Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley will be honored at the 6th Annual Power of Women event. The five women are to be honored as Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian efforts, according to Variety.
“The women of the entertainment industry are among the most passionate champions of philanthropy and affecting change for various causes,” said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, publisher, Variety. “We’re thrilled to once again honor, through our seventh Power of Women initiative, an outstanding lineup of women who do just that.”
Lifetime Television will present the event and the event works in conjunction with Variety’s annual Women’s Impact Report. The luncheon will take place October 10th in Beverly Hills, California.
The women are to be honored for each of their respective charities of choice. Fonda will be honored for her work with the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential, which focuses its efforts on teen pregnancy prevention. Lopez will be recognized for her efforts through the Lopez Family Foundation, which helps provide access to medical care for women and children. Davis works to support preventing child hunger through the organization Hunger Is. Witherspoon will be recognized for her efforts with the Malala Fund, which helps empower girls through education in developing countries. And Langley is to be honored for her efforts with a women’s development organization, Vital Choices.
“For over 30 years, Lifetime has been the entertainment industry leader in celebrating women. We are incredibly proud of our longstanding partnership with Variety‘s Power of Women event to showcase the great philanthropic work of some of the leading charitable voices in our industry,” said Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO, A+E Networks.