11/21/2012 02:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Has It Really Been a Lifetime Already?

It was such an overwhelming honor to not only receive a lifetime achievement award from the Women's Media Center last week, but to have the award itself named after me in perpetuity. This recognition was especially meaningful to me, given The Women's Media Center's advocacy for more equitable and accurate representation of women in media. I was especially honored to know that future generations of women will also be recognized for their work to advance women and girls through the power of media.

My son, Mark, an experienced producer/editor, who was present for more than 40 of the "lifetime," put together this awesome montage of my work. I have to admit, while I was proud to see the wide range of projects and positions I’ve been privileged to hold, it was also a journey down memory lane of bad hairstyles:

Thanks to everyone at the Women's Media Center, especially my friends, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, (who now has her own radio show!) and Gloria Steinem, who started the organization. Jane, who could not be present, sent a beautiful video tribute: