Out of the 300 outstanding women present at the New York City event, designers Tory Burch, Donna Karan and Vivienne Tam were in the audience, Meryl Streep performed and Hillary Clinton, Brown, Queen Rania of Jordan and von Furstenberg were speakers.
"It's not just that women's rights are human rights, but women's progress is human progress," Secretary of State Clinton, who was joined by daughter Chelsea, told the crowd while introducing the play "Seven" -- in which Streep and Marcia Gay Harden performed -- about the lives of seven boundary-breaking women across the globe.
Other events during the three-day affair included Barbara Walters interviewing Madeleine Albright and a conversation between Katie Couric and Queen Rania of Jordon about the importance of educating girls worldwide, while topics ranging from sex trafficking to rape as an act of war were discussed throughout the event.
To close out the summit, von Furstenberg gave away four $50,000 DVF Awards to a group of deserving women working toward making changes in their communities.
Continuing the celebration of women around the world, von Furstenberg will host two "Proud to be Woman" cocktail parties at her boutique in Los Angeles (March 16) and in Singapore (March 18). Fans can RSVP through DVF's Facebook page.
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For another fashionable woman making a difference, read about Donna Karan's involvement with the Tibet House.