The Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit


4.22.15 - 4.24.15
THE SIXTH ANNUAL WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT


The struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe come to life in this dynamic three-day summit. World leaders, industry icons, movie stars, and CEOs convene with artists, rebels, peacemakers and activists to tell their stories and share their plans of action. Join the women who have shattered glass ceilings everywhere! More participants to be announced. Presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with The New York Times.


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

SUMMIT SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Orchestra: $100 | Balcony: $50

TINA BROWN WELCOME

Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media


CO-HOSTS: “THE WOMAN I’M HERE FOR”


GIRLS AS WEAPONS OF WAR

What lures young women from all over the world to Jihad, and how are mothers fighting to save their children?

Yassin Ekdahl, National Coordinator, Foreign Fighters Family Hotline, Sweden

Saida Munye, Mother and Activist, Sweden

Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Chairwoman, SAVE (Sisters Against Violent Extremism) and Women without Borders

 

TACKLING INDIA’S TABOOS: AAMIR KHAN

A conversation with Aamir Khan about the cultural taboos that he is illuminating through his innovative TV show, which has garnered an audience of 500 million.

Aamir Khan, Indian Movie Star and Creator and Host of the weekly television show Satyamev Jayate

Interviewed by Zainab Salbi, Founder, Women for Women International and Nida'a Productions; Editor-at-large, WITW


THE SONS WE SHARE

How two extraordinary mothers – one Israeli and one Palestinian – are transforming personal tragedy into reconciliation and forgiveness.

Bushra Awad, Member, Parents Circle - Families Forum 

Robi Damelin, Israeli member and spokesperson, Parents Circle – Families Forum 

Moderated by Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media


STORY POWER: THREE GREAT WOMEN OF FILM

A conversation with three top women in film about animating hot-button issues through the female lens.

Ava DuVernay, Film Director and Founder of AFFRM

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, CEO, SOC Films

Meryl Streep, Actress

Moderated by Jon Stewart, Comedian/Host



THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Orchestra: $300 | Balcony: $150 


GONE GIRLS

One year after #Bring Back Our Girls — was it just a hashtag? And will the new Nigerian government succeed in finding them?

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Co-Founder, Bring Back Our Girls  

Alexis Okeowo, Writer, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker  

John Prendergast, Founding Director, The Enough Project

Moderated by Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes


EVERYONE’S PROBLEM

Women want to be there for their kids, their aging parents and their husbands but the American workplace won’t let them.

Betty Easley, Military Veteran Spouse, Caregiver 

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO, Care.com

Shelby Ramirez Martinez, Advocate, 9to5

Katharine Zaleski, Co-Founder and President, PowerToFly

Moderated by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls


BANISHING THE DEVIL

Long before #BringBackOurGirls swept the Internet, a Ugandan nun was working to save thousands of young women who survived enslavement under Joseph Kony and Ugandan rebels.

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Director - St. Monica's Girls Tailoring Centre, Uganda

Interviewed by Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media


WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOUR WORLD DISAPPEARS

There will soon be a surge in “climate refugees.”

Pelenise Alofa, National Coordinator, Kiribati Climate Action Network

Patricia Cochran, Executive Director, Alaska Native Science Commission

Mary Robinson, 7th President of Ireland; President and Founder, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

Moderated by Juju Chang, Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline


MOTHER OF INVENTION

Presented by Toyota

A conversation with Ting Shih, the founder of ClickMedix, and Dermatologist Dr. Achiamah Osei-Tutu, on how mobile technology is transforming healthcare and saving lives around the world with just a click of a button.

Dr. Achiamah Osei-Tutu, Dermatologist, Osei Tutu Dermatology

Ting Shih, CEO and Founder, ClickMedix

Moderated by Poppy Harlow, CNN Anchor and Correspondent


THE DEBATE THAT’S SHAKING INDIA

Introduction by Freida Pinto, Actress and Activist

Who's winning the fight against sexual violence and gender inequality? A conversation with Sunitha Krishnan, the activist leading the #ShameTheRapist campaign, filmmaker Leslee Udwin (“India's Daughter”), and journalist and editor Barkha Dutt, on the politics of shame and stigma in India.

Barkha Dutt, Consulting Editor, NDTV

Sunitha Krishnan, Founder, Prajwala

Leslee Udwin, Director/Producer, India's Daughter; CEO, Assassin Films

Moderated by Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host, CBS This Morning


HELEN MIRREN RULES!

An intimate conversation with Helen Mirren, the legendary actress who is now garnering knockout reviews on Broadway in The Audience, her third role as an English queen.

Helen Mirren, Actress

Interviewed by Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media


THE SIEGE ON THE MOUNTAIN

While up to 50,000 Yazidi refugees were besieged on Mt. Sinjar, thousands of girls were sold by ISIS. The siege is over, but they remain missing.

Alissa Johannsen Rubin, Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Dr. Delan Dakheel Saeed, Doctor, Charity worker, who works with girls who were taken by ISIS

Vian Dakheel Saeed, Yazidi Member of Iraqi Parliament

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Moderated by Deborah Roberts, ABC News Network Correspondent


WEARABLE, SUSTAINABLE

A high-profile CEO on the challenge of making sustainability part of the bottom line.

Federica Marchionni, CEO, Lands’ End

Interviewed by Jill Bernstein, Editorial Director, Fast Company


MY AUNT, MY HERO SALWA

Rima Bugaighis, Libyan Lawyer and Activist 


THE LADYKILLER

Heart disease is the number one killer of women – more than all cancers combined. One in three women will die of heart disease. Speaking about the inequity in heart disease research for women is singer Barbra Streisand, along with Dr. Holly Andersen.

Dr. Holly Andersen, Attending Cardiologist and Director of Education and Outreach, Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College

Vanessa Noel, CEO & Designer of Luxury women's shoes, Hotelier

Barbra Streisand, Co-Founder, Women’s Heart Alliance

Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor, Founder of Hygeia Gynecology


HERE COMES THE SUN

How a growing army of Solar Grandmothers - trained by the legendary Bunker Roy, and a young winner of the Google Impact Challenge are harnessing the sun to bring light, water and a new sense of possibility to communities around the world.

Sanchaita Gajapati Raju, Managing Trustee and Founder, SANA

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, Founder, Barefoot College; Indian Social Activist and Educator

Moderated by Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership


WHY IS MATERNAL MORTALITY ON THE RISE IN THE U.S.?

Presented by Merck

Maternal mortality is on the rise in the U.S., while it’s on the decline in all other industrialized nations.  In some parts of the U.S., maternal death rates are higher than sub-Saharan Africa.  Dr. Priya Agrawal, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, and the incredible Mississippi nurse Elise Turner, will discuss this human rights crisis and identify what women in America need to know in order to decrease their risk of pregnancy-related complications. 

 Dr. Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

Monica Raye Simpson, Executive Director, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Elise J. Turner, Associate Professor, Belhaven University

Moderated by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author, Ashley's War; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


MANHATTAN GIRLS CHORUS


STOP THE TROLLS

How women are fighting back and seeking legal recourse against online harassment and abuse.

Emily Bazelon, Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine

Kamala D. Harris, California Attorney General

Ashley Judd, Actress, Activist, Humanitarian

Anita Sarkeesian, Founder and Executive Director, Feminist Frequency

Moderated by Katie Couric, Yahoo Global News Anchor


MOTHER OF INVENTION

Presented by Toyota

How one woman found a way to transform a bus into showers on wheels, and hopes to empower and bring dignity to homeless people around the country, one shower at a time.?

Inocente Izucar, Artist, Homeless Advocate, Star of Oscar-winning documentary “Inocente”

Doniece Sandoval, Founder, Lava Mae

Moderated by Alex Witt, Anchor, MSNBC's "Weekends with Alex Witt," NBC News Correspondent


THE GREAT ESCAPE

Yeonmi Park’s unimaginably dangerous trek to escape North Korea.

Yeonmi Park, 21-year-old defector, North Korean Human Rights Activist 

Hannah Song, President and CEO, LINK (Liberty In North Korea)

Moderated by Savannah Guthrie, Co-anchor, The Today Show


HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Introduction by Beatrice Biira, Community Engagement Coordinator at Heifer International

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady


TINA BROWN: A CLOSE FOR THE DAY 

Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media



FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 9:00AM-2:00PM
Orchestra: $200 | Balcony: $100


SAMANTHA POWER AND ROBIN WRIGHT: A CONVERSATION 

Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the UN, in conversation with actor Robin Wright, on endemic violence and corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape as a weapon of war is commonplace, and where the land's abundant minerals perpetuate instability and conflict.

Robin Wright, Award-Winning Actress, Director, Philanthropist, Co-Founder Pour Les Femmes Sleepwear 

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Moderated by Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation


TAVI’s ALREADY AMAZING LIFE

Teen phenomenon Tavi Gevinson talks about fashion, feminism, and what to share with 300,000 Twitter followers.
Tavi Gevinson, Actress, Writer, Editor-in-chief of Rookie

Interviewed by Janet Mock, Writer & TV Host, MSNBC


THE BEAUTIFUL BRAIN

Presented by Dove

Introduction by The Get Lit Players: Zariya Allen, Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin

The scientific and psychological truths behind women and decision-making: how all women and girls can use the latest research to boost their self-esteem. 

Dr. Stacie Grossman Bloom, Senior Executive Director for Administration & Policy; Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU Langone Medical Center  

Dr. Renee Engeln, Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University

Gabi Gregg, Body Positive Style Blogger, Founder of gabifresh.com

Thandie Newton, Actress

Moderated by Bianna Golodryga, News and Finance Anchor, Yahoo


DOES ISLAM HAVE ROOM FOR WOMEN? 

A conversation between Egyptian satirist Bassem Youseff and best-selling Turkish author Elif Shafak on the push and pull of modernism versus traditionalism, as Muslim women redefine and reclaim Islam for themselves.

Elif Shafak, Best-selling Turkish Author, Columnist

Interviewed by Bassem Youssef, Egyptian Satirist; Former Host, Albernameg


GENERATION KATNISS

Leading British economist Noreena Hertz reveals her new study on how girls 13 to 20 are a generation very different from the Millennials.

Noreena Hertz, CEO and Co-Founder, Generation K; Professor, University College London  

Interviewed by Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, The Financial Times


EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED 

How the age of intelligence is going to change how we live.

Cynthia Breazeal, Founder and Chief Scientist, Jibo

Jeannine Sargent, President, Innovation and New Ventures, Flextronics

Padmasree Warrior, Cisco, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

Moderated By Stephanie Ruhle, Anchor and Managing Editor, Bloomberg Television; Editor-at-large, Bloomberg News


IS CAMPUS SAFE FOR OUR KIDS?

With more than 100 colleges and universities under Federal investigation for failure to address charges of sexual assault, journalists and activists shine a light on the culture of impunity in America.

Annie E. Clark, Co-Founder, End Rape on Campus

Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-NY) 

Jon Krakauer, Author of MISSOULA: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Moderated by Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe; New York Times Bestselling Author


HOT SHOMALI: JORDAN’S RISING MEDIA STAR

Creator and star of Jordan’s first female-driven comedy web series, Tima Shomali talks about breaking stereotypes and becoming the Arab world’s next Tina Fey.

Tima Shomali, Comedian, Writer/ Producer, Filmizion Productions

Interviewed by Zainab Salbi, Founder, Women for Women International and Nida'a Productions; Editor-at-large, WITW


KENYA’S SHINING HOPE

Out of the poorest slum in Kenya, a school for girls has cropped up allowing them to hope and dream for a better future.

Eunice Akoth, 6th grade student at the Kibera School for Girls

Jessica Posner Odede, Co-Founder, Shining Hope For Communities

Kennedy Odede, CEO and Founder, Shining Hope For Communities

Moderated by Lydia Polgreen, Deputy International Editor, The New York Times


MOTHER OF INVENTION

Presented by Toyota

A female architect is utilizing the ancient art of origami to create collapsible shelters for war refugees, victims of natural disasters and for the homeless.?

Aton Edwards, Executive Director, International Preparedness Network

Tina Hovsepian, Executive Director and Founder, Cardborigami

Moderated by Zain Verjee, Journalist, Founder and CEO, Zain Vergee Group


SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Sandra Phillips, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Toyota Motor North America


PARTICIPANTS: CALL TO ARMS


TINA BROWN: A CLOSE FOR THE DAY 

Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media


FINAL PERFORMANCE


Topics and participants subject to change. A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit Vital Voices Global Partnership.

The Women in the World summit is presented by Tina Brown Live Media in association with the New York Times.  This year’s summit is generously supported by presenting sponsors Toyota, Merck for Mothers and Dove, leadership sponsors Flextronics, Land’s End and MasterCard and supporting sponsors Ford Foundation, Thomson Reuters and Walmart.

For more information, visit nytimes.com/womenintheworld


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