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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM AND GLAMOUR PRESENT 4th ANNUAL WOMEN MAKING HISTORY EVENT
Viola Davis, Diane Warren, and Gale Anne Hurd Accept Awards
(L-R) Editor in Chief of Glamour Magazine Cindi Leive, actress Viola Davis, and and President and CEO, National Women’s History Museum, Joan Wages attend the 4th Annual Women Making History Brunch presented by the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine at Skirball Cultural Center on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for National Women’s History Museum)
Critically acclaimed actress and philanthropist Viola Davis, accomplished Grammy winning songwriter Diane Warren and award-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in film and the arts at an exclusive pre-Emmy brunch hosted by the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM), its Los Angeles Regional Council along with Glamour. The event commemorated the achievements of women and expanded awareness of the Museum and the importance of preserving women’s history.
Through their philanthropic and professional endeavors, each of these women are considered outstanding examples of what women can accomplish. The awards were presented by Maria Bello, Leona Lewis and Kim Dickens. On accepting their awards, each honoree noted the importance of women’s contributions to the film and entertainment industry and the significance of a physical building that would record these contributions for future generations.
In a preview of her Emmy acceptance speech, Davis shared that ‘It is her mission in life to make women of color a part of the narrative in our business; for our stories to be told and for there to be no limits on the absolute expansiveness of our lives.”
Actress Frances Fisher speaks onstage during the 4th Annual Women Making History Brunch presented by the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine at Skirball Cultural Center on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for National Women’s History Museum)
Warren noted the steady increase of women as heads of companies, but said women should just be recognized for their work. “We hear that there are women directors, women producers, women songwriters, why do we have to be in a box? We’re just directors, producers, actors songwriters. Do they say male producers, directors?”
Hurd, who noted her own mentorship from famed producer/screenwriter Debra Hill, shared her own intentions to feature women prominently in her film and movie projects. “Women’s stories are just as compelling as men and often, I think, even more.”
Other notable guests in attendance included Amy Brenneman, Brianna Brown, Anna Chlumsky, Jackie Cruz, Francis Fisher, Taryn Manning, Ana Ortiz and Kate Walsh among others.
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“We are delighted to join with our LA Council to honor these three remarkable women,” said Joan Wages, NWHM President and CEO. “The countless achievements and contributions women have made in shaping this nation have been left out of the historical narrative and it’s beyond time to correct the record. We are committed to integrating women’s history into the American mainstream; in doing so, we will ensure that future generations will recognize the tremendous value women bring to society.”
Actress Maria Bello (L) and singer Leona Lewis attend the 4th Annual Women Making History Brunch presented by the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine at Skirball Cultural Center on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for National Women’s History Museum)
NWHM’s mission is to educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future by integrating women’s distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. A key element of advancing that mission is tobuild a world-class museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The event was held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA where guests enjoyed manicures by sponsor Essie and music curated by DJ Daisy O’Dell.
For more information on NWHM or to become a member, please visit http://www.nwhm.org.
About the National Women’s History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM, Inc.) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the general public about the diverse historic contributions of women and raising awareness about the critical need for a national women’s history museum in our nation’s capital. Currently located online at www.nwhm.org, the Museum’s goal is to build a world-class, permanent museum on or near the National Mall that will herald and display the collective history of American women. A Congressional Commission has been established that is charged with producing a feasible plan, which would include the governance, fundraising, location and organizational structure of the museum. For additional information visit NWHM.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Glamour is the biggest fashion and beauty magazine brand in its competitive set, reaching an all-time high of one out of eight American women, with 12.2 million print readers and 9 million unique users online. Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, honoring print and digital excellence, and General Excellence for its category. Its content is available in an iPad edition, apps, podcasts, and books—including two New York Times best sellers. In 2013 Glamour launched its video channel, which now boasts 43 video series and has received substantial critical accolades, including a 2014 National Magazine Award for Video and a Television Academy honor. In 2014 Glamour launched Lipstick.com, Glamour’s stand-alone beauty site and Condé Nast’s first-ever digital spin-off. With a robust social strategy across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Google+, and Tumblr, Glamour’s total social media footprint is at a record high of 52 million touchpoints. For more information, visit Glamour.com.
For press inquiries or credentials, please contact Melissa Williams, NWHM communications manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-416-1920.
(L-R) Honorees Diane Warren, Viola Davis and Gale Anne Hurd attend the 4th Annual Women Making History Brunch presented by the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine at Skirball Cultural Center on September 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for National Women’s History Museum)