If you followed along in the Twitterverse last week, you know that W Hotels hosted Marie Claire’s second annual The Power Trip. It was hard not to Tweet (or insert your platform of choice) about all the bold and stirring remarks from the likes of Mila Kunis, Taraji P. Henson, Emily Ratajkowski, and Priyanka Chopra.
The Power Trip started in New York City early Monday morning, where 100 of the most influential lady bosses in tech, fashion, and media hopped on a chartered Jet Blue flight to San Francisco for a 36-hour pop-up conference. The East Coast entourage was met at W San Francisco by some of the most powerful names in the industry on West Coast, such as Ty Stiklorius of Friends at Work and Boz Saint John of Uber.
Between conversation of overarching topics such as fighting for fair pay in the workplace, the ability to say no, and how social media might pave the way for gender equality - the panelists addressed topical issues such as #MeToo, Harvey Weinstein and the last charges on their credit card statement.
We all know that Mila Kunis loves her bourbon and Emily Ratajkowski is an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, so we gathered a few fun facts about our favorite women in Hollywood that we learned at The Power Trip.
Mila Kunis's guilty pleasure is The Real Housewives.
We know Mila Kunis is a bourbon fanatic and a proud member of Bachelor Nation (her cameo on Rachel's season of The Bachelorette was everything), but Kunis admits that her latest guilty pleasure is The Real Housewives. "When you're up at two in the morning - pumping, nursing and holding a crying baby - that's what's on TV."
Priyanka Chopra can put her legs behind her head.
Not only did we learn that Priyanka aspired to be a maid as a child, but we were also graced with the fact that her secret talent is being able to put her legs behind her head. "That's a talent you guys!" Enough said.
Emily Ratajkowski is guilty of deleting Instagram photos just to make her grid more visually pleasing.
Emily Ratajkowski, better known as Emrata, spoke on breaking the internet and the role of social media in shaping the future for women. She revealed that she is guilty of deleting photos if it doesn't look right in the layout of her feed - or in laymen's terms "if an old selfie lines up the wrong way with a new selfie."
Conversely, Ratajkowski never deletes comments because censoring is never the right answer. The dialogue in the comments just as important as the photo.
Taraji has a book in the works.
Maybe not in the works, but definitely in the mind's eye. Taraji P. Henson has an amazing story to tell with her role as an African American female in Hollywood. Henson revealed that she loves the word no. "I love the word no, I love when people doubt me. That just adds fuel to the fire."
Henson revealed her favorite word in discussion of her role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where she was paid a mere fraction of what stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett were making. Henson stuck with the job because she knew that it was eventually going to pay off. "I know that this is just a part of the story that I'm going to put in my book one day. This is going to be a great story to tell. We're going to flip a negative into a positive and change the narrative of our lives as women."