Liz Goodwin covers national affairs for Yahoo News. She was previously an assistant editor at The Daily Beast.

Newsweek and The Daily Beast's second annual Women in the World summit brought together Hillary Clinton, Egyptian bloggers, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and dozens of inspiring activists from around the globe, showcasing stories of heroism and commitment—and sparking innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing women today.

From a harrowing tale of sex trafficking in the U.S to a women's utopia in war-torn Somalia, read the incredible stories shared on stage at Newsweek and The Daily Beast's Women in the World Summit this weekend.

Jacqueline Novogratz, who will attend The Daily Beast's Women in the World Summit this weekend, is all business in her approach to attacking the gap between rich and poor. She talks about her adventures in Africa and writing her best seller.

The GOP has signed up woefully few female candidates this year. But CPAC hero Ron Paul is helping to close the gap. Liz Goodwin talks to Paul about his followers now running in their own right.