Celebrities -- including Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Hoda Kotb, and Dr. Oz were presenters at the L'Oréal Paris 13th annual Women of Worth awards. The gala event was held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City on December 5th.
The awards celebrate women selflessly making an extraordinary difference in the world, and are inspired by the L'Oréal Paris tagline, "Because You're Worth It."
Honorees each received a $10,000 grant for their non-profit organizations. Christy Silva (shown above, far right) of Aidan's Heart Foundation was named the National Honoree after winning a nationwide, online public vote. She received an additional $25,000 to support her cause, which raises awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The 2015 Women of Worth Honoree Jaha Dukureh received the Karen T. Fondu Impact Award. Dukureh was recognized for her continued work to protect young women and girls who are at risk of female genital mutilation.
Tim Coolican, president, L'Oréal Paris., said, "Each year, I am in awe of the Women of Worth Honorees who selflessly give back and transform the lives of others."
Karen T. Fondu, president emeritus and chairwoman of L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth added, "The unwavering courage and determination of our 2018 Women of Worth embodies the spirit of the L'Oréal Paris brand, and through our commitment to this program, their work will continue to touch the lives of generations to come."
Jennifer Maddox, another honoree, (shown above, far left) is the founder of Future Ties, a non-profit organization that helps young people and families on the South Side of Chicago. Maddox is a police officer. The organization provides life skills training, mentoring, academic support, field trips, conflict resolution, resume building, community volunteerism, and workshops.
Honoree Laura Reiss (shown above, center), founder of Kindness Matters 365, helps to educates and inspire children on the importance of being grateful for who they are, showing kindness to themselves and others, and the many different ways they can give back to make a positive impact within their own communities and the world.
Here are the rest of the 2018 L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honorees.