Mother’s day is here again, and it’s time to recognize a few Hollywood moms who rock! Working Mother Magazine recently published its ‘50 Most Powerful Moms,’ which is a list of women who, according to the magazine, possess the ability to “influence and inspire us to reach higher and further in building better lives for ourselves.” A few of our favorites were chosen — Beyoncé, Kerry Washington, and new to the listing, Viola Davis.
First, let’s start by congratulating Actress Kerry Washington, mom of Isabelle, 2, who is expecting her second child. Praising the “Scandal” actress, Working Mother recognized Washington for “keeping us glued to our small screens week after week.” Just recently, she mastered a challenging role that explores what a lack of power feels like. She starred as women’s rights warrior Anita Hill in the HBO film Confirmation. Amongst achievements over the years, Washington also made a deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature for her recently launched production company, Simpson Street, which launched Confirmation.
“Even though Olivia Pope has obviously made the decision that she is not a mom, playing her made me feel like I could be a mom. Because she knows there’s always another way—there’s always a way to fix it, there’s always a way to solve it, to win. And I feel like playing her made me feel like, All right, I can do it. I will figure out how to juggle it all,” she recently told Elle.
“Formation” singer Beyonce’ – well, what hasn’t she been nominated for this year— is celebrated for taking a stand in the African American culture regardless of the risk and controversy that it involved. CNN tagged her as “The New Political Goddess.” Beyonce’ earned an estimated $250 million in 2015, according to Forbes. She is thriving in her latest business ventures bustling the athleisure market, Ivy Park, and her partnership with Topshop. Working Mother Magazine describes her: “There’s no stopping this force of nature—every time she sets a bar, she scales it with her next accomplishment. Just look at the already enormous reach and stir over her just released album, Lemonade—CNN just tagged her “the new political goddess.”
Meanwhile, Actress/Producer Viola Davis was said to have been “long respected and revered by her professional peers for an outstanding body of powerful acting performances,” according to Working Mother Magazine. Her hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed as she is acclaimed as the first African American woman to win an Emmy in 2015. It was received for winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Annalise Keating on ‘How to Get Away with Murder.’ She also received two Tonys, a SAG award, and Oscar and Golden Globe nods for her lead role in 2011’s The Help to add to her list of accomplishments.
Including a list of other Hollywood stars whom we equally love are Reese Witherspoon, Adele, Jessica Alba and many more. Check out the full list here.
Written By: Taylor Bennett