Here’s the Program for Women in the World Texas!

Here’s the Program for Women in the World Texas!

Tina Brown’s Women in the World Texas features Gloria Steinem, Diane von Furstenberg, Eva Longoria, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Karen Hughes, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison!

A heroic nun, a feminist trailblazer, a fashion icon, and women who’ve helped change the face of politics are among those who will light up the stage as Women in the World hits the Lone Star State on October 22. The forum, to be held at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio, will showcase Tina Brown’s signature blend of theatrical journalism, highlighting a compelling array of social, cultural and humanitarian leaders from around the world.

Tickets for Women in the World Texas are on sale now at Ticketmaster and at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre box office. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to the Foundation for Education of Young Women. Orchestra seats cost $100; mezzanine is $75; and balcony, $50.

 

Schedule for Women in the World Texas (subject to change)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, San Antonio, TX

 

8:30am: DOORS OPEN

9am: PROGRAM BEGINS

 

PERFORMANCE:

Omnia Hegazy, Singer, Songwriter, Activist

Natalia Perlaza, Percussionist

 

WELCOME:

Ivy R. Taylor, Mayor of San Antonio

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

 

COHOSTS PROGRAM: THE WOMAN I AM HERE FOR

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senior Counsel, Bracewell & Giuliani; former US Senator

Marie Brenner, Author and Writer at Large, Vanity Fair

Ambassador Karen Hughes, Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller

Sonya Medina Williams, Former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and Director of Projects for First Lady Laura Bush

Guillermo Nicolas, President, 3N Group, LLC

Aaronetta Pierce, Arts Patron, Community Volunteer, Activist

Sandra Phillips, VP and Deputy General Counsel of Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Sheryl Sculley, City Manager, City of San Antonio

Gloria Steinem, Author, Feminist Activist

Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairman, DVF Studio LLC

 

THE FACE OF FEMINISM

Activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem continues to rewrite the rules for women, after four decades on the barricades.

Interviewed by: Eva Longoria, Actor, Producer, Director, Philanthropist

 

THE DISHONOR OF HONOR KILLINGS

Imagine a young woman killed by her own relatives for failing to obey. It’s happening in faraway places, yes, but also right here in the US and in Europe. What can be done when violence against a woman comes from the heart of her own family?

Deeyah Khan, Filmmaker, Founder and CEO, Fuuse

Xoel Pamos, CEO, Smart Lips Productions; Executive Producer, The Price of Honor

Moderated by: Marie Brenner, Author and Writer at Large, Vanity Fair

 

REMARKS

Dr. Jill Biden, Wife of Vice President Joe Biden

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

 

CHALLENGES ON THE HOME FRONT

Hear from women who are on the front lines every day—as military wives, mothers, caregivers, and breadwinners.

Betty Easley, Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellow

Janet Sanchez, Founder and President, Esposas Militares Hispanas USA

Moderated by: Alicia Menendez, Anchor, Alicia Menendez Tonight, Fusion TV

 

10:35am: BREAK

 

WITNESS TO EBOLA

As the international community races to contain the ebola outbreak in West Africa and beyond, here is eyewitness testimony from a UN official just back from ground zero of the crisis.

Sarah Crowe, Chief, Crisis Communications, UNICEF New York

Bishop Nathan S. Kortu, Pastor, New Life Fellowship Church

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

 

LATINO POWER ON THE RISE

Four political dynamos discuss how the growing number of Hispanics in the United States is setting up a dramatic shift in power.

Rosie Castro, Community Activist

Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX)

Dolores Huerta, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation; Cofounder, United Farm Workers; Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom

Eva Longoria, Actor, Producer, Director, Philanthropist

Moderated by: Jan Jarboe Russell, Journalist, Author, Texas Monthly Contributing Editor

 

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF REVENGE

How an extraordinary Israeli mother is transforming profound personal tragedy into reconciliation and forgiveness.

Robi Damelin, Spokesperson, Parents Circle – Families Forum

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

 

12:15pm: LUNCH BREAK

 

1:30pm: PROGRAM RESUMES

 

“THE WOMAN I WANTED TO BE”

Diane von Furstenberg, the designer and philanthropist, reveals lessons of a remarkable life and career.

Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairman, DVF Studio LLC; Author, The Woman I Wanted to Be

Interviewed by: Alicia Menendez, Anchor, Alicia Menendez Tonight, Fusion TV

 

SEWING HOPE: RESCUING AFRICA’S GIRLS

Long before #bringbackourgirls swept the Internet, a Ugandan nun was working to save thousands of young women who survived unfathomable cruelty at the hands of Ugandan rebels.

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, Director, St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Centre, Gulu, Uganda

Florence Modo Arukude, Student, St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Centre

Interviewed by: Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

 

TOYOTA MOTHER OF INVENTION

Meet the woman who is giving the gift of language and opportunity to immigrants in search of the American Dream.

Maile Molin, Deputy Director, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas; Founder, ENGLISH @ WORK

Interviewed by: Sarah Lucero, News Anchor, KENS 5-TV

 

POLITICS: HOW TEXAS WOMEN CHANGE THE GAME

Four women from the Lone Star State who have shaped politics at home and on the national stage compare notes on strides made—and the work yet to be done.

Ambassador Karen Hughes, Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller

Jehmu Greene, Fox News Analyst and Founding Board Member, VoteRunLead

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senior Counsel, Bracewell & Giuliani; former US Senator

Liz Chadderdon, President, The Chadderdon Group Political Consulting

Moderated by: Mark McKinnon, President, Media Guy Media

 

CLOSING PROGRAM: CALL TO ACTION

 

3:05pm: PROGRAM ENDS

Women in the World Texas is supported by presenting sponsor Toyota, leadership sponsors the City of San Antonio and Credit Suisse, and supporting sponsors Liz Claiborne at JCPenney, The CE Group, Mokara Hotels and Spas, and Omni La Mansion del Rio.

To learn more about Women in the World and see highlights from past events, please visit: http://www.tinabrownmedia.com/events/

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 lpickei@cegroupinc.net, 210-568-3896