NEW YORK With more than 2,000 nominations from across the country, L'Oreal Paris has selected the 2010 Women of Worth honorees and granted them $5,000 for their charitable causes and donated $5,000 in their names to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, L'Oreal Paris' primary philanthropic partner.
All 10 Women of Worth honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Hearst Magazines and L'Oreal Paris at the Hearst Tower in New York on Dec. 9. The national honoree will be announced at the event and will receive an additional $25,000 to her charitable cause.
Now through Nov. 24, the public can vote online for the Women of Worth National Honoree at WomenOfWorth.com. Visitors to the site will vote once per e-mail address for their favorite Woman of Worth, and the honoree with the most votes will be named national honoree.
The 10 honorees are:
The judges included Jacqueline Hernandez, COO of Telemundo Communications Group; Karen Fondu, president of L'Oreal Paris; Anne Talley, former SVP marketing for L'Oreal Paris; Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor; Lisa Oz, president of Ozworks, a media and investment consulting company; Cathie Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines; and Shannon Lambert, founder of Pandora's Project and a 2009 Women Of Worth honoree.
The Women of Worth initiative is inspired by L'Oreal Paris' brand philosophy, "Because You're Worth It." Each of the honorees embodies the spirit of the L'Oreal Paris brand through her commitment to her community, her selflessness and her drive to make a difference in the world, the company said. Since its inception, the L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth program has recognized 50 women for their outstanding commitment to their causes.
"We are thrilled to honor this year's extraordinary group of women, and this year's Women of Worth honorees truly exemplify our belief that every woman has the power to make a difference," said L'Oreal Paris president Karen Fondu.