House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be awarded for her outstanding effort in the movement for women’s equality and civil rights at this year’s VH1 Trailblazer Honors. She is set to receive the award alongside Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay on International Women’s Day on March 8.
Pelosi made American history in 2007 when she was elected as the first-ever female Speaker of the House of Representatives, and again in 2019 when she was the first person in over 60 years to regain the title. In her position, Pelosi has been at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality and civil rights, fighting for lower healthcare costs and increased worker’s pay.
This isn’t the first time Pelosi will be attending the event. In 2017 she honored Cyndi Lauper with the same award for her advocacy work for the LGBTQ community.
VH1 Trailblazer Honors celebrates the achievements of of “today’s most respected politicians, entertainers, artists, activists, allies and icons who have dedicated their time and steadfast commitments to the women’s movement and beyond.” This year’s event will highlight “breakthroughs in female empowerment and human rights.”
Pelosi will join the ranks of previous Trailblazer Honorees which include, Ryan Murphy, James Baldwin, and, of course, Lauper. The event will air on March 8 at 9 p.m. ET on VH1 and Logo.