FASHION NETWORK- L’Oréal Paris Canada names 2022 Women of Worth Honourees

Jennifer Braun, Fashion Network

2022/02/23

L'Oréal Paris Canada announced on Tuesday the recipients of its annual Women of Worth philanthropic initiative, recognizing the outstanding achievements of non-profit Canadian leaders.

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Ten women were nominated for initiatives that touch everything from tackling food insecurity to educating and advancing conversations on inequality and inclusion; to providing lifesaving tools for trauma survivors and those battling mental health and addiction.

”Each year, we are humbled by the contributions of each Women of Worth Honouree and their commitment to improving the lives of others, breaking down barriers, and brightening futures," said An Verhulst-Santos, president and CEO, L'Oréal Canada.

"The sheer amount of love for community these women exude is breathtaking and inspiring. They are beacons of hope and will empower future generations of innovative changemakers. The spirit of these astonishing women leaders perfectly embodies what L'Oréal Paris has always stood for.”

The nominees include Ampai Thammachack, founder, Step Above Stigma; Dr. Daphne Nahmiash, president, Handicap Vie Dignité; Gwen Madiba, founder and president, Equal Chance; Joëlle Kabisoso, founder & executive director, Sisters in Sync; Kathryn Hong, founder, The Girls SySTEM; Linda Gauthier, co-founder, president and spokesperson, RAPLIQ; Pam Farrell, Niagara Falls, ON; founder and executive director, GROW; Shandi Strong, 2SLGBTQ+ activist and mentor, PRISM, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Tara Torchia, owner, Angels Ink Foundation; and Vedanshi Vala, executive director, BOLT Safety Society.

In recognition of their charitable work, a $10,000 grant will be bestowed to each honouree for their non-profit cause, and an additional $10,000 contribution will be given to this year's National Honouree, for which voting is now open until March 6.