Women in the World: Stories & Solutions A Summit Hosted by Newsweek & The Daily Beast AGENDA

Programs and Participants Subject to Change March 8-10, 2012 The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center Broadway and 63rd Street, New York, New York Hosts: Tina Brown, Lauren Bush, Leymah Gbowee, Nizan Guanaes, Jane Harman, Maya Harris, Mellody Hobson, Judith Rodin, Sheryl Sandberg, Meryl Streep and Diane von Furstenberg Partners: Vital Voices Global Partnership, Women for Women International, the United Nations Foundation, DVF and the Women in the World Foundation. Founding Sponsor: HP Leadership Sponsors: Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Intel and Toyota Supporting Sponsors: Ann Inc., Liberty Mutual and Thomson Reuters

Women in the World is centered on first-person storytelling by trailblazing women from a broad spectrum of cultures. Over the course of three days, we showcase these fearless pioneers, inspire you to become involved and encourage creative solutions to all the challenges that women face across the globe.

2 THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012 6:30 PM WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT OPENS Welcome by Tina Brown EVENING PROGRAM: FORCED MARRIAGE: ARE MOTHERS TO BLAME? An inside account of the dramatic rescue of a female British citizen from Islamabad, who has been forced by her family to marry against her will. Every year hundreds of such U.K. citizens—many in their teens— are abducted by their own families, sent to other countries and forced to marry. Now the British Foreign Office has a response: The Forced Marriage Unit. Moderator: Lesley Stahl Chaz Akoshile, Joint Head, Forced Marriage Unit, UK Albert David, The British High Commission, Islamabad Jasvinder Sanghera, CEO and Founder, Karma Nirvana THE PRICE OF WAR Despite bearing the greatest brunt of the devastating horrors of war, women remain the pillars of their families and societies, and the source of strength that becomes the foundation of recovery. This panel discussion is comprised of three women with unique experiences of “Women and War”: a refugee camp massacre survivor, a world renowned humanitarian and UN Goodwill Ambassador, and one of the world’s most distinguished diplomats. Moderator: Charlie Rose Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Genocide Survivor, Spokesperson, Foundation of Hope Ministries, Photographer Special Guest CONFIDENTIAL 2



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DELEGATE DINNER* Presented by Bank of America *Open to Delegate Pass holders only BANKING ON WOMEN Remarks by Brian Moynihan and presentation of Bank of America Ambassadors. Brian Moynihan, President and CEO, Bank of America

WOMAN OF THE HOUR: A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTINE LAGARDE International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde in conversation with Niall Ferguson on the European financial crisis, the global economy, and the greatest challenges and top priorities for the IMF in the coming months. Interviewed By: Niall Ferguson Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund


4 FRIDAY, MARCH 9 8:45 AM WELCOME BY TINA BROWN MORNING PROGRAM: WHERE ARE THE WOMEN AT THE TOP? The United States ranks 83rd in the world in terms of women in public office. Only 3 percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Has the definition—or importance—of professional success changed since the dawn of feminism? Spanning several generations, panelists will provide their personal takes on "the future of feminism." Moderator: Sheryl Sandberg Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, The New York Times Shelby Knox, Director of Women’s Rights Organizing, Change.org Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Gloria Steinem, Feminist Writer and Co-founder, Ms. Magazine LADIES, YOU MUST PARTICIPATE! Broadway star Holland Taylor as Governor Ann Richards. Holland Taylor, Actor

A CONVERSATION WITH LEYMAH GBOWEE Interviewed By: Tina Brown Leymah Gbowee, Founder and Activist, Gbowee Peace Foundation


5 ONE YEAR LATER: THE WOMEN OF EGYPT A year ago they stood with the men in Tahrir Square and demanded democratic reform, but since then Egypt's revolutionary women have been attacked, jailed and marginalized. Women from across the country’s political spectrum describe their urgent efforts to elevate the influence of Egyptian women at this historic turning point, and how these efforts are manifested on the streets, behind closed doors and across party lines. Moderator: Christopher Dickey Dalia Ziada, Egypt Director, American Islamic Congress

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MORNING PROGRAM (Continued): SECURITY IS WOMEN’S WORK! Around the world, women leaders have reinvigorated the security missions of police forces, intelligence agencies, defense departments, foreign ministries and entire nations. Do these women bring different gifts than men to the increasingly complex challenges of local, national and international security? Moderator: Charlie Rose The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia President Atifete Jahjaga, President, Kosovo Secretary Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security



MUHTAR KENT: CRACKING THE ECONOMIC CODE Presented by The Coca-Cola Company In the face of current global economic turbulence, women are a critical force in meeting the demands of the new employment landscape. Muhtar Kent, Chairman and C.E.O. of the Coca Cola Company, discusses his view on why women around the globe are set to become key participants in ‘cracking the code’ for job growth. Interviewed by: Robin Roberts Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

MURDER AND MACHISMO: WOMEN IN PERIL IN CENTRAL AMERICA Over the past two decades, violence against women in Central America and Mexico has surged. Panelists explore what’s fueling this perilous culture for women and girls, from a dramatic spike in organized crime to sex trafficking to “feminicidio”—a term describing specifically brutal murders of women. Sylvia Gereda, Guatemalan Journalist Rosi Orozco, Member, Federal Deputy and Frontrunner, Senate of Mexico

HIGH TECH HEALTH FOR WOMEN Presented by HP Gabi Zedlmayer and Barbara Bush discuss leveraging new technologies to tackle critical global health challenges. Barbara Bush, CEO and Founder, Global Health Corps Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP



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LUNCH DELEGATE LUNCH EVENT: CHINA’S NEW TIGER WOMEN* *Open to Delegate pass holders only 75% of China’s women have entered the workforce, and they’re joining the middle class at a blistering speed. Both bound and freed by certain traditions, Chinese women are smashing stereotypes. And the world is watching. Moderator: Barbara Walters Amy Chua, John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law, Yale University Melinda Liu, Beijing Bureau Chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast Diane Von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.


8 2:15 PM AFTERNOON PROGRAM: WOMEN IN COMBAT: FIGHTING ON TWO FRONTS The rules preventing American women from combat are easing. In Afghanistan, “Female Engagement Teams” of U.S. women soldiers are already reinventing counterinsurgency in remote, volatile regions. Yet far more female soldiers in the U.S. military are exhibiting trauma caused by sexual assault—most often committed by their fellow soldiers—than trauma from the front lines. How to simultaneously empower and protect women who want to serve their country? Moderator: Martha Raddatz Zoe Bedell, Analyst, Foros Group Claire Russo, CFR International Affairs Fellow, Institute for Inclusive Security Colonel Maritza Ryan, U.S. Army Professor and Head, Department of Law, U.S. Military Academy at West Point* Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Chair, ProtectOurDefenders.com * Colonel Ryan is speaking for herself and not on behalf of the U.S. Military

CHANGING THE MINDS OF MEN As the U.S. prepares to pull out of Afghanistan, what will become of Afghan women and girls? Much of the answer lies with the attitudes of Afghan men. Our guests will surprise you with their stories. Moderator: Christiane Amanpour Noorjahan Akbar, Founder, Young Women for Change Mohammad Nasib, Founder, The Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan


9 VIEWS FROM THE CRISIS ZONE: AN INTERVIEW WITH TZIPI LIVNI Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni on the crisis with Iran, the role of women in resolving the Palestinian conflict, and women’s rights versus cultural tenets. Interviewed by: Simon Schama Tzipi Livni, Opposition Leader, Israel

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AFTERNOON PROGRAM (Continued): JOBS: GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN? The Chairman of the White House Council on Women and Girls discusses what the latest research reveals about the role and promise of women in the economic recovery. Moderator: Mellody Hobson Valerie Jarrett, Chairman, The White House Council on Women and Girls A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE BROWNING Presented by Bank of America Candace Browning, Head of Global Research, Bank of America


10 HIDDEN SCANDAL: THE INVISIBLE WORLD OF DOMESTIC WORKERS There are more than 100 million domestic workers around the world, representing a global economy worth billions of dollars. Tens of thousands of these “invisible” workers are psychologically and physically abused, and a shocking percentage is essentially held captive. Many die at the hands of their employers. This program will bring the lives of domestic workers out of the shadows, and we’ll showcase promising national and international campaigns for their rights and safety.
Moderator: Jeanine Pirro

Ai-Jen Poo, Director and Co-Founder, National Domestic Workers Alliance Nisha Varia, Senior Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

MOTHERS OF INVENTION: THE SOCCKET ROCKETS Presented by Toyota Two young entrepreneurs from Harvard share the story of their incredible “sOccket” invention, which is bringing electricity to impoverished nations throughout the world. Jessica O. Matthews, Co-Founder and CEO, Uncharted Play, Inc. Julia Silverman, Co-Founder and Chief Social Officer, Uncharted Play, Inc.


11 HOW TELEVISION COULD SAVE THE WORLD Around the world, soap operas and reality television series are “toppling tradition” by holding a mirror to cultures and generating heated conversations about social norms. Storylines on rape, domestic abuse, child brides, and even themes about financial literacy have evolved from conversation-starters to tools for education and activism—sometimes inadvertently. This program features the most innovative creators of these programs. Isabel Aguilera de Sabines, First Lady, State of Chiapas, Mexico Roseanne Barr, Candidate for President of the United States, Writer and Actor Sean Southey, Executive Director, PCI Impact

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 8:30 AM TINA BROWN WELCOME MORNING PROGRAM: THE RESPONSIBILITY GENE Presented by Liberty Mutual AFRICA: A NEW DAWN As Africa undergoes enormous political, economic and social changes, women are poised to become powerful leaders in their countries and communities. Former Cameroonian presidential candidate Kah Walla shares stories, including her own, of women embracing leadership on the continent. Kah Walla, Former Cameroonian Presidential Candidate and Entrepreneur Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership



AFRICA: BAGGING HUNGER A conversation with Lauren Bush on the inspiration and impact of Project FEED, which has provided over 65 million school meals to children around the world through the sale of artisan-made bags. Lauren Bush, CEO, Creative Director and CoFounder, Project FEED

AFRICA: A FEW GOOD MEN For forty years, Molly Melching has traveled to villages all over Senegal to educate the locals on the inhumanity of female genital mutilation. Thousands of these villages have now banished this once-common ritual. Demba Diawara, an imam who has worked with Ms. Melching for decades, joins her to discuss the key to toppling entrenched traditions: the cooperation of men. Imam Demba Diawara, Village Chief of Keur Simbara, Senegal; Human Rights Activist, Tostan Molly Melching, Founder and Executive Director, Tostan

FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE Whether the challenge is domestic abuse, sex trafficking, or gender disparity in the work place, the solution requires powerful women at every level of criminal justice systems—police, prosecutors, judges. An examination of the impact when women assume authority throughout the justice pipeline. Moderator: Cynthia McFadden Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California Maya Harris, Maya Harris, Vice President, Democracy Rights & Justice, Ford Foundation


13 WOMEN WORLD LEADERS: FORCE MULTIPLIERS Members of the exclusive club of women who have led nations discuss the global imperative to elevate more women into their ranks. The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars President Atifete Jahjaga, President, Kosovo

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MORNING PROGRAM (Continued): GIRLS IN THE WORLD MOTHER OF INVENTION: ASENATH ANDREWS Presented by Toyota A conversation with Principal Asenath Andrews about the educational innovation of Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women. Moderator: Juju Chang Asenath Andrews, Founding Principal, Catherine Ferguson Academy, Detroit, MI

WOMEN IN THE WORLD ON CAMPUS Moderator: Juju Chang Kim Azzarelli, President, Women in the World Foundation


14 MOTHER OF INVENTION: TALIA LEMAN and RANDOMKID.ORG Presented by Toyota 17 year-old Talia Leman, CEO and Founder of RandomKid.org, shares the story behind the company that supports and mentors teens around the world who are passionate about improving the lives others. Talia develops ideas, strategies and networks between kids internationally to create their impact. Moderator: Jill Iscoll Talia Leman, CEO and Founder, RandomKid.org THE DIGITAL LIVES OF GIRLS With the explosion of digital and social media, girls’ lives now unfold in the most public of spaces. Yet innovative young women are harnessing digital technology, owning their image and leveraging the issues that are most important to them. From bloggers to ad jammers to social media gurus, this program convenes a group of bold young women to explore how the Internet has transformed their lives and their ability to own their image and voice. Moderator: Chelsea Clinton Shelby Knox, Director of Women’s Rights Organizing, Change.org Crystal Ogar, Activist Emily-Anne Rigal, Founder and Director, WeStopHate.org Julie Zeilinger, Founder and Editor, The FBomb (TheFBomb.org)


15 GIRLS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD Presented by Intel Sarah Brown, Dr. Ida Odinga of Kenya and Shelly Esque of Intel discuss the importance of educating girls throughout the world, and what it takes to break down the barriers preventing some girls from receiving an education. Moderator: Mika Brzezinski Sarah Brown, Global Patron, The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood; CEO, The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown Shelly Esque, Vice President and Global Director, Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation; President, Intel Foundation Dr. Ida Betty Odinga, MGH, Wife of Kenya’s Prime Minister SUMA’S SONG Presenting Suma, one of several remarkable young girls in 10x10’s groundbreaking feature film whose life has been transformed by the opportunity to go to school. Moderator: Mika Brzezinski Suma Tharu, Survivor of Domestic Slavery, Student and Songwriter, Nepal BURMA: A DOOR OPENS With Burmese elections only weeks away, is this a turning point for the women and girls of the homeland of Aung San Suu Kyi? Moderator: Tina Brown Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues


16 12:35 PM A TRIBUTE BY MERYL STREEP Meryl Streep, Actor

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