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Variety’s 2016 Power of Women New York

In its 2016 Power of Women New York issue, Variety honors five women who are using their clout to bring attention to worthy causes. The honorees: Misty Copeland, Megyn Kelly, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Vera Wang.

“I took my first ballet class on a basketball court at the Boys & Girls Club,” says Misty Copeland, the first black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. So it’s a full-circle moment now that Copeland has chosen to highlight Project Plie, the diversity initiative for which ABT has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of America. >> Read More

Anyone who has seen Lupita Nyong’o on Broadway in “Eclipsed” would understand her passion for Mother Health Intl. The organization is dedicated to providing relief to women and children in Uganda and other impoverished or war-torn regions, in large part by creating locally engaged birthing centers. Meanwhile, “Eclipsed” centers on the captive “wives” of a Liberian warlord during that nation’s second civil war. >> Read More

Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has lent her name and time to many causes, including children’s poverty and literacy. But few issues have shaken her so deeply as the recent spate of tragic shootings. Citing the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, she notes, “It was alarming to think something like this could happen, and the climate didn’t change immediately.” So Moore became involved with Everytown for Gun Safety. >> Read More

A few years ago, Vera Wang was in search of a philanthropic opportunity. She’d known noted psychiatrist David Shaffer for years. At the suggestion of Shaffer’s ex-wife, Anna Wintour, the two got together to discuss the lack of resources addressing anxiety among the young. One thing led to another, and the New York-Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center was established in collaboration. >> Read More

Megyn Kelly is disgusted by the statistics on child abuse in the United States. “Every 10 seconds in the country, someone calls up to report a child-abuse crime in progress,” she says. After receiving a 2009 award from the nonprofit Childhelp for covering these issues as an anchor on Fox News, she continued to stay involved by donating her time and appearing at fundraisers. >> Read More

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