The White House Project – a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which works to advance a richly diverse, critical mass of women into leadership positions – has announced it will honor leaders in business, politics and popular culture at an event hosted by Geena Davis.

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.

Being honored at the event are:

  • Susan L. Taylor, Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine will receive The Marie C. Wilson ‘Impact’ Award.
  • James S. Turley, Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young, will receive The EPIC ‘Go Lead’ Award.
  • Jack Lofton and Keith Patterson, Co-Directors of the upcoming documentary Ann Richards’ Texas will receive The EPIC ‘Go Run’ Award.

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.”

Recent past awardees and presenters include Geena Davis, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, Rosario Dawson, Melissa Etheridge, Billie Jean King, Kathleen Turner, Diane von Furstenberg and many other influential women.

Find out more about the event here.

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