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Eve Ensler Speaks at Glamour Magazine’s Annual "Top Ten College Women" Luncheon

09/08/2006

GLAMOUR magazine Editor in Chief Cindi Leive today presented GLAMOUR’s Top 10 College Women Award winners for 2006 at a luncheon ceremony in New York City. Now in its 49th year, the program honors 10 college women from across the United States for their campus leadership, community involvement and academic excellence, as well as their unique, inspiring goals.

This year’s honorees are: Yasmin Elhady, Emory University; Liz Healy, Southern Methodist University; Danielle Josephs, Rutgers University; Chikoto Mibenge, Wellesley College; Rebecca Lynn Mitchell, University of Minnesota; Christine Olivia Nguyen, University of Texas, Austin; Elizabeth Scoville, University of Kentucky; Maya Shankar, Yale University; and Dawn Smith, Julliard.

The 10 winners are profiled in October issue of GLAMOUR, which hits newsstands nationally on September 12th. Each winner receives a cash prize, a trip to New York, opportunities to meet with top professionals in a variety of fields, national recognition in the magazine and a gift basket from L’Oréal Paris. Over the years, the awards have gone to such movers and shakers as Martha Stewart, actress JoBeth Williams, and Dallas Mayor Laura S. Miller.

Speaking at the ceremony were GLAMOUR Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive; GLAMOUR Vice President and Publisher William Wackermann; Carol Hamilton, President of L’Oréal Paris; and Eve Ensler, activist, performer and award-winning playwright.

GLAMOUR and L’Oréal Paris share a commitment to celebrate accomplished, talented women and their achievements,” said Wackermann. “For the past seven years, L’Oréal has been the exclusive sponsor of our Top 10 College Women program, one of GLAMOUR’s most respected and notable programs. L’Oréal’s dedication continues to help these women inspire us all by achieving their goals of improving the world around them.”

Program sponsor L’Oréal Paris presented their sixth annual “Beauty of Giving” award, a $2,500 donation to the charity of the winner’s choice, to the one candidate whom L’Oréal felt exemplified the strongest charitable spirit: University of Minnesota’s Rebecca Mitchell.

GLAMOUR is the largest magazine published by Condé Nast Publications and has an average monthly circulation of more than 2.4 million copies, outselling 98 percent of all consumer magazines on the newsstand. GLAMOUR, the most award-winning women’s magazine, reaches one in every ten women in the U.S. or more than 14 million monthly readers nationally.