The 40-year-supermodel’s Fashion for Relief foundation has donated millions to benefit Haiti and to support Hurricane Katrina victims, and she was among several women being praised as Visionaries, Innovators, Artists and “She-roes.”
Other famous females being honored included talk show host Wendy Williams, Viola Davis, Sheryl Lee Ralph and gospel duo Mary Mary.
Celebrity attendees at the event included Estelle, Gabrielle Union, Gayle King and Kerry Washington.
Presenter Sherri Shepherd tweeted: “Sherri Shepherd: “I don’t care what anyone says Naomi Campbell is friggin GORGEOUS! Now the temper … That’s another story. Lovin being at Essence luncheon.”