Who will you nominate for L’Oreal’s Women of Worth Award?

L’Oréal Paris brand spokesperson and actress, Julianna Margulies

We feature this award every year because it’s a very special opportunity to nominate someone in your life that is a pillar of charitable strength and inspires your community. Volunteering and giving your time to make this world is better place is such a selfless act that it’s wonderful, L’Oreal gives us the opportunity to recognize these inspiring women for their Women of Worth Award.

Now in its seventh year, Women of Worth has honored 60 inspiring women who are making a difference in their communities. L’Oréal Paris encourages everyone to nominate a woman they admire in an effort to help the brand identify 10 more incredible women to join the Women of Worth roster. Each honoree receives $10,000 for her charitable cause, and one National Honoree will be chosen via a public online vote to receive an additional $25,000 for her charity. All ten honorees will be recognized, and the National Honoree will be announced, at an awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Hearst Magazines and L’Oréal Paris in New York City.

This year, L’Oréal Paris is partnering with brand spokesperson Julianna Margulies to unveil the opening of the Women of Worth awards’ 2012 nomination period. “Having personally met past Women of Worth honorees, I can say with full confidence that these ‘women of worth’ have dedicated their lives to helping others realize their worth every day,” said Julianna Margulies.

Inspired by the brand’s iconic slogan “Because You’re Worth It,” currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Women of Worth program seeks nominees who are bringing this philosophy to life through their commitment to a variety of relevant social causes.

So if you know someone who you think deserves this award, I encourage you to visit womenofworth.com (you have until May 31st) to cast your nomination.