WrapWomen is honored to announce that Anita Hill will be joining TheWrap’s inaugural Power Women Summit, to be held November 1 and 2 at the Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles.
She will be joining a trailblazing lineup of speakers. Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones, star of the upcoming “On the Basis of Sex,” will talk about her much anticipated role as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Alyssa Milano will be joining former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and filmmaker Nicole Boxer on stage for a live taping of their podcast “Fight Back.”
Additionally, “Transparent” showrunner Jill Soloway, “Steven Universe” creator Rebecca Sugar, legendary civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad will discuss how they are fighting for equal representation in media, sports and beyond.
Get to know our amazing Summit speakers:
Anita Hill, an American attorney and academic, became a national figure in 1991 when she accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. She is currently University Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University and chair of The Hollywood Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality.
Anita Hill has made history speaking out for women. The nation was riveted by her 1991 Senate Judiciary Committee testimony detailing sexual harassment while working for then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. The impact of Hill’s televised testimony has lasting consequences that endure today, galvanizing women to take action and change conversations about equal treatment in the workplace.
Felicity Jones is best known for her Academy Award, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe nominated starring role in “The Theory of Everything.” Jones will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Focus Features’ “On the Basis of Sex” which will open at AFI Fest.
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano has been behind the #MeToo movement which sparked a viral movement of women fighting against sexual harassment and assault and she has been involved in TimesUp since its inception. In the wake of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, Alyssa became one of the founders of NoRA, a coalition dedicated to combating the NRA money in political campaigns so that common sense gun reform can be enacted.
Until the day she left the United States Senate in January 2017, Barbara Boxer has been a forceful advocate for families, children, consumers the environment and her state of California. Boxer served 24 years in the Senate, 10 years in the House, and 6 years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
Nicole Boxer is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and political influencer. Boxer believes in the unique power of social impact media advocacy as a tool to create positive change in the world. That belief is the central focus behind Boxer’s media portfolio which spans multiple platforms, including TV, film, podcast, and magazine journalism. Currently, Boxer is directing a new feature documentary film, “Barbara Boxer Gives a Damn.”
Jill Soloway is the author of the memoir “She Wants It: Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy.” “Transparent,” Jill’s autobiographical television series, was the winner of eight Emmy awards and two Golden Globes. Jill’s feature film, “Afternoon Delight,” won the 2013 Directing Award at Sundance and their television series, “I Love Dick,” was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Ground-breaking, creative juggernaut, Rebecca Sugar is an animator, director, screenwriter, producer, and songwriter. She is best known for creating the Emmy-Nominated series, “Steven Universe,” on which she serves as executive producer, head writer, storyboard artist, and songwriter. Rebecca and her work have been praised for its delicate and poignant discussion of LGBTQ+ themes and embrace of diversity.
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades.
Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American sabre fencer, is a 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion in the sport of fencing. In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab and is also the first Muslim woman to win an Olympic medal for the United States.
Join us as we come together at Power Women Summit, November 1 and 2 at the Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles. Let’s drive the conversation and effect real change, before the midterm elections.