Visionary Women Honors Jane Fonda. Visionary Women’s Third Annual event was held at Studio Beverly Hills on March 5. The L.A. based non-profit celebrated International Women’s Day by honoring award-winning actress Jane Fonda with the 2020 Visionary Activist Award. Actress Rosanna Arquette presented Fonda with the award calling her friend of almost four decades, a “trailblazer and true force of nature that is a faithful and fearless female in sisterhood and solidarity.”
Over 500 members and guests gathered including Visionary Women co-founders, best-selling author Angella Nazarian, newly re-elected Beverly Hills City Council member and two-time former Beverly Hills Mayor, Lili Bosse, president Shelley Reid, board members and notable attendees Nury Martinez, Los Angeles’s first-ever Latina City Council President, and former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel.
Fonda said in her acceptance speech, “Throughout my life, I’ve always spoken about issues near and dear to my heart. I applaud Visionary Women’s efforts for bringing attention to important issues that women face today and for encouraging women to join in the notion of challenging convention.”
Event sponsors included Petrossian Caviar, Veuve Clicquot, Casamigos, Sprinkles, Sweetgreen and House of AN. Photos by Stefanie Keenan