Women in the World

300 Leaders and Activists Convene

Some 300 activists and leaders of women’s rights organizations convened at the Hudson Theatre in midtown Manhattan this weekend for the first Women in the World summit, co-hosted by The Daily Beast. “Empowering women is the key to peace, prosperity and progress, not just here in the United States, but also in countries where women have endured repression for centuries,” said Daily Beast Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown, who kicked off the event with an introductory speech. Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, and Queen Rania of Jordan were among the high-profile attendees. “It’s not just that women’s rights are human rights, but women’s progress is human progress,” Clinton said in her remarks Friday.