If you didn’t cry at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, “you are dead inside,” according to Rebel award honoree Charlize Theron. Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City was quite alive last night as there wasn’t a single dry eye in the audience. From chanting for child protection with the empowering women of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to sharing wildly relatable moments of laughter with host Busy Philipps, the 29th annual WOTY awards proved just how far women have come and are willing to go to make change, no matter how uncomfortable it might be.
“Our theme this year is ‘Go Big,’ and every woman that we honored has really been going big, making bold choices, and pushing the envelope,” said Glamour editor in chief Samantha Barry. “Whether it’s fighting for equal pay like Megan Rapinoe or fighting for our climate like Greta Thunberg, all of the honorees are creating a ripple effect of change for women in the generations to come.”
Of course, the black-tie affair kicked off with celebratory cocktails and Champagne before guests, honorees, and their families settled in for the main program with welcoming words from Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch and Glamour’s chief business officer Susan Plagemann.
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