People – Diane von Furstenberg

I don’t have a lot of role models or “famous” people I look up to (because, to be honest, I don’t know these people). But , there are a handful of individuals that I do admire, based on what they have accomplished and how they stand in life. Diane von Furstenberg is one of these persons.

Okay, I might be biased  because Diane is Belgian, but she is a truly amazing person. I would like to share here my admiration for this wonderful woman.

Not only is she a very talented entrepreneur and designer; she is also a true humanitarian at heart. Through the family foundation Diller-von Furstenberg, she supports many non-profit organizations all over the world. A few years ago, she created the DVF awards to celebrate strong women for their contribution to women’s causes. Diane also sits on the board of Vital Voices, a women’s leadership organization that empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the world.

Maybe it is because of her family’s background, that she became this humble person. Or because of her honest relationship with herself. The result is, that she is an inspiration for all women out there, who are or want to be strong and courageous.

Take some time to listen to her inspiring words in this interview with Stefani Greenfield.

I can recommend following her on Twitter to get a continuous dose of inspiring words from her!

“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.” _DVF

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