Variety's 5th annual Power of Women Luncheon was held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 4, 2013. The event was presented by Lifetime and attended by 450 guests, which included Hollywood insiders. The luncheon was sponsored by Movado.
This year's honorees included long-time Movado global ambassador and Emmy Award nominee Kerry Washington (President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities), Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Amy Poehler (Worldwide Orphans Foundation), and Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal (Teen Line). The special Go Red For Women Award was given to actress Elizabeth Banks by the American heart Association's Go Red For Women. The Samsung Galaxy Impact Award was given to Academy-Award winner Jennifer Hudson for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation.
Mary Leach, chief marketing officer, Movado Group, Inc., said in a statement, "It is an honor to support and participate in this important event. I commend all of the women honored here today for selflessly donating their time, energy and resources to benefit these important charities. It is an extra special honor to present Kerry Washington with Movado's Women of Distinction Award and to recognize her exceptional achievement in public service and support of social causes. Congratulations to all of the incredible women celebrated by Variety this year, and thank you to Lifetime for supporting the 2013 Power of Women event."
Amy Poehler gave a tearful speech
at the luncheon about orphans in the world who have nothing. Variety
has more photographs from the luncheon here
Photos: Movado Group, Inc.