Amy Poehler Moves Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon Attendees To Tears (VIDEO)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 04:  Honoree Kerry Washington attends Variety's 5th Annual Power of Women event presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Variety)

At Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon recently, some of the most fabulous stars in Hollywood were awarded for their important contributions to charity including the beautiful Kerry Washington. Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon was honored to be onsite to toast these modern spirited women and their charitable work across the world. During the exclusive event held in Hollywood, guests enjoyed specialty Glamour Shot cocktails made with Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon and rimmed with decadent edible gold flakes and they also indulged on Baileys truffles infused with the new liqueur just for the special occasion.

It was Lifetime Impact honoree Amy Poehler’s speech that was a highlight of the evening. Poehler took to the podium to discuss the organization Worldwide Orphans, and asked attendees to close their eyes during the luncheon and remember a moment when as a child they felt warm and taken care of.

“Open your eyes and realize that there are so many children in the world who have nothing,” Poehler said, beginning to cry on stage. “They have nothing. They have no one who lights up when they walk in a room, and no clothes, or safety, or food. And so who are we to be in this room, and be somebody living this life without helping them?”

You can imagine that Amy got big applause for her thoughtful inquiry.

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