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Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi is One of the ’150 Women Who Shake the World’

March 12, 2011 03:00 PM by Shayla Perry

A big CONGRATS goes out to Top Chef: All-Stars host, Padma Lakshmi. This week, the foodie was named one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World” by Newsweek and Daily Beast editor Tina Brown for her work as the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Who else made the list? Keep reading to find out!

We all know and love Padma Lakshmi for her role in the hit Bravo reality series, Top Chef, but it’s her work in bringing awareness to endometriosis that’s “shaking the world.”

This week, Tina Brown of Newsweek and The Daily Beast added Lakshmi’s name to a list of “150 Women Who Shake the World;” a compilation of celebs, political activists, and “ordinary” women doing extraordinary things in their communities.

Padma Lakshmi is being recognized as the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, a non-profit organization that she began in 2008 along with the doctor that treated her for the disorder, Dr. Tamer Seckin.

And Padma’s in some good company! Also on this list of amazing women…

Former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, journalist Lara Logan, Queen Rania of Jordan, Oprah Winfrey (of course), Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington… just to name a few.

The women will be honored this weekend at the 2011 Women in the World Summit, which will feature Madeleine Albright, Diane von Furstenberg, Barbara Walters, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Congratulations Padma!

For more information on the Endometriosis Foundation of America, visit their website at www.endofound.org, and to see all 150 women who made Tina Brown’s list, click here!

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