Eva Longoria, Ava DuVernay, Venus Williams Among 2020 CARE Impact Award Honorees
Eva Longoria, Ava DuVernay, Venus Williams and Netflix executive Bozoma Saint John are among the honorees for this year’s CARE Impact Awards, celebrating the empowerment of women and girls and the eradication of global poverty.
The November 18 ceremony will be hosted by journalist Lisa Ling, and is set to feature an appearance from Hillary Clinton, who will provide remarks about the state of the world following the 2020 election.
“This year marks the 75th anniversary of CARE and as we deal with the challenges of a global pandemic, CARE is applying our 75 years of humanitarian experience to help those facing extreme poverty and hunger,” said Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA. “Despite these tremendous challenges, I remain hopeful that we will build back a stronger, more equitable future for all.”
The event will be live-streamed on CARE’s Facebook page.
Longoria, a social justice advocate and prolific producer and director, will be honored with an award for exceptional activism. DuVernay, an acclaimed director and and producer, will be recognized for global feminism. Tennis legend Williams will be recognized for her contribution to gender equity. Saint John, who just landed the top marketing job at Netflix, will be awarded for “transformational change.”
In addition to receiving the CARE Impact Award for Leadership, female mayors Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, DC Mayor Muriel Brewster, and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, will come together to talk about their experiences leading on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honorary Chair of CARE’s 75th Anniversary Campaign
Eva Longoria, Actor, Director, & Activist, CARE Impact Award for Exceptional Activism
Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker and Founder of ARRAY, CARE Impact Award for Global Feminism
Venus Williams, Tennis champion, Founder and CEO of EleVen by Venus Williams and V Starr, CARE Impact Award for Gender Equality, CARE Impact Award for Gender Equality
Bozoma Saint John, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Netflix, CARE Impact Award for Transformational Change
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate, CARE Impact Award For Global Health
Betsy Price, Mayor, Fort Worth, CARE Impact Award For Leadership.
Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia, CARE Impact Award For Leadership
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor, Atlanta, CARE Impact Award For Leadership
CARE Everyday Heroes (CARE activists and program participants from each region of CARE’s work), CARE Impact Award For Resilience
London N. Breed, Mayor, San Francisco, CARE Impact Award For Leadership
Helene Gayle, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust, CARE Impact Award For Global Health & Visionary Leadership
Michael Miebach, President and CEO-Elect, Mastercard, CARE Impact Award For Corporate Vision
Dave MacLennan, Chairman And CEO, Cargill, CARE Impact Award For Global Leadership
Virginia Sall, Co-Founder and Director, Sall Family Foundation Board Emeritus, CARE Impact Award For Global Vision
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, CARE Impact Award For Leadership