Afro-Latina actress Lupita Nyong’o, 33, covers Variety’s annual Power of Women issue. The special issue, which hits newsstands today, honors the philanthropic efforts of female industry leaders. The Oscar-winning actress is being recognized for her work with Mother Health International, which aids pregnant women and children in need.
“It’s a tragedy that women’s bodies are used as tools of war. When that happens, the trauma of war affects birthing. Mortality rates of children are so high and mothers die at such a high rate in these areas. It’s so important to change that.”
This year’s honorees also include Misty Copeland, Megyn Kelly, Julianne Moore, and Vera Wang. Each of this year’s honorees is featured with their own cover. Check out the covers below:
All five women will be honored at New York’s Cipriani Midtown during an April 8 luncheon event.