Variety once again hosts our exclusive Power of Women event celebrating our 2011 Lifetime Impact Honorees for their impact on the philanthropic and charitable causes closest to their hearts. Each year, Variety honors a select group of women in entertainment who, through their efforts, have made a significant difference to their chosen causes and 450 invite-only guests made up of Hollywood insiders come to celebrate, support and pay tribute to the philanthropic efforts of these amazing women. The event features Variety's Philanthropy Bazaar, which provides an interactive area for guests to engage with the featured charities and participating brand partners. The goal of Variety's Power of Women is to inspire and encourage people from all walks of life to get involved, give back and make a difference.
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 31, 2011) — Variety's third annual Power of Women luncheon, set for Sept. 23 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel, will honor six women most involved in Hollywood's philanthropic efforts. Variety's Lifetime Impact Honorees are Annette Bening, Mary J. Blige, Eva Longoria, Lea Michele, Stacey Snider and Olivia Wilde, who will be recognized for making a significant difference with their chosen causes.
Luncheon will host 450 guests and include pre- and post-ceremony cocktail receptions as well as an interactive Philanthropy Bazaar, at which guests can find out more about the featured charities.
"The goal of Variety's Power of Women is to give voice to the philanthropic and charitable causes closest to our Lifetime Impact Honorees' hearts, and to utilize the influence of the entertainment community to generate momentum for these same causes," said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, VP and associate publisher, Variety.
Bening is being honored for her work with the Actors Fund, Blidge for her charity FFAWN, Longoria for her charity Eva's Heroes for special needs teens, Michele for PETA, Snider for her involvement with City Year, and Wilde for her work with Artists for Peace and Justice,
The luncheon is held in conjunction with Variety's annual Women's Impact Report and in partnership with Lifetime Television.
Variety's 2011 Power of Women event is presented by Lifetime Television and sponsored by L'Oreal, Join My Village, OfficeMax, Jewels by Park Lane, Diet Coke, Skype and our venue partner Bevery Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel.