Gina Rodriguez to Host & Executive Produce Marie Claire “Young Women’s Honors” Presented by Clinique on December 19th on the CW Network
First-Annual National Show Celebrating the Accomplishments of Young Women
Making a Difference in the World
LOS ANGELES – (October 6, 2016) – Award winning actress and socially conscious crusader Gina Rodriguez will serve as host and executive producer of Marie Claire “Young Women’s Honors” presented by Clinique on Monday, December 19 at 9 PM EST on The CW Network. The show will celebrate women of achievement, vision and drive who are making a difference in their respective fields including philanthropy, technology, science, education, environmentalism and more.
“My goal in creating Young Women’s Honors is to generate positivity, inclusivity, unlimited potential, and the possibility every woman is born with,” said Rodriguez. “As a young Latina, I had to break down barriers and overcome naysayers. When you see someone following their dreams, it gives you allowance to follow your own. I am very honored to be teaming up with Marie Claire and to have such amazing sponsor partners in Clinique and Lord & Taylor who all continue to support and enhance the empowerment of women.”
Honorees are selected by a prestigious blue ribbon panel including Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire; Jane Lauder, Global Brand President, Clinique; Dr. Julie Vose, Immediate Past President, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Liz Rodbell, President, of Lord and Taylor and Hudson Bay Companies; Susan N. Herman, Centennial Professor of Law/President, ACLU; Dr. Stacy Smith, Director of Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative, USC Annenberg; Michelle King, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District and Anousheh Ansari, Chairwoman, Prodea Systems/ Board of Trustees XPrize. Rodriguez will serve as Chairperson of the Panel.
“Marie Claire has a rich history of spotlighting women making a difference around the globe and I am constantly amazed by this new generation making change happen. Marie Claire Young Women’s Honors will highlight these brilliant young women, and we hope to empower future generations to come,” said Anne Fulenwider, Editor in Chief, Marie Claire.
“The Rose Award is a vital part of the Lord & Taylor heritage,” says Liz Rodbell, President of Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay. “Established in 1937, by the company President Dorothy Shaver, the award was presented for creative achievement to innovators including Eleanor Roosevelt, Diana Vreeland and Ella Fitzgerald. Lord & Taylor is excited to continue the tradition of recognizing great innovators at the inaugural Marie Claire Young Women’s Honors with a new generation of women making a difference in the world.”
The show will share untold stories of inspiration from empowered females worldwide who are breaking down barriers and debunking stereotypes. Confirmed honorees will be announced at a later time.
Gina Rodriguez and Emily Gipson will serve as executive producers for I Can & I Will Productions. Andrea Regalado as co-executive producer. Good Entertainment (Teen Choice Awards) and Primary Wave Entertainment will serve as the studio to produce and co-finance the televised awards ceremony. Michael Burg, David Guillod and Jeff Straughn will serve as executive producers, along with and Ben Silverman for Propagate Content.
About Gina Rodriguez
Named the “Next Big Thing,” one of the “Top 35 Latinos Under 35,” and the “Latina Meryl Streep” by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez stars in the critically-acclaimed CW series Jane The Virgin, winning a 2015 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical. She inspired the world with her barrier-breaking acceptance speech that the award represented, “A culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.” Time Magazine has named Rodriguez one of the 100 Most Influential People citing, “Gina is a young woman who knows her true north and orbits in a galaxy all her own. On top of that, she is talented, hardworking, salty, charming and raucous!” For additional information please visit: www.http://hereisgina.com
About Marie Claire
Marie Claire, a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, is the fashion magazine with character, substance, and depth, for women with a point of view, an opinion, and a sense of humor. Each issue is edited for a sexy, stylish, confident woman who is never afraid to make intelligence a part of her wardrobe. Marie Claire has 34 international editions and reaches more than 40 million women worldwide. The magazine was co-founded in 1937 by French industrialist Jean Prouvost and writer Marcelle Auclair, whose goal was to present the realities of life mixed with fashion and beauty coverage. The American edition is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2016 MRI/GfK at 79.5 million) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 110 million. Follow Marie Claire on Twitter at @marieclaire and Instagram and Snapchat at @marieclairemag.
About Lord & Taylor
Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States and one of the country’s premier retailers. It has built its reputation on offering high-quality fashion apparel and accessories, exciting store environments, and seamless service. Lord & Taylor operates 50 full-line locations primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., and lordandtaylor.com. It is part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio.
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