Variety’s Power Of Women Event Honors Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington was honored at Variety’s 5th annual Power of Women luncheon for her philanthropic work with the President Arts & Humanities committee.

“Our committee has had a signature focus on Arts and Education,” she said during her acceptance speech, “an making sure that the arts remain an important part of the curriculum in schools that need it most.”

The 36-year-old actress, recently dubbed as the World’s Best Dressed Woman by People magazine, wore a black-and-gold polka dot dress and embellished her look with studded Christian Louboutin pumps. The ‘Scandal’ star premiered her first episode for season three last week obtaining a series-high of 10.5 million viewers. Catch the show every Thursday at 10 p.m. on the ABC channel.

Watch the interview with Kerry Washington below:

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