Posts Tagged ‘Diane Von Furstenberg Awards’

Months, years really, of speculation were about to end as April began.  The first solid indication was Karen Finney’s Facebook announcement that she had joined Hillary’s team.  Until that day, all of Hillary’s hires were reported by “unnamed sources.”  Karen was the first to announce it directly with a Facebook share.  April 12 was “Declaration Day!”


Hillary announced via Twitter (she had been tweeting energetically for months), a revived HillaryClinton.com website, and a Youtube video that played on network and cable TV as the suspense finally lifted.  She also revived her Facebook account.

The Hillary team immediately hit the road for Iowa and it was game on!  (Awww … this little baby at a road stop!)

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In Iowa, she took advantage of every opportunity to meet people. Iowans greeted her enthusiastically.






There were mixed reviews of her logo at the beginning. Since then, we have seen the genius of that H’s adaptability.

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Here is my very intelligent cat for Hillary.


On April 15, Hillary announced her resignation from the Clinton Foundation.  Time Magazine once again named her among the 100 most influential people.

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And the attacks from the Republicans began.  Carly Fiorina was the first to launch a shot over the bow. We retaliated here.

Hillary’s second week on the trail took her to New Hampshire.



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A wall of campaign buttons in the “early state.”

At Georgetown University she presented the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace to former United Nations Envoy for Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura.


She participated in the Women in the World Summit and the Diane Von Furstenberg Awards.




Bernard-Henri Levy published a wonderful tribute to her.  I am his longtime fan, and he is hers!  (One reason I like him so much.)  Martha Stewart said she is for “the lady that is running.”  She made it clear that she was not referring to Fiorina.

Hillary’s platform was coming together with equal pay, fair pay, college-affordability, women’s rights, and LGBT rights among the issues she addressed early and often.  She addressed reform of the criminal justice system in a major speech at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum  at Columbia University in late April.


On the last day of April, she sent a tweet to welcome to Bernie Sanders to the race.

I agree with Bernie. Focus must be on helping America’s middle class. GOP would hold them back. I welcome him to the race. –H

Here are the archives for April 2015 >>>>



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The DVF Awards are presented following the close of the Women in the World Summit every year.   Last night’s event took place at the U.N.  Among the familiar faces are DVF herself, Tina Brown who hosts Women in the World, Gabriel Giffords, Melanne Verveer, Naomi Campbell and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The DVF Awards – Honoring Extraordinary Women

This year marks the sixth 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.

Read more … see the video … meet the 2015 honorees >>>>

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As you know, last night Chelsea presented her mom with a Diane Von Furstenberg Award. I have not found any video of this event, but there are some charming pictures of the Clinton women. Chelsea looks so proud of her mom, and Hillary looks and is so happy to be receiving the award from her daughter. There is one picture here of Hillary speaking at the Women in the World Summit.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Dinner and Awards Ceremony


Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
United Nations Headquarters
New York City
March 11, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: I’ve been given lots of awards, and I cannot think of one that means more to me or has greater personal delight for me than this one named on behalf of Diane, a dear friend and also an inspiration, and presented by my daughter.

So thank you all very much, starting with Diane, who has offered her elegant voice and extraordinary passion to support the cause of women’s leadership and empowerment. And with her work on behalf of Vital Voices, which she has embraced so wholeheartedly, she is helping to awaken the potential of so many women around the world who, through her belief in them and her work on their behalf, can themselves feel empowered and help move our whole world toward its potential.

And I want to thank Tina again, who has really taken to heart the idea of how we, coming together, can learn from each other, support each other, and find the strength to do whatever we have to do or whatever we have to face in our own lives. I told Chelsea that it is incredibly humbling for me and the work that I’ve been privileged to do over a lot of years that never, ever am I lacking in amazement and admiration for the women that I meet from around the world. Dr. Hawa Abdi, who we heard from earlier at the Hudson Theater, and now the women that you will meet in a few minutes, who are going to take you and just embrace you with their enthusiasm and their incredible compassion and commitment.

I think that each one of us can do in our own way what Diane and Tina and so many of you whom I know so well are doing. And in the spring collections this year, for example, Diane’s featured this fabulous Kenyan jewelry that are made by the women of Umoja village, which was founded by women who had been forced from their homes by abuse. And selling those necklaces helped them survive a terrible drought.

That’s just one way that each of us can be inspired to think about how we in our own businesses, our own lives, our own philanthropic or faith activities, can make a difference.

I want to salute all the other awardees, starting with Elizabeth Smart, who has demonstrated enormous courage in speaking out about child abduction. I want to thank Sohini Chakraborty for the inspired work she’s done using dance as a way to help Indian girls who’ve been sexually abused find themselves again, heal their bodies and their spirits. I want to thank Taryn Davis for helping to heal the souls of women who have lost their husbands serving on behalf of the United States military. And I want to thank Kakenya Ntaiya, who believes, as I do, that every girl and every boy deserves an excellent education.

And finally, I want to thank the press for being here, because these are really important stories. And they’re not ones that are usually told. They don’t grab the headlines except in unusual circumstances. But this is some of the most important work being done anywhere in the world: empowering women to stand up for themselves and their families and claim their voices and their votes.

And I am very grateful to be playing a small role in this and I thank you. I thank you for continuing to highlight these stories.

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