Sharon Stone to be honored with Icon Award

In her personal life, Sharon has defied the odds, bouncing back from a life-threatening health scare and coming out stronger on the other side.

Sharon StoneOscar nominated actress, producer, director, writer and humanitarian Sharon Stone will be honored with the Icon Award for her lifetime achievement in film and passionate activism to make the world a better place.

Fans around the world are currently voting to determine winners in three categories, including the “Shero,” “Spotlight,” and “Voice of Women” awards. The Shero Award will be given to a passionate activist doing incredible work that benefits girls and women. The Voice of Women Award will be given to a leader who has helped shape the positive portrayal of girls and women in entertainment and media.

The Spotlight Award will be given to a celebrity using her platform to shine a spotlight on issues affecting girls and women. Fans can vote by visiting Voting ends on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

The winners will be announced live at the star-studded Women’s Choice Award Show hosted by EMMY award winning veteran television journalist and personality Meredith Vieira, at the legendary Avalon Hollywood ballroom on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

The Women’s Choice Award Show is an important opportunity to let the voices of girls and women be heard in a big way with a show dedicated to honoring and celebrating trailblazing women. The show will also serve to inspire girls to step into their power and pursue their dreams.

“Sharon Stone is an incredible talent and one of Hollywood’s leading ladies. But it is her admirable work off-screen that makes her our 2017 Icon Award honoree. Sharon donates her time and talent to many deserving causes. She has traveled the world to help care for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, the sick and those in need of clean water. Sharon has been on the frontlines in the fight against HIV/AIDS helping to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for amfAR. In her personal life, Sharon has defied the odds, bouncing back from a life-threatening health scare and coming out stronger on the other side. As a mother and a philanthropist, Sharon brings love and light into the world. Sharon is resilience personified and a testament to what a strong, smart woman can accomplish. We are so honored to celebrate Sharon at our Women’s Choice Award® Show,” said Delia Passi, CEO of Women’s Choice Award.

The Women’s Choice Award Show is proud to include the non-profit I Am That Girl as the cause partner for this very special event. I Am That Girl Founder Alexis Jones will speak at the event and girls from the global I Am That Girl community will be on hand to present awards to Women’s Choice Award Show winners. Girls from local I Am That Girl chapters will enjoy an inspiring and empowering night as VIP guests at the celebration. Guests at the Women’s Choice Award Show will have the opportunity to make a donation onsite to support I Am That Girl.

The Women’s Choice Award® Show is proud to have the generous support of lifestyle and consumer brands including Exodo Tequila, Family Share, Gypsy Vodka, HoMedics, Kaiser Permanente, Kendra Scott, Luster Premium White, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Ricola, Santa Margherita Wines, Speedo, TrueCar, Voortman Cookies and Wise Foods.


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