Designer and humanitarian Diane von Furstenberg hosted the 500-person fete, which was sponsored by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. Held this year at the United Nations, the DVF Awards were given to:
-Oprah Winfrey, who received a Lifetime Leadership honor.
-Jaycee Dugard, for her JAYC Foundation that supports families dealing with tragedies.
-Chouchou Namegabe, whose leadership uplifts women in her homeland of the Congo.
-Layli Miller-Muro, founder of the Tahirih Justice Center, created to protect women from human right violations.
-Panmela Castro, a Brazilian artist who champions female victims of domestic violence.
Other fabulous and powerful women in attendance included author Fran Lebowitz, Broadway director Julie Taymor, Daily Beast chief Tina Brown, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.