Variety is pleased to announce the honorees for their upcoming Power of Women: Los Angeles, which will return as a live event outdoors at the Wallis Annenberg Center on Sept. 30. The event, in partnership with Lifetime, gathers an intimate group of philanthropic women who have been selected as Variety’s honorees as well as the most powerful women working in media and entertainment.
This year’s honorees include trailblazing entertainment executive Channing Dungey (Children’s Institute), who, as Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman, is the first woman to run television operations in the Studio’s history; award-winning writer, activist and the youngest inaugural poet in American history, Amanda Gorman (WriteGirl); two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Lorde (350 Aotearoa); Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and Peabody Award-winning actress with upcoming projects including “Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It” (PBS/American Masters), “Maya and the Three” (Netflix) and “West Side Story,” Rita Moreno (RotaCare Bay Area); and global pop superstar, songwriter and “American Idol” judge, whose Las Vegas residency kicks off Dec. 29, Katy Perry (Firework Foundation).
Each of the five honorees will be featured on the cover of Variety’s Power of Women issue on Sept. 29. The issue will also include the annual Women’s Impact Report, which highlights the top 50 women working in media and entertainment who made an impact this year on the industry. Additionally, Variety has partnered with Sweet, the enterprise-focused NFT solution, to gift each honoree with a special NFT of their cover. All attendees will receive a commemorative NFT of the Power of Women invitation.
“Variety’s return to a live Power of Women event is especially meaningful, as we strive to amplify the impact of the vital causes championed by our honorees,” said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, president and group publisher of Variety. “We will come together safely to highlight the exciting, groundbreaking work done by our honorees and all the women profiled in our Women’s Impact Report.”
“Despite the extraordinarily challenging time in our world, the passion that these honorees continue to have in their philanthropic work is incredibly admirable,” said Amy Winter, EVP and head of programming, Lifetime & LMN. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Variety in celebrating the honorees and all the powerful women in media.”
Premiere sponsors include Cadillac, who will be providing luxury transportation for select guests in the all-new 2021 Escalade, which will also be on display during the V.I.P. reception. Supporting partners include City National Bank, Deloitte and iHeartMedia.
Variety will take enhanced safety measures in accordance with COVID-19 regulations across the state. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and present a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event. Variety holds the safety of their guests and staff as their highest priority and is closely monitoring any and all changes to California health guidelines.
Exclusive, curated gift bags will be given to honorees and guests at the event with entertainment, beauty, health and fashion products, from companies including Bombas, goop, Nest New York and Sunday Riley.