03.04.11

Women in the World 2011 Agenda

Heroines from Somalia and Cambodia, CEOs from fashion and finance, political powerhouses from the White House to the UN, and many others bring their voices to this year's gathering. See the whole lineup.

Heroines from Somalia and Cambodia, CEOs from fashion and finance, political powerhouses from the White House to the UN, and many others bring their voices to this year's gathering. See the whole lineup. Plus: see photos and bios of every speaker and performer.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10th
Hudson Theatre

6:30 PM

Welcome

Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Managing Director, World Bank
Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.

7:00 PM

Mayor Bloomberg Welcome

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City

7:03 PM

Reading by: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Actress

7:05 PM

Firebrands: Pioneers in the New Age of Dissent

Brave women of the Middle East, their creative forms of protest, and the hopes they share for the change that today's turmoil will bring for the future of women's rights in the Arab world.

Moderated By: Christiane Amanpour, Anchor, This Week with Christiane Amanpour

Wajeha H. Al-Huwaider, Saudi Arabian journalist and activist
Sussan Tahmasebi, Co-founder, International Civil Society Action Network for Women's Rights, Peace and Security and Co-Founder, One Million Signatures Campaign (Iran)
Dalia Ziada, Egyptian author and activist
Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO, Women for Women International

7:40 PM

A Conversation with Melinda French Gates

Interviewed By: Charlie Rose, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose

Melinda French Gates, Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Gallery Eight

Followed By Dinner And A Conversation With President Bill Clinton

Interviewed By: Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

President Bill Clinton, Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States

FRIDAY, MARCH 11th
Hudson Theatre

8:30 AM

Welcome

Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

8:45 AM

Stealing Beauty

This segment explores the dreadful impact and root causes of acid attacks—a gender-based form of violence, and the impetus for adopting and implementing new and effective laws that regulate the availability of acid and provide victim with access to justice.

Note: This panel will contain graphic images.

Moderated By: Juju Chang, News Anchor, Good Morning America

The Honorable Janet Bond Arterton, United States District Judge
Yem Chhuon, Acid violence survivor
Dr. Ebby Elahi, Surgeon and Director, The Virtue Foundation

9:15 AM

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Reaching Beyond the Connected World

A conversation with two pioneers on their bold and creative missions to bring modern healthcare to remote regions in Africa and the developing world.

Moderated By: Cynthia McFadden, Co-Anchor, Nightline, ABC News

Amy G. Lehman MD, MBA, Founder and Executive Director, Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic
Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President, Global Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard

9:40 AM

"No Such Thing": Trafficking of Girls in the United States

Across the United States, between 100,000 and 300,000 children, mostly girls between the ages of twelve and fourteen, are vulnerable to being sold for sex by their captors, traffickers, and pimps. And many fear for their lives if they attempt to flee.

Moderated By: Hon. Jeanine Pirro, TV Host, former District Attorney & Judge

Introduced By Ashley Judd, Activist and actress
Sharon Cooper, MD, FAAP, CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, P.A.
Doug Justus, Retired Portland Police Sergeant
Malika Saada Saar, Founder and Executive Director, The Rebecca Project for Human Rights

10:50 AM

Women on the Front Lines

From radio to video, photo and the written word, these women journalists put their lives and the lives of others on the line to expose truths from the female perspective.
Note: This panel contains graphic content.

Moderated By: Sir Harold Evans, Author and Editor at Large, The Week

Lynsey Addario, American photojournalist
Lydia Cacho, Journalist and author
Caroline Drees, Managing Editor, Middle East and Africa, Reuters
Chouchou Namegabe, Co-founder and coordinator, AFEM/SK

11:30 AM

Global Women on The Rise

In the last five years, the women’s movement has been fueled by economic issues; new studies show that empowering and education women improve GDP. And more and more corporations are investing in women to improve their bottom line. We talk with three women focused on accelerating the empowerment of women in the workplace, and who view the world’s women as a potent, new emerging market.

Moderated By: Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

Divya Keshav, Owner, Krishna Printernational
Dina Habib Powell, President, Goldman Sachs Foundation and Global Head of Corporate Engagement
Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO, Women for Women International

12:00 PM

Making a "Must Have" Market

This event showcases the success of two female designers—and how they were helped through mentorship to expand from small local enterprises to medium-sized, self-sustaining business ventures.

Introduced By: Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Moderated By: Robin Givhan, Special Correspondent, Style and Culture, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

Phelicia Dell, Designer and CEO, VeVe Collections
Debbie Farah, Founder and CEO, Bajalia International and Bajalia Trading Company
Rebecca Lolosoli, Matriarch, Umoja Uaso Women's Village
Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.

Gallery Eight

12:50 PM

Condoleezza Rice & Madeleine K. Albright: A Conversation

The two former Secretaries of State will highlight the importance and inherent challenges of positioning U.S. policy to support women's issues around the world.

Moderated By: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes

Madeleine K. Albright, Former Secretary of State and Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management, LLC
Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser and Professor of Political Economy, Stanford's Graduate School of Business

Hudson Theatre

2:10 PM

China: What Women Want

This discussion will focus on the changing goals, attitudes and behaviors of women in the world's fastest growing economy, both in the cities and in rural regions; and how they contrast and/or mirror those of their Western counterparts.

Moderated By: Charlie Rose, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose

Amy Chua, John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale University
Melinda Liu, Beijing Bureau Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Wendi Deng Murdoch, Co-CEO, Big Feet Productions

2:45 PM

Women | Tools | Technology: A Global Leapfrog

A showcase of ingenious technologies accelerating women's economic advancement.

Moderated By: Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green

Pam Darwin, Vice President, Geoscience, ExxonMobil Production Company
Eva Walusimbi, Solar Sister, ExxonMobil partner and Ashoka's Changemaker
Jocelyn Wyatt, Social Innovation Lead, IDEO

3:20 PM

Women and Power

A two-part exploration of women and power.
First, some analysis of surprising recent data indicating that women across a range of disciplines are getting stuck below the top rung of management. Followed by a vibrant, positive, forward-leaning conversation with women who have broken through offering lessons and concrete advice on how to obtain power and lead.

I. The Marzipan Layer: Why Women Are Stuck in the Middle

A no-holds-barred examination as to why so few women, particularly in the United States, are reaching the top echelons of business, politics, media and public sectors.

Moderated By: Mika Brzezinski, Co-host, MSNBC's Morning Joe

Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
John Donahoe, President and CEO, eBay Inc.
Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

II. New Ways to Lead

Recipes for successful leadership from the career women who have made it to the top.

Moderated By: Mika Brzezinski, Co-host, MSNBC's Morning Joe

Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator, New York
Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe
Susan Sobbott, President, American Express OPEN

III. Creating the Next Generation of leaders

Dr. Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania in conversation with Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green

5:30 PM

Live Saxophone with Matana Roberts

6:00 PM

Italian Women Fight Back

This segment looks at how Italian women—in politics, media and elsewhere—are saying 'Basta!' and closing the gender gap in their country.

Moderated By: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes

Honourable Emma Bonino, Vice Chair, Italian Senate
Barbie Latza Nadeau, Italy correspondent, Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Violante Placido, Actress and Activist

6:30 PM

A heroine for our Times: Dr. Hawa Abdi

An interview with Dr. Hawa Abdi, who founded a health clinic on her family farm in Somalia where, now, more than 90,000 internally displaced people live peacefully in what has become a model civil society.

Moderated By: Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

Dr. Hawa Abdi, MD, Founder of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation and HA Village
Eliza Griswold, Senior Fellow, The New American Foundation
Dr. Deqo Mohamed, OB-GYN, Doctor at Hawa Abdi Hospital
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

7:00 PM

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

United Nations

8:00 PM

DVF Awards Dinner

Diane von Furstenberg hosts The DVF Awards, a celebration dinner to recognize and support women who are using their leadership, courage and strength to transform the lives of other women. The four nominees are Sohini Chakraborty (Kolkata Sanved) and Kakenya Ntaiya (The Kakenya Center of Excellence), Taryn Davis (American Widow Project) and Elizabeth Smart. Honorees receive $50,000 from the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation in support of their organization (U.S. 501c3) to further their work.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH
Hudson Theatre

8:30 AM

Welcome

Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

8:45 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi

Alyse Nelson just returned from Burma and reports on her private visit with the Nobel Laureate.

Interviewed by: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

9:00 AM

A Conversation with Michelle Bachelet: The First 100 Days of UN Women

Introduced By: Kathy Bushkin Calvin, CEO, United Nations Foundation

Interviewed By: Barbara Walters, Creator, Co-host and Executive Producer, ABC's The View and Correspondent, ABC News

Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women

9:30 AM

If You Knew Me, You Would Care

Photos and Stories on Women in the Congo.

Moderated By: Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO, Women for Women International

9:55 AM

The Multiculturalism Debate: Is Europe Stigmatizing the Veil?

The multiculturalism debate raging across Europe and the new French ban against the niqab.

Moderated By: Andrew Sullivan, Editor in Chief, The Daily Dish

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Author and Founder, AHA Foundation
Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Liesl Gerntholtz, Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

10:50 AM

A Conversation with Dr. Nawal El Saadawi

Interviewed By: Robin Morgan, Author and activist

Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian writer, activist, physician, psychiatrist

 

11:10 AM

Women and Media 3.0

Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Anna Holmes, Writer and Creator, Jezebel.com
Arianna Huffington, President and Editor in Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
Judy McGrath, Chairman and CEO, MTV Networks
Deborah Roberts, ABC News Correspondent, 20/20

 

11:40 PM

Raising Strong Girls, Raising Strong Leaders

This program will explore the lives of American girls juxtaposed against the culture. The discussion will introduce a number of recent studies on the connection between organized sports and leadership and the impact of digital life upon girls' social and psychological development.

Moderated By: Juju Chang, News Anchor, Good Morning America

Anita L. DeFrantz, President, Member of Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation and Member and Chairperson of the Women and Sport Commission, The International Olympic Committee
Rachel Simmons, Author & Co-Founder, Girls Leadership Institute
Elizabeth Smart, Student and Activist

12:05 PM

Presenting 10 X 10: 10 Girls. 10 Countries. 10 Writers. 10 Compelling Stories.

Introduced By: Juju Chang, News Anchor, Good Morning America

Research indicates that educating and empowering adolescent girls in the developing world is vital to breaking cycles of poverty. 10x10, an international action campaign, tells this urgent story and provides direct routes to action for individuals, corporations and global leaders interested in making a lasting impact on the lives of girls, their families, their communities, and their countries.

Sokha Chen, Student, A New Day Cambodia
Tracy Middendorf, Actor, director,  & activist

12:30 PM

Farewell from Tina Brown

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