Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards

BATD ON Nov 10, 2010 AT 1:08 pm

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Cher recieved the Lifetime Achievement award

Monday night was a glamorous night indeed as Glamour’s Women of the Year awards were held at Carnegie Hall.  In the fashion of the awards (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary), tributes were made to a diverse group of remarkable women.  From actors, athletes, pop stars, designers, humanitarians and royalty—Glamour celebrated inspiring women from around the world.

Style and music icon Cher nabbed the Lifetime Achievement award which recognised her work with Kenyan orphans.

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Kate Hudson presented Fergie with her award

Julia Roberts, who was presented her award by Oprah Winfrey, was honoured for her work promoting renewable energy, raising awareness for Rett syndrome and supporting Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camps.

Another winner was Black Eyed Peas leading lady, Fergie, who was the Superstar Award recipient for her involvement in breast cancer research and AIDS awareness charities.

Also honoured were three athletes, who were named The Game Changers—Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, soccer star Mia Hamm, and WNBA basketball player Lisa Leslie.  And Katie Spotz, who rowed across the Atlantic to raise awareness about the need for clean drinking water, was awarded The Adventurer award.

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Julia Roberts was also recognised for her charity work

An emotional moment came when Hilary Swank called up Janet Jackson to help present an award to Donatella Versace who was recognised for her support of a children’s charity in China and mentoring of aspiring designers.  Janet spoke of the painful experience both she and the designer shared—losing their brothers too soon—and mentioned that it was Donatella who clothed the Jackson family for Michael’s memorial service.

Among the more glamorous honourees was Queen Rania of Jordan (a longtime advocate of equal access to education for girls throughout the Middle East), and heads of states the President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová of Slovakia, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

For the 20th year in a row, Glamour did a fabulous job at honouring the women who are working to make a difference in the world.

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