Gloria Steinem to receive Lifetime Leadership Award at United Nations

Gloria Steinem to receive Lifetime Leadership Award at United Nations

Steinem, who turns 80 this week, will be receiving the Lifetime Leadership Award.



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Published: Wed 2 Apr 2014, 1:21 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:28 PM

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg, who made fashion news this year with the 40th anniversary of her famous wrap dress, is honouring an icon of the women’s movement: Gloria Steinem.

Steinem, who turns 80 this week, will be receiving the Lifetime Leadership Award at the annual DVF awards Friday evening in a ceremony at the United Nations.

Also being honoured: Singer Alicia Keys, who receives the Inspiration Award. Some high-profile presenters will be on hand, including Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The DVF Awards were created in 2010 by von Furstenberg and The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to recognise and support “women who are using their resources, commitment and visibility to transform the lives of other women.” Each DVF award winner receives $50,000 for her chosen cause.


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