L’Oréal Paris hosted its eighth annual Women of Worth celebration recently at The Pierre in New York City, bringing together an esteemed group of notable guests, company executives, business leaders, philanthropists and former honorees to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the 2013 Women of Worth honorees.
United in their extraordinary efforts and dedication to their causes, the 10 women recognized are raising the bar and breaking new ground to pursue their passions and make positive changes in their communities.
From a Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher empowering teachers across the country to teach students compassion, to a nurse aiding terminally- ill seniors in accomplishing their bucket lists, to a culinary entrepreneur building and running a nonprofit restaurant that helps at-risk youth learn life skills, the 2013 Women of Worth honorees are tackling some of the country’s most pressing issues.
With the support of thousands who submitted votes during the month of November on WomenofWorth.com and L’Oréal Paris’ social channels, Lauren Book was revealed as this year’s National Honoree and awarded an additional $25,000 for her work with Lauren’s Kids, a non-profit focused on preventing childhood sexual abuse and helping survivors heal.
A sexual abuse survivor, Lauren has made it her mission to turn her horrific experience into a vehicle for change. Her work has helped shine a light on the dark issue of child sexual abuse, protected children and served survivors. Through advocacy and education, she is influencing lawmakers and arming children and their parents with the information necessary to keep abuse out of their homes.
For more information, visit www.laurenskids.org
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