Singer, actress and director Barbra Streisand (80) is proud to receive the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award. The American thanked her on Twitter: "I am deeply honored to receive this award, named after one of the most iconic and groundbreaking justices to ever serve on the Supreme Court." The award is presented annually to women who are committed to positive change in society and whose principles can serve as a role model.
A statement explains why Streisand was chosen: "Barbra Streisand is not only the greatest artist in our country's history, she is an American dedicated to helping our country live up to its founding principles. " Other award winners were the art patron Agnes Gund, the fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and Queen Elisabeth II.
Streisand has been celebrating great success for many decades: more than 140 million albums sold, awards such as Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes and countless fans all over the world. In November she wants to publish her long-awaited memoir. She can now add another award to the book - the award ceremony is to take place in April.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a judge on the Supreme Court, the supreme court of the United States. She was assigned to the liberal camp and was a prominent figure in the USA with her social influence beyond the court. Ginsburg became a trailblazer for the careers of other women in the U.S. judiciary, eventually passing away in September 2020 at the age of 87.