Magazine article Variety

Power of Women

Magazine article Variety

Power of Women

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Variety's Power of Women luncheon, presented by Lifetime, gathered an intimate group of some of the most philanthropic women in Hollywood - including honorees Michelle Pfeiffer, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Clarkson, Octavia Spencer and Patty Jenkins - at an exclusive luncheon.

This year's program was kicked offby host Judd Apatow, who provided a mix of comedy and seriousness when addressing not only the trailblazing women in the room but recent events in the news, from Harvey Weinstein to Donald Trump.

In a week that saw scandal emerge from the industry after "decades and decades of abuse of power [and] sense of entitlement" from powerful men, Variety co-editor-in-chief Claudia Eller was glad to acknowledge the women speaking up and speaking out right now and implored more to do so.

This year's honorees included a cross-section of entertainment leaders from film, television and music, who were recognized for giving "voices to the voiceless" by working with organizations ranging from environmental and education programs to children's and animal rights' groups. …

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