In conjunction with the "Women in the World Summit" at the United Nations, the third annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards were bestowed to women who display leadership, strength, and courage in their commitment to their respective causes.
Among this year's honorees were Oprah Winfrey, who accepted a "Lifetime Leadership" honor for her philanthropy, including the Academy for Girls school launched by the talk show icon in South Africa.
Presenter Jessica Alba lauded the honorees and Diane von Furstenberg. Check out the clips!
Additional honorees included artist Panmela Castro, who battles against domestic violence; Chouchou Namegabe, who fights for women's issues in her native Congo; Layli Miller-Muro, founder of the Tahirih Justice Center which protects women from human rights abuses; and Jaycee Dugard, founder of the JAYC Foundation, which gives support to families dealing with abduction and other tragedies.