Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards is the kind of event that takes a village to put together. So marking their 25th year this year, WOTY, as it’s called by the Glamour people who toil away planning the event, naturally had to be bigger and brighter than in the past.
Held at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday night, the event honored a slate of impactful women — Reese Witherspoon, the U.S. women’s soccer team, Misty Copeland, Victoria Beckham, Cecile Richards, the women of Charleston, S.C., tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and Caitlyn Jenner.
The last two had elicited some eye rolls from critics concerned with the growing controversy over the accuracy of the technology behind Holmes’ company Theranos, and the validity of Jenner’s gender identity as a woman. What’s more, some in the media, perhaps jealously, spun a massive conspiracy theory that Jenner made a deal with Condé Nast to appear on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this year in combination with winning a WOTY award from Glamour.
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