Salma Hayek was honored over the weekend at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills!
According to PEOPLE, the actress was honored for her work with Chime for Change, a social media-based campaign to raise awareness of women’s issues around the globe. “In only two years – now I’m going to brag a little bit – we have directly benefitted the lives of 400,000 women,” she said in her acceptance speech. “We affected 3 million families and communities in two years.”
Salma also had some encouraging words for all of the young girls out there especially. “I think the most important thing to tell for the new generations is to have the courage to be unique, to be curious about who they are, instead of trying to blend in,” she told reporters. “The most important thing to say to the girls is to not try to be like the other girls. Not to try to fit in, but to try to really be profound thinkers that are excited about their differences and explore what they are and who they are and what can come out of the new.”
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