York, New York – The White House Project, a
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which works to advance a
richly diverse, critical mass of women into leadership
positions, today announced it will honor leaders in
business, politics and popular culture.
Anniversary White House Project EPIC Awards Gala
celebrates those who support and transform the leadership of
Winner and White House Board Member Geena Davis, will
host The EPIC Awards on Thursday, April 5th
at the IAC building in New York City. Co-Chairs for The
10th Annual White House Project EPIC Awards
are Michael Balaoing, Danielle Hootnick and Mahsa
President of The White House Project, believes that “when we
show positive role models of women and girls, we are shaping
their ambitions and their contributions to lead.
“We are thrilled to have
Geena Davis as our host. Susan Taylor has helped generations
of women to see themselves as powerful change agents. James
Turley leads a culture where women can bring their full
selves to the table. Lofton and Patterson have brought to
the screen the story of one of the most authentic and
dynamic leaders of our time.”
2012 WHITE HOUSE PROJECT EPIC AWARDS ARE:
Susan L. Taylor,
Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement &
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine
will receive The Marie C. Wilson ‘Impact’ Award.
Igniting the leadership of the next generation of leaders
to to follow their dreams.
James S. Turley,
Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young, will receive The EPIC
‘Go Lead’ Award.
EPIC Go Lead
Award: Igniting Women's Leadership in
and Keith Patterson,
Co-Directors of the upcoming documentary Ann Richards’
Texas will receive The EPIC ‘Go Run’ Award.
EPIC Go Run
Award: Igniting Women's Leadership in Politics
The Barbie “I Can
The White House Project EPIC Awards include:
American Express OPEN,
Barbie, Barclays Wealth, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Barbara
Bridges, Chadick Ellig, Geena Davis, Deutsche Bank, Ernst &
Young, Google, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Morgan Stanley,
Navigant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Target, Temin & Company,
Walmart and James Wetrich.
Recent past awardees and
presenters include Geena Davis, Lisa Cortes, Kerry
Washington, Meryl Streep, Rosario Dawson, AnnaSophia Robb,
Melissa Etheridge, Kathleen Kennedy, Billie Jean King,
Abigail Disney, Kari Matchett, Anita Hill, Ambassador Swanee
Hunt, Mariane Pearl, Kathleen Turner, Diane von
Furstenberg and many other influential women.
The White House Project EPIC Awards:
The EPIC Awards Gala
is an inspiring, high-impact
event with more than 400 leaders in business and politics,
all who share a commitment to shaping the next generation of
skilled, talented, innovative leaders.
generates worldwide media coverage every year.
About The White House
White House Project
ignites the leadership of women in business and politics. We
connect, coach and educate an ever-expanding alumnae network
of more than 13,000 nationwide. With a focus on women ages
21-35, we activate the ambition, creativity, and skills
necessary for innovative and effective leadership.
year marks the 10th Anniversary of The EPIC Awards.
For the last decade, this annual White House Project event
has celebrated leaders who ignite the leadership of women
in business, politics and popular culture.
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