[tiImage width="400" height="400" url="http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/021010-dvf-400.jpg" credit="Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage" align="left" border="0" alt="DVF Awards Honors Inspirational Women
"] Designer Diane von Furstenberg aims to empower women with the creation of the DVF Awards, an annual ceremony that recognizes the leadership and vision of influential women around the world. The first DVF Awards, which take place at the United Nations on March 13, will honor four women, including the recipient of the "People's Voice" award. You can choose from five nominees and vote on dvf.com. "My son [Alexandre] really encouraged me to do this," von Furstenberg told WWD. "He said, 'It's something that would be great for you to have. You inspire women.'"