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Live from Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon in New York

Welcome to Variety’s Power of Women New York live blog! Follow along for the behind-the-scenes action as we honor five women who are using their clout to bring attention to worthy causes. Honorees include Blake Lively, Jessica Chastain, Chelsea Clinton, Gayle King, Shari Redstone and Audra McDonald.

Variety’s Power of Women is presented by Lifetime.

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Chelsea Clinton: “Nobody’s mother is currently president but someday someone’s mother will be.” #PowerofWomen

“No one’s mother is currently president, but someday, someone’s will be.” @ChelseaClinton at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen .

Chelsea Clinton: “I’m particularly grateful for the example my mother has always set.” #PowerofWomen

.@ChelseaClinton : It’s always better to get caught trying than to have never tried at all. #variety #PowerofWomen

.@ChelseaClinton gets a standing O at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen .

Chelsea Clinton gets a standing ovation. #PowerofWomen

“Each woman’s accomplishment is a victory for us all.” Jessica Chastain at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen .

.@jes_chastain : Talk can be powerful.but action can be more so. Each woman’s accomplishment is a victory for us all. #variety #PowerofWomen

Jessica Chastain: Bill O’Reilly firing a sign of women’s collective power #Variety #PowerofWomen

“The numbers do not lie. We need Planned Parenthood (@PPact ).” Jessica Chastain at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen .

Jessica Chastain: “Women are half of the population, and we’re not going anywhere.” #PowerofWomen

Jessica Chastain: “I feel privileged to stand here with Planned Parenthood.” #PowerofWomen

.@lenadunham : Jessica Chastain may have the best hair in Hollywood since Connie Britton but that is not her only distinction #PowerofWomen

Lena Dunham: we should have known there was something wrong w/ Bill O’Reilly when he confused a loofah w/ a falafel

.@lenadunham leads a round of applause for @ChelseaClinton at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen .

“How can we not fight to empower the women who need our assistance?” Shari Redstone at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen

Caught up with my very close friends Lena and Jenni today. twitter.com/Variety/status…

Justin Baldoni is here! A good soul. #powerofwomen

.@justinbaldoni introduces Shari Redstone at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen .

“I want to use my loud voice not only for singing but also for things that really matter.” @AudraEqualityMc at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen

.@AudraEqualityMc : I want to use my loud voice for things that matter. #variety #PowerofWomen

Awesome honoree @AudraEqualityMc tells a moving story about her first experience at @CovenantHouse at @Variety ‘a #PowerofWomen

.@AudraEqualityMc on @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen : this feels like good church. I’m going to walk out of here even more fired up.

Audra McDonald #PowerOfWomen

.@katewalsh introduces her friend @AudraEqualityMc at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen .

.@GayleKing : to whom much is given, much is expected. #variety #PowerofWomen

.@GayleKing : to whom much is given, much is expected. #variety #PowerofWomen

Gayle King is delivering a tour-de-force speech at #PowerofWomen .

Jessica Chastain calls out sexism in Hollywood on the red carpet (Watch) #PowerOfWomen presented by Lifetime

“If you want to be a woman in power, empower other women.” @GayleKing at @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen

Gayle King says she’s resisting the urge to say Chelsea Clinton 2024 #Variety #PowerofWomen

.@CoryBooker on @GayleKing : she has never mistaken celebrity with significance. #variety #PowerofWomen

NJ Sen. Cory Booker here to intro @CBSThisMorning ‘s @GayleKing . I’m a fan of both. #PowerofWomen

Cory Booker: “I am so proud to be Gayle’s friend.” #PowerofWomen

Sen. Cory Booker says we live at a time when a “toxic masculinity” has been elevated #Variety #PowerofWomen

Cory Booker: “There is no American greatness unless we recognize the greatness of women.”

.@blakelively is making an impassioned plea to stop child pornography #ChildRescueCoalition #variety #PowerOfWomen

“It’s disturbing, but I feel it’s my responsibility to tell you, because it’s the truth.” @blakelively on child pornography #PowerofWomen

Our Power of a Women, NY honoree Blake Lively speaking passionately about fighting child pornography

Blake Lively: “The sexual exploitation of children is happening right here and right now.”

Vanessa Bayer: say what you will about Fox News but they pay women well #Variety #PowerofWomen

Vanessa Bayer: “No one pays women better than Fox News.”

Vanessa Bayer: “At least we got to see what it’s like to have a president constantly on their period.”

.@vanessabayer kicks off @Variety ‘s #PowerofWomen lunch.

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