Here in Chrissy’s Beauty School, we like it when beauty gives back, and L’Oréal Paris is doing just that. The brand is known for its philosophy, “Because You’re Worth It” and is recognizing a few worthy women with the fifth annual “Women Of Worth” initiative. Each of the 10 Women of Worth honorees—who were chosen from over 2,000 nominees nationwide—embodies the spirit of volunteerism and is involved with a range of charitable programs spanning from healthcare to hunger and literacy.
In honor of their dedication, the 10 honorees will receive $5,000 for their charities and $5,000 in their name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) – L’Oréal Paris’ primary philanthropic partner.
On Dec. 9, all 10 honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Hearst Magazines and L’Oréal Paris at the Hearst Tower in New York City and L’Oréal Paris needs your help voting for the National Honoree! Public online voting for the Women of Worth National Honoree is open now through Nov. 24 on womenofworth.com and the honoree with the most votes will be named National Honoree and will win $25,000 for a fantastic cause!
Check out the list of honorees below and vote for your favorite!
- Lynn Gaubatz– Falls Church, VA. Lynn founded AdoptALibrary.org, which provides thousands of books for tribal colleges, reservations, prisons and schools across the nation and around the world.
- Robin Steele– Eagan, MN. Robin founded Cheerful Givers to help less fortunate families give birthday presents to their children.
- Lisa Williams– Peachtree City, GA. Lisa established Circle of Friends and Living Water for Girls to provide safe refuge for American girls and advocate against commercial sexual exploitation.
- Sue Kutz– Rock Hill, SC. Sue is an activist for Back the Pack, a program that discretely identifies undernourished students and provides them with nutritious food on weekends to alleviate symptoms of chronic hunger.
- Jill Tappert– Boulder, CO. Jill has made countless strides in the treatment and support available to families with autistic children through her work with Autism Society of Colorado.
- Taryn Davis– Buda, TX. Taryn founded The American Widow Project, a non-profit organization offering support and healing to this generation’s military widows across the United States.
- Ethel Paley– New York, NY. Ethel is the first executive director of FRIA, a group dedicated to making sure seniors get proper care, services and treatment from nursing homes in New York.
- Simone Bernstein– St. Louis, MO. Simone created stlouisvolunteen.com to inform teens about the many volunteer opportunities available in the area, and to motivate them to act.
- Berni Barta– Los Angeles, CA. Berni founded Kid Flicks, an organization that donates new and gently used age appropriate DVDs to children in hospitals and pediatric departments.
- Pauline Olsen– Farmington, CT. Pauline helped to createMalta House of Care Mobile Free Medical Clinic, which delivers totally free primary health care to a diverse population with no other means of accessing the health care system.