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America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, Samantha Bee, Savannah Guthrie and Mariska Hargitay are among the women who will be honored at the 42nd annual Gracie Awards.
Each year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation "celebrates female luminaries by recognizing their outstanding achievements across new and traditional media platforms." The 2017 gala — which supports the AWMF's educational programs and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media — is set for Tuesday, June 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Among the topics that will be addressed at the gala are immigration, reproduction rights, race relations and women in the workforce.
Meanwhile, local and student award winners will be recognized later in the month at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York.
"If we learned one thing this year, it is that the strength, courage and contributions of women are crucial and necessary components in moving the world forward," said Sarah Foss, AWMF chair and chief product officer of advertising management systems at Imagine Communications, said in making the announcement. "As we look to honor women in media, we take pause and recognize the millions of women who are not able to use their voice and creativity to share their message with the world. We hear you. We are you. And we stand beside you. We look forward to another great year and congratulations to the 2017 Gracie Award honorees."
Vicangelo Bulluck will once again serve as executive producer of the Gracies, which will "spotlight prolific women in the industry who continue to lay the groundwork, break down barriers and lead by example in creating equal opportunity for future generations."
A complete list of honorees follows.
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