Lupita Nyong’o discussed at Variety’s third annual Power of Women New York luncheon how her association with Uganda’s Mother Health International has allowed her to witness firsthand the impact of women “using our power to lift each other up.”

“When we see the great power we have in supporting each other, not only to heal the wounds of our world, but (giving) the great gift of allowing every woman to stand in her power,” Nyong’o said.