Who is a woman of worth? 10 inspiring women making beautiful differences in their communities

L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honors 10 Inspiring Women.

In 2006, L’Oréal Paris launched the Women of Worth program to celebrate everyday women who follow their true passion to make a difference in the world.

Tackling society’s most pressing issues, from helping victims in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, to enabling terminally ill seniors
accomplish their bucket lists, to building a nonprofit restaurant that helps at-risk youth learn life skills, the 2013 Women of Worth honorees are united in their quest to fuel the future.

Setting the bar for extraordinary philanthropic efforts, this year’s honorees support a variety of admirable causes, from technology and education to aiding at-risk youth, and everything in between.

Somy Ali – Miami Beach, Fla.; President of No More Tears, nonprofit organization devoted to rescuing victims of domestic violence and helping survivors with assistance to meet basic needs, and a variety of support services to find jobs and complete their empowerment.


Tricia Baker – Plainsboro, N.J.; Co-Founder and Co-Director of Attitudes in Reverse, a nonprofit organization to educate society about mental health and combat negative perceptions about mental illness by promoting acceptance and fostering awareness about depression and suicide prevention.


Patty Boles – Vista, Calif.; Executive Director of Straight From The Heart,
Inc., a nonprofit resource center that provides critical support, mentoring, must-have items and resources for foster children and their caregivers.


Lauren Book – Aventura, Fla.; Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse through public awareness, education and political advocacy, and to help survivors heal by offering guidance and support.


Maria D’Angelo – Santa Monica, Calif.; Founder, President and CEO of The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, nonprofit dedicated to serving and
transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk children and families in Los Angeles through academic, social and domestic support.


Kimberly Iverson – Scottsdale, Ariz.; Founder of Bucket List Foundation, nonprofit which grants end-of-life or “bucket list” wishes to the terminally ill, including swimming with dolphins, riding in helicopters and meeting pro athletes, as well as arranging simple, heartfelt events like anniversary dinners and reunions with family members.


Lori Lee – Smithfield, N.C.; Founder of Me Fine Foundation, nonprofit founded in memory of her son Folden Lee, IV, which provides resources and financial assistance to families with children being treated at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals regardless of race, diagnosis, religious affiliation or economic status.

Estella Pyfrom – West Palm Beach, Fla.; CEO of Estella’s Brilliant Bus, nonprofit fueled by a state-of-the-art mobile learning center and network of opportunities where children and families without home access to technology or internet can learn vital computer skills.


Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis – Newtown, Conn.; Teacher and Founder of Classes 4
Classes, Inc., nonprofit organization developed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy whose mission is for every student in the U.S. to learn compassion, caring, kindness, empathy and consideration.


Susan Garcia Trieschmann – Evanston, Ill; Executive Director of Curt’s Cafe, nonprofit restaurant that provides training and support for at-risk youth while offering the community a place to “dine with a purpose,” enjoying great food and giving back at the same time.

Celebrating its eighth year,Women of Worth is inspired by L’Oreal Paris’ iconic brand philosophy, “Because You’re Worth It.” Since its inception, the program recognized 80 women for embodying the spirit of the L’Oreal Paris brand, through commitment to their communities, selflessness and drive to make a difference in the world.

For more information about Women of Worth, honoree bios and to vote for the 2013 Women of Worth National Honoree, visit WomenofWorth.com