What Anita Hill, Drew Barrymore, and 6 others had to say about women's empowerment, sexual abuse, and retouched photos

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  • Patty Jenkins
    American film director
  • Samantha Bee
    Samantha Bee
    Canadian comedic actress and author

On Monday, Glamour magazine hosted its 27th annual Women of the Year Awards, celebrating the year’s most groundbreaking women while paying tribute to original trailblazers.

This year’s awards were perhaps the biggest in recent history by star count, with attendees from the Condé Nast and Hollywood orbits out in a full showing of support for Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, who will step down from her post at the end of the year.

The awards recognized 10 figures (in addition to Leive herself) from fashion, the arts, politics, and sciences, as Women of the Year: Muzoon Almellehan, Samantha Bee, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Gigi Hadid, Patty Jenkins, Nicole Kidman, Solange Knowles, Maxine Waters, Peggy Whitson, and the organizers of the Women’s March.

Along the red carpet came even more celebrities (including some previously honored as Women of the Year) to pay homage to the women chosen: Serena Williams, Ashley Graham, Iman, Nina Agdal, Nick Jonas, Anna Wintour.

Accompanying the Glamour Women of the Year Awards was a summit, held earlier that day, that included panel discussions and workshops addressing women’s issues and empowerment. There were discussions about persistence, business success, body positivity, and sexual liberation.

Yahoo Lifestyle asked attendees on the red carpet about their thoughts on some of the summit’s biggest themes — sexual harassment and assault, sisterhood, empowerment, and more. Here’s what they had to say.

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