Step Up Women’s Network to Honor Julie Bowen, Trina Turk and Nina Jacobson at 2013 Inspiration Awards

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Annual Red Carpet Philanthropic Luncheon Set for May 31 at the Beverly Hilton

Step Up Women's Network will honor Emmy Award-winning actress Julie Bowen; CEO, designer and entrepreneur Trina Turk; and producer and Color Force CEO Nina Jacobson at its Inspiration Awards, May 31 at the Beverly Hilton.

The fundraising luncheon celebrates professional and philanthropic accomplishment, honoring influencers, executives and Step Up members and teens alike. This year marks the organization’s 15th year of service and its 10th annual Inspiration Awards luncheon.

“We’re excited to recognize Julie, Trina, and Nina, whose professional and philanthropic achievements have distinctly inspired women and girls,” Step Up CEO Jenni Luke said. “This year’s Inspiration Awards will showcase 15 years of Step Up’s impact of bridging communities of professional women and underserved teen girls for mentorship. Mentorship enables everyone to identify potential in each other, and this event truly ignites fulfillment of that potential.”

Actresses Ariel Winter and Carrie Fisher and InStyle editor Glynis Costin will serve as Inspiration Awards presenters.

The red carpet afternoon includes a networking reception featuring a style lounge by The Container Store and a luxury handbag and jewelry silent auction. During the program, guests will hear from Step Up’s Class of 2013, which has been sponsored this year by Lifetime Television.

Other sponsors include U.S. Bank; Dogeared; Neutrogena; Accenture; Barr Insurance Services; CBS; Chuck | Birkett | Tsoong LLP; City National Bank; Creative Artists Agency; Decipher; Dentons; Dermalogica; Disney | ABC Television Group; Ernst & Young LLP; Google; Jackson Lewis LLP; KPMG LLP; Liberman Zerman Management; Lionsgate; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Paradigm; Raytheon; Sony Pictures Entertainment; Trina Turk; Twentieth Century Fox; VOR Management, Inc.; Westfield; Wigot; WME; The Brunswick Group; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Resurrecting Venus by Cynthia Occelli; Taco Bell; United Talent Agency; Amy Tierney/Thrive Images; Ink & Press PR; and media partners InStyle, Angeleno and Variety.


Step Up is a nonprofit membership organization igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential. Step Up creates and implements impactful after-school and weekend programs that empower teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound, and career-ready; propels professional women through connections, collaborations, and continuous development; and inspires its network to invest in the future success of girls through mentorship and financial support. Connect at

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