Diane Von Furstenberg Announces the Nominees for the People’s Voice Awards

DVF AwardsDiane von Furstenberg today announces the nominees for the second annual People’s Voice Awards. The People’s Voice Award is one of the DVF Awards that aims to recognize an American women whose courage, vision, leadership and commitment to producing positive change is helping other women.

“Last year’s People’s Voice Awards was a success,” says von Furstenberg, “over 10,000 people voted online for the woman who inspired them! This year, we are proud to have equally amazing women join us and reward them for their dedication to advancing women.”

The DVF Awards Board of Advisors has selected five nominees to be considered for the People’s Voice Award – Zeynab Eyega (Sauti Yetu Center for African Women), Lyn Pentacost (Lower East Side Girl’s Club), Taryn Davis (The American Widow Project), Susannah Shakow (Running Start), and Malika Saada Saar (The Rebecca Project). The nominees will be presented online for public vote at http://www.dvf.com and http://www.facebook.com/dvf. Voting will launch online on Monday, January 31st and last through Monday, February 15th.

Supported by The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the People’s Voice Award aims to provide the recipient with the exposure and resources needed to extend her critical efforts on behalf of women’s causes. The winner will receive a $50,000 award from the Foundation to sustain and expand their extraordinary contributions. The People’s Voice Award winner will be announce at the DVF Awards on March 11th, 2011 at a ceremony hosted by Diane von Furstenberg and Tina Brown on the closing night of The Daily Beast’s Women in the World Summit at the United Nations.

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