Marie Claire's first-ever Young Women's Honors event is just a few weeks away and we've got the scoop on the night's honorees. The Young Women's Honors, which is presented by Clinique and hosted by Gina Rodriguez, celebrates young women who are breaking down barriers and truly changing the world.
One of the night's honorees is Simone Biles, the gymnastics powerhouse who is the most decorated American gymnast of all time. Biles won a gold medal in the individual all-around, vault, and floor events at the 2016 Olympics, and was part of the gold-medal winning "Final Five" gymnastics team that stole your heart in Rio.
The night will also feature a special dedication to Let Girls Learn, the initiative launched by the President and First Lady to address the importance of young girls' education. "The Marie Claire Young Women's Honors is a global platform that will discover, honor and celebrate women who demonstrate confidence, intelligence and leadership that will inspire others to follow," Rodriguez, who is also executive producing the show, said. "It's a true honor to have First Lady Michelle Obama and Let Girls Learn featured at this event."
Other honorees include Fereshteh Forough, the founder of Code to Inspire who is empowering women and girls in Afghanistan with technical literacy; Dr. Vanessa Kerry, the founder of Seed Global Health, a program that places health professionals abroad to educate, train, and build local health services; and Amanda Nguyen, who worked with members of Congress to create a bill protecting the rights of sexual assault survivors. These are just a few of the 10 incredible women who prove that the future is female and will be celebrated at the Young Women's Honors.
Tune in to the show on December 19 at 9 p.m. EST on the CW network!