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26 Times Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards Put Women’s Health On Center Stage

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, you can be sure we’ll also be talking about women’s health. It makes sense that the conversations overlap: Women seem uniquely driven to turn their health struggles into action, and Glamour celebrates that. (Case in point: After Christy Turlington Burns hemorrhaged while giving birth, she decided to make motherhood safer for other women—and was named a 2013 Woman of the Year.)Plus, successful women seem genuinely excited to make the world a better place for other women, which means many of our Women of the Year either partner with charities that improve the health outlooks of women, families, and girls—or start their own. (Alicia Keys had five Grammys under her belt when in 2003 she cofounded Keep a Child Alive, a nonprofit that supports families with HIV and AIDS; Keys was a 2004 Woman of the Year.)And with the state of women’s health more volatile than ever, it’s not surprising when our guests lean into our Women of the Year Awards ceremony as an opportunity to advocate to our readers at every turn: On the 2022 Women of the Year red carpet, presenter Busy Phillips let her clutch reminded our audience—in the lead-up to the midterm elections day—that abortion was on the ballot.Below, 26 more ways women’s health has taken center stage (literally and figuratively) at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards since their 1990 inception.AIDS activist Elizabeth Glaser was among the inaugural class of Women of the Year in 1990.

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