They’re changing their worlds. Now they’ll change yours.
Join Tina Brown for the fifth annual celebration of inspiring women, with co-hosts Meryl Streep, Diane von Furstenberg, Laurene Powell Jobs, Mellody Hobson, Barbara Bush, Alyse Nelson, Maya L. Harris, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, and UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Hear stirring true stories that stretch from war zones to Washington, and learn how you too can get involved. Participants include Hillary Rodham Clinton, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Ambassador Samantha Power, Rashida Jones, and President Jimmy Carter. Plus, who are the newest Mothers of Invention? Here’s a sneak peek at some of the programming, with more updates and surprises soon.
Thursday, April 3: Opening Night
- 5:30pm Doors open for red-carpet arrivals and networking
- 6:15–8:30pm Program highlights:
- Three courageous women of Syria—and David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee
- A conversation between Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, moderated by Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times
- Meryl Streep
Friday, April 4
- 8:30am - Doors open for coffee and networking
- 9am–6:30pm - Program features:
- Mothers of extremists who now campaign against radical thought
- President Jimmy Carter in conversation with Katie Couric about his new book on women
- Comedian Sarah Silverman and Rabbi Susan Silverman: how two sisters from New Hampshire chose radically different paths
- Diplomats on the front lines: former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson (now Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State), and the new U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones
- Rwanda’s women rising, 20 years after the genocide
- Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Collins discuss: Can women fix Washington?
- HBO’s Sheila Nevins talks to Cecile Richards about the trail-blazing life of her mother, Ann Richards, governor of Texas
- Jehane Noujaim, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Square, along with female firebrands of Egypt and Tunisia
- Laurene Powell Jobs and writer Amanda Ripley on revolutionizing education for girls
- Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy unveils an extraordinary tale from Bangladesh
- Senna, a Peruvian girl who has used poetry to escape from poverty (as featured in the film Girl Rising)
- Ken Burns previews his new documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, with a revealing look at the life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt
Saturday, April 5
- 8:30am Doors open for coffee and networking
- 9am–12:30pm Program includes:
- A surprise guest to be announced soon!
- Diane von Furstenberg presents winners of this year’s DVF Awards (Friday evening, for delegate pass holders only)
- Rashida Jones on the hypersexualized culture confronting American girls
- Young, veiled, and vocal: Muslim hipsters find their voice
- Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, on the challenges facing girls in the world
A portion of all ticket proceeds will benefit Vital Voices Global Partnership.