gallery Highlights from The Women in the World Summit (Photos)
As Newsweek & The Daily Beast's Women in the World summit kicked off in New York City, Madeleine Albright, Angelina Jolie, Christine Lagarde and many more took to the stage. See photo highlights, and read our complete coverage.
Co-Founder and Member, Young Women for Change Noorjahan Akbar, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Co-Founder and CSO Uncharted Play, Inc. Julia Silverman, Translator Reena Shrestha, Room to Read Girls' Education Program Scholar Suma Tharu, Editor in Chief Newsweek & The Daily Beast Tina Brown, and actress Meryl Streep at the Women in the World Summit 2012.
In her closing speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that women must "reject any efforts to marginalize any one of us." She added, "We must be fearless."
Oscar winning actress and summit co-host Meryl Streep introduces Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Summit co-host Lauren Bush Lauren told MSNBC's Alex Witt how she's helping to end world hunger by providing free meals to impoverished children through the sale of handmade tote bags.
Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments and summit co-host, and Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama discuss the role of women in the economic recovery and how women are integral to keeping America competitive in the 21st century.
Tina Brown sits down with Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee on the second day of the 2012 Women in the World Summit. The two discuss Gbowee's brave fight to bring peace to Liberia. Gbowee also co-hosted the summit.
Jill Abramson, the first woman to hold the title of
New York Times executive editor, tells Facebook COO and summit co-host Sheryl Sandberg her path to the top of a newspaper that was once predicted to never have a female editor.
Sisters Maya and Kamala Harris--two powerful figures in American law--talk to Cynthia McFadden about the fight against underaged prostitution and child marriage.
Angelina Jolie makes a stop on her way into the theater.
Fashion designer Lauren Bush Lauren was among the Summit's co-hosts. During Friday night's welcome, she gave voice to a woman subjected to a virginity test after being arrested for protesting in Tahrir Square.
Award-winning actress Debra Messing shows her support.
Holland Taylor makes an entrance on night one of the Women in the World Summit. The Broadway actress kicked off day two of the summit with a performance as former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
Shoe designer Matt Bernson on the red carpet.
Women in the World Summit co-hosts Diane von Furstenberg, Tina Brown and Jane Harman gather for a shot in the David H. Koch Theater entrance.
Woodrow Wilson Center Director Jane Harman, Republic of Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, DC Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discuss the unique role women can play in solving problems of local, national and international security. Harman co-hosted the Women in the World summit.
Suma Tharu, a 16-year-old student who escaped from indentured servitude in Nepal, sings live.
Chelsea Clinton hosted a panel called "The Digital Lives of Girls," which showcased five young women who are using the power of social media and the internet to make a difference.
Sarah Brown discusses the "moral obligation" to educate girls, during a panel discussion led by ABC's Juju Chang.
Molly Melching is the founder of Tostan, an organization based in Senegal that is dedicated to ending female genital cutting. She was joined onstage by Imam Demba Diawara, who has been working with men and women alike to help stop the practice.
Talia Leman was just a child when she raised $10 million to send to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now 17, she runs randomkid.org, an organization that aims to involve children all over the world in charitable activities.