It's been an incredible year for women in TV—behind and in front of the camera. More than ever, we're seeing women behind series with complex, authentic characters and forward-thinking storytelling. To toast to these game-changing women, Glamour and Tory Burch brought together an exciting mix of executives, nominees, and talented actors for an intimate gathering at the designer's Rodeo Drive flagship boutique ahead of the 2019 Emmy Awards.
“This year at Glamour we’re celebrating women who go BIG," Glamour Editor in Chief Samantha Barry said during her toast with Veuve Clicquot champagne. "Women who have raised their voice so loud and taken up so much space, it empowered others to stand up with them, creating not just one moment but a full-on movement. All the women in this room are a part of that movement. You all are changing what TV looks like, both in front of and behind the camera. And what better location than at the Tory Burch Rodeo Drive store, because they are so passionate about helping women embrace ambition and follow their dreams.”
The Tory Burch Foundation advances women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship in the United States by providing access to capital, education and digital resources: The Fellows Program has provided over $600,000 in grants to help women grow their businesses; the Tory Burch Capital Program, powered by Bank of America has distributed more than $50 million in loans to more than 2,800 women entrepreneurs; and the Foundation’s website, www.ToryBurchFoundation.org, is a go-to destination for women entrepreneurs. The Foundation’s global initiative #EmbraceAmbition launched in March 2017, encouraging women everywhere to own their power, their drive and their dreams. Each month, the Foundation provides online tools and digital education to more than 300,000 women, and more than 10,000 women have created their business plans on ToryBurchFoundation.org.
The women who gathered at the luncheon on Friday, September 20 are all very much changing what TV looks like for women both in front of and behind the camera. Guests included Emmy nominees Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Ava Duvernay (When They See Us), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), and Joey King (The Act).
In addition to the nominees, several of the guests present lead Emmy-nominated shows, including Annie Murphy from Schitts Creek, and Pose's Janet Mock. Glamour cover star and The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil revealed she did her own makeup for the lunch (according to her, it just takes too much time to sit in a chair and let someone else do it!).
As GLOW star Britney Young arrived, news broke that the Netflix series will return for a fourth and final season in 2020.
Also present were guests Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me), Ginnifer Goodwin (Why Women Kill), Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable), and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies, The Society).
TV and streaming executives and showrunners in the room included Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke, Universal Television/NBC President Pearlena Igbokwe, President of 20th Century FOX TV Carolyn Cassidy, Vice President of Original Series for Netflix Jane Wiseman, Hulu's Vice President of Content Development Beatrice Springborn, and Jordan Weiss, the creator and executive producer of Hulu's Dollface.
Each guest arrived in style with Cadillac vehicles and left with a gift bag that included a limited edition Tory Burch watch, the brand's newest fragrance, cosmetics from Shiseido, as well as a VIP Tory Burch card. Over a meal that included summer kale salad, slow-roasted salmon, and passion fruit panna cotta, guests discussed everything from their latest projects to wellness retreats to their admiration for Jennifer Lopez's performance in Hustlers.
Brosnahan and King shared photos of their Emmy looks for Sunday. We'll refrain from spoiling, but just know that they are good, while Cardellini revealed that Dead to Me had its first table read for season two this week.
Before they left the event, King, Newton, and Dever took several selfies with each other. Dever and Newton revealed they have been friends since they were 10.