Girls Inc. Honors Holly Robinson Peete, Gelila Assefa Puck, Lynne Segall, Shelley Zalis, and Cyma Zarghami at Annual Los Angeles Luncheon
NEW YORK, NY (November 3, 2015) – On Wednesday, November 18, the annual Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon will salute five women whose extraordinary accomplishments have increased opportunities for women and girls, and inspired them to overcome challenges and succeed.
The honorees are:
Holly Robinson Peete
Actress, Author, and Co-Founder
Gelila Assefa Puck
Education Activist and Philanthropist
Women’s Global Health Advocate
Haute Couture Designer
Lynne A. Segall
Executive Vice President
The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard
Founder & CEO
TFQ and The Girls’ Lounge
Corporate Vision Award:
Viacom Kids and Family Group:
CMT, Nickelodeon, TV Land
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; Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., President and Founder, The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women & Girls; and Jennifer Salke, President, Entertainment, NBCUniversal.
It is hosted by Shaun Robinson, Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV host, Access Hollywood (’00-’15), author, Exactly As I Am and producer.
“Women leaders are key to inspiring the next generation,” said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO. “Our 2015 honorees demonstrate what’s possible when girls set high expectations for themselves and boldly pursue their goals. We honor them for their professional excellence and their desire to provide many more opportunities for women and girls.”
Each honoree is paired with a Girls Inc. National Scholar who will speak about overcoming challenges and share how the honoree’s incredible achievements and drive inspires them. The event raises funds to support Girls Inc. in delivering life-changing programs and experiences to girls across the United States and Canada with the mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The Beverly Hilton, International Ballroom
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Reception: 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Tracy Katsky Boomer
Renee Fraser, Ph.D.
Tom and Christine Lynch
About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls 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.
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