Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis, Ronan Farrow to Headline 9th Women in the World Summit
The annual conference at Lincoln Center will feature conversations about the #MeToo movement, "strong men" and pay equity.
Less than a month after The New York Times ended its financial ties with Tina Brown's Women in the World live event conference business, the company has announced that Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis, Ronan Farrow, Sheila Nevins and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Lisa Murkowski will headline its upcoming 9th annual Women in the World Summit in New York.
The event, which will be held at Lincoln Center from April 12-14, will also feature gun control activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Delaney Tarr, Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee, restaurant workers’ activist Saru Jayaraman, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, television presenter and actress Jameela Jamil and MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, Women in the World and Tina Brown Live Media announced Thursday.
This year's conference will feature discussions about the #MeToo movement, pay equity, trends in human trafficking, the relationship between intimate relationships and digital devices and how women are "transforming" the restaurant industry. Clinton in particular is set to lead a debate with journalists from Russia, Turkey, the Philippines and China to discuss "the rise of Strong Men," a press release stated.
“Women's courage in speaking out is transforming lives for millions by personal example, leadership, and inspiration as never before. That has always been the mission of Women in the World, and this year’s summit — the ninth year — will bring together all the passion and purpose of these last twelve months,” Brown, the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and founder of The Daily Beast, said in a statement.
Since its founding in 2010, Women in the World has been staging global live events, of which the Women in the World Summit in New York is the flagship.
Though Women in the World and The New York Times announced they had "consciously uncoupled," in Brown's words, last month, the Times said it will continue to have a marketing partnership with the events company and that Times staffers will still appear at its events.
Read the full list of participants below.
● Tina Brown, Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
● Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
● Afrah Nasser, Journalist and Sana'a Review Editor-in-Chief
● Dr. Astrid Cantor, Medical Doctor and Contributing Columnist, Caracas Chronicles
● Barbara Lynch, Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur, Gruppo
● Bushra Aldukhainah, Area Manager, CARE Yemen
● Carrie Gracie, Former Editor, BBC China
● Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist & Author, Mildstorm
● Danya Sherman, Founder and CEO, KnoNap; 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention
● Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber Technologies
● Dominique Crenn, Chef-Proprietor, Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn, Bar Crenn
● Delaney Tarr, Parkland gun control activist
● Ece Temelkuran, Turkish Author & Journalist
● Emily Kennedy, CEO & Founder, Marinus Analytics; 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention
● Federica Dávila, Founder & Director, Primeros Auxilios UCV (Green Cross) and Medical Student, Universidad Central de Venezuela
● Dr. Fozia Alvi, Doctors Plus Medical Centre and Volunteer, ICNA Relief Canada
● Jacqueline Birdsall, Senior Engineer, Toyota North America
● Jameela Jamil, Actress, Writer and Activist (The Good Place)
● Jennifer Rademaker, Executive Vice President, Global Customer Delivery, MasterCard
● Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines
● Joy-Ann Reid, Author and Host, MSNBC
● Laura Wasser, Family Law Attorney and Founder, It’s Over Easy
● Leila Hoteit, Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
● Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate & Liberian Peace Activist
● Misty Copeland, Best-Selling Author & Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
● U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York)
● U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
● Madeleine Habib, Ship's Captain and Humanitarian Worker, SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders
● Markus Strobel, President, Global Skin & Personal Care, P&G
● Maye Musk, Model, Dietitian, Face of Covergirl, and Founder, Maye Musk, Inc.
● Maxeme Tuchman, CEO & Co-Founder, Caribu; 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention
● Melissa Arnoldi, President, Technology & Operations, AT&T
● Michaela Angela Davis, Writer, Image Activist, MADFree
● Mindy Grossman, President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc
● Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
● Patricia Evangelista, Manila-based journalist, Rappler and documentary filmmaker
● Paula Polito, Group Managing Director and Global Client Strategy Officer, Global Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.
● Ronan Farrow, Contributing Writer, The New Yorker and author of War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
● Saru Jayaraman, Attorney, Author, and Workers’ Rights Activist; President and Co-Founder, ROC United
● Sheila Nevins, Former President of HBO Documentary Films, Author of You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairy Tales
● Sunitha Krishnan, Anti-trafficking Activist and co-founder of Prajwala
● Dr. Suzanne Barakat, MD, Board Chair, Our Three Winners Foundation
● Tamara Chergoleishvili, Founder, Tabula Media
● Viola Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actress and Activist
● Zainab Salbi, Host and Executive Editor of “#MeToo, Now What,” Founder of Women for Women International & Author ADIN Productions