03/14/2013 at 07:05 AM EDT
Last year was certainly a whirlwind for Good Morning America
's Robin Roberts.
The morning-show anchor received a bone marrow transplant
to treat a rare blood disorder, and just five months later returned to the air
Roberts, who opened up about her experience in a PEOPLE cover story
, will now be honored by fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg at the fourth annual DVF Awards
at the United Nations on April 5.
Furstenberg, with co-host Tina Brown of Newsweek
and The Daily Beast
, will present Roberts with the Lifetime Leadership Award.
The DVF Awards were created in 2010 by von Furstenberg and The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to recognize and support women doing extraordinary work to transform the lives of other women.