It's today: Inspiring Award reveals the winners in a major event - 11/23/2021

With a presentation by the actress Pathy Dejesus, a show by Tiê and guest appearances by Fernanda Lima, Sabrina Parlatore and Gabriela Prioli, the winners of the Inspiring Award 2021, promoted by Universa and Instituto Avon, will be known this Tuesday (23) night in online event streamed live from 7pm.

The award will take place in São Paulo for a small audience, respecting the sanitary protocols for combating the covid-19 pandemic. The award focuses on three main causes: violence against women, breast cancer and gender equality. Altogether, there are seven categories (two for each theme and one dedicated to Avon representatives who carry out social impact work) and 21 competing initiatives.

The task of delivering the trophies to the winners is the responsibility of the godmothers. Singer Paula Lima will represent Equidade, model Fernanda Motta, Cancer de Mama, and actress Glamor Garcia, Violência Contra Mulher. The public will be able to follow everything on the Youtube, no Facebook and no Universe Twitter.

Meet the finalists below

Aretha Duarte

To cover part of the expenses with the trip to Everest, she collected recyclable materials for 13 months. In all, 130 tons were collected. On May 23, 2021, she became the first black Latin American woman to reach the top of Everest.


After suffering attacks on the internet for being the only woman nominated as the best Rainbow Six player, she created the Associação Feminina de Gaming Brasil to support other cybersport women with psychological, legal and training support.

Mel duarte

She has five published books and her poems that bring black and female empowerment. She was also the first woman to win the Rio Poetry Slam international competition. She is also one of the founders of Slam das Minas in São Paulo.

Luiza Batista

Head of Fenatrad, he expanded the debate on ways to combat domestic work analogous to slavery. She also articulated the organization of a course on labor rights by WhastApp, already taught by 700 domestic workers from various states.

Selma dos Santos Dealdina

She organized the book Mulheres Quilombolas, which had the participation of another 17 women. This is the first publication that highlighted the female quilombola voice. More than 2,600 copies of the book have already been sold.

Watatakalu Yawalapiti

As coordinator of Atix-Mulher, she made viable projects for the sustainable production of important products for the culture and income of indigenous families. It also built the first Women’s House in Xingu.

Amanda Maria de Almeida

He heads the Associação Areias Saúde e Cidadania (AASC), in Areias, a district of Recife (PE), whose main focus is to raise awareness about breast cancer and provide assistance to women who need to undergo treatment and diagnostic tests.

Carmen Zanotto

There are two laws (from 2013 and 2020) that guarantee agility in cancer care, stipulating deadlines for starting treatment and performing a biopsy to confirm whether or not there is the disease.

Jussara Del Moral

She has had metastatic cancer for twelve years and shares accurate experiences and information on the topic on her YouTube channel SuperVivente, which has 11.8k subscribers.

Dirce Maria Carraro

His research on the frequency and risk of hereditary breast cancers in Brazil may impact new forms of treatment and public policies that benefit patients.

Hilka Espírito Santo

She mobilized a task force to take 22 women from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro to undergo surgery and continue treatment for breast cancer during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Amazonas, when the health system collapsed.

Maria Elisa Rostelato

For 32 years, it has been developing cutting-edge technology to fight breast cancer. Recently, he has been working on a device that helps identify guardians during surgery.

Anne Wilians e Gabriela Manssur

In 2020, the pair created Justiceiras, an online support network that helps vulnerable women by offering legal, psychological, social assistance, medical advice and active listening through social networks.

Lívia Sant’Anna Vaz

She focuses her work on defending the rights of black women. She created the Map of Racism and Religious Intolerance, an application that takes complaints of this type of crimes directly to the Public Ministry of Bahia (MP-BA).

Myllena Calasans

It works in the articulation between the Consortium Lei Maria da Penha and the public authorities, especially the Congress, watching over and acting in defense of the Lei Maria da Penha to prevent it from being weakened.

Carol Santos

She founded the Inclusive movement to demand the rights of women with disabilities. With the movement, it has already managed, for example, to guarantee accessibility in some places that welcome women victims of domestic violence in Porto Alegre.

Dandara Rudsan

He founded Nepaz, a nucleus that welcomes women victims of violence. Since 2019, it has provided assistance to 294 women, mainly victims of homotransphobia and domestic violence.

Elizangela Baré

It managed to expand the reach of the Department of Women and, in this way, bring assistance, training and information to more indigenous women in the Upper Rio Negro. She partnered with the production and wide distribution of a booklet on domestic and sexual violence.

Among the approximately one million female entrepreneurs who are part of the Avon network, there are several community leaders and women who are at the forefront of social impact initiatives.

Bruna Rafaella dos Santos

It created conversation circles to support mothers in the community and raise awareness about domestic violence and serority.

Cyda silva

She raised about 650 locks of hair to make wigs donated to women and children being treated for cancer and other illnesses.

Marielle Rezende

Created a project to empower women who work in the collection of recyclable material in Poços de Caldas (MG).

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