Making Their Mark

| September 29, 2014 | Parties

In the midst of pre-Emmy madness, scores of standout personalities gathered at the Skirball Center to commend three outstanding ladies—actress and philanthropist Sophia Bush; top NASCAR executive Lesa France Kennedy; and producer, director and Academy Award-winning writer Callie Khouri— while generating awareness for building a world-class museum in Washington, D.C., devoted to celebrating and preserving the accomplishments of American women: the National Women’s History Museum. Upon sitting down for an elegant three-course brunch, guests were treated to the sounds of musician Malina Moye, who graciously wove through tables to the stage while performing. Inspiring opening remarks by NWHM President and CEO Joan Wages emphasized the importance of having a 100 percent privately funded museum devoted to educating the public on women’s incredible contributions to our nation. “When girls learn about accomplished women in history, they become more aware of possibilities in their own lives,” said Wages. “Clearly, teaching young boys and girls about women’s history, showing them examples of high achieving women and encouraging them to pursue their dreams regardless of gender is critical” she said. –Photography by Matt Sayles and Robert Todd Williamson/AP IN VISION


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