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The Full Lineup

The Women in the World Summit 2014 Agenda

The fifth annual summit hits New York's Lincoln Center stage April 3-5, 2014. Hear stirring true stories that stretch from war zones to Washington, and learn how you too can get involved. Watch LIVE on The Daily Beast starting today at 6:30PM EST!

Watch the Women in the World Summit LIVE on The Daily Beast
starting Thursday, April 3 at 6:30PM!


THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM       


OPENING PERFORMANCE: Camden Sophisticated Sisters


TINA BROWN WELCOME
Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

 

CO-HOSTS:  “THE WOMAN I’M HERE FOR”

Meryl Streep, Actress
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, U.N. Women
Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective
Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairman, DVF Studio LLC
Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Barbara Bush, CEO and Cofounder, Global Health Corps
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Oscar Winner and CEO, SOC Films
Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments
Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Maya L. Harris, Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Flaurel English, Vice President, Toyota Marketing Toyota Motor Sales 
Adele Ambrose, Chief Communications Officer, Merck

 

MERYL STREEP: A YOUNG GIRL'S WAR JOURNAL
Meryl Streep Reads From A Young Girl’s War Journal

Meryl Streep, Actress

 

VOICES FROM THE INFERNO
Eyewitnesses to Syria’s conflagration provide personal accounts of the chemical attacks and barrel bombs. They are joined by David Miliband, who brings firsthand experience of the refugee crisis.

Hiba Sawan, Syrian Field Activist
Rania Kisar, Founder, Syrian Women's Revolution Committee
Rt. Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden, Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

 

THE ICON OF MAIDAN SQUARE
Even as armed police descended on Kiev’s Maidan Square and fears of a Russian invasion mounted, one women emboldened the demonstrators by singing the national anthem to them night after night. An interview with Ruslana.

Ruslana Lyzhychko, Ukrainian and European Pop Singer, Leader of Maidan Square Protests
INTRODUCED BY: Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

A CONVERSATION WITH HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON AND CHRISTINE LAGARDE

The Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
MODERATED BYThomas L. Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times

 

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

DELEGATE DINNER

 

WELCOME REMARKS
Anne Finucane, Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America 

 

THE VIEW FROM JORDAN

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown,
Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

 

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER


WORLD ON FIRE
Unflinching first-person storytelling reveals how women are really faring three years after the onset of the Arab Spring.

Zainab Salbi, Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Awakening
Dalia Ziada, Executive Director, Ibn Khaldun Center
Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Editor-in-Chief, Yemen Times and Radio Yemen Times
Dr. Alaa Murabit, Founder and President, The Voice of Libyan Women and The Noor Campaign
MODERATED BY: Jon Stewart, Host, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

 

THE TRIUMPH OF RWANDA’S WOMEN
Twenty years after genocide devastated their country, Rwanda’s women have achieved unprecedented power and influence in shaping the future.

Amb. Fatuma Ndangiza, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Governance Board
Hon. Minister Oda Gasinzigwa, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion
Eugenie Mukeshimana, Founder and Executive Director, Genocide Survivors Support Network
Professor Mathilde Mukantabana, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States
Amb. Swanee Hunt, Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Founder and Chair, The Institute for Inclusive Security
MODERATED BY: Katty Kay, Anchor, BBC World News America


SENNA'S STORY

Senna tells the story of how her life on a harsh mountaintop in Peru was transformed by poetry.

Senna, Poet
Marquesha Babers, Poet, Get Lit Player
Marie Arana, Author and Journalist
MODERATED BY: Reena Ninan, Correspondent, ABC News


THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD
Laurene Powell Jobs interviews author Amanda Ripley on the countries revolutionizing education, and what we can learn from them.

Amanda Ripley, Author, Emerson Collective Senior Fellow
Deborah A. Gist, Commissioner, Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Kim Pate, Student
MODERATED BY: Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective

 

EMPOWER WOMEN, RECHARGE THE WORLD
Presented by The Coca-Cola Company
How women entrepreneurs exponentially elevate the well-being of their families and communities.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, U.N. Women
Luis Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
Bessie Mogale, South African Owner, Tap Seo Trading Enterprise
MODERATED BY: Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor and Columnist, Financial Times


PUSSY RIOT ON THE MARCH
After almost two years in prison, police detentions, interrogations and a public beating by Cossacks at the Sochi Winter Olympics, two members of the dissident Russian feminist group reaffirm their stand against Russian President Vladimir Putin and their fight for penal reform.

Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot, Zona Prava
Masha Alekhina, Pussy Riot, Zona Prava
Masha Gessen, Author, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
MODERATED BY: Charlie Rose, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose, Anchor, CBS This Morning

 

SISTERS AGAINST EXTREMISM
Women around the world are joining forces to fight terrorism by disrupting the sinister radicalization of their children.

Dr. Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Executive Director, Women Without Borders/SAVE
Vicky Ibrahim, Campaigner and Mother of Imprisoned Terrorist
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden, Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News


MOTHERS OF INVENTION: DC GREENS
Presented by Toyota
The founder of DC Greens shares her vision of access to fresh food in every inner-city neighborhood and teachers who transform gardens into classrooms.

Lauren Shweder Biel, Executive Director and Cofounder, DC Greens
INTERVIEWED BY: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Actress


WOMEN ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
Meet the first-ever all-female all-Muslim UN Peacekeeping force, one of the newest manifestations of women stepping up to protect the peace.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, CEO, SOC Films
Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues (‘09-’13)
Atifete Jahjaga, President, Republic of Kosovo
MODERATED BY: Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World, and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

 

1:00 WOMEN IN THE WORLD DELEGATE LUNCHEON

 

DIPLOMATS ON THE FRONTLINES
U.S. ambassadors to Libya and Egypt on representing America in the world’s hotspots, asserting soft power amidst historic upheaval, violence, and civil war.

Amb. Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Amb. Deborah K. Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Libya
MODERATED BY: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes

 

CAN WOMEN FIX WASHINGTON?
Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-New York)
Susan M. Collins, U.S. Senator (R-Maine)
MODERATED BY: Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments


HOW ELEANOR BECAME ELEANOR
Presented by Bank of America
Ken Burns previews his new documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, with a revealing glimpse into the remarkably modern life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Ken Burns, Filmmaker, Florentine Films
INTERVIEWED BY: Kathleen Parker, Syndicated columnist, The Washington Post

 

JIMMY CARTER: THE NEXT CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION
The former president has an urgent new mission: to end injustice towards women and girls.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Founder, The Carter Center, Author, A Call to Action
INTERVIEWED BY: Katie Couric, Host, Katie, Global Anchor, Yahoo News

 

BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MATERNAL MORTALITY
Presented by Merck
Experts on the latest advances against maternal mortality in developing nations.

HRH Princess Sarah Zeid, Maternal and Newborn Health Advocate
Edna Adan Ismail, Founder and CEO, Edna Adan University Teaching Hospital
Ken Frazier, Chairman and CEO, Merck
Cheryl Gambrill, Near-miss survivor, Executive Asst., Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.
JoAnne Fischer, Executive Director, Maternity Care Coalition
Alma Roberts, President and CEO, Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc.
MODERATED BY: Soledad O’Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group

 

SISTER ACT: THE SILVERMANS
Sarah is a famous L.A.-based comedian. Her sister Susan is a rabbi in Israel and the mother of five. How did the two sisters choose such different paths? And how do they inspire one another even now?

Sarah Silverman, Actress, Comedian, Author
Susan Silverman, Rabbi
INTERVIEWED BY: Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host, CBS This Morning

 

WHAT WOULD ANN SAY?
Cecile Richards on the audacious life of her mother, the late Texas Governor Ann Richards.

Cecile Richards on the audacious life of her mother, former Texas Governor Ann Richards.
Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
INTERVIEWED BY: Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films


DEFYING THE FEAR FACTOR: THE WORLD’S NEXT LEADERS
Two rising politicians from Cameroon and Argentina tell of their high-profile battles against political corruption, and the enormous personal risks they accept in order to speak truth to power.

Kah Walla, CEO, STRATEGIES, President, Cameroon People’s Party
Laura Alonso, National Representative, Argentina
MODERATED BY: Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

 

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: DAYONE RESPONSE
Presented by Toyota
Meet the engineer behind the brilliant solution for bringing clean, portable drinking water to disaster-prone communities.

Patricia Compas-Markman, Founder and CEO, DayOne Response, Inc.


HERO WOMAN OF CONGO
Discussion with one of the most promising and charismatic future leaders of Congo.

Neema Namadamu, Founder and President, Synergy of Congolese Women’s Associations
INTERVIEWED BY: Alex Witt, Anchor, MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt, Correspondent, NBC


WOMEN DESIGNING THE FUTURE
Presented by AT&T
A vivid exploration of new horizons in technology with the women who are leading us there.

Meredith Perry, Founder and CEO, uBeam
Eesha Khare, Developer, Quick-Charging Supercapacitor
Ayah Bdeir, Founder and CEO, littleBits
Laura Merling, Vice President, Ecosystem Development and  Platform Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions
MODERATED BY: Stephanie Ruhle, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

AFRICA'S "PREMIER DIVA"
The inspirational Grammy winner tells us what she cares about most.
* Angélique caps the day with a special performance.

Angélique Kidjo, Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Founder, Batonga Foundation
INTERVIEWED BY: America Ferrera, Actor, Producer,  Activist

 

8:00 DELEGATE EVENT

DVF AWARDS
Tina Brown and Diane von Furstenberg host 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.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
THE DAVID H. KOCH THEATER

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

INNER CITY ANGELS
Two women from the nation's most violent cities come together to talk about how they found success when no one else could.

Sally Hazelgrove, President and Founder, Crushers Club
Tawanda Jones,
 Founder and Executive Director, Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team, Inc. and its brother organizations
Curtis Williams, Supervisor, Crushers Club
Destinee E. Williams, Participant, Camden Sophisticated Sisters
MODERATED BY: Katie Couric, Host, Katie, Global Anchor, Yahoo News


GIRLS IN THE WORLD: THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE
Featuring Pakistan’s heroic young activists and Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Also featuring: Catherine M. Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Department of State

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Oscar Winner and CEO, SOC Films
Humaira Bachal, President, Dream Foundation Trust
Khalida Brohi, Founder and Executive Director, Sughar Empowerment Society
Amb. Catherine M. Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Department of State

MODERATED BY: Deborah Roberts, Network correspondent, ABC News

 

WHERE GAY EQUALS CRIMINAL
The harsh new anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria are spreading across the continent. Now hear from those living through it.  

Roger Ross Williams, President and CEO, Roger Ross Williams Productions Inc.
Clare Byarugaba, Co-Coordinator, Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law
Adejoke Tugbiyele, Artist/Filmmaker, The Solidarity Alliance for Human Rights
MODERATED BY: John Hockenberry, HOST, WNYC and Public Radio International's The Takeaway


HIGH STAKES POWER
Samantha Power is now balancing her passion for human rights with the realities of foreign policy. 

Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown, Founder, Women in the World and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

INVISIBLE INDIA
The women branded as “untouchables” are demanding to finally be seen.

Uma Thurman, Actress
Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Director, Singer, Writer, Transmedia Artist
Asha Kowtal, General Secretary, All India Dalit Women Rights Forum
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden, Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News


QUINTESSENTIAL DVF
Diane von Furstenberg, lifestyle icon, talks about her life, her heroes, and why her wrap dress is sill hot 40 years later. 

Diane Von Furstenberg , Founder and Co-Chairman, DVF Studio LLC
INTERVIWED BY: Savannah Guthrie, Co-Anchor, Today, Chief Legal Correspondent, NBC News


WHAT ARE WE TELLING OUR DAUGHTERS?
Rashida Jones ignited a digital firestorm when she wrote a column decrying the hyper-sexualized culture that adolescent girls in America can’t escape—even if they wanted to. The debate rages on.

Rashida Jones, Actress
Winnifred Bonjean-Alpart, Actor
Tomi-Ann Roberts, Winkler Herman Professor of Psychology, Colorado College
MODERATED BY: Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe

 

MIRROR IMAGE: THE NEW WAY TO SELF-ESTEEM
Presented By: Dove
How women and girls are taking control of the cultural conversation on beauty and transforming how they see each other and themselves.

America Ferrera, Actress, Producer, Activist
Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Gina Boswell, Executive Vice President Personal Care, Unilever
Crystal Ogar, Coordinator, SPARK Action Squad
MODERATED BY: Deborah Roberts, Network Correspondent, ABC News


MOTHERS OF INVENTION: LUMINAID AND SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Presented by Toyota
Designers Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta present their invention for disaster relief: an inflatable, unsinkable, waterproof, solar-powered light.

Anna Stork, Cofounder, LuminAID Lab
Andrea Sreshta, Cofounder, LuminAID Lab
MODERATED BY: Mamie Gummer, Actress

Jessica O. Matthews, Cofounder and CEO, Uncharted Play, Inc.
G. Asenath Andrews, Superintendent, Catherine Ferguson Academy
MODERATED BY: Keli Goff, Columnist, The Daily Beast and Special Correspondent, The Root



HOW HIP IS YOUR HIJAB?
How young women of Islam all over the world are defying stereotypes, finding their voices, and expressing their strength.

Layla Shaikley, Researcher, MIT
Mahnaz Rezaie, Afghan Filmmaker and Photographer
Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencer, USA National TeamSports Ambassador, U.S. Department of State
MODERATED BY: Zainab Salbi, Co-Creator and Executive Producer, Awakening

TINA BROWN FAREWELL

SPECIAL FINALE PERFORMANCE

Watch the Women in the World Summit LIVE on The Daily Beast
starting Thursday, April 3 at 6:30PM!

Kyle Gibson is Senior Vice President, Senior Executive Producer, and Managing Editor of the 2014 Women in the World Summit. 

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