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Thursday, September 24 2015 19:51

Sneak-Preview: New STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE Initiative to Teach Girls that Anything Is Possible...

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While it's easy to look at something like STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE and see it as something simple, like a toy or a cartoon - there's always been something else brewing beneath the surface... a signature philosophy that "Anything is Possible." As parents like my wife and I raise daughters as part of a new generation of powerful little girls that will one day become powerful women, we often find ourselves saying those very words - "Anything is Possible" - and we believe that to be completely true. Think of all the accomplishments that Humankind has achieved - many of which just in the past 100, 50, 25 or even 10 years - and it becomes clear that even the most far-fetched or outlandish idea that some would say "can't be done" most certainly can. Tonight I'm sharing with all of you a sneak-preview of a video that will make its public debut in NYC on October 3rd - a video that all young girls should see...

This video will be shown to audiences at the #AnythingIsPossible When You #InvestInGirls and #InvestInWomen conference on Saturday, October 3 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. The event is being sponsored by Strawberry Shortcake, Ellevate Network, The Girl Scouts of Greater New York, and L’Oréal. Tickets are available now via EventBrite, with children admitted free with a paid adult.

The #AnythingIsPossible When You #InvestInGirls and #InvestInWomen conference is a celebration in advance of International Day of The Girl around the issues girls and women face today and what we can do to prepare them for careers and workplace leadership. The inspirational day will begin with networking and transition into a series of fireside chats with thought leaders who represent each stage of a girl’s life. Children will be invited into an interactive room featuring Budge Studio Apps and other toys, games and entertainment for young girls.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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