Golden Globe-winning actress Elisabeth Moss and best-selling author Margaret Atwood will be keynote speakers at Wednesday’s Power Women Breakfast series in Washington, D.C.
Moss, best known for her work on the AMC series “Mad Men,” stars in the upcoming Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Atwood’s 1985 best-selling novel.
Atwood is a poet, novelist and activist, who writes and works within the framework of the feminist movement. Sales of the dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale” have soared since the election of President Donald Trump.
The event will also welcome leading voices in the media and entertainment space, including a panel discussion on “Covering Trump: The Women on the Front Line” with Carrie Budoff Brown, the editor of Politico; Cecilia Vega, Senior White House Correspondent for ABC News and Christina Wilkie, White House reporter for The Huffington Post. Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher will moderate.
In addition, a panel on “Public Funding for the Arts: The New Priorities” will feature SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Robin Bronk, CEO of the Creative Coalition, and Romina Boccia, the Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow for budgetary affairs at the Heritage Foundation.
This is the second year the series has come to the nation’s capital to connect the most influential women across government, media, entertainment and policy.
The Power Women Breakfast series brings together influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands in key cities to network and connect. TheWrap has built a broad community of professional women, who are decision makers and mothers, leaders and wives, innovators and activists. The franchise is now in four cities Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Previous speakers at TheWrap’s Power Women breakfast series have included Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, comedian Chelsea Handler, “Game of Thrones'” actress Emilia Clarke, activist-actress Selma Hayek, “Billions” star Malin Akerman, producer and entrepreneur Gail Berman, California Senator Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd, media executive Nancy Tellem and digital executive Susan Lyne.
The event is sponsored Hulu, Discovery, SAG-AFTRA and Creative Future. A silent auction and donations from the event will go to support the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).