“Being a L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth affords me the opportunity to be a global agent of change to empower the younger generation of women veterans,” Gattas said in an email to the Current. “I envision a world were women feel seen, heard and honored for their contributions to their country.”
The title comes with a check for $10,000.
Gattas also stands to gain an additional $25,000 for her cause, but she’ll need the public’s help to pull in that extra money. Those interested in helping her win the additional cash can register at the Women of Worth website to vote for he once a day, now through November 27.
This year's 10 honorees will also be profiled in an hour-long NBC special airing nationwide on Wednesday, November 25, at 8 p.m.
"This year has given us a greater appreciation and respect for those who dedicate their lives to serving their communities,” L'Oréal Paris USA President Ali Goldstein said in a release. “That's why it's more important than ever ... to shine a spotlight on the tenacity and courage of women who are tackling injustice and channeling painful experiences into something truly beautiful and worthy.”
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