Jennifer Buffett receives Global Philanthropist Award

Jennifer Buffett speaks at the Global Fund for Women's 25th Anniversary gala in New York April 17, 2013. Buffett received the Global Philanthropist Award, presented by Barbara Dobkin, champion of women's rights and Chair of the American Jewish World Service and the Dafna Israeli Fund.

Expressing gratitude for the award and her good fortune in life, Buffett adds, "My role is to work as hard as possible to pay it forward to other girls and women." She goes on to stress the oneness we can all experience--and use to reach out and help one another--on an unprecedented scale.

Jennifer Buffett is co-president of NoVo Foundation with her husband, Peter. The foundation addresses advocating for girls' rights in the United States and Global South, ending violence against girls and women, education and more.