Well, first and foremost the first three are women, obviously…. Secondly, they are women who have joined hands in the fight to bring change to the living conditions of many women around the globe. On March 12th in New York city at the Hudson Theatre, many women leaders and popular figures like Queen Raina, Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Diane Von Fustenberg, Donna Karan, and many more, came together for the “Women in the World” summit under the UN to discuss many the global issues affecting woem today. Global issues such as human trafficking, rape as a tool of war, lack of education, and the desperate need to empower women affecting women’s lives all over the world were all discussed. The summit started March 12th and ended today March 14th, with high hopes for more summits in the future.
Some other international personalities such as Stephanie Okereke (Nollywood famous actress~ ‘Nigerian Hollywood’ for those who do not know) took the stage with Meryl Streep interpreting scenes directly related to women’s experiences around the world.
Also this week, Rachel Roy (I absolutely love her style and designs) got to dress Stephanie Okereke for the occasion, she even posted four looks for the actress on twitter and asked her fans to help her pick the best look for the actress to wear at the summit. You can check them out below or go to Rachel Roy’s twittpic here to see her request. I personally preferred the dark blue dress at top right, what you think??
Earlier on today, Diane Von Fursternberg organized the DVF award, dedicated to women who are inspiring and bringing change around the world. The entries for voting a winner began in February and the winner was awarded today. Her name is Katherine Chon for the Polaris Project, which fights against human trafficking and modern day slavery
Image from dvf.com/awards
You can go to her website http://www.polarisproject.com, to check out what this Washington DC non-profit organization is doing.
It’s always great to see women in the arts actively joining hands with other leaders to help out the less privileged around the world. If you have been inspired by the event and would like to know more, you can go to DVF’s website by clicking here and also by visiting thedailybeast.com by clicking here.
Also do not forget that you can help places hit by disasters like Haiti and Chile by donating to the red cross through the secure ‘social vibe donation box’ on the right side of the site.