Variety’s 2023 Power of Women honorees: Kelly Ripa and Natasha Lyonne.


Variety Power of Women Event Honors Kelly Ripa, Natasha Lyonne, and More

The Variety Power of Women event is back and honor is being delivered to some of the entertainment industry’s top women. Among them are the beloved daytime TV icon Kelly Ripa and the veteran actress Natasha Lyonne, who will be sharing the spotlight with young adult author Judy Blume, actress Rosie Perez, and actress/singer Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.

The event, presented by Lifetime, is set to take place on April 4th in New York City, where the honorees will appear on the cover of the Power of Women issue due to be released on March 29th. Writer and comedian Ego Nwodim of Saturday Night Live fame has been selected to host the event.

Kelly Ripa, a mom of three and New York Times bestselling author, will be bringing attention to Win, formerly known as Women In Need. Ripa recently released a memoir of short stories entitled Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories, which offers a glimpse into her life as a mother, wife, and daytime talk show host.

Director, writer, actor, and producer Natasha, 43, is currently starring in and producing Peacock’s Poker Face and recently appeared in Netflix’s trippy 2019 series Russian Doll. The Slums of Beverly Hills star will be shining a light on the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

The prolific White Men Can’t Jump actress Rosie Perez, who is now a mainstay on Showtime’s Your Honor, is expected to highlight Heart 9/11, a volunteer team of first responders who bonded following the tragic, terrorist attacks of 2001.

Judy Blume, a beloved author and household name for young women everywhere, is scheduled to highlight the National Coalition Against Censorship. The organization fights against censorship and defends the right to read, write, and express oneself freely through books, art, and other forms of media. She’s currently gearing up for the April 2023 release of the film Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, which is based on her adored 1970 novel. Blume is a producer on the movie, which stars Rachel McAdams, among others.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez is the first trans actress to be nominated in a lead category for an Emmy Award and to win a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Blanca in FX’s series Pose. She’s also currently appearing in Loot on Apple TV+. Rodriguez will address her involvement with the Rainforest Alliance on the topic of equal rights.

The Variety Power of Women event is one of the most important events of the year in the entertainment industry, honoring the women who make a significant impact. It is a platform that showcases women’s achievements, highlights their work, and the impact they make in the world.


The 2022 Variety Power of Women Event celebrated some of the most influential women in entertainment. This year’s honorees and their chosen organizations showcased important causes and the impact they make in their communities. The Variety Power of Women issue honoring these women will be released on March 29th, and the event is set to take place on April 4th in New York City. We applaud these women for their contributions to their communities and look forward to seeing the impact they continue to make.#Variety #Power #Women #Honorees #Include #Kelly #Ripa #Natasha #Lyonne #Hollywood #Life

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