Self magazine this week saluted four women for their work in making a difference in the world in its third annual Women Doing Good Awards. This year's event, sponsored by L'Oreal Paris, honored:
Lisa Scarpinato, who with her husband co-founded Kitchen on the Street, a nonprofit in Phoenix that sends more than 300 needy kids home from school on Fridays with Bags of Hope, backpacks filled with enough food for them until Monday.
JJ Ramberg, who with her brother launched GoodSearch.com, a search engine that donates 1 cent to a charity every time users browse the web, and GoodShop, connecting online shoppers with vendors that will donate up to 30% of each sale to a cause.
Haley Kilpatrick, who at the age of 15 created Girl Talk, a mentoring program that pairs high school and middle school girls to help younger girls avoid teasing and cyberbullying; in the past nine years, more than 32,000 girls in 39 states have joined Girl Talk.
Minka Kelly, an actress who became an ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, a nonprofit organization founded by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders whose lives have been affected by cancer, after losing her 51-year-old mother to colon cancer.
The event also recognized its emcee, Hoda Kotb of "Today," for her work in fighting breast cancer.
The winners each received $10,000 to support their causes.