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Variety's Power of Women luncheon set for Oct. 5

Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Queen Latifah and Warner Bros.’ Sue Kroll have been set as honorees for Variety’s fourth annual Power of Women luncheon, set for Oct. 5 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.

Power of Women, presented by Lifetime Television, highlights the philanthropic efforts of top showbiz femmes. Berry is being honored for her work with the Jenesse Center, an anti-domestic violence org. Biel is a supporter of the clean water-oriented non-profit Charity: Water. Queen Latifah is a champion of the Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation. Kroll, prexy of Worldwide Marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures, is a booster of Film Independent.

“Variety is proud to continue its partnership with Lifetime Networks, as together, we shine a spotlight on high-profile women in Hollywood who have used their platform to make a difference,” said Variety associate publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns. “Though all unique, the honorees we celebrate each share an understanding of the power of giving back and do so through an array of charitable causes that have touched their hearts. The goal of Variety’s Power of Women is to galvanize the influence of the entertainment industry to inspire those in the room, and beyond, to become more charitable in their own lives.”

Sponsors of Power of Women include Audi, Tiffany & Co., AllState Foundation, Skype and Coca Cola.

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