At its 12th annual Women of Worth event, L’Oréal Paris honored 10 inspiring women who dedicate time to serving their communities on Friday. The celebration was attended by L’Oreal Paris spokeswomen Aja Naomi King, Eva Longoria and Andie MacDowell, among others.
Each honoree received a US$10,000 grant for her nominated cause, with Shandra Woworuntu, Founder of Mentari, which provides assistance to victims of human trafficking named as 2017 National Honoree and awarded an additional US$25,000.
Additionally, Gretchen Holt Witt, a 2011 honoree, received the Karen T Fondu Impact Award in recognition of her continued work in supporting research for improved therapies for pediatric cancer.
“It is an honor to celebrate the Women of Worth Honorees, who beautifully embody our brand ethos of self-worth. Through their passion, resilience and selflessness, they are making a positive impact on their communities and the world,” said Tim Coolican, President, L’Oréal Paris. Karen T. Fondu, President Emeritus and Chairwoman of L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth added, “Through the recognition and platform Women of Worth provides, our commitment is to amplify their stories and causes, so that their work will continue to thrive and to profoundly change the course of so many lives.”