“The Newsroom” creator Aaron Sorkin introduced Jane Fonda at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon.

“I grew up in believing that service is the rent you pay for living life,” said Fonda, who referenced her father, Henry Fonda’s politically and socially conscious movies like “The Grapes of Wrath” and who also said that she prefers the word “activism” to “charity” because “activism creates trampolines; trampolines allow people to vault over walls that deprivation creates.”