*The groundbreaking actor and activist Viola Davis will be honored with the Just Like My Child Foundation’s ‘2017 Global Humanitarian Award’ on November 11, 2017.
Davis is being recognized for her dedication to the education and empowerment of vulnerable youth.
As the first black actor to win the Triple Crown of Acting, including a Tony Award, a history-making Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on How to Get Away with Murder, and three-time Oscar-nominated performances in The Help (2011), Doubt (2008) and her recent win for her role in Fences (2017), Davis is an inspiration to women and girls all around the world.
Her willingness to share her journey of overcoming poverty inspires and influences us all; as does her commitment to bettering our world through her work with the Hunger Is Foundation, Vaseline Foundation’s global initiative and her charitable support of educational programs.
Davis, named one of Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People in 2017, is the embodiment of an empowered woman, who grew up and out of an extraordinary tale of poverty to find her inner-calling. As an actor and producer, she is an agent of change dedicated to telling the uplifting stories of women and triumph.
We, too, want girls to feel powerful and to feel they have the power to change the world. As a mother, activist and leader she represents the true embodiment of the Girl Power Project®.