Hollywood’s top female talent and executives gathered at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast to honor the industry’s work advocating for women. Reese Witherspoon, Stacey Abrams, and Olivia Wilde gave inspirational speeches that drew standing ovations.
The annual gala was attended by over 500 attendees and included $1.6 million in scholarships presented to 40 high school girls participating in the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program. The Hollywood Reporter (THR) hosted its 28th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast gala presented by Lifetime today, honoring Reese Witherspoon with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and Ronan Farrow with the Equity in Entertainment Award. This year’s honorees were joined by best-selling author, entrepreneur and political activist Stacey Abrams, who delivered the keynote speech. The event which was held at MILK Studios in Los Angeles, coincided with the publication of THR’s annual Power 100 Women in Entertainment issue, guest edited by Olivia Wilde.
Reese Witherspoon continues to lead by example and be an inspiration to women in entertainment and women in workplaces all over the world. Mindy Kaling was also on hand to present the Netflix scholarship to not one but two lucky recipients. Watch her glow, and watch the young girls gush as they accept, this exciting new start into their careers.