files/pictures/picture-35.jpgLinda Simensky, Cartoon Network's VP of original animation, received one of
Girls Inc.'s four 1999 honors. With over 50 years of service, Girls Inc.
has been dedicated to helping American girls become strong, smart and bold
through educational programs. Each year the organization honors industry
execs who have helped challenge and inspire young girls across America.
Along with CBS pres. Nancy Tellem, Lifetime VP Kelly Goode Abugov, and
Entertainment VP at WB Jordan Levin, Simensky was recognized for her work
at Cartoon Network. Simensky helped bring THE POWERPUFF GIRLS to the small
screen, teaching the world that kicking criminal butts isn't just for boys.
Before arriving at Cartoon Network, Simensky was the first director of
animation at Nickelodeon and founded the New York chapter of Women in
Animation. Congratulations to Linda for all her wonderful work.
Linda Simensky has both written for and been profiled in Animation World
," Simensky ruminates on the political and other
consequences of changing jobs amidst today's boom times in the animation
in the Animation Industry -- Some Thoughts
," Simensky offers some
personal observations on the ways women make it in today's animation
Read a profile of Linda Simensky by Harvey Deneroff in his article
Independents: Five Champions