Ashley Judd, Gloria Steinem Among Speakers at Tory Burch Summit (Exclusive)

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From left: Ashley Judd, Gloria Steinem, Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg, Time's Up CEO Tina Tchen, 'Queer Eye' star Karamo Brown and Hollywood stylist Jason Bolden will also attend the New York event.

Feminist leaders Ashley Judd, Gloria Steinem, Diane Von Furstenberg and Time's Up CEO Tina Tchen will join designer Tory Burch for a women's summit next month in New York, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Burch — whose starry fans range from Mindy Kaling to Emily Blunt — will host the second Embrace Ambition Summit: Confronting Stereotypes and Creating New Norms on March 5 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Tory Burch Foundation event celebrates International Women’s Day (which is on March 8) during Women’s History Month. 

Other notable speakers in the lineup include stylist Jason Bolden (who counts Cynthia Erivo, Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi as clients); Queer Eye star Karamo Brown; YouTube beauty and fashion director Derek Blasberg; Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry; Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon; and Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo.

"We are bringing together leaders, activists and performers to challenge stereotypes and the unconscious biases that hold women back. The day will touch on everything from business and entrepreneurship to sports and entertainment," Burch said Thursday in a statement to THR. "There cannot be meaningful change until we deal with, and talk about, unconscious bias. It is how the Embrace Ambition campaign was born."

Admission is free and the event will be livestreamed.

Speakers at the 2018 summit included Shahidi, Zoey Deutch and Margaret Atwood, while Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington have participated in Burch’s #EmbraceAmbition initiative to fight gender-based double standards. The Tory Burch Foundation has provided $54 million in loans with Bank of America to about 3,200 female entrepreneurs since its creation in 2009. It also offers online resources in finance, management, marketing and more to 300,000 women each month.

Tchen — Michelle Obama's former chief of staff — was named leader of Time's Up in October, after co-founding the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. This month, Von Furstenberg teamed with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to host the 6th Annual Oscars Luncheon for female Oscar nominees including Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Amy Pascal and Diane Warren. Burch wrapped up her show at New York Fashion Week and the designer was recognized at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards in November alongside Charlize Theron, Greta Thunberg and Shahidi.