Can women save the world?
Over the next three days, that’s the question that will be on everyone’s lips at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit in New York City.
At this very moment, trailblazing political leaders, actors, activists, designers, directors, models, journalists, dancers, musicians and even an astronaut are preparing for their appearance on our stage at Lincoln Center. They’ll participate in what promises to be an electrifying extravaganza of performance, discussion and debate inspired by the day’s most urgent topics.
Their voices are as varied as they are powerful. Oprah Winfrey will deliver the summit’s keynote on opening night, an unmissable address sure to empower and uplift. Political dynamo Stacey Abrams will tell us all about Fair Fight, the non-profit she launched to ensure every Georgian has a voice in our democracy. Actor and director Brie Larson will describe what it’s like to be a real-life superhero in Hollywood. And two powerhouse women of publishing, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Women in the World Founder Tina Brown — former Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and The Daily Beast — promise to deliver a fascinating conversation.
Maria Ressa, perpetually holding Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to account, will tell us what it’s like to stand up to the tyrannical strongman. Two Saudi women activists will explain how they defy the oppressive regime of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. And talk about courage: NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison will describe seeing our fragile planet from 200 miles above the earth.
It doesn’t stop there. The top women of STEM will school us with cutting-edge dispatches from the world of tech, medicine and all things science. For instance: Can the future of artificial intelligence be feminist? How can we raise digitally savvy kids in the “screen age?” Plus, actor and producer Bryan Cranston and a renowned neuroscientist will explain how we can fight Alzheimer’s, a disease that strikes women twice as frequently as men.
These hard-hitting dialogues will be buoyed by pure soul-stirring entertainment. Sherrie Silver, the brilliant choreographer behind Childish Gambino’s viral music video ‘This Is America’ (with half a billion hits) will collaborate with Amanda Gorman, Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America, in a dazzling curtain raiser. The Resistance Revival Chorus will make our hearts sing with music designed to bring a joyful noise to the movement for justice and equality. And Pilar Hill, the 13-year-old violin virtuoso, will make jaws drop with an exquisite performance.
There’s so much more — so much, in fact, that we could go on and on about the fascinating personalities appearing on our stage. But you should simply see them for yourself. If you can make it to Lincoln Center, buy your tickets here — we promise it’ll be a show to remember. If you can’t, the whole thing will be livestreamed on our website. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the best bits.
It all starts at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday night. View the full agenda here.