GirlPower 2015 Honorees
And the Amazing Women from the Cast of Jane the Virgin
Media Role Model Award
Gina Rodriguez, Ivonne Coll & Andrea Navedo
The GirlPower Awards Luncheon benefits A Place Called Home programs for youth in South Central Los Angeles, particularly the APCH GirlPower PROJECT — a year-long program that inspires inner-city ‘tweens and teens to discover the beauty and strength of their minds and spirits, and teaches them skills that will empower them to transition into womanhood and lead productive lives.
THE GirlPower AWARDS celebrate women who have empowered themselves and achieved success in their professional and personal lives by giving back.
Louise Hamagami *Past Honoree
Betty Graham *Past Honoree
Amber Riley *Past Honoree
10:00 am – Reception and Boutique
12:00 pm – Luncheon and Program
Shondrella Avery *Past Honoree
Robyn Browning is responsible for the operation, fundraising and charitable efforts of the Herbalife Family Foundation, including management of the worldwide Casa Herbalife program.
Browning is a seasoned, nonprofit professional specializing in fund development reorganization and capacity building. As a native of Los Angeles, she has served in a leadership role for numerous nonprofits and higher education institutions in the areas of women’s health, social service and the arts for over 19 years. Prior to joining Herbalife, she served as director of development, major and gift planning at California State University, Los Angeles. She earlier served as vice president of marketing and resource development at Bethlehem Centers of Nashville, which promotes positive life choices for Middle Tennessee residents, where her accomplishments included the creation of a major giving program, resulting in the organization’s largest one-time gift from an individual.
Browning’s nonprofit experience also includes Meharry Medical College, Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Over the course of her career, she has served professional and civic organizations and has educated peers and their organizational leadership in the areas of board development, all aspects of fundraising and small shop capacity building for the past ten years. She has served as a member of the board of directors for the Junior League of Los Angeles, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Arthritis Foundation, and Saint Francis Hospital Foundation. Currently, she serves on the board of A Place Called Home.
Lisa Licht is SVP of Marketing Partnerships and Platforms at Yahoo. She is currently responsible for securing key partnerships for Yahoo’s initiatives, oversees all Yahoo events as well as marketing for Video and Lifestyle. In 2014, she led the Live Nation partnership with daily streamed concerts as well as the second Y On the Road series and key partnerships with Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor and others.
Lisa joined Yahoo from Hasbro, where she set the strategic direction for entertainment and licensing initiatives. As GM of Hasbro Studios, she staffed and produced award-winning shows like My Little Pony and Transformers Prime. Licht also led the team who created unprecedented partnerships with McDonald’s, Toyota, Duracell and Carnival Cruise line.
Lisa held several senior-level posts at Twentieth Century Fox, including EVP of Global Marketing Partnerships. She is credited with launching some of the biggest promotional programs in Fox’s history including Ice Age, X-Men 2, Fantastic 4 and The Simpsons Movie (named Best of the Decade by Advertising Age).
Lisa has three awesome kids and is married to Andy Licht.
People’s Choice Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Ivonne Coll is a theater, television, and film actress from Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Her film debut as “Redheaded Yolanda” in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather II helped her discover her passion for acting, becoming one of the first Latin actresses to cross over and work consistently in Hollywood.
Her award-winning variety show in Puerto Rico, Una Chica Llamada Ivonne Coll (A Girl Called Ivonne Coll) (1972-74) provided the perfect opportunity to showcase her many talents which included singing, dancing and acting. She represented Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe Pageant in 1967. In 1972 she was the star of the USO Tour Puerto Rico Sings for the troops stationed in Vietnam. In 1988 Coll had the stellar role in Cuqui a Woman Like You produced by WAPA TV.
Ivonne Coll had the fortune of training in drama among others with Lee Strasberg, comedy with Lucille Ball and musical theater with David Craig.
Broadway credits include Tony Award Nominated Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare on Broadway: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, and Goodbye Fidel.
Regional Theater performances include playing the title role in Mother Courage at Berkley Repertory Theater and La Jolla Playhouse. Other regional work include Chicago’s Goodman Theater, Princenton’s McCarter Theater, Mark Tapper Forum, San Diego Rep, Arizona Theater Company and San Jose Rep Theater.
Awards received include: the People’s Choice Award, (Jane The Virgin) TCA’s Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming (Switched at Birth), Eternity Award Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, ACE Award NY Hispanic Media (Orinoco), Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival Best Actress (De Pura Cepa), Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Performance San Diego Critics Circle (Adoration of the Old Woman), Agueybana de Oro Best Supporting Actress (Coralito).
Award nominations include: Golden Globe (Jane The Virgin), Jefferson Award as Best Supporting Actress (Electricidad) Actor’s Equity Association and Best Actress (Mother Courage) by the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle.
Film credits among others include: Waking the Dead, (Polygram), Lean on Me (WB) Instinct (Touchstone Pictures), Into Deep (Miramax), The Pest (Tristar), A Rainy Day (Universal) and Hemingway & Gelhorn (HBO.)
Coll is currently starring as a series regular on Jane The Virgin (CW.) Other television credits include Switched at Birth (ABC Family) Teen Wolf (MTV) Glee (Fox) East Los High (Hulu), Nip Tuck (FX), An American Family (PBS) Six Feet Under (HBO), NYPD Blue (Fox ), The Practice (Fox), ER (NBC), Heroes (NBC), Crossing Jordan (NBC), Judging Amy (Fox), Saturday Night Live (NBC) Cold Case (CBS), Joan of Arcadia (CBS), LA LAW (Fox), Wings (CBS), Without a Trace (CBS), and CSI (CBS.)
Film and theater critic Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune calls Ivonne Coll “A formidable actress” as she continues to deliver breakthrough performances on television, film and theater.
Ivonne Coll is a proud member of the Television Academy.
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