By: Abigail Richards
Glamour magazine was once solely about teaching women how to look and feel their best using makeup, fashion pieces and diet plans. However, in recent years, the publication's attitude has evolved and is now more about helping ladies feel empowered and ready to take on the world. With this change in place, the magazine decided to take its women run the world beliefs and put the spotlight on a few ladies who have made it work with their first annual Glamstarter Awards.
According to the news outlet, the awards are meant to honor young trailblazers who have made a name for themselves on their own. Seven business women were awarded custom trophies this year including the top winner Uzoamaka Maduka. Maduka is the cofounder of the literary publication, The American Journal. Other women like Debbie Sterling, who created GoldieBlox, building toys for girls; Meredith Perry, creator of uBeam, an antenna that charges your tech devices through the air; and Daniella Yacobovsky, cofounder of BaubleBar, a discount fashion jewelry website, were also honored during the awards ceremony.
Recipients of the inaugural accolades were chosen by an impressive panel of judges. Fashion designer Tory Burch, Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell Inc.'s entrepreneur in residence and Elizabeth Cutler, cofounder of SoulCycle were a few of the women who selected the winners.