Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Lil Miss Honoured: Empowering Women Awards

I was honoured to be invited to the Empowering Women awards, which was hosted by Avon on Wednesday 23rd May, at Soho Hotel, London. I blogged about the Empowerment necklace a few months back, which helped pass on the awareness of Women's aid.

The aim of the Empowering Women awards is to recognise the bravery and achievements of women survivors of domestic violence and those who work tirelessly to support women and children affected by abuse. 

The event started of with a champagne reception, followed by speeches. Charlie Webster shared her own experience of domestic violence - her story was very touching, and it made me aware of the psychological effects of domestic violence.

If you would like to nominate someone for the award, please visit the Avon website

The finalists will be selected by: Alesha Dixon (pop star and Ambassador for Women's aid), Will Young (child survivor and Ambassador for Women's aid), Charlie Webster (Avon UK Sales director), Angela Tucker; Women's Aid Co-Chair Beverley Pass and  Marie Claire editor, Trish Halpin. 

Alesha Dixon, who is Avon’s Beauty and Empowerment Ambassador, commented: “As a child I witnessed the terrible and devastating effects of domestic violence first hand.  These awards are a brilliant opportunity to admire and celebrate the achievements and courage of those who stand up against domestic violence.  Now I am calling on others to nominate themselves or someone they know, so that they too can be recognised for their bravery.”

Here are some photos from the event:

From left to right: Kirsty Dillon, Lizzie Cundy, Nicola Mendelsohn, Will Young, Linda Papadopoulous, Alesha Dixon, Lisa Butcher, Jenny Halpern-Prince and Charlie Webster

The gorgeous Alesha Dixon
Alesha Dixon and Will Young
 I was also fortunate enough to have a photo taken with Alesha Dixon. She is even more beautiful in real life - plus she spoke to me as if I was her friend!


All of the guests were also given an Avon goody bag: 


From left to right: Avon true colour eyeshadow in Fresh jade, Nail Wear Pro in Breeze and Viva Pink, Magic face perfecter,  Avon Supershock eyeliner, Anew Clinical eye lift, Supershock Max mascara and Avon lipstick in Fuchsia Fun

      The event was very touching and inspiring! If you would like to find out more, click here and here

6 comments:

  1. Aww thank you Parveen - you're so lovely xx

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  2. your so lucky to have attended such great event

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  3. Sounds great Roshni! You look lovely by the way :)

    Shifa
    xx

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