2019 NEW YORK

    • Apr 10
    • Apr 11
    • Apr 12

Agenda and participants are subject to change.

6:00pm programming begins
PERFORMANCE
Amanda Gorman
Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America
Sherrie Silver
Dance Choreographer and U.N.’s IFAD Advocate for Rural Youth
tina brown welcome
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
Can women save the planet?
Last year, scientists warned that humanity has only 12 years left before facing cataclysmic consequences for our the planet. Here’s why women can be the saviors of Planet Earth.
Dr. Mae Jemison
Principal, 100 Year Starship; Former NASA Astronaut
Christiana Figueres
Founding Partner, Global Optimism
Cristina Mittermeier
SeaLegacy Co-Founder; National Geographic Photographer
Nina Lakhani
Journalist and Author
MODERATED BY: Juju Chang
Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
SAUDI’S WAR ON WOMEN
Facing imprisonment, surveillance and censorship, Saudi Arabia’s women continue to courageously speak out against their homeland’s oppressive regime under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Safa Al-Ahmad
Filmmaker and Journalist
Manal Al-Sharif
Author and Women’s Rights Activist
MODERATED BY: Alex Gibney
Founder and President, Jigsaw Productions
the superhero we deserve
Brie Larson
Actor and Director, Star of Captain Marvel
INTERVIEWED BY: Radhika Jones
Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair
Warriors for truth
Hear from courageous journalists who have uncovered Russian information warfare, spoken truth to power, and faced down strongmen.
Carole Cadwalladr
Writer and Reporter, The Guardian and Observer
Maria Ressa
CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler
Barkha Dutt
New Delhi-Based TV Journalist and Author; Columnist, The Washington Post
MODERATED BY: Kara Swisher
Editor-at-Large and Co-Founder, Vox Media and Recode
keynote
Oprah Winfrey
Philanthropist and Global Media Leader
9:00pm programming ends
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9:00am programming begins
welcome
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
Jacquelyn Birdsall
Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development
FEMINISM: a battlefield report
Through the good, the bad, and the shockingly ugly of the past year, women have stood their ground and raised their voices. Some of the bravest offer their accounts of the wins, the losses, and the battles yet to wage.
Ashley Judd
Actress, Author and Humanitarian
Brittney Cooper
Author and Associate Professor, Rutgers University
Rebecca Traister
Author and Writer-at-Large, New York Magazine and The Cut
Sarah McBride
Author and Spokesperson, Human Rights Campaign
MODERATED BY: Katie Couric
Award-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author
WHERE LOVE IS A CRIME: UGANDA

In Uganda, homosexuality is punishable by life in prison and LGBTQ+ people face mob violence and so-called “corrective rape.” Despite the grave danger, two LGBTQ+ women have managed to carve out a life for themselves as activists, artists, and lovers.

Mukisa Fatumah
Co-Founder, Rainbow Riots Organization
Kirabo Ava
Co-Founder, Rainbow Riots Organization
MODERATED BY: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
CEO, SOC Films
mother of invention
Presented by Toyota
Meet the inventors of a simple device with the power to save the lives of more than half a million children under the age of five, who die every year from infectious diseases.
Amanat Anand
Co-Founder, SoaPen
Shubham Issar
Co-Founder, SoaPen
INTERVIEWED BY: Chloe Melas
Entertainment Reporter, CNN
a conversation with stacey abrams
Stacey Abrams
Founder and Chair, Fair Fight
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
11:00am break
11:20am JILL AND FAITH SOLOWAY GET TRANSPARENT

Jill and Faith Soloway are the powerhouse siblings behind Amazon’s ground-breaking series Transparent. They’re working together to harness the power of television, art and music to tell stories about gender, family and smashing the patriarchy.

Jill Soloway
Writer, Director, and Creator, Transparent; Artist and Activist, Topple and 5050by2020
Faith Soloway
Composer, Executive Producer, Transparent
MODERATED BY: Alison Stewart
Host, WNYC’s All of It
CHINA’S SHAME

In Northwest China, more than one million Uyghur people have been thrown into detention camps, and tens of thousands more are missing, as Chinese authorities determine to stamp out their culture. One woman in exile, despite the imprisonment of 25 members of her family, refuses to be silent.

Gulchehra Hoja
Uyghur Journalist, Radio Free Asia
INTERVIEWED BY: Zainab Salbi
EP and Host of Through Her Eyes, Yahoo News; Author; Founder of Women for Women International
AI: ALL TOO HUMAN?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere. It powers the technology that accelerates our lives. But will AI also inherit the same biases we see in society writ large? Meet technologists and ethicists who are asking — can the future of AI can be feminist?

Toni Townes-Whitley
President, U.S. Regulated Industries, Microsoft
Joy Buolamwini
AI Researcher, MIT Media Lab; Founder, Algorithmic Justice League
Laura Gómez
Founder and CEO, Atipica; Founding Member, Project Include
MODERATED BY: Elaine Welteroth
Former Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue
a conversation with diane von furstenberg
The legendary designer on the women who inspire her.
Diane von Furstenberg
Founder and Chairman, DVF Studio
INTERVIEWED BY: Kate Bolduan
Anchor, CNN’s At This Hour
Why financial health is the next frontier for women
Women are not “bad with money” — but they often lack the information or don’t know where to start. The obstacles preventing women from financial self-care will surprise you.
Bari Tessler
Financial Therapist, Author of The Art of Money
Tayari Jones
Author
Paula Polito
Global Client Strategy Officer and Group Managing Director, Global Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.
MODERATED BY: Bianna Golodryga
Journalist and CNN Contributor
1:15pm lunch
2:40pm afternoon programming begins
a conversation with priyanka chopra jonas
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Actress, Producer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
JOURNALISTS ON THE FRONT LINES
We hear from foreign correspondents whose work has never been more difficult, more dangerous, or more important than it is right now.
Nima Elbagir
Senior International Correspondent, CNN
Alexandra Ulmer
Special Correspondent, Reuters
Lynsey Addario
Photojournalist and Author; Freelance Photographer for the New York Times, National Geographic, and Time
MODERATED BY: John Avlon
Senior Political Analyst and Anchor, CNN
power and purpose: A CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN RICE
Women in the World reunites Former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and New York Times Best-Selling Author Alyssa Mastromonaco.
MOTHER OF INVENTION
Presented by Toyota
Learn about a program that celebrates the lives of children in a simple but profound ritual.
Paige Chenault
Founder and CEO, The Birthday Party Project
Pamela Brasier
Program Director, Win (Women in Need)
INTERVIEWED BY: Antonia Hylton
Correspondent, Vice News Tonight on HBO
toppling taboos
Hear from women whose work is boosting gender equality and women’s health, while tackling taboos across Africa and India.
Edna Adan
Founder and Director, Edna Adan Hospital & University
Elizabeth Nyamayaro
United Nations Senior Advisor
Shalini Unnikrishnan
Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Guneet Monga
Executive Producer of Award-Winning documentary Period. End of Sentence
MODERATED BY: Jennifer Ashton
Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America
SHEFIGHTER

Women in the Middle East are fighting back. Thanks to Lina Khalifeh, Founder of SheFighter Self-Defense School, thousands more women are trained to stand their ground — wherever that may be.

Lina Khalifeh
Founder, SheFighter Self-Defense School
INTERVIEWED BY: Alyse Nelson
President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
PARENTING IN THE SCREEN AGE

In a time when 95 percent of teens own or have access to a cell phone, hear practical tips on how to regain control over tech and raise safe and savvy digital citizens.

Marissa Shorenstein
President, Northern Region, AT&T
Dr. Mimi Ito
Director, Connected Learning Lab, UC Irvine
Dr. Delaney Ruston
Physician and Filmmaker, Screenagers
MODERATED BY: Stephanie Ruhle
Anchor, MSNBC and Correspondent, NBC News
YOU CAN’T TAKE A JOKE

More and more, comedians face public and professional repercussions for crossing the line in the name of a laugh. Four fearless humorists talk comedy after Harvey, facing trial by Twitter, and making light in very dark times.

Cameron Esposito
Comedian and Co-Creator, Take My Wife
Judy Gold
Comedian, Writer and Podcast Host, Kill Me Now
Jenny Hagel
Writer, Late Night with Seth Meyers
Wanda Sykes
Comedian, Writer, Actress and Producer
MODERATED BY: Juju Chang
Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
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tina brown WELCOME
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
performance
Pilar Hill
Violinist
A life IN VOGUE
Anna Wintour
Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and Artistic Director at Condé Nast
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
the exiles
Two women, each in exile from her homeland, discuss being forced to give up family, life and culture.
Moudi Aljohani
Saudi Activist
Masih Alinejad
Iranian women’s rights activist; Campaigner against compulsory hijab
MODERATED BY: Lydia Polgreen
Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost
mythbusting

There isn’t a pipeline problem. Women don’t lose ambition after having kids. There isn’t a confidence gap. There actually are enough qualified female candidates. We bust the biggest myths wide open to provide real solutions to the barriers holding women back.

Carolyn Tastad
Group President, North America, P&G
Ibtihaj Muhammad
U.S. Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur and Activist; Founder, Louella
Melissa Bradley
Managing Partner, 1863 Ventures
Bozoma Saint John
CMO, Endeavor
MODERATED BY: Brooke Baldwin
Anchor, CNN Newsroom
the new model for diversity
Hear from a model working to break down barriers and change the industry from the inside.
Jillian Mercado
Model and Disabilities Activist
INTERVIEWED BY: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
Host, Between You and Me, HuffPost
TRUTHS FROM THE TOP
Lessons learned from one of the world’s most successful female CEOs.
Indra Nooyi
Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
INTERVIEWED BY: Margaret Brennan
CBS News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Moderator of Face the Nation
HUMANS FOR SALE

Trafficking women and children for sex is an American epidemic that remains largely invisible. Meet the women disrupting the pipeline of sex enslavement, from prisons to sporting events to classrooms.

Cindy McCain
Chairman of the Board, The McCain Institute for International Leadership
Nicole Bell
CEO and Founder, Living in Freedom Together-LIFT
Sharon Cooper
CEO and Founder, Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, P.A.
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden
Senior Investigative and Legal Correspondent, NBC News
NEW FRONTIERS IN BRAIN HEALTH

Women are twice as likely as men to get Alzheimer’s — yet for decades, research flat-out ignored this disparity. Now a new generation of neuroscientists and advocates is upending misconceptions, offering critical prevention tips, and developing cutting-edge treatments on the path toward a cure.

Roberta Diaz Brinton
Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science
Bryan Cranston
Actor, Producer, and Author
With an introduction by Jo Ann Jenkins
CEO, AARP
MODERATED BY: Deborah Roberts
ABC News Correspondent
12:10 break
12:25 programming resumes
a conversation with adwoa aboah
A world-famous activist and model on her mission to build resilience in young women.
Adwoa Aboah
Founder, Gurls Talk
INTERVIEWED BY: Audrey Gelman
Co-Founder and CEO of The Wing
MOTHER OF INVENTION
Presented by Toyota

Meet the women with groundbreaking technology that can solve the global plastic crisis.

Miranda Wang
Co-Founder and CEO, BioCellection Inc.
Jeanny Yao
Co-Founder and COO, BioCellection Inc.
INTERVIEWED BY: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
Host, Between You and Me, HuffPost
special presentation
Jacquelyn Birdsall
Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development
a conversation with glenda jackson
The legendary actor talks about a life on stage, on screen and in politics.
Glenda Jackson
Actor and Former Member of the British Parliament
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
a conversation with hillary rodham clinton
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former Secretary of State
INTERVIEWED BY: Fareed Zakaria
Host, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS; Columnist, Washington Post
tina brown farewell
Final performance
Resistance Revival Chorus
2:15pm programming ends
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