Following the unveiling of its five special covers featuring Kim Kardashian, Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, Lena Dunham and Rachel Weisz last week, Variety magazine hosted a swanky luncheon in New York City on Friday afternoon at Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate its 'Power of Women' special issue.

The five women were all present at the special event, which saw Dunham give an emotional speech opening up about surviving sexual assault and the importance of feminism. Kardashian lightened the mood with her acceptance, jokingly telling the crowd "never underestimate the power of the selfie," before shedding light on her work with the Children's Hospital in LA, saying: "Here's to strong women: may we know them. May we be them. May we raise them," and sharing the heartache at losing her father to cancer. Discover all five speeches and the event images below.

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Kim Kardashian

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Lena Dunham

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Glenn Close

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Whoopi Goldberg

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