Female stars and business leaders will unite to help build affordable housing in San Fernando Valley this weekend.
Among those taking part are T’keyah Crystal Keymah (Cosby/That’s So Raven), Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Allison Haislip (The Voice), Anneliesse Vander Pol (That’s So Raven), Carla Ortiz (Land of the Astronauts), Dawnn Lewis (A Different World), Kristina Guerrero, (E! News), Laura Leighton (Pretty Little Liars), Margaret Laurena Kemp (Children of God), Marion Ramsey (Police Academy), Rebecca Holden (Knight Rider), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), as well as Days of Our Lives stars Arianne Zucker, Camila Banus, Kate Mansi, Louise Sorel, Peggy McCay and Tamara Braun. Also taking part will be Bold & the Beautiful stars Adrianne Frantz, Ashley Jones and Heather Tom, as well as Young and The Restless stars Kate Linder, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Michelle Stafford.
Habitat For Humanity are partnering with the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) for the event. EIC is encouraging film and television producers to elevate the importance of science, engineering and technology careers as viable options for youth and seeks to strengthen how engineers and scientists are portrayed in entertainment media space. So in addition to the many stars, writers and producers, the event will feature women who have excelled in non-traditional careers, from industry executives to construction trades to the space program.
“We wanted to do more than just have a day where women build. We wanted to join together and mentor others to be active agents of change to make a better community for themselves and their neighbors. The women coming to this event are at the tops of their professions and want to encourage others by their example, and by sharing their success,” says Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV CEO Donna Deutchman.
The Women Empowerment Build is open to members of the public who pre-register, and takes place from 9am-3pm on Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 at 12600 Carl St, Pacoima. More information can be found here.