Honorees Vow to Turn a Moment into a Movement at Variety’s Power of Women New York

It’s not a moment. It’s a movement. Honorees and speakers at Variety’s fifth annual Power of Women New York luncheon hailed the array of activists who have spurred a seismic shift in attitudes about the scourge of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The roomful of prominent women in entertainment and media were called on to […]

It’s not a moment. It’s a movement. Honorees and speakers at Variety’s fifth annual Power of Women New York luncheon hailed the array of activists who have spurred a seismic shift in attitudes about the scourge of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The roomful of prominent women in entertainment and media were called on to […]

Tina Fey Wants to Make Sure She’s Not the Only Woman in a Writers’ Room

In her speech at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon on Friday, Tina Fey discussed the significance of women helping women. Fey credits all the women she’s worked with for her success. “My whole life is just ride-or-die bitches as far as the eye can see,” she said. She says the word bitch is a compliment, quoting […]

In her speech at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon on Friday, Tina Fey discussed the significance of women helping women. Fey credits all the women she’s worked with for her success. “My whole life is just ride-or-die bitches as far as the eye can see,” she said. She says the word bitch is a compliment, quoting […]

Viola Davis on How Me Too Gives a Voice to Rape Victims of Color

While introducing Me Too founder Tarana Burke at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon on Friday, Viola Davis gave a passionate speech on how rape disproportionately affects black women and how Burke’s movement is helping the victims. While introducing Burke to the stage, Davis called her a hero. “A hero is a person who lives a life […]

While introducing Me Too founder Tarana Burke at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon on Friday, Viola Davis gave a passionate speech on how rape disproportionately affects black women and how Burke’s movement is helping the victims. While introducing Burke to the stage, Davis called her a hero. “A hero is a person who lives a life […]

Emily Blunt: ‘If Women Are Given a Voice, They Use It’

Emily Blunt discussed how women are transforming the world during Variety’s Power of Women event in New York. Blunt said the topic of girls’ education moves and matters to her greatly. After recounting daily conversations with her four-year-old daughter, Hazel, about what she learned in school (“The other night … she said, ‘Do you know how to get […]

Emily Blunt discussed how women are transforming the world during Variety’s Power of Women event in New York. Blunt said the topic of girls’ education moves and matters to her greatly. After recounting daily conversations with her four-year-old daughter, Hazel, about what she learned in school (“The other night … she said, ‘Do you know how to get […]

Samantha Bee Welcomes Power of Women Honorees to Mike Pence’s ‘Personal Hell’

Samantha Bee took her hosting duties to the next level at Variety’s Power of Women event. The “Full Frontal” star stared out with a line directed right at the White House. “As I look out at this room of hundreds of women, I can’t help but feel inspired and totally safe knowing that this is Mike […]

Samantha Bee took her hosting duties to the next level at Variety’s Power of Women event. The “Full Frontal” star stared out with a line directed right at the White House. “As I look out at this room of hundreds of women, I can’t help but feel inspired and totally safe knowing that this is Mike […]

Viola Davis on Pay Inequality: ‘If You See Me the Same, Pay Me the Same’

On the red carpet for Variety‘s Power of Women New York event Friday, Viola Davis shared her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, its implications, and the lasting effects of sexual assault. “I think the conversation now is people really feel like the impact is just a woman loses her career — it’s way deeper than that,” […]

On the red carpet for Variety‘s Power of Women New York event Friday, Viola Davis shared her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, its implications, and the lasting effects of sexual assault. “I think the conversation now is people really feel like the impact is just a woman loses her career — it’s way deeper than that,” […]

Margaret Atwood on How Donald Trump Helped ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

If you think it’s tough for a writer in 2018, imagine how Margaret Atwood felt at the beginning of her career. “It was impossible,” the celebrated author says. “I was starting out in Canada in the 1950s. There was no market. I thought I would have to have a day job.” Her back-up plan could […]

If you think it’s tough for a writer in 2018, imagine how Margaret Atwood felt at the beginning of her career. “It was impossible,” the celebrated author says. “I was starting out in Canada in the 1950s. There was no market. I thought I would have to have a day job.” Her back-up plan could […]