Women who donate their time, women who serve their communities, women who invent for the needy. The L'Oréal Paris company once again pays tribute this year with the Women of Worth award to ten women who definitely make a difference.
True to its "every woman is worth it" philosophy, the beauty products company highlights the intrinsic beauty and value of extraordinary women in our daily lives, who go the extra mile to make a change in their communities. The selected ones were announced this Tuesday, which will receive community charities to quickly coordinate the exchange of surplus food with each other and with local donors.
C atherine Curry-Williams, Valley Village, California
Founder of Shane's Inspiration, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to build inclusive playgrounds for children of all abilities around the world.
Elissa Davey, Vista, California
Founder and CEO of Garden of Innocence, a nonprofit organization that offers dignified and personalized burials for abandoned children (up to age eight), many of whom were found abandoned, or died in the hospitals and were not claimed by their parents.
Jaha Dukureh, Atlanta, Ga
A young female genital mutilation survivor and founder of Safe Hands for Girls, the only American nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and educating girls and communities about the dangers and effects of FGM.
L'Oréal Women of Worth
SuEllen Fried, Prairie Village, Kan
Co-founder of Reaching Out From Within, a nonprofit organization that provides rehabilitation services for inmates through intensive discussion sessions led by experts, and training programs that help understand the reasons behind their violent behavior.
Teri Kelsall, Laguna Woods, Calif
Co-founder of The Jonas Project, an organization dedicated to helping veteran entrepreneurs develop formal business plans and sales presentations to obtain the initial capital required for their businesses.
Kathy Koenigsdorf, East I slip, NY
Founder of the Jake Koenigsdorf Foundation, an organization that raises money to help drug users who want to quit, but lack the resources to pay for treatment centers.
Schinnell Leake, College Park, Md
Founder of Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, a non-profit organization that organizes personalized birthday parties for underprivileged children to make them feel loved and valued.
Alison O'Neil, Atlanta, Ga
Founder of Beauty Becomes You, a nonprofit organization that offers advanced-age adults cosmetic hair, skin, nail care, and massage therapy to help boost their self-esteem and combat decline syndrome (Failureto thrive).
Melaney Smith, Athens, Ga
Founder of Books for Keeps, an organization that provides 45,000 books each year to the neediest children to prevent them from falling behind in school during the summer due to a lack of books to read.
To continue the tribute, users of social networks are urged to turn this Wednesday, November 4 into a #WomanCrushWednesday focused on these inspiring women. Post a story, photo or photo of one of the winners on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #WCW and #WomenofWorth.
More information about the winners can be found at facebook.com/lorealparis, twitter.com/lorealparisusa and at WomenofWorth.com.