Author, journalist and CNN staple Christiane Amanpour is reclaiming the word “feminism” with facts. “Don’t look at feminism as a dirty word,” she says. “It just means equal, and surely you want to be equal.”
When asked what advice she would impart on a woman just starting out in her career, Amanpour led with feminism. “[Surely] you want your children, your girl children and your boy children, to be equal.” The 11-time Emmy award winner and four-time Peabody recipient also values hard work above all.
“Don’t think that you can just go from zero to 60 overnight. You have to work hard to get to a place of competence, achievement and success. Then ask yourself: What does success mean? I hope it doesn’t just mean money and fame. I hope it means a sense of purpose, a sense of mission, a sense of being part of a community, part of a civil society… Love what you do and do what you love. Find something in this world that you love, and be prepared to work your butt off to get where you want to go.”
Amanpour will be honored at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon on April 5 at Cipriani Midtown in New York, along with Bette Midler, Gigi Hadid, Taraji P. Henson and Kacey Musgraves.
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