Sunday, December 12, 2010

L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth 2010

The Fifth Annual L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth program recognized ten extraordinary women on December 9th in New York City. All of the honorees are committed to making a beautiful difference in the lives of others. Each woman honored, through her example, made all of us proud.

L’Oreal Paris is making a $5,000 donation to the charitable cause of each 2010 Woman of Worth Honoree. The beauty brand is also making another $5,000 donation in the name of each honoree to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. In addition, one of the honorees, Taryn Davis, The American Widow Project also received a $25,000 donation to her cause thanks to a public online vote.

Throughout the evening, I was amazed and grateful for all of the women recognized for their courage and empathy for other people… motivating and inspiring all of us to find some way on our own to improve the world. This night really brought home the message that we’re all worth it and that’s why we were in that space on that day to support and honor each other.

I remember actress Viola Davis saying that there are two days in every person’s life that we remember the most… the day that we were born and the day we discover our purpose. I was also inspired by Actress and L’Oreal Spokesmodel Kerry Washington who said that she never dreamed of being a beauty spokesmodel, but she grew up in a home where she was told that anything is possible.

Again, it was an amazing night on the 44th floor of the Hearst Magazines offices with the New York City skyline right behind us.

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Because you’re worth it… how will you make a difference in the world?

Appearing in the photos: Haute Travels Creator Marian Anderson with Karen T. Fondu, President L'Oreal Paris, Actress Viola Davis and Actress Kerry Washington

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  1. That sounds like it was an AMAZING event! You're lucky that you had a chance to attend! And you look gorgeous ;-)

  2. Thanks so much for the compliment. It is an amazing program and the event was absolutely fabulous!

  3. I feel like I was there! Thanks for sharing. :-)