GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards Brings Trailblazers to the Stage

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J Lo has been holding out on us. Just when we thought she couldn’t rock her fabulousness any harder, she goes and one-ups herself, looking like this on last night’s red carpet. There’s no better place to go this glam than the annual GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards. Here are some highlights from last night’s celebration.

Actresses Emma Stone, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Anniston were on hand to celebrate the artists, activists, visionaries and moguls who keep the female standard high. Among entertainers honored was Lea Michelle: The Diva Next Door, who won for her embodiment of talent, confidence and individuality. Chelsea Handler got props as The Queen of the Night, while Jenna and Barbara Bush joined their mom Laura to accept The Generation Award.

Lifetime Achievement went to Gloria Steinem: The Woman Who Started It All. She’s the face behind women’s lib as we know it — and evidence that one person’s belief in social change can, in fact, spark a movement. Now 77, she has spent a lifetime championing equal rights and reproductive rights for women. GLAMOUR relayed her advice to young readers:

“One, trust your own voice. Two, do what you love. And three, have a group, maybe five or 12 people, who share your values, who make you feel smart—and get together with them at least once a month. … Young women today are more shit-free than we were, much more likely to say what they think.”

Then, of course, there’s Jennifer Lopez: The All-Star, who is bouncing back from a rough tabloid run by embracing career twists and turns and championing motherhood.

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