At the 3rd Annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards on Friday, March 9, and kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard were two women who "displayed leadership, strength, and courage in their commitment to their causes". Oprah took the stage first to receive Lifetime Leadership award, followed by Jaycee who got the Inspiration award.
Oprah could not hide her excitement of meeting Jaycee who was abducted at the age of 11 and held for 18 years. "I wanted to have the opportunity to meet her and to tell her how much her story and her life meant to me," she said in her acceptance speech. "I said to Diane, 'I know Diane Sawyer should be the one to introduce her, but would you please let me do it'."