Celebrating Women’s Strides in Government and Policy

Celebrating Women’s Strides in Government and Policy

Washington, DC (May 5, 2009) –  The Creative Coalition and actor Tim Daly (Co-President of The Creative Coalition) will co-host a Capitol Hill reception on Tuesday evening, May 5 with Girls Inc. to commemorate the significant strides made by women in today’s Congress and White House Administration.

The event will feature clips from the acclaimed documentary, 14 Women. The film, narrated by Annette Bening, profiles the 14 female Senators of the 109th Congress. 14 Women is part of the Spotlight Initiative, a joint project of The Creative Coalition and the film’s distributor Screen Media Films. The Spotlight Initiative promotes films with messages that serve the common good.

“The Creative Coalition is proud to partner with Girls Inc. It is because of organizations like Girls Inc. that we will never be at a loss to find the ’15th Woman.’ Girls Inc. creates opportunities for our generation to inspire our youth to move up and forward,” said Robin Bronk, Executive Director of The Creative Coalition.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this event with The Creative Coalition, who understands the importance of sharing the challenges and triumphs of today’s women trail blazers to inspire tomorrow’s leaders,” said Girls Inc. President and CEO Joyce M. Roché.

The event is being held by a grant from the ING Foundation, in conjunction with Girls Inc. Girls’ Rights Week® which recognizes girls making considerable strides in the world, and celebrates both men and women who are creating a better future for young people.


WHO: Tim Daly, Actor and Co-President of The Creative Coalition, Girls Inc

WHAT:14 Women Reception

WHEN:   Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
6:00 PM

WHERE:485 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

All press must be credentialed.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION (www.thecreativecoalition.org) The Creative Coalition is the premiere 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance

ABOUT GIRLS INCORPORATED (www.girlsinc.org) Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights.

#   #   #

CONTACT: Kelley McCormick
(202) 683-3125