Hundreds of women, and men, poured into a cavernous theater in Lincoln Center from April 22 to April 24 for the 6th annual Women in the World Summit.
The second day of the Women in the World summit was jam-packed with gripping panels and speakers from as far away as Nigeria, Uganda, India, Ireland, and the Pacific Islands. Each had a different cause that was near to his or her heart: climate change, heart disease prevention, sanitation in India. They were sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking, always inspiring. The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about the importance of furthering gender parity in the United States and throughout the world, bringing the day to a rousing close. Here are a few highlights from a day of memorable moments.
The third day kicked off with Ambassador Samantha Power and Robin Wright discussing another important issue of our time—the endemic violence, poverty, and corruption in Africa, and the urgent need for individuals and nations to step up. The final day brought together a rollicking array of people from across the planet—a fiery schoolgirl from Africa, a trailblazing comedian in the Mideast—to tackle hot-button topics including rape on campus, modern Muslim women, and “Generation Katniss.” Angelina Jolie Pitt wrapped up the Women in the World Summit in New York on Friday with a passionate take on war, displaced people, and crimes against women. “As in all wars, the impact falls disproportionately on women and children,” she said, calling on the audience to take action. Read about highlights from the final day here.
Liza Donnelly, a writer and cartoonist for The New Yorker, Medium and ForbesWoman, live-sketched the event, too. Her vibrant pieces can be seen here.