L’Oréal Paris Hosts 14th Annual Women of Worth Awards 

L’Oréal Paris Hosts Fourteenth Annual Women of Worth Celebration at The Pierre on December 4th, 2019 in New York City

#1 Global Beauty Brand to honor Ten Inspiring Women Making an Extraordinary Difference 

L’Oréal Paris –the world’s largest total beauty brand, is celebrating its fourteenth annual Women of Worth awards, a philanthropic program that champions inspiring women who are making a difference in their communities across the country. Women of Worth embodies L’Oréal Paris’ iconic philosophy, “Because I’m Worth It,” and demonstrates the powerful connection between giving back and igniting a sense of self-worth. Over the last thirteen years, the program has recognized more than 100 women who find beauty in giving back – selflessly, tirelessly and passionately volunteering their time and energy. L’Oréal Paris is donating a $10,000 grant to each honoree for their causes. The National Honoree, Brittany Schiavone has been selected via public vote and has received an additional $25,000 towards Brittany’s Baskets of Hope.

 Karen T. Fondu, Brittany Schiavone, Shanté Elliott, Sally Berenzweig, Ni’Cola Mitchell, Samantha Gerson, Hetal Jani, Raja Marhaba, Judy Winter, Gracie Cavnar, and Ali Goldstein attend the 14th Annual L’Oréal Paris Women Of Worth Awards at The Pierre on December 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lawrence Busacca/Getty Images for L’Oréal)

Those attending included: L’Oréal Paris celebrity spokeswomen Amber Heard, Aja Naomi King, Andie MacDowell, Camila Cabello, Helen Mirren and; CBS news anchor Gayle King; Founder and CEO of Thrive Global Arianna Huffington; Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino; Dr. Oz TV Show Host Dr. Oz; Model’s Iskra Lawrence and Kat Graham; L’Oréal Paris President Ali Goldstein; President Emeritus and Chairwoman of L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Karen T. Fondu.  


  • Brittany Schiavone – Long Island, NY; Founder, Brittany’s Baskets of Hope: delivers baskets of hand-made baby items and Down syndrome support system information to families with Down Syndrome babies. 
  • Crystal Chatman – Memphis, TN; Founder & Director, Beautiful Spirited Women: empowers and advocates for teenage girls through mentorship that teaches healthy self-esteem, safe sex and entrepreneurship.  
  • Hetal Jani – New York City, NY; Founding Executive Director, SPEAK Mentorship: advances diversity in leadership through college and career preparedness, mentoring immigrant girls on cultural identity, career trajectory and gender association.  
  • Judy Winter – East Lansing, MI; Cofounder, Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp: provides opportunities for musical expression, enjoyment and interaction with special needs children through an inclusive day camp. 
  • Ni’Cola Mitchell – Las Vegas, NV; Founder, Girls Who Brunch: inspires and empowers at-risk teenage girls by teaching literacy, education and critical life skills. 
  • Raja B. Marhaba – Granada Hills, CA; Founder, The Jonathan Foundation For Children with Learning Disabilities: Provides personalized support to help families with children with learning disabilities navigate special education systems. 
  • Sally Berenzweig – Boca Raton, FL; Cofounder, KidSafe Foundation: teaches personal safety to children and adults with the ultimate mission of building strong, resilient families and safer communities.  
  • Samantha Gerson – Los Angeles, CA; Founder & CEO, UnBroken: provides free legal and therapeutic support to adolescent survivors of institutional abuses such as conversion therapy. 
  • Shanté Elliott – Chicago, IL; Founder, TasselTurn: improves the lives of youth in foster care through personalized support and college and career technology based educational coaching and social-emotional curriculum. 
  • Shreyaa Venkat – Ashburn, VA; Founder, NEST4US: works with communities to provide volunteer and leadership opportunities, focusing on reducing food waste and feeding the hungry. 

 PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Entertainment  

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