Variety will honor Claire Danes, Nancy Dubuc, Iman, Idina Menzel, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Susan Sarandon for their humanitarian efforts at the inaugural Power of Women luncheon in New York.
Each honoree will be identified with the charity of her choice:
--Claire Danes - Afghan Hands, a nonprofit that teaches literacy and embroidery skills to Afghan widows
--Nancy Dubuc (President and CEO of A+E Networks) - Team Rubicon and The Mission Continues, two veterans group
--Iman - The Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, an organization that provides relief for women and children in Somalia
--Idina Menzel - A Broader Way, an arts program for urban girls
--Sarah Jessica Parker - New York City Ballet
--Susan Sarandon - Hope North, an organization that educates and heals young survivors of Uganda's civil war
"We're thrilled to continue building on the legacy of Variety's Power of Women by bringing the event to New York," said Variety publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns. "The debut of Variety's Power of Women in New York is a testament to the impact of the annual event held in Los Angeles and, with celebrations now on both coasts, we have the distinct privilege to continue honoring these incredible women who have influenced our industry and communities, and who are harnessing the power of giving back to inspire others to do the same."
The Power of Women luncheon will take place on April 25.