9th Variety's Power of Women Luncheon, LA

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Affair: 9th Variety's Power of Women Luncheon

When: Friday, October 9, 2015

Hot Spot: Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: Friday, October 9, 2015 was the ninth installment of Variety’s Power of Women luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons on October 9, 2015.  The event, in partnership with Lifetime Television, gathered an intimate group of Hollywood’s most philanthropic women who have been selected as Variety’s “Lifetime Impact Honorees.” Through their humanitarian efforts, these women have made a significant difference in their chosen causes. Variety’s Power of Women event is tied to its annual Women’s Impact Report, which profiles the most impactful women working in the entertainment industry this year. Each of the honorees were featured on the front cover of the Women’s Impact issue of Variety on October 6th. The Power of Women event, which expanded two years ago to include a New York City luncheon in the spring, is now in its seventh year. Variety is, once again, pleased to have the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) as its charity partner for this event. EIF is matching the Variety Foundation’s donations to each of this year’s honorees’ charities.

This year’s honorees: Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominated actress Salma Hayek Pinault (CHIME FOR CHANGE), Tony Award® and Academy Award® nominatedactress Anna Kendrick (The Trevor Project), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow (L.A. Kitchen), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominated actress and media mogul Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation), and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (Room to Read). This year, Variety added a new honor to the program. The EmPOWerment Award was given to Chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film, Jim Gianopulos.

Spotted: Tracee Ellis Ross emceed the event. Additional attendees and presenters included: Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia), TV personality Amanda de Cadenet, Jenna DewanTatum (Supergirl), Ava DuVernay (presented to Oprah), model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jaime King (Hart of Dixie), Lisa Kudrow (presented to Anna Kendrick), Amy Landecker (Transparent), Bethany Mota (presented to Susan Wojcicki), Ryan Murphy (presented to Gwyneth Paltrow), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Jada Pinkett Smith (presented to Salma Hayek Pinault), Yara Shahidi (Blackish), TV personality/model Molly Sims, YouTuber/comedian Lilly Singh, Ashley Tisdale (Clipped), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Returned), Reese Witherspoon (presented to Jim Gianopulos), Constance Zimmer (UnREAL), designer/stylist Rachel Zoe and more.

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

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