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Megyn Kelly, Lupita Nyong’o, Julianne Moore Among Honorees at Variety’s NY Power of Women

Variety has selected Lupita Nyong’o, Julianne Moore, Vera Wang, Misty Copeland and Megyn Kelly as the Lifetime Impact Honorees for its 2016 Power of Women: New York event, which celebrates the philanthropic efforts of industry leaders.

The five women will be honored at Cipriani Midtown during an April 8 luncheon event, hosted by “Billy on the Street’s” Billy Eichner.

“We are honored to provide a platform that celebrates the outstanding women in entertainment who support and promote philanthropic causes making the world a better place to live,” said Variety publisher Michelle Sobrino Stearns in a statement. “Variety’s Power of Women NY is now in its third year in the city and we are excited that once again Lifetime will be joining Variety to fete those individuals who inspire us all to go beyond ourselves.”

Nyong’o will be recognized for her work with Mother Health International, which aids pregnant women and children in need. Moore is being honored for her support of gun violence prevention org Everytown for Gun Safety. Wang supports The Youth Anxiety Center, which sources expert researchers to provide treatment for anxiety disorders. Copeland is being honored for her commitment to the American Ballet Theatre’s initiative to diversify America’s ballet community, Project Plie and Kelly for her work with Childhelp, which cares for child abuse victims.

Emmy-winning actress and producer Mariska Hargitay will receive the Karma Award for her philanthropic work as founder and president of the Joyful Heart Foundation. “Powered By” sponsor Karma Automotive will be presenting Hargitay with the award, which honors an an individual who uses their influence in the entertainment industry to promote a philanthropic cause. The Joyful Heart Foundation helps survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse heal and reclaim joy in their lives through the programs they provide.

“We are honored to recognize Mariska Hargitay and her organization, The Joyful Heart Foundation,” said Jim Taylor, chief marketing officer of Karma Automotive. “At Karma, we are dedicated to ‘Acting with Intention’ for a better future in our industry and supporting those who also do this in their organizations and personal lives.”

Variety’s Power of Women event is associated with its annual Women’s Impact Report, which profiles women who make a significant impact on the entertainment industry. Each of this year’s honorees will be featured on the cover of Variety’s New York Women’s issue on April 5.

The 2016 Power of Women: New York event is presented by Lifetime Television and sponsored by American Airlines and Karma Automotive.

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