Powerful women in media, fashion and entertainment came together for the annual Hearst 100 luncheon at Michael’s Restaurant in NYC.
Katie Holmes, Gayle King, and Sarah Jessica Parker were among the powerful women who attended the luncheon on Monday.
This year’s luncheon was hosted by Hearst’s Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles and celebrated the powerful women in the industry.
The tone of the luncheon was Trump and sexual harassment, according to WWD.
“I know that last year at this luncheon, many of us felt some anxiety,” Coles said of 2016’s luncheon, which followed the presidential ascension of Donald Trump. “This year, that anxiety has turned to anger. We woke up in a house that is on fire, but at least we are now all awake.”
Coles also addressed the current sexual harassment climate.
“I think it’s fair to say that since last year a lot has gone down. We are currently having the most extraordinary discussion about sexual harassment,” Coles said.
“I’ve actually placed a survivor of sexual harassment at every table. I’m talking about the potted plants,” she quipped, referring to a particularly unsavory detail in an allegation against Harvey Weinstein. “I thought that was going to get more of a laugh,” she noted, which did succeed in getting a laugh.
Check out some of the pics the ladies took during the luncheon:
Also in attendance was Stephanie Ruhle, Patti Scialfa, Holly Whidden, Ariana Huffington, Jessica Springsteen, Billie Jean King, Norah O’Donnell, and Ellen Levine.