HOSTED BY ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER GEENA DAVIS
CELEBRATING THE NEW FACE OF LEADERSHIP
The EPIC Awards celebrates those who are igniting the leadership of women.
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.
The 10th Anniversary White House Project EPIC Awards Gala celebrates those who support and transform the leadership of women.
Academy Award® 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 Pelosky.
Tiffany Dufu, 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.”
THE 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.
- Marie 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 Business
- Jack Lofton 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 Be” Award.
Sponsors for 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.
About 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. It generates worldwide media coverage every year.
About The White House Project:
The 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.
This 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.
For more information, go to: www.TheWhiteHouseProject.org/EPIC