Actress Jennifer Lawrence had received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment 2017. In her acceptance speech, she praised the women who had received this award before her, such as Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey, saying they were “women who were pioneers and philanthropic leaders in their industry, women who recognized the strong responsibility of being a world citizen “.
“I want to acknowledge all the women who have faced adversity for themselves and for the good of others with deep dignity, perseverance and strength.”
She spoke about the issues faced by women around the world, such as pay discrimination and domestic and sexual abuse, admitting that it is not easy to talk about them, but she encourages everyone to speak up and do their part nonetheless.
“Let’s all be frank, let’s all be resilient, let’s all be silence breakers. Let’s make sure that young women who receive $ 1 million in scholarships through Notable Women in Entertainment Mentoring, grow up in an industry where outspoken women matter, where outspoken women lead, where all of our voices, ideas, and strength of our artistic community create change. inside and outside the cinema. By doing so, we give back and give back in the way that matters most. “