Glamour’s Women Of The Year Awards

Glamour Magazine continued it’s 27 year tradition of acknowledging and honoring inspiring women during their Women of the Year Awards and Summit. This diverse group of innovators include women from all walks including politicians, fashionistas, athletes, activists, and entertainers. The event was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and honored  Gwen Stefani, Simone Biles, the three women—Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi—who founded the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the Stanford sexual assault case survivor now know as “Emily Doe,” Ashley Graham, Christine Lagarde, Nadia Murad, Miuccia Prada, and Zendaya.

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“We gave tongue to something that we all knew was happening,” Tometi told Glamour of the three activists’ work.

“We were courageous enough to call it what it was. But more than that, to offer an alternative. An aspirational message: Black lives matter.”

For years our Women of the Year Advisory Board—made up of past winners, plus our editors—has put the kibosh on naming a Man of the Year on the grounds that men aren’t exactly hurting for awards in this world, and that here at Glamour, the tribe we’re into celebrating is female. But these days most women want men—no, need men—in our tribe. When the president declared himself a feminist, when super-cool actors line up to endorse the United Nations’ #HeForShe campaign, when a major male rock star who could do anything at all with his life decides to focus on the rights of women and girls worldwide—well, all that’s worth celebrating. We’re proud to name that rock star, Bono, our first Man of the Year.

Check out more highlights about this amazing, powerful summit here and here and here and you can see the entire event as it happened HERE.

 

Now more than ever, we need to acknowledge and empower each other ladies. Go to Glamour and read these articles and BE INSPIRED. Let’s talk about it on social media xo

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