Alicia Keys And Gloria Steinem Receive Awards

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Activist Gloria Steinem and singer Alicia Keys will both be honored for their philanthropic efforts at the Diane von Furstenberg Awards in New York City on Friday, April 4th.

The annual DVF Gala will take place at the United Nations Headquarters and the accolades will be presented by the acclaimed fashion designer.

Alicia will receive the Inspiration Award. That prize is given to people who have used their experience and global influence to effect positive changes.

Feminist icon Steinem will receive the Lifetime Leadership Award for her commitment to instilling leadership, strength and courage in women worldwide.

They will also be given the amount of $50,000 (£32,000) for a charity of their choice.

Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker are expected to attend the gala.

As written on the official website of the event, “This year marks the 5th anniversary of the DVF Awards. The DVF Awards were created in 2010 by Diane von Furstenberg and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to 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.”

Diane von Furstenberg has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of her iconic wrap dress since the opening of the retrospective exhibit, Journey of a Dress, in January.

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