The 2012 Women in the World summit is soon coming to New York City featuring many of the world’s prominent activists and leaders. This will be their third gathering dedicated to advancing women and girls through stories and solutions. It will be hosted by Newsweek, The Daily Beast and the amazing Tina Brown. Their goal is to ”use vivid journalistic storytelling to showcase women who are battling the status quo, picking up the pieces in the aftermath of war and shattering glass ceilings.” (Daily Beast 2012).
The Daily Beast posted a thrilling preview of the weekend to come on their website saying, “Tina Brown will join with co-hosts Leymah Gbowee, Sheryl Sandberg, Meryl Streep (17 time nominated and newly awarded Academy Award Winner) , Diane von Furstenberg, Jane Harman, Lauren Bush, Nizan Guanaes, Maya Harris, Mellody Hobson, and Judith Rodin for the three-day event. Charlie Rose will interview former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Angelina Jolie, and a young Congolese genocide survivor about war’s harrowing impact on women. IMF chief Christine Lagarde will share her insight into the global economy’s next act. Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni will talk to historian Simon Schama about Israel on the brink. Mexican congresswoman Rosi Orozco will recount her battle against sex trafficking. We’ll also welcome as moderators Barbara Walters, Christiane Amanpour, Andrea Mitchell, Lesley Stahl, Robin Roberts, Cynthia McFadden, Martha Raddatz, and Juju Chang.” Wow!
From March 8th through 10th my favorite city will be on fire with powerful feminine energy and I will be there with my Wonder Woman T-Shirt on! This will be the first time I am able to attend and I am beyond excited. The venue is much larger than last year and tickets will be made available to the public. If you are passionate about women and girls, come!
Next year, once Women Moving Millions is launched a global philanthropic initiative, I hope we will be invited to be on a panel at this event which might feature our amazing community members who are dedicating their lives to this cause. At the end of the day we are our stories, and it is stories, which touch the heart and the mind, combined with calls to action that change the world for the better.
Thank you Tina Brown for all you do for women and girls and I will be there as close to the front row as I can get, cheering you on.