UPDATED! Bette’s Remarks: The Power of Women

Bette was honored this afternoon at Variety‘s sixth annual Power of Women Event which celebrated some of Hollywood’s most philanthropic women. The event, presented by Lifetime, took place at Cipriani Midtown in New York. Bette was introduced by Julianne Moore, her costar in the upcoming Gloria Steinem biography: Glorias: A Life On The Road.

The honorees are CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour (Committee to Protect Journalists); supermodel Gigi Hadid (Unicef); Golden Globe-winning actress and star of the upcoming “Best of Enemies” Taraji P. Henson (The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation); Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-winning Broadway icon Bette Midler (New York Restoration Project); and Grammy-winning country music star Kacey Musgraves (The Grammy Museum). Comedian Michelle Wolf will host the event.

“Women continue to use the power of their voices to speak out about injustices of all kinds — and they are finally being heard,” said Claudia Eller, co-editor-in-chief of Variety. “Our honorees this year have used their influence and platforms to push for change and passionately advocate for others. We hope their work and dedication to social causes encourages future generations to do the same.”