QC woman nominated for L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth award 

Jasmine Babers
Jasmine Babers

A Quad Cities woman has been nominated for the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth award for 2022.

Jasmine Babers, 26, of Rock Island, and a co-founder of Love Girls Magazine, is one of the nominees for the award. Ms. Babers and her mother, Teresa, founded the publication “for girls by girls” when she was a sophomore at Rock Island High School.

She was among 10 women across the country selected by  L’Oréal to receive funding, mentorship and recognition on L’Oréal’s national platform to elevate and support their philanthropies. Now, the honorees have the chance to receive an additional $25,000 for their charity with the national selection through an online voting process.

Each eligible vote placed now through Wednesday, Nov. 30, will automatically be entered to win one of 10 L’Oréal Paris tote bags signed by international spokesperson, singer and actress  Camilla Cabello. One vote per day, per email will qualify. To vote for the winner, visit here.

“We provide the skills, support and opportunities they (need) to feel confident in any room they stand in. Self confidence, writing, design, and a loving community can truly change your life,” Ms. Babers recently posted on her Facebook page.

The Love Girls Magazine helps build self esteem and leadership skills among women and girls of all ages, with a focus on young women of color, ages 13-25, according to Ms. Babers’ profile on the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth website.

“In response to bullying, sexism and other injustices impacting women and girls in her community, (Ms. Babers) at the young age of 15 was inspired to create Love Girls Magazine to build a safe space rooted in self-worth, social justice and empowerment,” the website added.

Since its launch, Love Girls has transformed into a multi-media platform impacting more than 25,000 girls and women across the nation.

Love Girls also is an organization providing mentorship and an opportunity for hands-on experience in journalism, photography, film, podcasting, graphic design, marketing and business management. Its two annual events, the Girls on Fire storytelling conference and the Love Awards, serve as celebrations to honor the accomplishments of young women.

Ms. Babers earned her bachelor’s in 2018 from the University of Illinois-Chicago, majoring in gender and women’s studies.

She went on to work for Boston-based Peace First for two years, through August 2021. Since November 2021, she has worked as a creative strategist for the Chicago-based Day One Agency.

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