Jane Goodall Receives Glamour 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award

Glamour magazine honored Jane Goodall at its 19th Annual Women of the Year Awards, along with nine other exceptional winners, who were celebrated for their extraordinary contributions to science, politics, entertainment, business, sports and fashion. The awards ceremony took place on Monday, November 10 at a packed Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Dr. Goodall was nominated by Glamour’s Women of the Year Advisory Board for the venerated Lifetime Achievement Award, a special honor that recognizes Jane’s historic contributions to chimpanzee behavioral research and near-constant humanitarian and conservation work around the world.

“This is going to go down as one of the big nights of my life, to be the person to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Goodall,” actor Debra Messing said before a camera prior to the ceremony. “She’s changed the world.” As part of her short acceptance speech, Jane did her trademark chimpanzee call to the audience and recognized Roots & Shoots members sitting in the upper balcony.

 Glamour recognized Nicole Kidman for her work as Goodwill Ambassador for the United National Development Fund for Women. Other Women of the Year awardees included Hillary Clinton, Nujood Ali and Shada Nasser, Tyra Banks, Maureen Chiquet, Condoleezza Rice, Kara Walker, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh and the Nobel Women’s Initiative. They are each profiled in Glamour magazine’s December 2008 issue.

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