Actress and change-maker Yara Shahidi will be the 18th recipient of the annual WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award® to be presented to her during the 2023 WIF Honors on Thursday, November 30th. Fighting for gender parity and equity in the entertainment industry since 1973, this year’s WIF Honors will also commemorate WIF’s 50th anniversary. The WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award® recognizes Shahidi’s impressive acting and producing work within the screen industries, her fight for inclusivity and equity, and her embodiment of style and grace. Shahidi will travel to Milan, Italy to meet the Maramotti family and attend the Max Mara Spring/Summer 2024 Fashion Show on Thursday, September 21st.
“I am thrilled to honor Yara Shahidi as our 2023 WIF Max Mara Face of the Future. Her outstanding work, both on- and off-screen, is an incredible inspiration. As a brand we are extremely proud to be associated with a talented artist, a successful entrepreneur, an accomplished activist, and a graceful ambassador for culture at such a deep and honest level. She is an exceptional ambassador for all the messages that we strive to send to women in our community,” said Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti, third generation of Maramotti Family and Max Mara Global Brand Ambassador.
Yara Shahidi is an award-winning actress, producer, and the breakout star of ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated series black-ish, who has quickly established herself as an impressive multi-hyphenate and one-to-watch in Hollywood on screen and the red carpet. In 2019, alongside her business partner and mother, Keri Shahidi, she expanded her relationship with ABC by signing a multi-year producing deal under the moniker “7th Sun Productions.”