L'Oréal Paris announces search for Women of Worth honorees

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L'Oréal Paris announces search for Women of Worth honorees

By Gisselle Gaitan - 04/04/2018
To kick off National Volunteer month, L'Oréal Paris announced a call for nominations for its annual Women of Worth celebration.

Over the past 13 years, the New York City-based company has launched the Women of Worth initiative into a year-long platform that elevates stories of local heroes who represent the passion and spirit of women across the country who volunteer their time to serve others. Inspired by the brand’s “Because You’re Worth It” tagline, the initiative recognizes women who find passion in giving back and in fostering and inspiring self-worth to others.

"Women of Worth is the cornerstone of the L'Oréal Paris brand and embodies our mission to empower women across the country to celebrate their worth," Tim Coolican, L'Oréal Paris USA president, said. "Now, during National Volunteer Month, we're asking for people to nominate fearless women who are championing life-changing work and making an impactful difference."

Until May 1, a volunteer can be nominated to be a 2018 Women of Worth honoree and receive up to $35,000 in donations for her designated cause. In addition to receiving financial support for a chosen organization, Women of Worth also provides each honoree with a platform to elevate her story and an opportunity to build a network that can impact their volunteerism and service.

"National Volunteer Month is a reminder that every individual has the power to ignite change and make the world a better place," Karen T. Fondu, president emeritus and chairwoman of L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth, said. "Through Women of Worth, we have the opportunity to honor the heroic women in our lives — our family, friends and neighbors — whose courage and strength empower and inspire worth within others."

This year’s honorees will join the 120 Women of Worth alumnae who represent a diverse range of causes and inspiring stories. From a survivor of human trafficking and domestic violence, who is helping rescue victims, to a teenager spearheading an anti-bullying project, to women who are tackling hunger in their communities and giving meals to the food insecure.

Women of Worth’s 2018 honorees will be announced in the fall and awarded a $10,000 donation for their chosen charity. One honoree, chosen by popular vote, will be selected as National Honoree and receive an additional $25,000 donation.

Further information on the program and past honorees, or to make a nomination, visit Women of Worth’s website.