She’s not only dominated the world of modelling but has proven herself as a tech giant too and that isn’t even to mention her entrepreneurial and philanthropic work. So it comes as no surprise that Karlie Kloss is set to be honoured at the 8th Annual DVF awards this year in New York, set to be held at the United Nations on April 6.
The awards which celebrate inspirational and extraordinary women across the globe, was started by DVF and The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation back in 2010. Shining the spotlight on women like Karlie who aim to transform other women’s life, the award grants each of its honourees with approximately Dhs180,000 ($50,000) in order to help them further their work.
Diane Von Furstenberg With Karlie Kloss
At just 24-years old Karlie has already set up her own organisation called Kode with Klossy, which teaches young girls and women computer code as well as giving them opportunities they may never have had in the sector. She has partnered with Momofuku Milk Bars to create a line of vegan and gluten-free cookies known as the Klossies. With the sales supporting both FEED and the CFDA, there have already been over one million meals that have gone to the needy.
Taking to Facebook to recognise her honour, in true Kloss style she also motivated people to vote for the People’s Voice Award. The nominees which were announced on Women’s Day include Chitra Aiyar executive director of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Kay Buck of CAST LA, Astrid Heppenstall Heger of the Violence Intervention Program and Louise Dubé the executive director of iCivics. Head to Dvf.com/Dvf-Awards to vote and find out more.
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