Variety's Power of Women Event Presented By Lifetime Announces Honorees Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Ava Duvernay, Oprah Winfrey and More

VARIETY POWER OF WOMEN EVENT PRESENTED BY LIFETIME ANNOUNCES HONOREES HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON AND CHELSEA CLINTON, AVA DUVERNAY AND OPRAH WINFREY, MALALA, AND ELIZABETH OLSEN

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2022) – Variety is pleased to announce the honorees for their upcoming Power of Women issue and event on Wednesday, September 28th. The event, in partnership with Lifetime, celebrates the Power of Women honorees, who will appear on the cover of the issue, as well as the women profiled in the publication’s annual Women’s Impact Report, which highlights the top women working in entertainment.

This year’s honorees include Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, who will be speaking about the importance of celebrating women and sharing their stories, as they do in their upcoming eight-part Apple TV+ documentary series “Gutsy,” premiering on September 9; Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, who will highlight the importance of hiring female directors as they did throughout the production of “Queen Sugar” currently airing it’s seventh and final season on OWN; Extracurricular Productions president and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala, who will be speaking about young people in film and television and supporting the Pillars Artist Fellowship; and award-winning actress, producer, and star of Marvel’s WandaVision and this summer’s blockbuster “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, Elizabeth Olsen, will be speaking about her support of the The Rape Foundation / Stuart House. The program will be hosted by Megan Stalter, the breakout star of “Hacks”.

As part of the evening, Lifetime will debut this year’s Stop Breast Cancer for Life PSA, featuring music icon Patti LaBelle in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The PSA spotlights the statistic that black women are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group and urges all women to get their mammograms as early detection helps save lives.

As a Premiere Partner, Google will present the Social Impact Award to Jacqueline Martinez Garcel for the impact she has made as the CEO of the Latino Community Foundation, an independent statewide foundation with a mission to invest in Latino leaders throughout California.

“We’re excited to once again put the Power of Women spotlight on groundbreaking and accomplished female leaders,” said Variety’s co-editor-in-chief, Cynthia Littleton. “We’re honored to salute those who are making a difference for equity, inclusion and excellence in our industry and making an enormous difference in the wider world through their philanthropic efforts. We’re grateful to Lifetime for their unwavering support of this franchise that is a labor of love for everyone at Variety. This year’s gathering under the stars at the Wallis promises to be another can’t-miss night.”

“We are honored to continue our partnership with Variety to showcase these incredible women that continue to entertain us, enlighten us and empower us,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime & LMN.

Premiere sponsors include Google and DIRECTV. The official sponsor is City National Bank.

Exclusive, curated gift bags will be given to honorees and guests at the event with entertainment, beauty, health and fashion products, from companies including DOG PPL, Sunday Riley, Ouai and Goop. Additionally, Variety’s 2022 Women’s Impact Report Honorees will be gifted a custom bracelet courtesy of Kendra Scott.

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About Lifetime
Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(r), LMN(r), Lifetime Real Women(r) and Lifetime Digital(tm) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

About Pillars Artist Fellowship
The Pillars Artist Fellowship is presented by Pillars Fund, Riz Ahmed and Left Handed Films with sponsorship from Netflix and Amazon Studios. The fellowship is a first-of-its-kind initiative that empowers Muslim artists with the resources they need on their pathways to success. In addition to an unrestricted award of $25,000, the 2022 Pillars Artist Fellowship offers 10 emerging Muslim screenwriters and directors mentorship from industry experts on how to navigate the business of Hollywood, professional development and creative guidance in their fields, and access to a trailblazing advisory committee of award-winning Muslim actors, directors, producers and writers. Committee members include Riz Ahmed, Bisha K. Ali, Mahershala Ali, Sana Amanat, Karim Amer, Rosa Attab, Yann Mounir Demange, Lena Khan, Nida Manzoor, Hasan Minhaj, Nijla Mu’min, Jehane Noujaim, Bassam Tariq and Ramy Youssef. The fellowship comprises eight months of programming, including retreats in London, New York and Los Angeles to learn, connect and create outside the boundaries of anti-Muslim bias.

About The Rape Foundation/Stuart House
The Rape Foundation created Stuart House, an innovative, internationally recognized model for the treatment of sexually abused children. Onsite, multi-agency teams (police, prosecutors, DCFS workers) expedite investigations and child protection actions. Child victims receive 24-hour emergency medical care, forensic services, advocacy, and specialized trauma-informed therapy. All free. And all in a child- friendly facility that one child says feels like “a big hug.”

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