Leader Nancy Pelosi, Olympian Allyson Felix, Journalist Diane Rehm Headline TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast

The annual gathering of women of achievement will take place October 21 in Beverly Hills

TheWrap is pleased to welcome U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Olympic athlete Allyson Felix and legendary Washington radio host Diane Rehm to the 2016 Power Women Breakfast in Los Angeles on October 21.

In addition, three Courage Award-winning journalists will join the annual gathering of top Hollywood executives to speak about their experiences reporting in conflict zones around the world:
*Janine di Giovanni, Middle East Editor of Newsweek and Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair
* Mabel Cáceres, Editor-In-Chief, El Búho Magazine, Peru
* Stella Paul, Freelance Journalist, India

TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast series brings together women of remarkable achievement to connect and inspire the leading influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands in the key cities where those women work, create, gather, network and connect.

Among speakers to share their personal stories in 2016 have been actress Lena Dunham, journalist Katie Couric, scientist Poppy Crum, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, actress Anika Noni Rose, journalist Maureen Dowd and many others.

The breakfasts in 2016 have convened in Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York and now Los Angeles.

As the nation prepares to vote in an historic presidential contest, TheWrap is honored to welcome Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress.  From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history.  As the Democratic Leader, Pelosi is fighting for bigger paychecks and better infrastructure for America’s middle class families. For 29 years, Rep. Leader Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, in Congress.  She has led House Democrats for more than 12 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip.

Allyson Felix is a six-time Olympic gold medalist and the most decorated female Olympian in the history of track and field. A native of Los Angeles and the daughter of an ordained minister father and a teacher mother, Felix has broken world records in the 200 meter race. She won three gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic games, and won two gold medals and a silver in Rio.

Diane Rehm has hosted the Diane Rehm Show, which airs on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington DC and is distributed nationally by NPR, since 1979. She engages an on-air audience of more than 2.4 million listeners each week. Her recent announcement that she will retire after the 2016 election signals the end of a storied career in which she set the standard for interview shows, and spotlighted women and women’s issues. Rehm is the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Women’s Foundation.

A charity auction will benefit the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

For media coverage contact Traci Harper traci.harper@thewrap.com