Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
LOREAL WOMEN OF WORTH
My Trip to Gambisara
FGM survivor and founder, Safe Hands for Girls, L’Oréal Paris...
Virtue Adorns Beauty -- Virtutem Forma Decorat
L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth, 2015
Recognize that same sensation experienced with eyes open -- the colors and shapes of an inspiring painting; the lines of an elegant dress, a beautifully garnished culinary delight. Keep your eyes open because those experiences are everywhere.
Worthy of Grace
Catherine Curry Williams
Founder of Shane’s Inspiration, L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth ...
To nutshell the aftermath is impossible. We were suddenly members of a club no one would ever join. But I was a mother, I told myself. I was Shane's mother. And if I couldn't have him, I decided the next best thing was to do something that would have been good for Shane and children like him.
Why Challenges Excite Me
CEO of the Tigerlily Foundation
We need to exercise faith, hope, vulnerability, love and allow our experiences to hone us for the better; no matter what happens,
to pick ourselves up, dust off, and say, "I will not allow this experience to break me, but it
make me better and stronger today."
What My MBA Taught Me About Being ‘Different'
Founder and Executive Director, Grandma's Gifts
While traveling for work, I sat next to a 26-year-old woman on a plane to Austin, Texas. She helped me relive a moment from my past that continues to be a reminder of the importance of being comfortable with who you are, especially if what you believe makes you "different."
After Losing Her Newborn, This Mom Is Helping Others Prevent A Condition Connected To SIDS
Julianne Moore On Success And Why She 'Absolutely' Considers Herself A Feminist
The 'Give in to Distraction' Memo
Executive Director Reel Grrls
Extreme focus is overrated. I am over it. And I am sending you this memo to convince you to indulge in a few distractions in 2015.
Helen Mirren On Why It's Better To Be Attractive Than Beautiful
Working the Phones on the Front Lines of Poverty
Founder and executive director of DC Diaper Bank
Today, we provide diapers, formula, baby food and hygiene items to families across the DC region through an amazing network of social service agencies.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Helping Women Off the Streets Get Back on Track
Founder of Off the Streets (OTS)
How many of you know of a woman who woke up one day and decided that they wanted to be a drug addict, alcoholic or prostitute? My guess? None of you!
An Identity Found Through the Power of Community
Mary K. Hoodhood
Founder of Kids' Food Basket
After my accident, it would have been easy for me to give up. I'm proud that I didn't give up, that I expected so much from myself, and from my community.
Homeless But Still Human
Founder of Project Compassion
Speaking to homeless women, I always ask the question, "How did you get here?" The answer is often summed up the same -- "Life."
I Lost My Legs, But I Learned What I Wanted to Do With My Life
Creator of The Stephanie Decker Foundation
Through sheer determination, a will to live and desire to see my children grow up, get married and go to college I FOUGHT. I fought like had never fought before in my life.
Housing First: Helping Veterans and Their Families Out of Homeless Situations
Lt. Colonel who served 20 years as a helicopter pilot, founder...
Here's an example of a success story: We learned of a family of four, two adults and two small children, living in their vehicle and decided to help them.
A Community of Worth
Audra D. Wilford
Chief Hope Officer, Co-founder of MaxLove Project/MaxLove Bran...
Three months after my then four-year-old son Max was diagnosed with brain cancer, and with the support of a number of extraordinary women, the MaxLove Project (MLP) began.
11 Life Lessons From Ridiculously Inspiring Women
Finding a Mission Through Tragedy: Checking Hearts and Saving Lives
L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honoree, 2014; Co-founder, Simon'...
My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.
Changing Lives Through Science
Student at Duke University, aspiring pediatric oncologist
When you find something you love, whether its science, writing or giving back, make sure you follow it for as far as it will take you and be persistent.
In Our Own Backyard: The Sad Truths of Sex Trafficking
Founder of Courage Worldwide
Tragically, sex trafficking isn't limited to faraway places, but exists in our own backyards, schools, churches and communities. If you do not believe this is true then you haven't been looking or listening.
Women and the Payback for Giving Back
President of the Programs Division of Points of Light
I'm not sure why women volunteer more than men do, but I do know that most volunteers -- men and women -- say they get more from volunteering than they give. Here's a quick rundown of some of the benefits.
Surviving Ain't Easy
Founder, Me Fine Foundation
Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.
What Lea Michele Thinks Women Need To Do For Each Other
Honoring the Heroes All Around Me
CEO, Estella's Brilliant Bus
As a lifelong educator, equipping a bus with computers and taking it to underserved areas was no more heroic than anything else I had done. All I did was identify a problem and pitch in and help.
A Different Kind of Merry: What Sheer Happiness Looks Like
Founder, Me Fine Foundation
I can honestly say I did not plan any of what happened next. It just happened. Rather than break the news to my three young children that we would be heading back to the hospital for another battle, the only words I could form were, "Let's start Christmas right now."
I Believe That Domestic Abuse Is Preventable
President, No More Tears
While law enforcement and the courts can indeed be helpful, sometimes they are not. It is my experience that the best way to help victims before their situations become lethal involves a community-based effort.
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
FROM OUR PARTNERS
Sleep & Wellness
What's Working: Purpose + Profit
The Power of Humanity
Difference Maker 100
Expert analysis and commentary to make sense of today's biggest stories.
Sign up here to have the best stories delivered straight to your inbox.
First-person essays, features, interviews and Q&As about life today.
Get breaking news alerts
Download our app
Go to mobile site