Tina Brown’s Women in the World Sixth Annual Summit

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tina Brown’s Women in the World Sixth Annual Summit

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton,  Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Barbra Streisand, Ava DuVernay, Diane von Furstenberg, Jon Stewart, Freida Pinto, Thandie Newton  and Tavi Gevinson to participate in annual summit April 22-24 in New York City
Women in the World today announced the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in association with The New York Times, to be held April 22-24 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Summit agenda below. 

Since its creation in 2010, the Women in the World Summit has given a platform to global women on the front lines—activists, artists, CEOs, peacemakers, entrepreneurs, and firebrand dissidents who have saved or enriched lives and shattered glass ceilings in every sector. Follow Women in the World on Facebook, Twitter and our new digital platform

The sixth annual Women in the World Summit is co-hosted by Shobhana Bhartia, Tina Brown, Abigail Disney, Angelica Fuentes, Julie Louise Gerberding, Jack Hollis, Donna Langley, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Freida Pinto, John Prendergast, Judith Rodin, Meryl Streep, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Diane von Furstenberg.

This year’s Summit is generously supported by presenting sponsors Dove, Merck for Mothers, and Toyota; leadership sponsors Flextronics, Lands’ End, and MasterCard; and supporting sponsors Ford Foundation, Thomson Reuters, and Walmart.

Highlight quotes 
“When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead" – Hillary Clinton

"They may be taking selfies, but they are not selfish” Noreena Hertz

“If you want to wear high heels…you can be an amazing programmer."-Padmasree on telling women they can be themselves in tech

“We are facing a moment where so much hangs in the balance." Angelina Jolie on the refugee crisis and suffering of women and girls #WITW

"It's not where I am but where I am going that matters"- Moving poem by a 6th grade student from Kenya. #WITW

"There are so many roads to is painful but it is worth it"- Thandie Newton

"When women are strong, families are strong, when families are strong, countries are strong." – Hillary Clinton

"The most important thing to teach our daughters is to gain financial independence" - Helen Mirren

“A woman that makes a film is a radical act in and of itself” — Selma director Ava DuVernay

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