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Girls, Inc. honors animated women

Girls, Inc. (formerly Girls Clubs of America), a U.S. non-profit organization devoted to helping every girl become strong, smart and bold, has announced that six women in the childrens entertainment industry will be honored at its annual celebration luncheon. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The honorees are: Margaret Loesch, president of Jim Henson Television Worldwide; Sue Rose, creator and executive producer of the animated series, Pepper Ann; Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Cable Networks and president of The Disney Channel; Brenda Laurel, founder of Purple Moon; Donna Brown Guillaume, executive producer at Confetti Entertainment Company; and Meryl Marshall, executive producer at Two Oceans Entertainment Group. In addition, a corporate vision award will be presented to Los Angeles-based animation studio, Klasky Csupo. The organizations co-chairs include Betty Cohen, president of Cartoon Network Worldwide; Carol Monroe, senior vice president of programming and development at Fox Kids Network; Herb Scannell, president of Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite and Nancy Steingard, executive vice president of Universal Cartoon Studios and Universal Family Television. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will benefit Girls, Inc.s programs, which include college scholarships and a media awareness initiative called Girls Re-Cast TV. For information about the organization, or to purchase tickets for the celebration luncheon, visit