Jennifer Lawrence has just been announced as the latest star to be honored with The Sherry Lansing Award, making her the youngest honoree to ever receive the award.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award is awarded annually to “a woman who has been a pioneer and philanthropic leader in her industry.” Jennifer will receive the award on Dec. 6 during The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment Breakfast.
In addition to speaking out about gender pay gaps and privacy rights in Hollywood, Jennifer has also donated $2 million to create the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital in her hometown of, Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer’s foundation also supports other charitable organization, including organizations that support abused and neglected youth, along with health and education organizations. The actress is also a part of the board of Represent.Us, an organization that fights political corruption.
“Having Jennifer agree to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award is a wonderful honor,” said Sherry Lansing, the former CEO of Paramount Pictures. “In merely a decade, her remarkable professional achievements, her willingness to take risks, and her philanthropic generosity have inspired millions. She reminds young women all over the world that their voices are meant to be heard. The Hollywood Reporter could not have chosen a better individual to recognize.”
Others who have received the award include Oprah Winfrey, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren, Shonda Rhimes, Barbra Streisand, Glenn Close and Tina Fey.