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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Glamour's Women Of The Year 2008

Carnegie Hall in New York City was a sight Monday night, as it hosted the honourees in this year's Glamour magazine "Women of the Year". The full list of women honoured, and the reasons why, are directly below.

-- Nujood Ali and Shada Nasser -- With the help of human rights lawyer Shada Nasser, 10-year old Yemeni child bride Nujood Ali took the stand against her husband in court, and was granted a historic divorce. Together Nasser and Ali are committed to saving other little girls from early marriage.

-- Tyra Banks -- One of television's fiercest female-power icons, Banks promotes diverse beauty and realistic body images on her shows. Her charity, the TZONE Foundation, funds organizations that encourage and support young women.

-- Hillary Clinton -- This year the New York Senator, already the first First Lady of the United States elected to major public office and the first woman elected independently statewide in New York State, became one of the first female candidates for President of the United States, earning 18-million votes. In addition to inspiring generations of women and girls with her presidential run, she continues to advocate for improved health care and opportunities for women and children.

-- Maureen Chiquet -- As global CEO of the Chanel brand--and one of the few female CEO's of a major international corporation--Chiquet has pushed the company to new heights by extending the Chanel legacy.

-- Jane Goodall (Lifetime Achievement) -- Revolutionary primatologist, Goodall has devoted her life to bridging the human and animal worlds starting with the groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral research she began nearly 50 years ago, which continues today. Through the global Institute that bears her name, she has established community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa. A UN Messenger of Peace, Goodall also created Roots & Shoots, an international humanitarian and environmental youth program.

-- Nicole Kidman -- The Oscar-winning actress is using her star power as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNIFEM, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, where she is dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women, a human rights issue that affects as many as one in three women and girls worldwide.

-- Kara Walker -- A world-renowned artist, Walker wrestles with this country's legacy of slavery in her provocative black paper silhouettes that have been seen in museums around the world.

-- Nobel Women's Initiative -- The NWI is made up of six of the seven living female Nobel Peace Prize laureates: Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Betty Williams and Jody Williams. Since 2006 these women have been using their clout with world leaders to get them to take a stand against violence and to work for peace and human rights for all people -- especially women and children.

-- Condoleezza Rice -- As U.S. Secretary of State, Rice has championed the rights and health of women around the world, and put women's issues on the front burner of U.S. foreign policy. In 2008 she announced The One Woman Initiative, a $100 million effort to empower women in Muslim countries.

[ed. vbspurs: Had you heard about this? Because I hadn't...]

-- Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh -- These women have game. The beach volleyball duo have dominated the sport as the only beach volleyball players in history to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals--which they did without losing a single set.

What a list, eh? Where else can one see Nicole Kidman, Condi Rice, Rigoberta Menchu, Jane Goodall being honoured alongside Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (!).

Here is Senator Clinton, looking every day more and more like Martha Stewart, don't you think? I think it's the eye area that does it.

But Condi, wow! Spectacular dress and short-short hairstyle. She either wears a wig, or this is a brand-new look for her (as in she cut her hair today).

ADDED: One more, showing Condi with the other gliteratti.

(Via Rap Up) L to R: Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, actress Mary Steenburgen, news anchor Katie Couric, Fergie, and Condoleezza Rice.

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  • All that and no Misty May pic?

    Somehow it's fitting that this glitterati event was on the same night as the real woman of the year being shown whipping up moose dogs.

    By Blogger JSU, at Tue Nov 11, 01:49:00 am GMT-5  

  • All that and no Misty May pic?

    I am searching! I will update as soon as I get it. I too want to know how they look all gussied up. :)

    Somehow it's fitting that this glitterati event was on the same night as the real woman of the year being shown whipping up moose dogs.

    Aye...BTW, wonder if they will honour Sarah next year? I won't hold my breath.

    I mean, Rigoberta Menchu can get the Nobel Prize for faking an autobiography by pretending she's indigenous, but you know, Alaskan heroines are beyond the pale.


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Nov 11, 02:05:00 am GMT-5  

  • "wonder if they will honour Sarah next year?"

    It would be a very clever way to try torpedoing her everywoman appeal. ;)

    By Blogger JSU, at Tue Nov 11, 02:13:00 am GMT-5  

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