Step Up Women’s Network to Honor Christina Hendricks, Catherine Hardwicke, and Dermalogica at 2011 Inspiration Awards

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Annual red carpet philanthropic luncheon set for June 10 at the Beverly Hilton.

Step Up Women's Network will honor Emmy-nominated actress Christina Hendricks, critically-acclaimed director and writer Catherine Hardwicke, and corporate honoree Dermalogica at its eighth annual Inspiration Awards event at the Beverly Hilton on June 10. The fundraising luncheon celebrates professional and philanthropic accomplishment, honoring influencers, executives and Step Up members and teens alike.

“We’re excited to recognize Christina, Catherine, and our longtime partner Dermalogica, whose professional and philanthropic achievements have noticeably connected and advanced women and girls,” Step Up CEO Jenni Luke said. “The Inspiration Awards showcases our critical work of bridging communities of professional women and underserved teen girls for mentorship. Step Up mentorship enables everyone to see the full potential in each other, and this event truly invigorates the mentor relationships.”

Actress/writer/producer Nikki Reed and Step Up Women’s Network Founder Kaye Popofsky Kramer will serve as Inspiration Award presenters.

The event’s host committee includes Aisha Tyler, Ali Brown, Aimee Garcia, Andrea Bowen, Ashley Jones, Carri McClure, Elisabeth Rohm, Emily Della Maggiora, Emily Herakovich, Garcelle Beauvais, Gena Schaublin, Jamil Walker Smith, Jane Buckingham, Jennifer Norman, Kaye Popofsky Kramer, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Luck, Lacey Chabert, Lesley Ann Warren, Letta Nagel, Lindy Huang Werges, Lisa Gild, Lisa Sigell, Liz Dennery Sanders, Melissa George, Ming-Na, Nancy Utley, Rachel Williams, Sarah Jane Morris, Shari Wenker, Stacy Arnell, Trina Turk and Vanessa Minnillo.

The red carpet afternoon includes a pre-event networking reception featuring style lounges by Trina Turk, Dermalogica, Gilt City and Angeleno magazine. Other sponsors include Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Hard Candy; Bingham McCutchen LLP; CBS; City National Bank; comScore; Creative Artists Agency; Felice Keller Productions; Lionsgate; MILLENNIUM CORPORATE SOLUTIONS; OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network; Raytheon; U.S. Bank; Accenture; Action Learning Systems, Inc.; California Community Foundation; Disney/ABC Television Group; KPMG LLP; Marcus & Jane Buckingham; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Rogers & Cowan; SheBrand; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; United Talent Agency; Warner Bros. Entertainment; Yahoo!; and media partners W and Angeleno magazine.

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