The Glamour Magazine ‘Woman of the Year’ award is an award that honors celebrities, politicians, local leaders and athletes for their powerful roles in influencing women everywhere.
The 24th annual Women of the Year Awards event will be held in New York City today, Monday, November 11.
Laverne Cox has certainly had a good year. Her portrayal of Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black made her the first transgender woman to ever be nominated for an Emmy, and she was also the first transgender woman to ever make the cover of Time.
According to Glamour Magazine, they chose Laverne Cox because “Her unparalleled candor, courage, and eloquence have helped us understand a community that is far too often misunderstood. She teaches us that gender identity lives, first and foremost, in our hearts and minds.”