The Hill reports that actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain are among those honored at Variety's annual "Women in Power" luncheon for their humanitarian work and will cover the magazine's upcoming issue. Lively is recognized for her work with the Child Rescue Coalition, an organization that aims to track pedophiles and safeguard children from sexual exploitation; Chastain for her work with Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading resource for sexual and reproductive health care.
The actresses are joined by Audra McDonald, Gayle King, Shari Redstone and Chelsea Clinton. McDonald will be honored for her work with Covenant House in helping displaced youths, King for serving the hungry and homeless with Bowery Mission, Redstone for her work with Legal Services Corporation in representing low-income individuals in civil litigation, and Clinton for her work with the Clinton Foundation--the choice charity for the world's most anti-women regimes.
The celebration will take place at the ritzy Cipriani restaurant in midtown Manhattan on April 18.