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About Women in the World



Tina Brown founded Women in the World as a live journalism platform in 2009 to discover and amplify the unheard voices of global women on the front lines of change. Women in the World shares unflinching narratives that illuminate the long march for gender equality, shine a light on places where women’s voices are never heard, and celebrate the women who live with courage and passion both in the spotlight and on the margins.

Starting with one corporate partner and an audience of 300 at a small midtown theater in Manhattan, the Women in the World brand now crowns a year of national and international events with an annual sold-out summit every April at New York’s Lincoln Center. In April 2019, it celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Other Women in the World events include salons across the U.S., a rotating international summit, as well as a film screening series, influencer dinners in Davos and during United Nations General Assembly week, and 51Fest, a film festival in collaboration with IFC. Women in the World events are unique in their global scope of highly respected, curated, purpose-driven storytelling.

Tina Brown

Tina Brown

Founder and CEO

Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and founder of the Women in the World summits.  Between 1979 and 1998, she was editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker. She is the author of The Diana Chronicles, the best-selling biography of the Princess of Wales, and The Vanity Fair Diaries, a memoir of her time at the helm of that magazine. For her work, she was awarded the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire by H.M. Queen Elizabeth for her services to journalism in 2000 and inducted into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame in 2007.  She launched Tina Brown Live Media in 2014 to expand Women in the World internationally with summits in London, Toronto, Dubai and Delhi and with salons throughout the United States. Her podcast TBD with Tina Brown launched in November 2018 and is available on Apple podcasts.

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Marisa Fariña

Marisa Fariña

CRO, VP Strategic Partnerships

Marisa Fariña spearheads business development for Tina Brown Live Media's Women in the World summits and salons presented domestically and internationally. Prior to this role, Ms Fariña spent 18 years at Time Out North America with her last position being EVP/Group Publisher. Ms. Fariña was responsible for the brand's marketing initiatives for the first 10 years of her tenure and her marketing strategies won her a Folio Magazine's 30-Under-30-To-Watch award. Beyond Ms. Fariña's professional work, she sits on the boards of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Horizons and Brooklyn Book Festival, and is the co-founder of TEDxEast.

Kyle Gibson

Kyle Gibson

Founding Managing Editor and Executive Producer

Kyle Gibson has served as executive producer and global managing editor of Women in the World since its inception. A multiple-award-winning veteran of ABC News, and a longtime producer for Nightline with Ted Koppel, Ms. Gibson traveled for many years to countries and conflict zones all over the world. Ms. Gibson garnered recognition in particular for her series of live on-the-ground reports from Tiananmen Square, broadcast throughout the violent military crackdown in June of 1989. Ms. Gibson also teamed with Koppel to co-author a book on Nightline’s perspective on history, served as a lead producer for the launch year of PrimeTime Live and was later appointed to the post of White House correspondent for ABC. Since 9/11, Ms. Gibson has devoted her career to narrative-driven, fact-based journalism illuminating America’s role in the world. Ms. Gibson was recently the first Poynter Fellow in Residence at Yale University, her alma mater.

Lorena Mann

Lorena Mann

General Manager/Executive In Charge of Production

Lorena has been with Women In The World Media/Tina Brown Live Media for seven years spearheading the execution of multiple national and international events, including the most recent 10th anniversary celebration of the award winning Women In The World New York Summit at Lincoln Center’s prestigious David H. Koch Theater. She oversees production, operations, budgets, logistics, technical execution, staff management, vendor relations, sponsor integration, collateral development and digital management. Lorena brings 20+ years of experience from various entertainment and media companies including Newsweek/The Daily Beast, The Recording Academy (The GRAMMY Awards), EMI Music Publishing, Sony Music, and MTV Networks.

Lorena Mann

Leigh Cafferty

Director, Guest Relations

Leigh Cafferty manages guest relations for the Women in the World community. She has been overseeing live events with Tina Brown for 10 years, including at The Daily Beast and Newsweek. Prior to joining the team in 2008, Leigh worked at Architectural Digest. She studied journalism at Tulane University.