Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay celebrated in Hollywood

(L-R) Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, Elizabeth Olsen, Ava DuVernay, and Jacqueline Martinez Garcel

Variety Magazine recently held an event celebrating courageous women, which was hosted by Megan Stalter, the breakout star of “Hacks.”

(L-R) Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, Elizabeth Olsen, Ava DuVernay, and Jacqueline Martinez Garcel

The event, in partnership with Lifetime, celebrated the female honorees who will appear on the cover of the issue, as well as the women profiled in the publication’s annual Women’s Impact Report, which highlights the top women working in entertainment.

(L-R) Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay

Honorees included Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, who spoke about the importance of celebrating women and sharing their stories, as they do in their eight-part Apple TV+ documentary series “Gutsy,” which premiered on Sept. 9. The Social Impact Award went to Jacqueline Martinez Garcel for the impact she has made as the CEO of the Latino Community Foundation, an independent statewide foundation with a mission to invest in Latino leaders throughout California.

Megan Stalter speaks onstage during Variety’s Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Niecy Nash speaks onstage

Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay highlighted the importance of hiring female directors as they did throughout the production of “Queen Sugar” currently airing it’s seventh and final season on OWN.

(L-R) Tonya Salvant and Inga Dyer
Tina Davis, SVP, A&R, EMPIRE

Extracurricular Productions president and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala, spoke about young people in film and television and supporting the Pillars Artist Fellowship; and award-winning actress, producer, and star of Marvel’s WandaVision and this summer’s blockbuster “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, Elizabeth Olsen, spoke about her support of the The Rape Foundation/ Stuart House.

By Samantha Ofole-Prince / Photos by Matt Winkelmeyer and Emma McIntyre/Variety via Getty Images

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