NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tina Brown editor in chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast today announced that President Bill Clinton and Melinda Gates will join the dynamic mix on the opening night of the second annual Women in the World summit. The invitation-only event takes place in New York City from March 10th -12th, 2011 and can be watched via live stream at www.thedailybeast.com. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will provide the welcoming address to the summit. On the second night of the conference, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Women in the World for the second year and will deliver remarks.
Joining Tina Brown as co-hosts are Diane von Furstenberg, Meryl Streep, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of the World Bank along with partners Women for Women International, Vital Voices Global Partnership and founding sponsor HP.
President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and Melinda Gates join confirmed participants including Dr. Hawa Abdi, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Cherie Blair, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Jane Harman, Arianna Huffington, Ashley Judd, Chouchou Namegabe, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Michelle Rhee, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Nawal El Saadawi, Malika Saada Saar, Susan Tahmasebi, and Ambassador Melanne Verveer. Panel moderators include Christiane Amanpour, Mika Brzezinski, JuJu Chang, Charlie Rose, Lesley Stahl, Gillian Tett, Cynthia McFadden, Pat Mitchell, and Barbara Walters.
Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s 2011 Women in the World summit continues the international dialogue of last year’s globally celebrated event. The summit will focus on the success stories of women who have risen above daunting challenges, innovative executives who are revolutionizing global business culture and courageous women leaders whose pioneering energy is the hallmark of the 21st century.
Gabi Zedlmayer, vice president, office of global social innovation, HP, said, “The Women in the World summit brings together some of the most dynamic, influential and diverse women leaders from around the world. We are encouraged to see the caliber of attendees focused on driving genuine societal change, and HP is proud to be a part of such an impactful event where these developments and transformations start.”
On the second night of the Women in the World summit Diane von Furstenberg will once again host the DVF Awards recognizing outstanding female leaders from around the world. “I am forever impressed by the strength of women, but channeling that strength is crucial. Getting together and inspiring one another is the most valuable thing we can do for the future.”
The second annual Women in the World summit is produced in partnership with HP, American Express, The Coca-Cola Company, David Yurman, Delta Airlines, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomson Reuters and the Virtue Foundation.
SOURCE The Daily Beast; Newsweek