Women in the World 2017

Women in the World 2017

Join us at the eighth annual Women in the World Summit, in association with The New York Times, to be held April 5-7, 2017 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The agenda is available online with more speakers to come, and the event will be presented and co-hosted by Toyota. (Agenda and Participants are subject to change.) Can’t make it? The Summit will also be livestreamed on our homepage.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 6:00PM -9:00PM

Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 9:00AM-6:00PM

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 9:00AM-2:00PM

Along with the honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, this year’s Women in the World participants include: actress Scarlett Johansson; Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Tony Award-winning performer and writer Sarah Jones; President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards; Asst. Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dr. Annie Sparrow; Ambassador Melanne Verveer; Founder and Co-Chairman of DVF Studio, Diane von Furstenberg; journalist Masha Gessen; CEO & Co-founder of SOHO China, Zhang Xin; actress, writer, and activist Maria Bello; journalist and writer Zineb el Rhazoui; TV journalist and author Barkha Dutt; Chief Creative Officer & Founder of Badger & Winters, Madonna Badger; journalist, author and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington; CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest, Sallie Krawcheck; New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist and author, Tom Friedman; TV journalist and women’s advocate, Gretchen Carlson; founder of Women for Women International, Zainab Salbi; and Nigerian activist and Founder of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Hafsat Abiola-Costello. Additional participants to be announced; please check Summit agenda for updates.

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This year’s Summit is generously supported by presenting sponsor Toyota; leadership sponsors AARP, AT&TThe Boston Consulting Group, MastercardP&G, and The Rockefeller Foundation; and supporting sponsors Ford Foundation, PepsiCo, and Thomson Reuters.

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The three-day Women in the World Summit, held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, presents powerful new female role models whose personal stories illuminate the most pressing international issues. They range from CEOs and world leaders to artists, activists, peacemakers, and firebrand dissidents. The Summit’s vivid journalistic narratives, high-impact video, and fast-paced staging have made it the premier platform to showcase women of impact. Increasingly, Women in the World also includes the participation, onstage and in the audience, of men who champion women.

Past participants have included Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Angelina Jolie, Diane von Furstenberg, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Tom Hanks, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and many more amazing and inspiring women from all over the world! Click here to view the agenda from the 2016 Women in the World Summit, and click here for full coverage of the event.