National Call for Nominations: L'Oreal Paris Announces the Seventh Annual Women of Worth Awards L'Oreal Paris Spokesperson and Newly Appointed Women of Worth Ambassador, Julianna Margulies, Encourages America to Celebrate Inspirational Women Making a Difference in their Communities

Nominate a Woman of Worth: April 2 - May 31 at womenofworth.com

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oreal Paris is proud to partner with brand spokesperson Julianna Margulies to unveil the opening of the Women of Worth awards' 2012 nomination period.  Now in its seventh consecutive year, Women of Worth has honored and celebrated 60 inspiring women, who are making a difference in their communities. Today, L'Oreal Paris encourages people across America to nominate a woman they admire for her selfless dedication to volunteerism and charitable efforts to help the brand identify 10 more incredible women to join the Women of Worth roster.

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"As a woman, wife and mother, I am honored to be representing a program that celebrates women who are raising the bar in society and driving change in their communities," said brand spokesperson and recently named Women of Worth ambassador, actress Julianna Margulies.

WOMEN OF WORTH PROGRAM
Inspired by the brand's iconic slogan "Because You're Worth It," currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Women of Worth program seeks nominees who are bringing this philosophy to life through their commitment to a variety of relevant social causes.

"The Women of Worth program puts a beautiful face on our iconic brand tagline, 'Because You're Worth It,' and translates it into action," said L'Oreal Paris President Karen T. Fondu. "I believe deeply in our Women of Worth initiative and look forward to recognizing the next wave of honorees for their incredible contributions to their communities."

"Having personally met past Women of Worth honorees, I can say with full confidence that these 'women of worth' have dedicated their lives to helping others realize their worth every day," said Julianna Margulies

NOMINATIONS
The Women of Worth nomination period starts today, April 2nd, and runs through May 31st*. Visit womenofworth.com to nominate yourself or a woman in your life who saw a need in the community and took action.

PAST HONOREES
Making strides and bringing attention to causes like bullying, nutrition in underserved communities and pediatric cancer, past honorees have dedicated themselves to conquering inadequacies at the local and national level, and empowered others in the community to take a stand.

RECOGNITION
Ten motivational honorees will be chosen for their momentous contributions. Each honoree receives $10,000 for her charitable cause, and one National Honoree will be chosen via a public online vote to receive an additional $25,000 for her charity. All ten honorees will be recognized, and the National Honoree will be announced, at an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Hearst Magazines and L'Oreal Paris in New York City.

For more information about the Women of Worth Program, nomination applications and previous honoree bios, please visit womenofworth.com.

ABOUT L'OREAL PARIS
The L'Oreal Paris division of L'Oreal 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'Oreal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories - hair color, hair care, skincare and cosmetics - and includes such well-known brands as Preference, Excellence, Feria and Healthy Look hair color; Elnett Satin Hairspray, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, EverStyle, VIVE Pro, Studio Line and L'Oreal Kids hair care; Youth Code, Revitalift, Age Perfect, Go 360 Clean, Sublime Bronze, Sublime Sun and Men's Expert skincare; and the Colour Riche, True Match, Infallible, and Studio Secrets Professional cosmetics collections, along with a portfolio of mascara including Voluminous, Double Extend and Telescopic among many others. For more information on L'Oreal Paris and its brands, and to get comprehensive, personalized beauty information from the experts, visit www.lorealparis.com for access to unique content and dynamic interactive features, including the exclusive "Can I Help You" diagnostic tool.

*Nominations will officially close at 11:59pm EDT on May 31, 2012

SOURCE L'Oreal Paris



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