“I never imagined the journey this would take me on, or how our products would inspire confidence in women,” says Moroccanoil cofounder Carmen Tal. With that in mind, Tal has made giving back to women’s causes a vital part of Moroccanoil’s corporate mission. Launched in fall 2014, the company’s Inspired By Women™ initiative first explored the work of five influential women in a film series directed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard and introduced by supermodel and ambassador Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Now, the project continues with a new chapter, highlighting iconic fashion brand Marchesa’s cofounder and designer Georgina Chapman. Here, this exclusive group of women, handpicked by Tal, represents her dedication to women who inspire confidence in others and create change throughout the world.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Georgina Champman The designer has joined forces with The Magic Bus Foundation, a nonprofit working to educate and empower India’s youth.
Allyson Ahlstrom In 2010, when she was just 14, Ahlstrom founded Threads for Teens, which provides at-risk teen girls with brand-new clothing.
Kavita Shukla The founder and CEO of Fenugreen invented FreshPaper, paper infused with spices that preserve food two to four times.
Jessica Matthews The cofounder and CEO of Uncharted Play also invented the SOCCKET, a soccer ball that generates renewable energy for kids in developing countries.
Chrissy Beckles The trained boxer founded The Sato Project to save abandoned dogs on Puerto Rico’s “Dead Dog Beach.”
Rebecca Welsh As the founder of The HALO Foundation, Welsh aims to help homeless and at-risk youth heal and create a future through art therapy.