The most influential women in entertainment stepped out at the amazing Power of Women event, held by our partner site, ‘Variety’ — and we’ve got all the details, and the pics.
When you think of powerful women, you can’t not think of Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and Jane Fonda. They are just three of the honorees at the 6th Annual Power of Women luncheon held on October 10 by Variety. HollywoodLife.com was inside and got a look at all the stunning women honored!
One of our favorite, and the most powerful and confident women in showbiz, is JLo, so it’s no suprising that she’s made their list. The 45-year-old attended the luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in a short, sexy, long-sleeved red and black dress. JLo is much more than a rockin’ body and stunning face — she and her sister Lynda Lopez created the Lopez Family Foundation in 2009, setting their goals on improving healthcare for children and women. The foundation first paired with Los Angeles Children’s Hospital!
Another honoree was Walk the Line star, Reese Witherspoon, who looked like the epitome of class in a red and black floral lace dress by Dolce and Gabbana. While acting is a huge passion of course, Reese has always been vocal about her love to help other women land huge roles. She runs Bruna Papandrea, Pacific Standard, a production company that specializes in just that. She now even works with Malala Yousafzia on how to create more opportunities for women.
At 76, honoree Jane Fonda, is always a sight to see — she looked absolutely stunning in an all-black, classic pants suit. She isn’t only a successful actress, but she also founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential twenty years ago in 1994! While it was a case that focused on the high rate of teen pregnancies, it continued to expand and she continued to help. Its mission now includes fitness and health — she set up the Grady Teen Clinic.
The fourth honoree is actress Viola Davis, who looked radiant in a pale green knee-length dress, paired with black pumps. She introduced the Hunger Is initiative with Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Her goal to end childhood hunger began a mission she put her heart to. While currently starring on How to Get Away with Murder, the star realized that after she grew up in a family of poverty; now she’s set out to help others who are unfortunate.
Donna Langley was the final honoree — a truly honorable woman. The chairman of Universal Pictures, is one of the only women in such a dominant position, but that doesn’t keep her from working to help others. She is a strong part of the nonprofit organization, Vital Voices, which helps women with leadership roles.
Click through our gallery of pics from Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon and read more about it here!
— Emily Longeretta