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Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold

Girls Inc.: Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

I am proud to be a girl. I will do whatever it takes to be successful.

Watch: Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon Highlights

Each year, at our annual Luncheons, Girls Inc. recognizes remarkable leaders across an array of companies, industries, and sectors. Our honorees are shining examples of success and leadership. Their hard work and dedication have helped build a brighter future for girls and inspire them to discover their own strong, smart, and bold paths. The awards are proudly presented by our Girls Inc. National Scholars who have been selected for also demonstrating a commitment to achieving excellence. They have overcome extraordinary obstacles and challenges, and often times risen above stereotypes, to become role models for their peers, examples of success for their communities, and the leaders of tomorrow.

For a look at some of the highlights of the 2013 Girls Inc. Los Angeles Celebration Luncheon, please view the videos below.

Thank you to our sponsors whose generous support made this event possible.


Shaun Robinson, Author and Weekend Co-Anchor of Access Hollywood, kicks off the 18th Annual LA Luncheon.

Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President &CEO

Adeline, A Girls Inc. National Scholar, describes how she found success in her career with the guidance of Girls Inc.

Alicia, a Girls Inc. National Scholar, describes how Girls Inc. taught her to embrace qualities that set her apart from others.

Alicia introduces Bonnie Hammer, Chairman NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

Jennifer Salke, President, Entertainment NBCUniversal, and daughters.

Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., Girls Inc. Board Member and Founder of the Cheryl Saban Self Worth Foundation for Women & Girls

Carolin talks about how Girls Inc. exposed her to careers and industries she did not think were open to her.

Carolin introduces Giselle Fernandez, a journalist, entrepreneur and Latina activist

Zhomontee, a Girls Inc. National Scholar, describes how Girls Inc. gave her the experiences and confidence to pursue college.

Zhomontee introduces Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, Disney/ABC Television Group

Adeline introduces Mindy Kaling, Creator, Executive Producer and Writer, The Mindy Project