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Allergan Launches #ActuallySheCan(SM) Mentorship, Sharing Inspirational Portraits And Interviews Of Women In Entertainment, Sports And Business

Allergan plc
Posted on: 11 Oct 16

PR Newswire

DUBLIN, Oct. 11, 2016

DUBLIN, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ActuallySheCanSM, the female empowerment campaign by Allergan, today unveiled a striking series of portraits shot by celebrated photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to announce the launch of #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, providing young women with inspirational advice.

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Award-winning Inez and Vinoodh have created portraits of actress Chloë Grace Moretz, Olympic gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas, actress Gabourey Sidibe, supermodel and entrepreneur Iman, and television host and CEO Amanda de Cadenet, alongside their mentors or mentees – women who have meaningfully impacted their lives or whom they have supported in turn. The portraits include Amanda with her daughter Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor; Chloë Grace with her mother and manager Teri Moretz; Gabourey Sidibe with producer Lisa Cortes; Iman and fashion icon Bethann Hardison; and Gabby Douglas with her sister Arielle Hawkins. The resulting images – evocative, intimate and beautiful – poetically capture the power of female mentorship.

To bring their mentorship advice to the campaign's audience, ActuallySheCan is pleased to release a series of video interviews of these accomplished women in discussion with TV host Amanda de Cadenet.  These intimate and candid conversations about personal challenges and perseverance will offer advice to inspire young women as they embark on their careers and find their unique paths to achieve their personal goals.

"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.

This October, ActuallySheCan joins forces with TEDWomen – an inspirational organizer of conferences dedicated to celebrating the power of women creators and change-makers – for the first #ActuallySheCan Mentorship Live event, providing young women the opportunity to engage with and seek advice from a reputable network of female leaders across a variety of fields today. The event, which is in partnership with TEDWomen but does not confer admission to the TEDWomen 2016 conference, will be hosted in San Francisco and will be free to attend with tickets available from

"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.

#ActuallySheCan has amassed a national following with inspiring content and experiences that resonate with contemporary young women, creating meaningful, confidence-fueled experiences and content for its audience. Through the use of their official hashtag, #ActuallySheCan, the campaign has built an online platform for women to express their own goals, as well as perpetuate a larger conversation around female achievement and well-being.

To learn more about #ActuallySheCan Mentorship, visit or register for updates at

Notes to Editors:

ActuallySheCan is a campaign that aims to start a movement and important dialogue around modern female empowerment, celebrating young women and their ambitions. Through the use of the dedicated hashtag #ActuallySheCan, the campaign has created a platform upon which women can express their own goals, as well as perpetuate a larger conversation around female achievement and well-being.

About Allergan's Women's Healthcare 
Allergan is a leader in women's health care, dedicated to developing and commercializing best-in-class pharmaceuticals to help support the health and wellness of women.  Allergan takes a holistic approach to women's healthcare and provides HCPs and their patients with high quality medications. Allergan is committed to ensuring that women have access to information to help make decisions about their health and well-being.   

About Allergan
Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma.  Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories.

Allergan is an industry leader in Open Science, the Company's R&D model, which defines our approach to identifying and developing game-changing ideas and innovation for better patient care. This approach has led to Allergan building one of the broadest development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry with 65+ mid-to-late stage pipeline programs in development.

Our Company's success is powered by our more than 15,000 global colleagues' commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live healthier lives everyday.

For more information, visit Allergan's website at

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, its TEDWomen conference and its TEDGlobal conferences—then made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

About TEDWomen
The TEDWomen conference gathers some of the world's most insightful and influential women and men to celebrate the vital ideas percolating through their dynamic and diverse communities. Blending insights from an array of disciplines and fields, TEDWomen convenes both established leaders and promising new voices. It is a vibrant platform to recognize female powerhouses driving progress and crystallizing change around the world.

Forward-Looking Statement
Statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Allergan's current perspective of existing trends and information as of the date of this release. Except as expressly required by law, Allergan disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from Allergan's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Allergan's business. These factors include, among others, the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of FDA approvals or actions, if any; the impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance of and continued demand for Allergan's products; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Allergan's periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to Allergan's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 (such periodic public filings having been filed under the "Actavis plc" name). Except as expressly required by law, Allergan disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


Grace O'Donnell: Mission Media
(212) 219-2787 

Lisa Kim: Allergan
(714) 246-3843

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