Earlier in the month, Jane received the Lifetime Achievement award at this year's Observer Ethical Awards. At the London ceremony, the judges said Jane merited the honor because of her "promotion of the planet" and her "extraordinary contribution to the development of our understanding of the natural world, particularly broadening our knowledge of the habits of chimpanzees."
On Tuesday, Jane took part in the one-of-a-kind California Women's Conference hosted by Maria Shriver. Over 25,000 women from around California - and the world - joined together for 2 days to celebrate and speak about the power of women to transform our world. From Madeleine Albright to Katie Couric to Sir Richard Branson, Jane joined an A-list line-up of conference speakers. Jane, along with 3 other pioneering women, was selected to receive the special Minerva Award this year.