Last night Diane von Furstenberg held their 6th annual DVF awards. The DVF awards “honor and support extraordinary women who have had the courage to fight, the power to survive and the leadership to inspire. Women who have transformed the lives of others through their commitment, resources and visibility.” These awards are so incredibly important because they acknowledge extraordinary women making positive change in the world.
The awards were held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Each honoree received $50,000 from the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to help further their missions. Among the many esteemed presenters were Hillary Clinton, Naomi Campbell and Dakota Fanning.
Here is a list of the honorees
The Lifetime Leadership Award
Melanne Verveer - Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security
The Inspiration Award
Gabrielle Giffords - Co founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions
The People's Voice Award
Becky Straw & Jody Landers - Co - Founders of The Adventure Project
Two International Awards
Adimaimalaga (Adi) Tafuna’i - Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women In Business (Samoa)
Samar Minallah Khan - Founder of Ethnomedia (Pakistan)