Variety’s Power of Women Celebrates the Entertainment Industry’s Most Philanthropic and Inspiring Women
Honorees at the April 24th New York City Event Include Glenn Close, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz and Kim Kardashian West
GENEVA, April 28, 2015 – Frederique Constant is pleased to support the Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon in New York at Cipriani Midtown on April 24, 2015. Variety is thrilled to gather an intimate group of the entertainment industry’s most philanthropic women who have been selected as Variety’s “Inspiration Impact Honorees.” Through their humanitarian efforts, these women have made a significant difference to their chosen causes. The exclusive luncheon hosted four hundred invite-only guests comprised of entertainment and media insiders, who will come to celebrate, support and pay tribute to the philanthropic efforts of these incredible women.
The honorees include three-time Emmy Award® and three-time Tony Award® winning actress Glenn Close (for her work with Bring Change2Mind), two-time Golden Globe® winning actresses Lena Dunham (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services – GEMS), EGOT (Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony®) winning actress Whoopi Goldberg (Figure Skating in Harlem), Academy Award® winning actress Rachel Weisz (The Opportunity Network) and TV and social media icon and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian West (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles). The star-studded affair was also attended by actresses Cobie Smulders, Jennifer Morrison, Dascha Polanco, Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, and more.
“Variety’s Power of Women initiative has become a shining example of what is possible when committed women with a voice stand up for worthy causes and harness their power to give back and inspire others to do the same,” says Michelle Sobrino, Publisher, Variety.
Frédérique Constant is thrilled to support the Power of Women initiative with Variety. As a brand, Frédérique Constant has already created a legacy for supporting children and women’s charities, and looks forward to presenting each of the award recipients with a special congratulatory timepiece. And in the spirit of giving back, Variety will be auctioning off two additional donated luxury models of the Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic collection, and donating the proceeds the five participating charities on behalf of all event guests.
Peter Stas said: “We are proud to support Variety’s Power of Women events. The passion that Variety has to continually recognize the extraordinary achievements and leadership of women in entertainment and making “Power of Women” a biannual event in New York and LA is definitively helping all those foundations to get awareness. It will for sure improve the well being of many under privileged persons. Frederique Constant is happy to be able to help to make a difference.”
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About the Entertainment Industry Foundation
Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change. For more information, visit www.eifoundation.org.
About Bring Change2Mind
Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed Public Education Materials and programs based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness. The idea for the organization resulted when Actress Glenn Close observed, first-hand, the battles with mental illness and stigma within her own family. Ms. Close assembled the nation’s most influential mental health organizations to identify and discuss gaps in advocacy. Together, they determined that there was a critical need to combat stigma through messaging and to normalize the conversation around mental illness. In 2010, Glenn and her family made the decision to offer her celebrity and network of media contacts to start the conversation about mental health – dispelling myths, shattering silence and shining a light on wellness. Glenn’s sister, Jessie, lives with Bipolar Disorder and her nephew, Calen, lives with Schizoaffective Disorder. All three are actively involved in spreading the BC2M mission along with millions of people who have joined their campaign. Bringchange2mind.org
About Figure Skating in Harlem
Now in its 18th year, Figure Skating in Harlem remains the first and only organization in the country that combines the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating to transform the lives of underserved girls. Through its unique programming, FSH provides NYC girls with innovative skating and education programs that promote academic success, physical health, and emotional well-being. Recent graduates of the program have gone on to Brown University, Howard University, Boston College, and others. Our vision is for every girl, regardless of socio-economic background, to acquire the foundational academic, social and leadership skills to achieve her dreams. Focus, determination, teamwork, resiliency and goal-setting are among the invaluable qualities our students develop on the ice and transfer to the classroom and life. She will be a powerful speaker, an effective leader, live a healthy lifestyle and be a global citizen.
About The Opportunity Network
The Opportunity Network gives underserved high school and college students access to career opportunities, professional networks and competitive colleges. Through interaction with executives, career and networking training, paid internships and college counseling, our students dramatically change the course of their futures. One hundred percent of students graduate from competitive colleges and eighty-five percent secure professional jobs or graduate school admission within six months of graduation.
About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a not-for-profit pediatric health care organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Consistently honored as the premier children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation, we treat more than 107,000 children annually from Los Angeles and around the world. The hospital provides the equivalent of $221 million in health programs, services and other community benefits for Los Angeles children and families. As a pediatric charity of choice, the hospital relies on the generosity of the community to support its ground-breaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children. For more information, visit CHLA.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn, or visit our blog: WeTreatKidsBetter.org.
About Frederique Constant
Founded in 1988 by entrepreneurs Aletta and Peter Stas and driven by passion, Frederique Constant has grown into one of the larger Swiss watch manufacturers. Production reached over 130’000 watches, sold in over 2’800 points of sale in 100+ countries around the globe. Frederique Constant positions itself in the Accessible Luxury segment, with most of its watches selling at CHF 1’000-5’000 retail. As a growing, global enterprise, it has long been the belief at Frederique Constant that “what society gives, should be returned.” The company has done this through the organization and sponsorship of major charity events across the planet. For every watch sold from the Ladies Heart Beat Collection, anywhere in the world, $50 is donated to various charities. More on www.frederique-constant.com/charity