HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh was invited back to speak at the Annual Variety Power of Women Luncheon on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles. The event, in partnership with Lifetime Television, gathers Hollywood’s most philanthropic women selected as Variety’s “Power of Women Honorees.” Through their humanitarian efforts, these women make a significant difference in their chosen causes. The six honorees include Jennifer Aniston (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital), Mariah Carey (Fresh Air Fund’s Camp Mariah), Chaka Khan (Little Kids Rock), Brie Larson (Equal Justice Initiative), Awkwafina (Building Beats) and Dana Walden (UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center).
Welsh was honored in 2015 at this event and received the Moroccanoil “Inspiration to Action” Award alongside the “Power of Women Honorees” Salma Hayek, Anna Kendrick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey and Susan Wojcicki.
She took the stage this year to share the impact Moroccanoil has made possible for HALO. Welsh also addressed the youth homelessness crisis and how HALO helps over 1,400 children across the globe to change their trajectory by providing the foundation of a family.
Celebrities in attendance include Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, Natasha Lyonne, among many others.
Watch Rebecca's Full Speech
“As we sit in this room, right here right now, there are children out there that have no HALO, who have nowhere to turn and who are suffering in a life of homelessness that they just don’t deserve. There is a solution to this. Imagine if every one of us just did one small thing and used whatever gifts we have to make the kind of-an-impact that doesn’t just impact one life, like Caylin’s life, but it impacts generations,” said Welsh.