Make it Work!

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Women In Film Presents: Make It Work! can be streamed any time on The CW app or at CWtv.com. The one-hour variety special—a combination of music, comedy, and fun celebrity guests—explores the issues and solutions for getting women back to work.

The show benefits the Hire Her Back campaign, a call for industry-wide action to rebuild a workforce that hires women and people of color equitably as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis.


If you’re in a position to give, consider clicking below to donate to the Hire Her Back Fund.


The Make it Work! Virtual Pre-Party is presented by Lexus and MaxMara.

Download the press release, and read more coverage in Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter.

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Malin Åkerman

Malin Åkerman

Malin Åkerman is an actress well known for her roles in television series such as “Billion,” “Trophy Wife,” and “Children Hospital,” as well as films like Watchmen and Rampage.

Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil

Mara Brock Akil is a writer and television producer best known for creating the series “Girlfriends” (UPN), “The Game” (UPN), “Being Mary Jane” (BET), “Black Lightning” (The CW), and “Love” (OWN). She is a recipient of the NAACP Image Award, Black Reel Award, and BET Comedy Award.

Lake Bell

Lake Bell

Lake Bell is an actor, director, and screenwriter. In addition to her acting roles in projects such as “Childrens Hospital,” It’s ComplicatedNo Strings Attached, and Million Dollar Arm, to name a few, she is a powerful creative force. She has written and directed the films In a World… and I Do… Until I Don’t, as well as creating and executive producing the ABC series “Bless This Mess.”

Alison Brie

Alison Brie

Alison Brie is an actress best known for her roles in the series “Community,” “Mad Men,” “GLOW,” and “BoJack Horseman,” and she co-wrote and produced the 2020 film Horse Girl, in which she starred. She has been a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award, and a multiple-time Golden Globe nominee.

Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs is a singer-songwriter. The single “River,” off her debut album “Church of Scars,” has been certified platinum.

Connie Britton

Connie Britton

Connie Britton is an actor best known for her roles in the series “Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story,” “Nashville,” “9-1-1,” and “Dirty John.” She has been nominated for Emmys, Golden Globes, and many other acting awards.

Logan Browning

Logan Browning

Logan Browning is an actress best known for her work on the series “Dear White People,” as well as starring in films including The Perfection.

Nkechi Okoro Carroll

Nkechi Okoro Carroll

Nkechi Okoro Carroll is a writer, producer, and actor, whose work as the executive producer of “All American” has garnered her a nomination for an NAACP Image Award. She has also written for “The Resident,” “Rosewood,” and “Bones.”

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton served as the U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, as a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and was the first woman to be nominated for the office of President of the United States by a major political party. In 2016, she was the first woman to win the popular vote in an American presidential election.

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow is a singer-songwriter who has sold over 50 million albums and won nine Grammy Awards.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson is an actor and activist known for her roles in films such as KidsJosie and the PussycatsRentSin CityDeath Proof, and Top Five, as well as the Marvel television universe. She is a recipient of many awards including the NAACP Image Award and Sundance Film Festival cast recognition.

Jack Donnelly

Jack Donnelly

Jack Donnelly is an actor best known for his work in series including “Atlantis” and “House of Anubis.”

Beanie Feldstein

Beanie Feldstein

Beanie Feldstein is an actor known for her roles in films such as BooksmartLady BirdHow to Build a Girl, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, “What We Do in the Shadows,” and Hello, Dolly! on Broadway.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is an actor and political activist whose work has earned her two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, seven Golden Globes, an Emmy, and the AFI Life Achievement Award. In addition to her work on films such as 9 to 5KluteComing HomeOn Golden Pond, and many more, Fonda co-founded the Women’s Media Center with Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is an actor, producer, and entrepreneur known for her roles in “Alias” (for which she received the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series), JunoDallas Buyers Club13 Going on 30Elektra, and Love, Simon. Her activism work includes serving on the board of Save the Children and campaigning for children’s protection from paparazzi.

Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies is an actor and singer known for her roles in “Victorious,” “Dynasty,” and Vacation.

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn

Kathryn Hahn is an actor known for her roles in Afternoon DelightPrivate LifeBad Moms, “Parks and Recreation,” “I Love Dick,” “Mrs. Fletcher,” and “I Know This Much is True.”

Ashlyn Harris

Ashlyn Harris

Ashlyn Harris is a goalkeeper for the National Women’s Soccer League team Orlando Pride who played on the championship-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Teams at the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups. Her philanthropic work includes involvement with the mental health organization To Write Love on Her Arms.

Rachael Harris

Rachael Harris

Rachael Harris is an actor known for her  television roles in “Lucifer,” “The Good Wife,” “New Girl,” “Reno 911!,” and “Suits.” Her film roles include Best in ShowA Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. For her film Natural Selection, Harris was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines is an actor and director known for her roles in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (for which she was nominated for two Emmys), “Suburgatory,” and Adrienne Shelly’s Waitress. Hines made her directorial debut on the film Serious Moonlight, which was penned by Shelly. Her philanthropic work includes serving on the board for United Cerebral Palsy.

Sarah Jeffery

Sarah Jeffery

Sarah Jeffery is an actor and singer known for her roles in “Charmed,” the “Descendants” franchise, and “Shades of Blue.”

Marta Kauffman

Marta Kauffman

Marta Kauffman is an Emmy-winning writer and producer, best known as the co-creator of “Friends” and “Grace and Frankie,” as well as the documentary Seeing Allred.

Ali Krieger

Ali Krieger

Ali Krieger is a defender for the National Women’s Soccer League team Orlando Pride who played on the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Teams at the 2011, 2015, and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups, as well as the 2016 Olympic U.S. women’s soccer team. Her philanthropic work includes work with the organizations MiracleFeet, the Teammates For Kids Foundation, and Athlete Ally.

Javicia Leslie

Javicia Leslie

Javicia Leslie is an actor who will be starring as “Batwoman” in the series’ upcoming season, and who is known for her roles in “God Friended Me” and “The Family Business.”

Melanie Liburd

Melanie Liburd

Melanie Liburd is an actor known for her roles in “This Is Us,” Brian Banks, and “Gypsy.”

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno is an actress, dancer, and singer, whose career has spanned seven decades, during which team she has earned many awards including Emmys, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Currently starring on “One Day at a Time,” Moreno is well known for roles in projects as broad-ranging as West Side Story, “Oz,” and as the voice of Carmen San Diego.

Catt Sadler

Catt Sadler

Catt Sadler is an entertainment reporter known for her work on “E! News.” She is the founder and president of the Hollywood chapter of the Women Like Us Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering at-risk school girls in inner-city Los Angeles.

Andrea Savage

Andrea Savage

Andrea Savage is an actor, comedian, and writer who created and stars in the series “I’m Sorry.” Her credits include “Veep” and “The Hotwives” franchise.

Alexandra Shipp

Alexandra Shipp

Alexandra Shipp is an actor and singer best known for playing Storm in the X-Men franchise, and for her roles in Love, SimonStraight Outta Compton, and Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. She is the 2018 recipient of the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.

Rain Valdez

Rain Valdez

Rain Valdez is an actor, writer, and producer who is known for her roles on “Transparent” and “Lopez,” and her writing for Vice and Popsugar.

Michaela Watkins

Michaela Watkins

Michaela Watkins is an actor and comedian known for her roles in “Casual,” “Trophy Wife,” “Saturday Night Live,” and films Enough SaidIn a World…, and Afternoon Delight.

Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley is an actor and comedian known for her roles in The Weekend, “Black Dynamite,” “Young & Hungry,” and the docu-series “Raising Whitley.”

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard is an award-winning actor, producer, and activist. Her career encompasses film roles in ClemencyJuanitaCaptain America: Civil WarBeauty ShopLove & Basketball, and Cross Creek (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award); Emmy-winning television roles on “Hill Street Blues,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “Luke Cage;” and theatre work including For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf. Her activism work includes serving on the board of Artists for a New South Africa, as well as the Democratic Party.

Yuna

Yuna

Yuna is a singer-songwriter whose albums and singles have found crossover success worldwide, from her home country of Malaysia to recognition for her success on the R&B charts in the U.S. by Billboard, BET, and Rolling Stone.

Stephanie Allain

Executive Producer

Stephanie Allain

Executive Producer

Stephanie Allain is a producer, serves as Executive Vice President of the WIF Board of Directors, and is the founder of Homegrown Pictures—whose films have been nominated for over 80 awards, including Independent Spirit Awards, NAACP awards, and Oscars.

Amy Baer

Executive Producer

Amy Baer

Executive Producer

Amy Baer is a producer, serves as President of the WIF Board of Directors, and is the founder of Gidden Media—a Content Incubation company that develops and produces content for a wide spectrum of distribution platforms: theatrical film, digital media, and television.

Monica Levinson

Executive Producer

Monica Levinson

Executive Producer

Monica Levinson is a producer known for Brian Banks, Captain FantasticTrumbo, and Borat, who served as President of Production at ShivHans Pictures for six years.

Hannah Levy

Director

Hannah Levy

Director

Hannah Levy is a director and writer known for “Saturday Night Live,” Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.

Adriana Robles

Director

Adriana Robles

Director

Adriana Robles is a director and writer known for “Saturday Night Live,” Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.

Wendy Button

Writer

Wendy Button

Writer

Wendy Button is a writer who is known for her work on CNN’s “Heroes,” Huffington Post, and Crooked Media.

Simbiat Hall

Writer

Simbiat Hall

Writer

Simbiat Hall is a writer and producer known for the Women That Soar Awards, Academy Awards, and Oxygen Media.

Mishy Turner

Writer

Mishy Turner

Writer

Mishy Turner is a writer best known for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

ShivHans Pictures

Associate Producers

ShivHans Pictures

Associate Producers

WIF Presents: Make It Work! is produced in association with ShivHans Pictures.

ShivHans Pictures, founded by producer Shivani Rawat, is a production and finance company creating unique and compelling feature films outside the Hollywood studio model. The company strives to keep the financing process simple in an effort to fully support independent filmmakers and their visions, while collaborating with top-tier talent.