Congratulations to our friend and client Kerry Washington for being featured on the cover of TIME Magazine’s ‘Women of the Year’ issue. Kerry is recognized for her work both on and off-screen as an actor, producer, director, and activist. She is, of course, well known for playing the iconic Olivia Pope on Scandal, as well as for producing and starring in Little Fires Everywhere and the Broadway and Netflix productions of American Son under her Simpson Street production company. Washington has been involved with many social and political causes, including her service on President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. In 2013, Washington was honored with the NAACP President’s Award, recognizing her special achievements in furthering the cause of civil rights and public service. In 2014, Time magazine included Washington on its annual Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. She received the GLAAD Media Vanguard Award in 2015 and the ACLU Bill of Rights Award in 2016. She was a co-chair of Mrs. Obama’s When We All Vote campaign and is the Founder of Influence Change, a strategic initiative that partners with high impact, non profit organizations to increase voter turnout. She is also a co-chair of the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund, an organization dedicated to funding and amplifying the voices of Black leaders who are helping build a more equitable America. In 2021, Washington partnered with the Movement Voter Project to launch a Cohort of 10 grassroots organizations to provide them with resources and storytelling support to scale their impact as they advocate for an equitable democracy.
See the full interview here in TIME Magazine.