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Variety Announces 2019 Power of Women Honorees: Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Awkwafina, Chaka Khan, Brie Larson and Dana Walden

Variety will honor Jennifer Aniston, Awkwafina, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Brie Larson and Dana Walden at the 2019 Power of Women Luncheon. Six hundred guests are invited to attend the event, which will take place Oct. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons. 

Aniston is being honored for her work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Carey supports the Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah, while Khan is being recognized for supporting Little Kids Rock. Awkwafina support Building Beats, while Larson works with the Equal Justice Initiative and Walden supports the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Variety’s commitment to hiring more women for its cover shoots resulted in Peggy Sirota shooting this year’s Power of Women cover featuring the six honorees. The effort will lead to more women being hired for cover shoots throughout the year. This year’s Power of Women issue will contain a feature celebrating Lifetime Television’s 35th anniversary as well as the annual Women’s Impact Report, a report highlighting 50 women in the entertainment industry dedicated to making a lasting impact. 

“Since its inception, Variety’s Power of Women has been a celebration of female empowerment, philanthropy and the commitment to progress being made by the professionals of our industry every day. We are so proud that the event continues on as a beacon of positivity in these challenging times,” Variety editor-in-chief Claudia Eller said. 

Variety is partnering with Lifetime Television to host the 2019 Power of Women Luncheon, during which Tony award-winning actress Jessie Mueller will perform a song from her new Lifetime Television film “Patsy and Loretta.” The film tells the story of country musicians Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

“None of this would be possible without the courage and leadership of our founding partner, Lifetime, who will once again join us to celebrate the honorees and our charity partners,” Variety group publisher and chief revenue officer Michelle Sobrino-Stearns said. 

Audi and Moroccanoil are the event premiere sponsors. 

From 2019’s New York Power of Women Luncheon: 

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