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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, Leymah Gbowee, Nizan Guanaes, Jane Harman, Maya Harris, Mellody Hobson, Lauren Bush Lauren, 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 Insurance 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.
Women in the World: Stories & Solutions A Summit Hosted by Newsweek & The Daily Beast
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, CBS News, 60 Minutes • Chaz Akoshile, Joint Head, Forced Marriage Unit, UK • Albert David, Head of the Assistance Unit, 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, CBS News, This Morning and PBS, Charlie Rose • Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group • Angelina Jolie, Writer, Director, Academy Award-‐winning Actress and Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees • Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Genocide Survivor and Spokesperson, Foundation of Hope Ministries; Photographer
EXCLUSIVE SOLO PERFORMANCE FROM THE HIGHLY-‐ ANTICIPATED NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF EVITA • Elena Roger, Actor
DELEGATE DINNER* Presented by Bank of America *Open to Delegate pass holders only Opening Remarks by Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan • 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, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 8:45 AM WELCOME BY TINA BROWN MORNING PROGRAM: WHERE ARE THE WOMEN AT THE TOP? The US ranks 83rd in the world in terms of women in public office. Only three percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Has the definition—or importance—of professional success changed since the dawn of feminism? With experience that spans several generations, panelists will provide their personal takes on “the future of feminism.” Moderator: Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook 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 HOLLAND TAYLOR AS GOVERNOR ANN RICHARDS: LADIES, YOU MUST PARTICIPATE! A performance from the new one-‐woman show created, written by and starring Holland Taylor as the legendary Governor of Texas, Ann Richards. • • • Holland Taylor, Actor
A CONVERSATION WITH NOBEL LAUREATE LEYMAH GBOWEE Interviewed By: Tina Brown, Editor-‐in-‐Chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast • Leymah Gbowee, Founder and Activist, Gbowee Peace Foundation 4
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, Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast • • Dalia Ziada, Egypt Director, American Islamic Congress Special Guests
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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, CBS News, This Morning and PBS, 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
CRACKING THE CODE: GENDER PARITY, GROWTH AND JOBS 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, ABC News, Good Morning America • Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-‐Cola Company
MURDER AND MACHISMO: WOMEN IN PERIL IN MEXICO AND 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 HI-‐TECH HEALTH FOR WOMEN Presented by HP Gabi Zedlmayer and Barbara Bush discuss leveraging new technologies to tackle critical global health challenges. Moderator: Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green • • 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, ABC News and The View • • • • • 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. Tian Hou, CEO and Founder, T.H. Capital Mei Zhang, Chairperson and Founder, WildChina
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, ABC News • 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
A CONVERSATION WITH DEMOCRATIC LEADER NANCY PELOSI Interviewed by: Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media • Representative Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representative
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, ABC News and CNN, Amanpour • Noorjahan Akbar, Founder, Young Women for Change • Mohammad Nasib, Founder, The Welfare Association for the Development of Afghanistan • Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO, Women for Women International 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, Author and Professor of History and Art History, Columbia University • Tzipi Livni, Opposition Leader, Israel COFFEE BREAK
4:35 PM 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, Chairman and President, Ariel Investments • Valerie Jarrett, Chairman, The White House Council on Women and Girls THE WOMEN’S ECONOMY Presented by Bank of America This program delves into how women are faring in the aftermath of the ‘great recession' and takes a forward leaning look at the emerging job market. Based on recent research and analysis, this panel of leading business women will compare strategies for meeting the challenges that lie ahead both for creating jobs and doing business. Moderator: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana; Contributing Editor-‐at-‐Large, Newsweek and The Daily Beast; Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations • Candace Browning, Head of Global Research, Bank of America • Special Guests
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: The Honorable Jeanine Pirro, Fox, Judge Jeanine Pirro • • Ai-‐Jen Poo, Director and Co-‐Founder, National Domestic Workers Alliance Nisha Varia, Senior Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch Survivor of Domestic Servitude
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. Moderator: Jill Iscol, Author, Hearts on Fire • Jessica O. Matthews, Co-‐Founder and CEO, Uncharted Play, Inc. • Julia Silverman, Co-‐Founder and Chief Social Officer, Uncharted Play, Inc.
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. Moderator: Andrew Sullivan, Writer, Newsweek and The Daily Beast; Editor-‐in-‐Chief, The Daily Dish • 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
WELCOME BY TINA BROWN MORNING PROGRAM:
THE RESPONSIBILITY GENE Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance 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. Interviewed by: Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Kah Walla, Former Cameroonian Presidential Candidate and Entrepreneur
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 Lauren, CEO, Creative Director and Co-‐ Founder, 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, ABC News, Nightline • Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California • Maya Harris, Vice President, Democracy Rights & Justice, Ford Foundation 12
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. • 10:35 AM 10:55 AM • The Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars President Atifete Jahjaga, President, Kosovo Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, NBC News and Andrea Mitchell Reports
COFFEE BREAK 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, ABC News, Nightline • Asenath Andrews, Founding Principal, Catherine Ferguson Academy, Detroit, MI WOMEN IN THE WORLD ON CAMPUS Moderator: Juju Chang, ABC News, Nightline • Kim Azzarelli, President, Women in the World Foundation
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: Juju Chang, ABC News, Nightline • 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, Board Member, Clinton Foundation • 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)
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. • 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, First Lady, Kenya 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. • 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? Interviewed by: Tina Brown, Editor-‐in-‐Chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast • Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-‐at-‐Large for Global Women’s Issues A SPECIAL TRIBUTE BY MERYL STREEP
12:45 PM 1:00 PM • Meryl Streep, Actor
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