Deets: The DVF Awards was founded in 2010 by Diane von Furstenberg and The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to recognize and support extraordinary women who are dedicated to transforming the lives of other women; women who have had the courage to fight, the power to survive, and the leadership to inspire.
Honorees are celebrated annually at the DVF Awards ceremony at the United Nations in New York City, as part of the Women in the World conference.
Each year, five awards are bestowed to women who have demonstrated leadership, strength, and courage in their commitment to women’s causes. The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation grants each honoree $50,000 for their non-profit organization in order to further their important work.
2017 People's Voice Award Recipient
Louise Dubé is Executive Director of iCivics. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2010, iCivics is the largest and most successful civic education resource in the country, with a goal of energizing children to get involved in their communities and the government.
This school year more than five million students in all 50 states used iCivics games and digital lessons to learn how our government and the law really work. iCivics is one of Fast Company’s 2017 Top 10 Most Innovative Education Companies, a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, and has received Common Sense Media's highest possible ranking. All of iCivics’ resources are free to teachers and parents.
Dubé began her career as an attorney and holds a law degree from McGill University, as well as an MBA from Yale University. She has been recognized as a Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneur. Prior to iCivics, Dubé had a successful career in EdTech.
Who You May Spot: Diane Von Furstenburg, Louis Dubé, Karlee Kloss
Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.