The Jane the Virgin star will pull double duty as producer and host of the inaugural Marie Claire Young Women's Honors, which Gina hopes will inspire youths and encourage her fellow females to embrace their "unlimited potential".

A statement released by the 32-year-old reads: "As a young Latina, I had to break down barriers and overcome naysayers. When you see someone following their dreams, it gives you allowance to follow your own."

Gina will chair the panel of judges who will select the first honourees from the fields of technology, science, and education, among others.

The Marie Claire Young Women's Honors will air on America's CW network in December (16).