Time magazine released its annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people on Thursday, and several of the names on it will be at our Women in the World Summit next week at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Hillary Clinton turned up in the list twice: The newly-minted 2016 candidate wrote a profile of Elizabeth Warren, in which she praised the senator for pushing her and other potential candidates to fight for more regulation of Wall Street. And Clinton was also featured among the ‘leaders’ section of the list in a profile written by Lauren Powell Jobs, the founder and chair of Emerson Collective, who praised Clinton for being “a realist with a conscience and an idealist who is comfortable with the exercise of power.” Clinton will be delivering the keynote address at the Women in the World Summit on April 23.
Anita Sarkeesian is among those appearing on the ‘pioneers’ section of the list in a profile written by actor Wil Wheaton. Sarkeesian has emerged as the preeminent advocate for feminism in the gaming community and Wheaton noted her resolve in the face of unrelenting sexist threats as she’s helped give women and feminism a voice among gamers. At the Women in the World Summit, Sarkeesian will be appearing with actress and activist Ashley Judd on the ‘Taming the Trolls’ panel where they’ll address online bullying.
Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., appears on the list as well in a profile written by Madeline Albright. The former secretary of state lauds Power as “a foe of dictators and despots” who has “never stopped defending the values America holds dear.” Albright notes her complicated relationship with Power over the years, writing, “I once regarded Samantha Power as a critic. Now I am proud to call her a friend.”
Power will appear in a panel alongside actor Robin Wright and the two will discuss the endemic violence and corruption plaguing the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape is an all-too-common weapon of war.
Obiageli Ezekwesili and Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
Finally, “Bring Back Our Girls” founder Obiageli Ezekwesili appeared on the “leaders” section of the list in a profile written by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, the Catholic nun who runs St. Monica’s Girls’ Taoloring Centre, a school for former captives of the Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. Both Ezekwesili and Nyirumbe will appear at the Women in the World on separate panels to discuss their respective missions. In her piece for Time, Nyirumbe commended Ezekwesili for ‘shouting’ about the importance of rescuing the girls abducted last year by Boko Haram. “I know some people will say she is too loudmouthed,” Nyirumbe wrote. ” The loud mouth is needed.”