Jennifer Aniston Wants Young Women to Feel Powerful

Jennifer Aniston. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9637002cp)

Jennifer Aniston has some advice for young women: be powerful. 

The Morning Show actress was one of the six women recognized by Variety as part of their Power of Women luncheon. 

Along with Awkwafina, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Brie Larson, and Dana Walden, Aniston was recognized for her charitable endeavors at the event at the Beverly Wilshire. 

During her speech, Aniston said, “It’s funny, I’ve never actually thought of myself as ‘powerful.’ Strong, yes. But powerful, not [really]. It’s a distinction I’ve actually been thinking about a lot lately because that word — ‘power’ and its counterpart, ‘abuse of power’ — keeps coming up in light of what is happening in our country and in our industry, a re-balancing of the scales, I guess you could say.”

The message to be powerful stems from an experience she had at 11 when she was dismissed from the table by a parental figure who claimed she didn’t have anything interesting to add to the conversation. 

Oh, how times have changed.