Women in the World Summit 2013 Agenda

Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s 2013 Women in the World Summit will welcome a variety of inspirational women on April 4 and 5 in New York City to discuss global issues and engage in first-person storytelling. Read the full agenda here. Plus, see the full list of speakers and buy tickets now!

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Women in the World: Stories & SolutionsA Summit Hosted by Newsweek & The Daily Beast

AGENDA Programs and Participants Subject to Change

April 4–5, 2013The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln CenterBroadway and 63rd Street, New York, New York

Hosts:Tina Brown, Dr. Hawa Abdi, Nizan Guanaes, Julie Hamp, Jane Harman, Maya L. Harris, Lauren Bush Lauren, Ai-jen Poo,Meryl Streep, Melanne Verveer, and Diane von Furstenberg

Executive Producer and Managing Editor: Kyle Gibson

Special Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor: ToyotaLeadership Sponsors: AT&T, Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company,Liberty Mutual Insurance, Merck for Mothers, and WalmartSupporting Sponsors: Mary Kay and Thomson Reuters

The Women in the World Summit will explore the global issues behind the news through narratives of courageous, indomitable pioneers from disparate cultures who are fighting for the rights of women and girls.

THURSDAY, April 4, 2013


PERFORMANCE BY MICHAELA DEPRINCEFrom an orphanage in wartorn Sierra Leone to center stage at the Dance Theatre of Harlem: ballerina Michaela DePrince in a performance inspired by the remarkable story of her life.

Michaela DePrince, Ballerina, Dance Theatre of Harlem Company

WELCOME BY TINA BROWN AND CO-HOSTS: THE WOMAN I’M HERE FORCo-hosts stand up for a woman they believe in.

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Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

Dr. Hawa Abdi, Founder, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation; Author, Keeping Hope Alive

Nizan Guanaes, Chairman, Grupo ABC

Julie Hamp, Chief Communications Officer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former United States Congresswoman

Maya L. Harris, Vice President, Democracy, Rights and Justice, Ford Foundation

Lauren Bush Lauren, Chief FEEDer and Cofounder, FEED

Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Codirector, Caring Across Generations Campaign

Melanne Verveer, Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues

Diane von Furstenberg, Cochairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.

IRELAND’S FIREBRAND AND PEACEMAKER:A TRIBUTE TO INEZ MCCORMACKMeryl Streep pays tribute to Inez McCormack, the human rights activist, peacemaker, and influential voice in the Good Friday Agreement.

Meryl Streep, Actress

SYRIA: WOMEN IN WAREyewitness accounts of the latest atrocities in Syria.

Mouna Ghanem, Cofounder and Deputy to the President, Building of the Syrian State Movement; Coordinator, Women Make Peace Platform

Zainab Salbi, Founder, Women for Women International

Moderated by: Barbara Walters, Correspondent, ABC News; Creator, Co-Executive Producer, and Co-Host, ABC's The View

SOUTH AFRICA'S NEW POWER PLAYERDr. Mamphela Ramphele, the legendary firebrand against apartheid and partner of the brutally murdered activist Steve Biko, is forming a bold new political party—and it’s riling many of her former colleagues in the African National Congress.

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Leader, Agang

Interviewed by: Charlie Rose, Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose; Anchor, CBS This Morning

THE NEXT GENERATION OF MALALASOscar-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy introduces us to two young women in Pakistan who are fighting in obscurity and risking their lives for the rights of women and girls—including the right to go to school.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, CEO, SOC Films

Moderated by: Christiane Amanpour, CBE, Host, Amanpour, CNN International; Global Affairs Anchor, ABC News

ANGELINA JOLIE: MALALA UNDAUNTEDAngelina Jolie showcases Malala Yousafzai's powerful new initiative.

Angelina Jolie, Writer, Director, Actor, and Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees



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

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT AFGHANISTANSome of the most powerful women fighting for the future of Afghanistan join with the country's most influential media mogul and entrepreneur Saad Mohseni, CEO of MOBY Group, to illuminate what's really happening in Afghanistan, and what might surprise you to learn.

Rina Amiri, Senior Mediation Expert, United Nations

Fawzia Koofi, Member and Chairperson of Women's Rights and Human Rights Committee, Parliament, Afghanistan

Saad Mohseni, Chairman and CEO, MOBY Group

Moderated by: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; Host, Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC


FRIDAY, April 5, 2013



GROOMING TITANS OF TECH: THE FUTURE INNOVATORS, INFLUENCERS, AND ENTREPRENEURSPresented by AT&TTechnology is transforming the way we live, but who is transforming technology? This high-powered panel looks at the female groundbreakers and entrepreneurs shaping the future of tech innovation.

Leah Busque, Founder and CEO, TaskRabbit

Esther Lee, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing, Advertising, and Sponsorships, AT&T

Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

Andrea Zurek, Founding Partner, XG Ventures

Moderated by: Chelsea Clinton, Board Member, The Clinton Foundation

OUTCRY IN INDIA The vicious gang rape of a Delhi student last December sparked an unprecedented outpouring of outrage and remorse across India. Women in the World explores what has fueled the sexual abuse of women for generations adn whether the tide might finally be shifting.

Shoma Chaudhury, Managing Editor, Tehelka

Barkha Dutt, Journalist and TV Anchor, NDTV

Mallika Dutt, President and CEO, Breakthrough

Ravi Kant, President, Shakti Vahini

Divya*, Survivor and Activist*Name has been changed to protect identity

Moderated by: Cynthia McFadden, Co-Anchor, ABC News' Nightline

11:00 AM BREAK

11:20 AM MORNING PROGRAM (Continued)

LATINA POWERWhat does it mean to be a Latina in America, and how does the political immigration battle shape the dreams and ambitions of the nation’s largest growing immigrant population? Three Latinas who have reached the top rungs of success share their stories.

Eva Longoria, Actress, Activist, and Philanthropist

Lorena Chambers, CEO, Chambers Lopez Strategies LLC

Maribel Lieberman, Founder and CEO, MarieBelle New York

Moderated by: Campbell Brown, Writer and Former Anchor, NBC and CNN

DISPATCH FROM LIBYAAn interview with 23-year-old Alaa Murabit, who supported the rebels in the 2011 Libyan uprising and has since become a political force for women in Libya.

Alaa Murabit, Founder and President, The Voice of Libyan Women

Interviewed by: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, 60 Minutes

PHIONA MAKES A MOVEUgandan Phiona Mutesi is perhaps the world's most unlikely chess champion. Having grown up in one of Kampala's poorest slums, she is now a national champion and one of a growing cadre of girls benefiting from the skills and confidence that training in chess can bestow upon young people.

Garry Kasparov, Chairman, United Civil Front of Russia, and Former World Chess Champion

Robert Katende, Director, SOM, Kampala

Phiona Mutesi, Candidate Master and National Chess Champion, Uganda

Marisa van der Merwe, Developer, Award-Winning MiniChess Program; Cofounder and Trustee, Moves for Life

Moderated by: Norah O'Donnell, Co-Host, CBS This Morning, CBS News

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: KAVITA M. SHUKLA Presented by Toyota A young prize-winning inventor shares the story of how a visit with her grandmother in India led her to create an ingenious device for preserving food.

Kavita M. Shukla, Inventor, Founder, and CEO, Fenugreen

Interviewed by: Rula Jebreal, TV Host and and Foreign Policy Expert, MSNBC


WOMEN IN THE WORLD LUNCH INTERVIEW WITH AMBASSADOR SUSAN E. RICEAmbassador Susan E. Rice, formerly a high-level adviser in President Bill Clinton's National Security Council, discusses how 21st century threats are changing the nature of diplomacy.

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Interviewed by: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; Host, Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC


HOW TO BUILD A WOMAN LEADERPresented by Bank of AmericaNo power on earth is stronger than that of two women from different worlds working together. Woman-to-woman collaboration is changing lives across the globe, from bringing meaningful change to the reconstruction of Haiti and building bridges to peace in the Middle East to creating empowering economic opportunities in India—all impacted by the Global Ambassadors Program.

Justine Metz, Head of Global Wealth and Investment Marketing and Sales Support, Bank of America

Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Danielle Saint-Lôt, Ambassador at Large, Republic of Haiti; Cofounder and Special Adviser, Femmes en Démocratie

Moderated by: Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor and Columnist, Financial Times

OPRAH: MEET MY HEROOprah Winfrey interviews her all-time favorite guest—the Zimbabwean dynamo who is revolutionizing education for women and girls across Africa after being forbidden to attend school as a child.

Dr. Tererai Trent, Scholar, Humanitarian, and Founder, Tinogona Foundation

Interviewed by: Oprah Winfrey, Chairman and CEO, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios

WOMEN, MONEY, AND POWERPresented by The Coca-Cola CompanyThree global leaders with unmatched expertise discuss the integral role of women in uplifting economies.

Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Güler Sabanci, Chairman and Managing Director, Sabanci Holding

Moderated by: Melanne Verveer, Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG: WOMEN IN THE WORLD INTERVIEWThe legendary Diane von Furstenberg on the women who have the most influenced her professionally, personally, and in her philanthropic work.

Diane von Furstenberg, Cochairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.

Interviewed by: Lara Spencer, Co-Anchor, ABC's Good Morning America

STOLEN DAUGHTERSIs there any pain greater than having a daughter stolen by traffickers? One brave mother from Latin America describes her search and confrontation with corruption, coercion, and organized crime.

Susana Trimarco, Founder and President, Maria de los Ángeles Foundation

Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, United Nations

Interviewed by: Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Editor, Newsweek & The Daily Beast

ROZ BREWER GIVES BACKPresented by WalmartAs a rising star at Walmart, and now as CEO of Sam's Club, Roz Brewer has used the size and scale of the world’s most powerful retailer to create new opportunities for women across the globe.

Rosalind G. Brewer, President and CEO, Sam’s Club

Interviewed by: Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media

SAVING MOTHERS: A SURPRISING SOLUTIONPresented by Merck for MothersFor too many mothers, the start of a newborn's life can mean the end of their own. Maternal mortality is a worldwide problem, and the real tragedy is that we have the power to prevent most of these deaths. Hear how the African nation of Malawi has found an unexpected way to shape new practices while still respecting ancient customs—and why the answer lies with men.

Christy Turlington Burns, Founder, Every Mother Counts

Julie L. Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., President, Merck Vaccines

Senior Chief Kwataine Masina, Board Chairperson, Presidential Initiative on Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood, Malawi

Molly Melching, Founder and Executive Director, Tostan

Moderated by: Deborah Roberts, Network Correspondent, ABC News



MOTHERS OF INVENTION: THE O’NEILL SISTERSPresented by ToyotaWhen a tornado destroyed their Massachusetts hometown, two sisters created a digital platform to organize their community’s rebuilding efforts. This online tool is now being used in disaster-stricken communities across the globe—from post-Sandy Staten Island to Mexico and Australia.

Caitria O’Neill, Cofounder and Chief Executive, Recovers

Morgan O’Neill, Cofounder and Chief Science Officer, Recovers

Interviewed by: Claire Danes, Actress

TOM HANKS CELEBRATES NORA EPHRONTom Hanks offers a special tribute to the magic of Nora Ephron, the legendary journalist, writer, and director who died last spring. Having appeared in two of Ephron's hit films, Hanks is now making his Broadway debut in Ephron's final work: Lucky Guy.

Tom Hanks, Actor

THE SEARCH FOR HOMEPresented by Liberty Mutual InsuranceIn wartorn Sierra Leone, an orphaned girl dreamed of becoming a ballerina. Her adoption by an American couple helped bring her dream to life. A conversation with 18-year-old Michaela DePrince, a soloist with the Dance Theatre of Harlem; her mother, Elaine DePrince, who adopted nine children from desperate circumstances; and Jane Aronson, who has devoted her life to the world’s 160 million orphans.*

Dr. Jane Aronson, Founder and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation

Elaine DePrince

Michaela DePrince, Ballerina, Dance Theatre of Harlem Company

Moderated by: Juju Chang, Special Correspondent, ABC News' Nightline

*With a special contribution by Maya Angelou

SPANX SPEAKS: FOUNDER SARA BLAKELYMeet the world's youngest female self-made billionaire, who turned her own life savings into a $250 million business while maintaining 100 percent ownership.

• Sara Blakely, Founder and Inventor, SPANX

Interviewed by: Felicia Taylor, Business Correspondent, CNN International

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: SEJAL HATHI AND TARA ROBERTSPresented by ToyotaMeet the brilliant brains behind the online crowd-sourcing community that funds disruptive ideas and ventures aimed at helping girls all over the world.

Sejal Hathi, Cofounder and Strategic Partnerships Director, girltank

Tara Roberts, Cofounder and CEO, girltank

Interviewed by: America Ferrera, Actor, Producer, and Activist

BURMA’S GIRLS IN THE WORLDFive vibrant musicians in an inspirational performance and interview about the powerful role of women in the new Burma.

Me N Ma Girls, Burma's First All Original Female Pop Music Group