Diane von Furstenberg responds to questions
DVF autobiography—"The Women I Wanted to Be"
Jessica Yellin and Alison Parker Kay
inher circle founder Beth Friedman and Diane Von Furstenberg
Los Angeles First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, Diane Von Furstenberg and Jane Wurwand— Dermalogica and FITE founder
Deutsche Bank Private Banker Susan Moffat and guests
Guests ask questions
Diane von Furstenberg with journalist and author Jessica Yellin
Natalie Byren, Director-Global Impact
Judy Olian—Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Diane von Furstenberg; Dr. Bea Torrada Ridgley
Diane von Furstenberg, Winifred Neisser
Jessica Iclisoy, California Baby founder; Diane von Furstenberg
Lori Milken, Susan Strauss, Diane von Furstenberg and Los Angeles First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland
Liz Heller, Maureen Stockton, Diane von Furstenberg and Harriet Sternberg
Bryn Freedman, Dr. Anne Peters, Beth Friedman and Jane Wurwand
Eva Stern, Mindy Freedman—SAM Initiative founder, Diane von Furstenberg and Suzy Stern-Gilison
Jean Futami, Diane von Furstenberg
Helen Lepore, Diane von Furstenberg, Kira Bahat, Dr. Sharon Hirschowitz, Dr. Barbara Netterson-Horowitz
Dermalogica founder Jane Wirwand, inher circle founder Beth Friedman and Gail Becker
Diane signs copies of her autobiography
Diane von Furstenberg
Television journalist and former CNN White House correspondent Jessica Yellin led a conversation with Diane von Furstenberg who shared her vision for her next stage in life, her perspectives on strength, the power of women, and the role of confidence and beauty, as well insights from her own life story.
While renowned for creating the wrap-dress, Diane's commitment to empowering women has been expressed not only through fashion but also philanthropy and mentorship. Her advocacy includes the DVF Awards that honor and support extraordinary women who have had "the courage to fight, the power to survive and the leadership to inspire." Dr. Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapeutics and an inher circle speaker in March 2016, was a 2016 DVF Lifetime Leadership Award winner. Ms. von Furstenberg's family foundation also supports work that "positively impacts the world by improving people’s lives and strengthening communities."
"If you really practice your strength and you feel strong, you don't have to show it off. It's really for you...All of your power is in yourself. It just is. And so you just have to find ways to reach it."
Diane von Furstenberg on the challenge of being a strong woman in business.
Enjoy highlights from our evening with Diane von Furstenberg.
"With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women. This “inspiring, compelling, deliciously detailed celebrity autobiography…is as much of a smashing success as the determined, savvy, well-intentioned woman who wrote it” (Chicago Tribune)."
We're inspired by the extraordinary women around the world, like Dr. Martine Rothblatt, who have been honored with a DVF Award. Read more about them and their work.
The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation established the awards in 2010 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.