Nicole Avant, Former U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas; Rebecca Campbell, President, ABC Owned Television Stations and ABC Daytime; and Christina Davis, Executive Vice President, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment. It will be hosted by Maria Menounos, Anchor, E! News.
“Our 2016 honorees have broken barriers to achieve great success, opening doors for the next generation of women leaders,” said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO. “These women serve as exceptional examples for girls of what’s possible through hard work, dedication, and a commitment to excellence.”
For over 20 years, the Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon has acknowledged the achievements of many remarkable trailblazers. Honorees are paired with Girls Inc. National Scholars who share personal stories of overcoming challenges and how the honoree has motivated her to achieve her academic, personal, and career goals.
The event raises funds to support Girls Inc. in delivering life-changing programs and experiences to girls across the United States and Canada.
Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Reception: 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon: 12:00 p.m.
Tracy Katsky Boomer
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs
Thomas W. Lynch
Mary Lea Wagner
PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE DURING RECEPTION WITH R.S.V.P. ONLY. PRESS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ARRIVE AT 10:45 A.M.
About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges they face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Trained staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe and where girls find a sisterhood of support with shared drive, mutual respect, and high expectations. Hands-on, research-based programs provide girls with the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls.
At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Join us at girlsinc.org