Diane von Furstenberg has been empowering women since day one. Now she's taking her efforts a step further with the DVF Awards. "My mission in life is to empower women. I do it through my work, through my mentoring and through philanthropy," the designer said. The first annual awards will take place at the United Nations on March 13, where four women will be recognized for their positive impact on other women around the world. Two work with Vital Voices, the "People's Voice" award will go to an American woman — vote for one of five nominees — and the fourth, honoring a public figure, will be unveiled at the ceremony. Each winner will receive $50,000 to help her continue her humanitarian work. Go Diane, way to use fashion for a good cause.