Award-Winning Actress and Humanitarian
Wright is a four-time Emmy®-nominated Actress, and 2014 Golden Globe® award winner for her role as First Lady Claire Underwood in the highly-acclaimed Netflix original series “House of Cards.” She is also known for her leading roles in various major motion pictures, including her iconic turn as Jenny Curran in “Forrest Gump” and her acclaimed role as Antiope in the blockbuster “Wonder Woman,” which is currently in theaters.
Wright’s activism and passion for helping women around the globe will resonate with the bbcon audience. She is known for her far-reaching philanthropic work, including the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign that encourages various international companies to ensure that the precious minerals used in their products do not come from conflict mines where women are abused. In 2014, Wright launched Pour les Femmes, a social conscious sleepwear company designed to give back. Founded by Wright and designer Karen Fowler, the company has one goal: to make simple, beautiful and quality pieces while creating economic opportunity for women in conflict regions around the globe. After Wright visited Congo and learned first-hand of the unimaginable struggles of many women in the area, she was compelled to create a product that would not only provide comfort for customers, but also security for women living in conflict regions. Pour le Femmes supports two nonprofits—Action Kivu and Synergies Des Femmes—for their economic empowerment of women, particularly those who have experienced sexual violence.