Actress Meisa Kuroki, 23, attended the sixth annual "L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards" ceremony in Tokyo this week. The event was started as the result of a partnership between French cosmetics company L'Oréal and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote the position of women in science and to pay tribute to outstanding women in the field. Each laureate also receives a grant of $100,000.
Kuroki said of the ceremony, "It's great to see women thriving in so many different fields. I feel inspired by their efforts. It makes me want to try to be the kind of person who can inspire others."© Compiled from news reports