Variety celebrated International Women’s Day by announcing the honorees for its upcoming Power of Women: New York luncheon, now in its fifth year. “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood — also a consulting producer on the Hulu’s multi-Emmy-winning series — will be celebrated alongside Tina Fey, Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), #MeToo activist Tarana Burke, and “Girl on Fire” singer Alicia Keys. Lifetime will co-present the event April 13, which provides the honorees with a platform to supoort their favorite charities.
Atwood’s cause, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, funds programs in 1,500 communities for women and girls. Fey will discuss Reading Is Fundamental, America’s largest non-profit children’s literacy organization. The Malala Fund, founded by Nobel Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai to send girls to school, will be endorsed by Blunt, while Keys will herald Keep a Child Alive, the foundation she co-founded in 2003 to help families impacted by HIV. Burke will educate the audience about the movement of the moment: she is credited for coining the phrase “Me Too” more than a decade ago.
Each woman will be featured on a Variety cover dated April 10, three days before the event. Opening remarks will be delivered by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, a vocal critic of President Trump. The luncheon will take place at Cipriani Wall Street.