DVFFF Lends Support to Young Women’s Conference

February 7th, 2014

The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation is proud to sponsor Brentwood School’s “It’s Our Turn: Young Women’s Conference”, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 8th at the school’s Los Angeles campus. 

Young women in Grades 8-12 from schools throughout the area will gather for the one day conference, which will feature presentations and panel discussions by a variety of “female leaders, mentors, and performers who will address issues that most concern girls, such as advocacy, entrepreneurship, identity and body image, personal branding, social media awareness, relationships, representation of women in the media, and transforming stereotypes.”  

Maria Shriver will serve as Honorary Chair, along with Special Guests Mindy Kaling, Lisa Leslie, and Reese Witherspoon, and featured speakers Geena Davis, Azure Antoinette, and Jessica Weiner.

The focus of the conference aligns with Diane von Furstenberg’s philanthropic efforts in empowering women.  “The DVF Awards” which are held annually in March, celebrate women who “have succeeded in improving the social, economic and political standing of women, creating inspiration and momentum for enduring change in communities across the globe.”

For additional coverage of Brentwood’s “It’s Our Turn: Young Women’s Conference”:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/brentwood-school-pleased-present-turn-152300156.html

For more on The DVF Awards:

http://www.dvf.com/dvf-awards.html