December 6, 2018
LOréal Paris Honors Extraordinary Women of Worth at 13th Annual Celebration; Christy Silva of Aidans Heart Foundation Named National Honoree and Jaha Dukureh of Safe Hands for Girls Honored as 2018 Karen T. Fondu Impact Award Winner
Thought leaders, philanthropists and business executives gathered at The Pierre Hotel in New York City to shed a spotlight on the 2018 Honorees and provide a national platform to tell their stories. The Women of Worth Honorees each received a $10,000 grant for their non-profit organizations, with Christy Silva of Aidan's Heart Foundation and Jaha Dukureh of Safe Hands for Girls receiving special recognition for their work.
Following a nationwide, online public vote, Silva was selected as the 2018 National Honoree among thousands of votes on the L'Oréal Paris website and social channels. 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. Since becoming a Women of Worth Honoree, Dukureh's impactful work has grown to reach more than 750,000 women and girls in Africa and the United States through mentoring services, community engagement activities and educational resources. You can learn more about their stories and causes at WomenofWorth.com.
"Each year, I am in awe of the Women of Worth Honorees who selflessly give back and transform the lives of others," said Tim Coolican, President, L'Oréal Paris. 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."
NATIONAL WOMEN OF WORTH HONOREE: CHRISTY SILVA, AIDAN'S HEART FOUNDATION, THORNDALE, PA
KAREN T. FONDU IMPACT AWARD WINNER: JAHA DUKUREH, SAFE HANDS FOR GIRLS, BRUFUT, THE GAMBIA
"It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Women of Worth community" said Jaha Dukureh. "Three years ago, L'Oréal Paris gave Safe Hands for Girls the platform we needed to make a lasting impact on thousands of women across the globe. I am so grateful for their continued support to elevate our mission to instill a sense of worth in the lives of girls everywhere."
2018 WOMEN OF WORTH HONOREES
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