Women in the Arts 2021 with headshots of Annette Bening, Carrie Coon, and Sherry Lansing

11th Annual Women in the Arts

Honoring Annette Bening and Sherry Lansing

Livestream the Event 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
12:30pm CDT

Women in the Arts Livestream Thumnail

This event is available for viewing on YouTube Live and Facebook Live. You may also return to this page on Tuesday, June 22 at 12:30PM CDT to LIVESTREAM the event. 

Join Steppenwolf ensemble member Carrie Coon in conversation with Annette Bening and Sherry Lansing, both trailblazers in their own careers. Annette Bening is an Emmy Award, two-time Tony Award, four time Academy Award nominee, and a BAFTA Award, two-time Golden Globe, and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner and has frequently spoken about the lack of women's voices in roles of power and influence. Sherry Lansing made history as the first woman to head a major film studio when she was appointed president of 20th Century Fox in 1980 and is now a philanthropist and activist through the Sherry Lansing Foundation. Join these women as they discuss their expansive careers, personal journeys and the challenges faced by women in the entertainment industry.

MEET ANNETTE BENING

MEET CARRIE COON

MEET SHERRY LANSING

 

ABOUT THE ANNUAL EVENT

The Women in the Arts event, traditionally held as a luncheon, began as a way to bring together Chicago's business and civic communities in celebration of innovators across the performing arts. Since its inception in 2010, the event has raised more than $1.3 million for Steppenwolf Education, the School at Steppenwolf, as well as the Professional Leadership Program, providing apprenticeships, fellowships and internships for the next generation of arts managers and producers. 

Previous honorees include ensemble members Joan Allen, Laurie Metcalf and Martha Plimpton, along with Claire Danes, Danai Gurira, Juliette Lewis, Julianna Marguiles, Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson, Mary-Louise Parker, Sarah Paulson and Phylicia Rashad

Co-Chairs

Anne* & Don Phillips
Cari* & Michael Sacks
Helen Zell*

EVENT SPONSORS

Innovators

Allstate Foundation, Exelon, Grosvenor Capital Management and Northern Trust logos
Anne* & Don Phillips
Helen Zell*

 

Ensemble

Ensemble Sponsors

The Orlebeke Foundation
Cari* & Michael Sacks

Mentors

Lynn Lockwood Murphy*
Chris* & Eileen Murphy
PNC
The Smithburg Family Foundation
United Airlines

*Denotes Steppenwolf Trustee 

Past Luncheon Photos

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Give Your Support

Thank you for supporting Steppenwolf Theatre Company with a charitable gift celebrating free arts education programming that invests in young learners, makers and appreciators.

Your gift is fully tax-deductible. 

DONATE NOW

LEARN MORE

Do you have any questions about the special 11th Annual Women in the Arts virtual event? Feel free to contact our Events team for more information.

CONTACT US