Variety has announced their honorees for its upcoming Power of Women issue and gala event later this month. The event celebrates the top women working in entertainment, who will appear on the cover and will be profiled in the publication’s annual Women’s Impact report.
This year’s honorees include Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Malala, Elizabeth Olsen and Meghan Markle. The program will be hosted by Hacks‘ Megan Stalter.
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. Last year, Kelly Rowland, Vanessa Lachey and Melissa Joan Hart were featured for the PSA.
Additionally, 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.”
See below the women to be honored on September 28 below: