NEW YORK, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth launches its annual call for nominations to honor women who are igniting social change on a local, national or global level. The signature philanthropic program embodies the L'Oréal Paris tenet that 'Every Woman Is Worth It' by elevating women who find beauty in giving back. To support inspiring women who are making a difference, the public is encouraged to nominate empowering innovators and leaders fostering change now through April 29 at WomenofWorth.com.
Now entering its second decade, the L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth program has honored 100 women who selflessly volunteer their time and serve their communities. Each year, 10 extraordinary women are chosen from thousands of nominations and honored for the significant impact they have made across a variety of admirable causes. Women of Worth are advocates for health challenges, supporters of troops and their families, and champions for women in need, among many other causes.
In addition to providing Honorees financial assistance to support their organizations, the Women of Worth program provides a platform to tell their stories. It shines a spotlight on their causes and creates new pathways for their philanthropic endeavors to grow and serve even more constituents. Women of Worth offers marketing support, provides tools and training, and facilitates networking with top decision makers, leaders and influencers to help Honorees make a greater impact. Over the past decade, the resulting ripple effect for the Honorees includes dramatic increases in volunteers, accolades from government and media, passing of legislation, and expansion of their organizations.
"L'Oréal Paris is incredibly proud of the Women of Worth community, as the 100 women we've honored over the past decade are powerful examples of how giving back is beautiful. Since our Honorees have been named Women of Worth, their efforts have multiplied, and their reach has expanded," said L'Oréal Paris USA President, Karen T. Fondu. "Remarkable, life-changing work is being led by fearless women, and we are eager to learn their inspirational stories through the Women of Worth nominations process and celebrate their passion for helping others."
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2016 WOMEN OF WORTH
The nominations period for the 2016 Women of Worth program, conducted in partnership with Points of Light, the world's largest volunteer service organization, is now open through April 29, 2016. Following a rigorous review, the pool of applicants will be narrowed down to 10 Honorees who will each be awarded a $10,000 grant for her cause. One Honoree, chosen by popular vote, will be selected as the National Honoree and awarded an additional $25,000 grant for a total of $35,000 to support her organization. All 10 of the 2016 Honorees will be recognized in November at an awards ceremony hosted by L'Oréal Paris in New York.
"Now in its 11th year, the L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth program illustrates the kind of transformational impact a company can have when they align their purpose work with their business strategy," said Tracy Hoover, CEO, Points of Light. "Women of Worth has birthed a movement and these exceptional women who lead it represent a mighty and growing force for good. They are transforming tens of thousands of lives, changing their communities and tackling some of society's most pressing issues."
For more information about the Women of Worth program, to nominate a woman making a difference or to learn more about past Honorees, visit www.WomenofWorth.com.
ABOUT POINTS OF LIGHT
Points of Light – the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it's needed most. For more information, go to http://www.pointsoflight.org.
ABOUT L'ORÉAL PARIS
The L'Oréal Paris division of L'Oréal USA, Inc. is a total beauty care company that combines the latest technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. The L'Oréal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories – hair color, haircare, skincare and cosmetics – and includes such well-known brands as Preference, Excellence, Feria and Healthy Look hair color; Advanced Haircare, Advanced Hairstyle, Elnett Satin Hairspray, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, EverCreme, EverStyle, EverCurl and L'Oréal Paris Kids hair care; Advanced Suncare, Youth Code, Revitalift, Age Perfect, Ideal Clean, Ideal Moisture, Sublime Bronze and Men's Expert skincare; and the Colour Riche, True Match, Infallible, Visible Lift and MAGIC cosmetics collections, along with a portfolio of mascara including Voluminous, Double Extend and Telescopic among many others. For more information on L'Oréal Paris and its brands, and to receive personalized beauty advice, expert tips and exclusive beauty content 24-7 (wherever you may be), check out www.lorealparisusa.com.
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