Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd, the first actor to be a named source and share her story about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment, will be honored by the Women’s Media Center with its Speaking Truth to Power Award on Oct. 26.

The event, to be held at Capitale in New York, will also honor Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas and Gail Tifford. 

Maya Harris, lawyer, MSNBC analyst and Clinton '16 advisor will be host.

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

Judd chairs the WMC's Speech Project, which raises awareness about the scope and impact of online harassment. “It's crucial to call out those like Harvey Weinstein who misuse big power, and also to reward those who risk what small power they have by telling the truth,“ said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of WMC.

Maria Hinojosa
Maria Hinojosa

Fonda, who launched WMC in 2005 with Steinem and Robin Morgan, is being celebrated “for 80 years of activism and excellence in media.” She marks her 80th birthday in December.

In a nearly 30-year career as a journalist, Hinojosa has reported for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN and NPR, as well as anchoring the Emmy Award-winning talk show "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One." She was the first Latina to anchor a “PBS Frontline” report: “Lost in Detention,” which aired in October 2011.

April Ryan
April Ryan

White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks, Ryan was the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year. She is also the voice behind the “Fabric of America” news blog and has written for such publications as Vogue, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Maria Salinas
Maria Elena Salinas

Salinas was named anchor of Univision’s evening news program, “Noticiero Univision,” in 1987. Winner of a 2015 Peabody Award and a 2014 Broadcast Legend Award from the Radio and Television News Assn. of Southern California, she was recently inducted into the National Assn. of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Gail Tifford
Gail Tifford

Tifford is VP and global digital innovation for Unilever. She leads media strategy and implementation across the paid, owned and earned ecosystem for all Unilever categories and brands.

Christiane Amanpour, Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Joy Reid, Samantha Bee and Barbara Walters are past WMC honorees.