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Chloe Moretz, Gabby Douglas, Gabourey Sidibe, Inez and Vinoodh, Iman Celebrate Female Mentorship

Chloe Moretz, Gabby Douglas, Gabourey Sidibe, Inez and Vinoodh, Iman Celebrate Female Mentorship
Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz and her mom

On International Day of the Girl, there is a new launch of #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, celebrating the power of women helping other women and providing young women with empowering advice on careers, relationships, health, and more.

Gabby Douglas,Gabourey Sidibe

Gabby Douglas and Lisa Cortes

World-renowned fashion photography duo Inez and Vinoodh have created portraits of five, inspirational high-profile women alongside their female mentors or mentees — namely,; Gabourey Sidibe and Lisa Cortes (award winning producer of Precious), Chloe Grace Moretz and her mother; Iman and Bethann Hardison (fashion pioneer and activist), Amanda de Cadenet and her daughter Atlanta.

 Iman, Bethann Hardison

Iman and Bethann Hardison

To accompany each portrait, video content has been created of intimate conversations of each celebrity with acclaimed interviewer Amanda de Cadenet. With candor and emotion, each woman speaks to a range of topics affecting young women today — from the role other women have played in their lives to the simplest guilty pleasures.

 Iman, Bethann Hardison

ActuallySheCan, the female empowerment campaign sponsored by Allergan, seeks to empower young women, celebrate their ambition, and help them achieve their goals. Through partnerships with organizations like Tribeca Digital Studios, Wanderlust Festival and TEDWomen, as well as celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele and Patricia Arquette, the campaign creates meaningful experiences and content designed fuel young women’s confidence.

Gabby Douglas,Gabourey Sidibe
The ActuallySheCan Mentorship, is a campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the transformative power of female mentorship in young women’s careers, in relationships, and lifestyle choices.  Mentorship has been explored through a captivating portrait series of celebrity women and their mentors, which will be spread through lifestyle and social media.  ActuallySheCan will also offer real mentorship moments for young women through a partnership with TEDWomen, as well as a new content-heavy website featuring video interviews with the faces of the campaign alongside frequently updated points of advice from inspiring and high-profile female leaders.
Amanda de Cadenet

Amanda de Cadenet and her daughter Atlanta.

To launch ActuallySheCan Mentorship, award-winning photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have created portraits of inspiring female celebrities Chloe Grace Moretz, Gabby Douglas, Gabourey Sidibe, Iman and Amanda de Cadenet, alongside women who have meaningfully impacted their lives, or who women who they have mentored in turn. The resulting images—evocative and intimate—poetically capture the power of female mentorship. In addition, ActuallySheCan will release a series of video interviews of the celebrities in discussion with television host, Amanda de Cadenet. These intimate and candid conversations about personal challenges and perseverance will offer advice to inspire young women to find their unique paths and achieve their personal goals.

Amanda de Cadenet“I attribute so much of my growth, both personally and professionally, to strong guidance from my mentors. I couldn’t be more pleased to honor that special relationship by joining forces with #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, helping young women realize the value of the counsel mentors can provide,” said Gabby Douglas, who is pictured with her mentor in the campaign’s photo shoot. 

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas and her sister

On  October 26-28, ActuallySheCan joins forces with TEDWomen 2016—an inspirational organization dedicated to celebrating the power of women creators and change-makers—for the first #ActuallySheCan Mentorship Live.  For the event, 150 young women will have the opportunity to engage with and seek advice from a host of inspiring women attending and speaking at TED conference, giving them the opportunity to engage, network and seek advice from successful women in a variety of different fields. To reserve your spot, register at

Gabby Douglas

“Each year, TEDWomen is an empowering forum where some of the world’s most insightful and influential women are able to learn from each other.  As an extension of this, we are excited to be partnering with #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, helping young women realize the power of mentorship and providing them access to a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Lisa Choi Owens, Head of Global Partnerships at TED.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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