Hillary Clinton joins Women in the World Summit

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epa04718239 Former US Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, New York, USA, 23 April 2015. EPA/JASON SZENES

By Claire Wanja

Women in the World has announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton will join the Women in the World Summit for a conversation with New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristof.

Tina Brown Live Media’s eighth annual Women in the World Summit, in association with The New York Times, will be held next month from Wednesday the 5th to Friday the 7th,  at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.

“We are delighted Secretary Clinton will be back with us after her momentous run for the presidency. With resurgent national energy around issues confronting women, her insights and wisdom will be of critical importance to hear,” said Tina Brown, Founder and CEO of Women in the World.

Along with Clinton, this year’s Women in the World participants include: actress Scarlett Johansson; Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; writer, producer, director, actor Lena Dunham; Tony Award-winning performer and writer Sarah Jones; President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards; Asst. Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dr. Annie Sparrow; Ambassador Melanne Verveer; Founder and Co-Chairman of DVF Studio, Diane von Furstenberg; journalist Masha Gessen; CEO & Co-founder of SOHO China, Zhang Xin; Actress, writer, and activist Maria Bello; journalist and writer Zineb el Rhazoui; TV journalist and author Barkha Dutt; Chief Creative Officer & Founder of Badger & Winters, Madonna Badger; Ukrainian MP and former combat pilot Nadiya Savchenko; journalist, author and entrepreneur Arianna Huffington; CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest, Sallie Krawcheck; New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist and author, Tom Friedman; TV journalist and women’s advocate, Gretchen Carlson; founder of Women for Women International, Zainab Salbi; and Nigerian activist and Founder of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Hafsat Abiola-Costello. Additional participants to be announced; please check Summit agenda for updates. More headliners will be announced soon.

The Women in the World Summit brings together women on the front lines all over the world. These women include activists, artists, CEO’s, peacemakers, entrepreneurs, trailblazers, and firebrand dissidents from around the world who have saved or enriched lives and shattered glass ceilings in every sector.

The first Summit was launched in New York City in 2010 and has since expanded to London and New Delhi, with breakout salons across the United States in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

The event will be presented and co-hosted by Toyota.

 

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