Salma Hayek Is a 'Woman Of Power,' Actress Speaks To Crowd Of 60,000 People In New York City

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Aside from their busy schedules that involve shooting films, appearing in advertisments, and attending awarding ceremonies, a lot of famous stars are also spending their time supporting good causes.

One of these stars is Salma Hayek, who hosted the Global Citizens Festival last Saturday in New York.

Hayek, together with co-hosts, Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman, encouraged the 60,000 attendees to be aware that the goal for this year’s Global Citizens is to end poverty by 2030. This humanitarian event did not stop the stars who were in attendance from looking their best. Hayek’s look combined edgy and feminine with her white flowing voile top accentuated by a poufy red flower choker, skintight leather pants, wide belt, and a black leather jacket. "This is me just before facing 60k people at the #GlobalCitizen festival who are really waiting for Beyonce," Hayek shared her photo in Instagram.

Hayek also met her friends, Susan Sarandon and Kerry Washington, backstage. She also shared a photo of her and Washington.

“Hanging backstage with my beautiful sister,” Hayek captioned.

Hanging backstage with my Beautiful sister @kerrywashington #globalcitzienfestival #chimeforchange #gucci

A photo posted by Salma Hayek Pinault (@salmahayek) on

Washington, Sarandon, and Hayek are well-known for their work with UNICEF and other organizations that help the needy and vulnerable all over the world.

In addition, Salma Hayek is also set to be honored at the Variety Power of Women event on October 9 in Beverly Hills, together with Anna Kendrick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, and Susan Wojcicki. Variety described the group as being “the perfect embodiment of the Power of Women initiative.”

The event celebrates the entertainment industry's most inspiring and charitable females.

"We salute Salma Hayek Pinault, Anna Kendrick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki for their incredible philanthropic work and their personal commitment to fostering change,” said Variety publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns.

Salma Hayek will be recognized for co-founding women's rights initiative Chime for Change.

Val Powell
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