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Kate Hudson gives advice to teen girls at leadership forum

Kate Hudson spoke to teenage girls at the ANNpower Leadership Forum, a program which features female speakers from the worlds of business, entertainment and nonprofit. Kate Hudson told forum attendees to take risks and trust their own talent.

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Kate Hudson spoke to teenage girls at the ANNpower Leadership Forum.

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Actress-producer Kate Hudson says the pressure of stepping out of the shadow of her movie star mother Goldie Hawn was discouraging and daunting.

She advised girls to take a chance on their own talent and take risks as they choose a career path. Hudson spoke at the ANNpower Leadership Forum, a week-long program that unites teens from across the country with women leaders in business, entertainment and nonprofit.

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The "Almost Famous" star and Ann Taylor spokeswoman is a member of the advisory council that mentors the girls and recommends grants for community projects, from a healthy eating program to a clothing collection drive.

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Joining the actress were Ann Inc. chief executive Kay Krill and Washington non-profit Vital Voices Global Partnership chief executive Alyse Nelson.