Girls Inc. Honors Mara Brock Akil, Nancy Dubuc, Eva Longoria, and Sheri Salata at Annual Los Angeles Luncheon

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Girls Inc. celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in the entertainment industry and the Girls Inc. National Scholars they inspire to become strong, smart, and bold leaders.

On Wednesday, November 19, the annual Girls Inc. Los Angeles Luncheon will salute four outstanding honorees who uniquely inspire girls to set goals and achieve their full potential.

The honorees are:

Mara Brock Akil
Co-President of Akil Productions
Executive Producer & Creator of Girlfriends, The Game, and Being Mary Jane

Nancy Dubuc
President and Chief Executive Officer
A+E Networks

Eva Longoria
Actor, Director, Producer, Activist
The Eva Longoria Foundation

Sheri Salata
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios

Held at The Beverly Hilton, the event is chaired by The Honorable Nicole Avant, Former U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas; Giselle Fernández, Journalist, Entrepreneur and Latina Activist; Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., Founder, Cheryl Saban Self Worth Foundation for Women & Girls; and Jennifer Salke, President, Entertainment, NBCUniversal. It is hosted by Shaun Robinson, Author, "Exactly As I Am," Co-host, Access Hollywood, and Producer.

“When girls have diverse role models in their corner, they see how they can achieve success through hard work and resilience,” said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO. “Our 2014 Los Angeles honorees are powerful women who inspire girls to develop their unique strengths and embrace new possibilities. We are thrilled to recognize them.”

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 expanding the reach of its educational programming across the United States and Canada.

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Beverly Hilton, International Ballroom
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Reception: 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Host Committee:

Bela Bajaria
Ann Blanchard
Tracy Katsky Boomer
Barbara Bouza
Jenna Boyd
Christina Davis
Samie Falvey
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Pearlena Igbokwe
Susan Levison
Thomas & Christine Lynch
Suzanna Makkos
Sue Naegle
Katherine Pope
Susan Rovner
Stephanie Savage
Robin J. Schwartz
Molly Sims
Michele Weiss
Cori Wellins
Jane Wiseman



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