Special guest Salma Hayek spoke about her activism to prevent domestic violence.
Sharon Waxman, TheWrap Editor in Chief, welcomed guests to the event and interviewed speakers.
All proceeds from the silent auction went to the International Women Media Foundation, which supports brave women journalists around the world
Ferragamo donated a black leather handbag to the charity auction to raise funds for the IWMF
CNN Foreign Correspondent and Courage Winner Arwa Damon spoke about her experience reporting from the Middle East.
Gail Berman, Chairman and CEO of The Jackal Group, was the keynote speaker.
Guests were treated to breakfast from The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills before the speakers hit the stage.
Old friends meet at the breakfast – producer Paula Wagner, Gail Berman, Sharon Waxman, Janet Janjigian
Jon Borland of Ferragamo with Sharon Waxman
Hayek told stories of her mischievous years at a Catholic boarding school.
Hayek got her start on a Mexican telenovela before moving to America to pursue an acting career.
The crowd applauded after hearing stories from the speakers at the breakfast, including Jill Calcaterra, marketing chief at Cinedigm
The 2014 Power Women’s Breakfast brings together some of the most powerful women in entertainment, politics, media and business.
Abigal Spencer introduced CNN’s Arwa Damon
Arwa Damon told moving stories about helping a young boy who had been brutally burned in Iraq
The audience was riveted by the speakers’ stories
Fox news anchor Christine Devine in the audience
Actress and Women in Film board member Sharon Lawrence
Kathy Connell, Screen Actors Guild Awards Executive Producer and Executive Producer of Awards and National Programming for SAG-AFTRA, listens to the keynote interview
Management consultant Beth Gulas
An auction winner enthuses over her buy of a wine-tasting event
Armani’s Wanda McDaniel talks to Waxman after the event
TheWrap Editor in Chief Sharon Waxman welcomes actresses Abigail Spencer and Sharon Lawrence.