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Victoria Beckham channels the Spice Girls in 'girl power' speech at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Published 10/11/2015 | 08:07

Victoria Beckham in 2015 and (inset) in 1997
Victoria Beckham in 2015 and (inset) in 1997
Businesswoman Victoria Beckham attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
Actress Reese Witherspoon (L) and designer Victoria Beckham attend the 2015 Glamour Women of The Year Awards dinner hosted by Cindi Leive at The Rainbow Room on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
Designer Victoria Beckham speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
Designer Victoria Beckham (L) and Brooklyn Beckham onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)

It may seem like a lifetime ago, but Victoria Beckham clearly hasn't forgotten her Posh Spice days.

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The fashion designer (41) accepted an award at last night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards (in a burnt orange gown she designed) and in her speech, she thanked her husband of 13 years David, while their son Brooklyn presented her with the honours.

"Running a business, my work with UNAIDS and most importantly being a mom wouldn't be possible without David," she said in her speech.

"Not only is he the most incredible father, but he is supportive and someone who loves and inspires me every single day."

Businesswoman Victoria Beckham attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
Businesswoman Victoria Beckham attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)

"Me standing here tonight accepting this award proves that if you dream big and you work hard, there are no limits to what you can achieve."

Victoria went on to fondly recall her days in the world's biggest girl band and said she is "channeling the same" girl power message to women through her collections.

"I love what I do and I feel blessed to be given the chance to pursue and fulfill my career ambitions," she said. "It started with the Spice Girls and girl power and now I'm channeling that same message to women through my collection," she explained to the cheerful crowd who appreciated her peace sign in honor of Posh Spice. "I want to support, empower and really make women feel like the best version of themselves."

"If I can do it, anyone can do it," she shared. "And that is my message to young girls and young women all around the world."

Designer Victoria Beckham (L) and Brooklyn Beckham onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
Designer Victoria Beckham (L) and Brooklyn Beckham onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
Actress Reese Witherspoon (L) and designer Victoria Beckham attend the 2015 Glamour Women of The Year Awards dinner hosted by Cindi Leive at The Rainbow Room on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
Actress Reese Witherspoon (L) and designer Victoria Beckham attend the 2015 Glamour Women of The Year Awards dinner hosted by Cindi Leive at The Rainbow Room on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)

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