Women in the World Summit 2014

Women in the World Summit 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 

OPENING PERFORMANCE: Camden Sophisticated Sisters

Learn more: Watch the full performance.

 

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

Learn more: Watch Tina Brown’s full welcome.

 

CO-HOSTS:  “THE WOMAN I’M HERE FOR”

Meryl Streep, Actress
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,
 Executive Director, U.N. Women
Laurene Powell JobsFounder and Chair, Emerson Collective
Diane von FurstenbergFounder and Co-Chairman, DVF Studio LLC
Amb. Melanne VerveerExecutive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues (’09-’13)
Barbara BushCEO and Cofounder, Global Health Corps
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, CEO, SOC Films
Mellody HobsonPresident, Ariel Investments
Alyse NelsonPresident and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Maya L. HarrisVisiting Scholar, Harvard Law School, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Flaurel English, Vice President, Toyota Marketing Toyota Motor Sales
Adele Ambrose, Chief Communications Officer, Merck

Learn more: Watch the full panel.

 

MERYL STREEP: A YOUNG GIRL’S WAR JOURNAL

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel.

 

VOICES FROM THE INFERNO
Eyewitnesses to Syria’s conflagration provide personal accounts of the chemical attacks and barrel bombs. They are joined by David Miliband, who brings firsthand experience of the refugee crisis.

Rania Kisar, Founder, Syrian Women’s Revolution Committee
Hiba Sawan, Syrian field activist
Rt Hon David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFaddenSenior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the International Rescue Committee (@theIRC on Twitter and Instagram).

 

THE ICON OF MAIDAN SQUARE
Even as armed police descended on Kiev’s Maidan Square and fears of a Russian invasion mounted, one women emboldened the demonstrators by singing the national anthem to them night after night. An interview with Ruslana.

Ruslana Lyzhychko, Ukrainian and European Pop Singer; Leader of Maidan Square Protests
INTRODUCED BY: Amb. Melanne VerveerExecutive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues (‘09-’13)
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Lights of Freedom.

 

A CONVERSATION WITH HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON AND CHRISTINE LAGARDE

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator from New York
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
MODERATED BY: Thomas L. Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast, also here. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.

9:00 PM – 10:15 PM
DELEGATE DINNER

WELCOME REMARKS
Anne Finucane, Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America 

 

THE VIEW FROM JORDAN

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

Learn more: Read about the interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER

WORLD ON FIRE
After the tumult of the Arab Spring, are women any better off?

Zainab Salbi, Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Awakening
Dalia Ziada, Executive Director, Ibn Khaldun Center
Nadia Al-SakkafEditor-in-Chief, Yemen Times and Radio Yemen Times
Dr. Alaa Murabit, Founder and President, The Voice of Libyan Women
MODERATED BY: Jon Stewart, Host, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the The Voice of Libyan Women or Iban Khaldun Center.

 

THE TRIUMPH OF RWANDA’S WOMEN
Twenty years after genocide devastated their country, Rwanda’s women have achieved unprecedented power and influence in shaping the future.

Amb. Fatuma Ndangiza, Deputy Chief Executive Office, Rwanda Governance Board
Hon. Minister Oda Gasinzigwa, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion
Eugenie Mukeshimana, Founder and Executive Director, Genocide Survivors Support Network
Professor Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States
Amb. Swanee Hunt, Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria;  Founder and Chair, The Institute for Inclusive Security

MODERATED BY: Katty Kay, Anchor, BBC World News America

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Genocide Survivors Support Network.

 

SENNA’S STORY
Senna tells the story of how her life on a harsh mountaintop in Peru was transformed by poetry.

Senna, Poet
Marquesha Babers, Poet, Get Lit Player
Marie Arana, Author and journalist
MODERATED BY: Reena Ninan, Correspondent, ABC News

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here, here, and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Girl RisingCARE or Get Lit – Words 

 

THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD
Laurene Powell Jobs interviews author Amanda Ripley on countries that are revolutionizing education, and what we can learn from them.

Amanda Ripley, Author, Emerson Collective Senior Fellow
Deborah A. Gist, Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Kim Pate, Student
MODERATED BY: Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast and also here. Watch the full panel or highlights here, here, and here.

 

EMPOWER WOMEN, RECHARGE THE WORLD
Presented by The Coca-Cola Company
Hear how women entrepreneurs kickstart their communities and lift up their families.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Luis Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
Bessie Mogale, South African owner, Tap Seo Trading Enterprise
MODERATED BY: Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor and Columnist, Financial Times

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Voice Project or UN Women.

 

PUSSY RIOT ON THE MARCH
After almost two years in prison, police detentions, interrogations, and a public beating by Cossacks at the Sochi Winter Olympics, two members of the dissident Russian feminist group protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and press their fight for penal reform.

Masha Alekhina, Pussy Riot, Zona Prava
Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot, Zona Prava
Masha Gessen, Author, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
MODERATED BY: Charlie Rose, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose, Anchor, CBS This Morning

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here, here, and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Voice Project

 

SISTERS AGAINST EXTREMISM
Women around the world are joining forces to fight terrorism by disrupting the sinister radicalization of their children.

Dr. Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Executive Director, Women Without Borders/SAVE
Vicky Ibrahim, Campaigner
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFaddenSenior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to Women Without Borders.

 

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: DC GREENS
Presented by Toyota
The founder of DC Greens shares her vision of access to fresh food in every inner-city neighborhood and teachers who transform gardens into classrooms.

Lauren Shweder BielExecutive Director and Cofounder, DC Greens
INTERVIEWED BY: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Actress

Learn more: Read about DC Greens on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.

 

WOMEN ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Meet the first-ever all-female all-Muslim UN Peacekeeping force, one of the newest manifestations of women stepping up to protect the peace.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, CEO, SOC Films
Melanne VerveerExecutive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues (‘09-’13)
Atifete Jahjaga, President, Republic of Kosovo
MODERATED BY: Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World, and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Institute for Inclusive Security or Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

DELEGATE LUNCHEON

DIPLOMATS ON THE FRONTLINES
Two ambassadors who have had a front-row seat to the turmoil and transformation in Libya and Egypt offer their perspectives how women have fared there since the Arab Spring.

Amb. Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Amb. Deborah K. Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Libya
MODERATED BY: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes

Learn more: Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.

THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

CAN WOMEN FIX WASHINGTON?
Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-New York)
Susan M. Collins, U.S. Senator (R-Maine)
MODERATED BY: Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Off the Sidelines.

 

HOW ELEANOR BECAME ELEANOR
Presented by Bank of America
Ken Burns previews his new documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, with a revealing glimpse into the remarkably modern life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Ken Burns, Filmmaker, Florentine Films
INTERVIEWED BY: Kathleen ParkerSyndicated columnist, The Washington Post

 Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview.

 

THE NEXT CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION
The former president has a new mission: to end injustice toward women and girls.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Founder, the Carter Center, Author, A Call to Action
INTERVIEWED BY: Katie Couric, Host, Katie, Global Anchor, Yahoo News

Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast, also here. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.

 

BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MATERNAL MORTALITY
Presented by Merck
Experts on the latest advances against maternal mortality in developing nations and here in the U.S.

HRH Princess Sarah Zeid, Maternal and newborn health advocate
Edna Adan Ismail, Founder and CEO, Edna Adan University Teaching Hospital
Ken Frazier, Chairman and CEO, Merck
Cheryl Gambrill, Near-miss survivor; Executive Asst., Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.
JoAnne Fischer, Executive Director, Maternity Care Coalition
Alma Roberts, President and CEO, Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.
MODERATED BY: Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Edna Adan University Teaching HospitalMaternity Care CoalitionGlobal Health CorpsM.D.G Health Alliance or Global Fund for Women.

.

SISTER ACT: THE SILVERMANS
Sarah is a famous L.A.-based comedian. Her sister Susan is a rabbi in Israel and the mother of five. How did the two sisters choose such different paths? And how do they inspire one another even now?

Sarah Silverman, Actress, comedian, author
Susan Silverman, Rabbi
INTERVIEWED BY: Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host, CBS This Morning

Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here, here, and here.

 

WHAT WOULD ANN SAY?
Cecile Richards on her audacious mother, the late Texas Governor Ann Richards.

Cecile RichardsPresident, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
INTERVIEWED BY: Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films

Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the The Young Women’s Leadership Academy or Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

 

DEFYING THE FEAR FACTOR
Two rising politicians from Cameroon and Argentina tell of their high-profile battles against political corruption, and the enormous personal risks they accept in order to speak the truth.

Kah WallaCEO, Strategies; President, Cameroon People’s Party
Laura Alonso, National Representative, Argentina
MODERATED BY: Alyse NelsonPresident and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Learn more: Watch the full panel or highlights here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Vital Voices Global Partnership.

 

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: DAYONE RESPONSE
Presented by Toyota
Meet the engineer behind the brilliant solution for bringing clean, portable drinking water to disaster-prone communities.

Tricia Compas-MarkmanFounder and CEO, DayOne Response, Inc.
INTERVIEWED BY: Kate Sullivan, Anchor-Reporter, CBS 2 Chicago

Learn more: Read about DayOne Response on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.

 

HERO WOMAN OF CONGO
In one of the worst places on earth to be a woman, a charismatic change-maker takes charge.

Neema NamadamuFounder and President, Synergy of Congolese Women’s Associations
INTERVIEWED BY: Alex Witt, Anchor, MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt, Correspondent, NBC

Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Synergy of Congolese Women’s Associations or World Pulse.

 

WOMEN DESIGN THE FUTURE
Presented by AT&T
A vivid exploration of new horizons in technology with the women who are leading us there.

Meredith Perry, Founder and CEO, uBeam
Eesha Khare, Developer, quick-charging supercapacitor
Ayah Bdeir, Founder and CEO, littleBits
Laura Merling, Vice President, Ecosystem Development and  Platform Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions
MODERATED BY: Stephanie RuhleAnchor, Bloomberg Television

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here.

 

AFRICA’S “PREMIER DIVA”
The inspirational Grammy winner tells us what she cares about most.

Angélique Kidjo, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; Founder, Batonga Foundation
INTERVIEWED BY: America Ferrera, Actor, Producer,  Activist

Learn more: Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.

 

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO PERFORMANCE
Dominic James, Guitarist, President, The Dominic James Group

Learn more: Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014

THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

INNER CITY ANGELS
Two youth workers come together to talk about how they found success in dangerous neighborhoods when no one else could.

Sally Hazelgrove, President and Founder, Crushers Club
Tawanda Jones, Founder and Executive Director, Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team, Inc. and its brother organizations
Curtis Williams, Supervisor, Crushers Club
MODERATED BY: Katie CouricHost, Katie, Global Anchor, Yahoo News

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here, here, and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Crushers Club or Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team.

 

GIRLS IN THE WORLD: THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE
Pakistan’s heroic young activists and Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy are joined by Amb. Catherine M. Russell.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, CEO, SOC Films
Humaira BachalPresident, Dream Foundation Trust
Khalida BrohiFounder and Executive Director, Sughar Empowerment Society
Amb. Catherine M. Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues,  Department of State.
MODERATED BY: Deborah Roberts, Network Correspondent, ABC News

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Dream Foundation or Sughar Empowerment Society.

 

WHERE GAY EQUALS CRIMINAL
The harsh new anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria are spreading across the continent. Now hear from those living through it.

Clare Byarugaba, Co-Coordinator, Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law
Adejoke Tugbiyele, Artist/Filmmaker, The Solidarity Alliance for Human Rights
Roger Ross WilliamsPresident and CEO, Roger Ross Williams Productions Inc.
MODERATED BY: John Hockenberty, Host, WNYC and Public Radio International’s The Takeaway

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the Ugandans for Rights.

 

HIGH-STAKES POWER
Samantha Power is now balancing her passion for human rights with the realities of foreign policy.

Amb. Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina BrownFounder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview or highlights here and here.

 

INVISIBLE INDIA
The women branded as “untouchables” are demanding to finally be seen.

Uma Thurman, Actress
Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Director, singer, writer, transmedia artist
Asha KowtalGeneral Secretary, All India Dalit Women Rights Forum
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFaddenSenior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to the All India Dalit Women Rights Forum.

 

QUINTESSENTIAL DVF
Diane von Furstenberglifestyle icon, talks about her life, her heroes, and why her wrap dress is still hot 40 years later.

Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairman, DVF Studio LLC
INTERVIEWED BY: Savannah Guthrie, Co-Anchor, Today;  Chief Legal Correspondent, NBC News

Learn more: Read about this interview on The Daily Beast. Watch the full interview.

 

WHAT ARE WE TELLING OUR DAUGHTERS?
Rashida Jones ignited a digital firestorm when she wrote a column decrying the hyper-sexualized culture that adolescent girls in America can’t escape—even if they wanted to. The debate rages on.

Rashida JonesActress
Winnifred Bonjean-AlpartActress
Tomi-Ann Roberts, Winkler Herman Professor of Psychology, Colorado College
MODERATED BY: Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe

Learn more: Read about this panel on  The Daily Beast, also here. Watch the full panel or highlights here.

 

MIRROR IMAGE: THE NEW WAY TO SELF-ESTEEM
Presented By: Dove
How women and girls are taking control of the cultural conversation on beauty and transforming how they see each other and themselves.

America Ferrera, Actress, producer, activist
Mika Brzezinski, Cohost, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Gina Boswell, Executive Vice President Personal Care, Unilever
Crystal Ogar, Coordinator, SPARK Action Squad
MODERATED BY: Deborah Roberts, Network Correspondent, ABC News

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast,  also here. Watch the full panel.
How to help: 
Please donate to SPARK Action Squad.

 

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: LUMINAID
Presented by Toyota
Designers Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta present their invention for disaster relief: an inflatable, unsinkable, waterproof, solar-powered light.

Anna StorkCofounder, LuminAID Lab
Andrea Sreshta, Cofounder, LuminAID Lab
MODERATED BY: Mamie Gummer, Actress

Jessica O. Matthews, Cofounder and CEO, Unchartered Play, Inc.
G. Asenath Andrews, Superintendent, Catherine Ferguson Academy
MODERATED BY: Keli Goff, Columnist, The Daily Beast and Special Correspondent, The Root

Learn more: Read about LuminAID on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here.

 

HOW HIP IS YOUR HIJAB?
How young women of Islam all over the world are defying stereotypes, finding their voices, and expressing their strength.

Layla ShaikleyResearcher, MIT
Mahnaz RezaieAfghan filmmaker and Photographer
Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencer, USA National Team, Sports Ambassador, U.S. Department of State
MODERATED BY: Zainab SalbiCo-Creator and Executive Producer, Awakening

Learn more: Read about this panel on The Daily Beast. Watch the full panel or highlights here and here.
How to help: 
Please donate to Afghan Women’s Writing Project or Women for Women International.

 

WOMEN IN THE WORLD FINALE
Watch the finale of the 2014 Women in the World Summit.

 

Kyle Gibson is Senior Vice President, Senior Executive Producer, and Managing Editor of the 2014 Women in the World Summit.

The Women in the World Summit is generously supported by presenting sponsors Toyota and Merck; leadership sponsors Bank of America, AT&T, Dove and The Coca-Cola Company; and supporting sponsors Walmart, JW Marriott and Thomson Reuters. The Daily Beast is proud to be the official media partner for Women in the World.