2019 NEW YORK

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Agenda and participants are subject to change. Additional participants will continue to be added.

6:15PM A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
Can women rescue a dying planet?
Last year, scientists warned that after almost 50 years of predictions about catastrophic climate change, humanity has only 12 years left to act before facing cataclysmic consequences for our the planet. Here’s why women can be the saviors of Planet Earth.
Christiana Figueres
Founding Partner, Global Optimism
Dr. Mae Jemison
Former NASA Astronaut and Leader, 100 Year Starship
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 and the increasing repression of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
Moderated by Alex Gibney
Founder and President, Jigsaw Productions
INTERVIEW WITH PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Actress and Producer
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
Warriors for truth
Hear two courageous journalists who have uncovered Russian information warfare, spoken truth to power, and faced imprisonment by a tyrannical regime in order to champion the truth.
Carole Cadwalladr
Writer and Reporter, The Guardian and Observer
Maria Ressa
CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler
MODERATED BY: Kara Swisher
Editor-at-Large and Co-Founder, Recode
Call to action
Oprah Winfrey
Philanthropist and Global Media Leader
closing remarks
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World

 

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9:15am welcome
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 refused to be silenced. Some of the bravest voices of the movement give their battlefield report of the wins, the losses, and the battles yet to wage.

Kim Foxx
State’s Attorney, Cook County, Illinois
Ashley Judd
Activist, Author, and Actress
Sarah McBride
Author and Spokesperson, Human Rights Campaign
Rebecca Traister
Author and Writer-at-Large, New York Magazine and The Cut
MODERATED BY: Katie Couric
Award-winning Journalist and Bestselling 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.” But despite the grave danger, two LGBTQ+ women have managed to carve out a life for themselves as activists, artists, and lovers.

Kirabo Ava
Ugandan LGBTQ+ Activist
Mukisa Fatumah
Ugandan LGBTQ+ Activist and Founder, Rainbow Riots Organisation
MODERATED BY: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Filmmaker and CEO of SOC Films
mother of invention
Presented by Toyota
Meet the inventors of a simple tool with the power to prevent the deaths 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
MODERATED BY: Chloe Melas
CNN Entertainment Reporter

INTERVIEW 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
AI: ALL TOO HUMAN?

Artificial intelligence is the backbone of much of the technology that makes our lives easier. But will AI also inherit the same biases we see in society writ large? And can the future of AI can be feminist?

Toni Townes-Whitley
President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft
CHINA’S SHAME

In Northwest China, more than one million Uyghur people have been locked in detention camps, and tens of thousands more are missing. The Chinese authorities, under the guise of “national security,” are determined to stamp out the Uyghur culture.  Yet, one Uyghur woman in exile refuses to be silent — despite the imprisonment of 25 members of her family.

Gulchehra Hoja
Uyghur Journalist, Radio Free Asia
MODERATED BY: Zainab Salbi
Author and Founder, Women for Women International

INTERVIEW WITH BRIE LARSON

Brie Larson
Actor and Director
INTERVIEWED BY: Radhika Jones
Editor in Chief, Vanity Fair
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.
Tayari Jones
Author, An American Marriage
Paula Polito
Client Strategy Officer and Group Managing Director, UBS Global Wealth Management
Bari Tessler
Financial Therapist, Author of The Art of Money
MODERATED BY: Bianna Vitalievna Golodryga
Co-Host, CBS This Morning, CBS News
lunch
JOURNALISTS ON THE FRONT LINES
Hear reports from foreign correspondents who put their lives on the line to bring us the truth from around the world. Their work has never been more difficult, more dangerous, or more important than it is right now.
Lynsey Addario
Photojournalist
Nima Elbagir
Senior International Correspondent, CNN
Nina Lakhani
Reporter, The Guardian and other publications
Alexandra Ulmer
Reporter, Reuters
MODERATED BY: Martha Raddatz
Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
DOUBLE ACT:  JILL AND FAITH SOLOWAY GET TRANSPARENT

Jill and Faith Soloway are the powerhouse siblings behind Amazon’s groundbreaking 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 of Transparent; Artist and Activist, Topple and 5050by2020
Faith Soloway
Musician and Writer on Transparent
MODERATED BY: Alison Stewart
Journalist, Host of WNYC’s All of It with Alison Stewart
WORLD ON FIRE: A CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN RICE
Women in the World reunites White House alumna Susan Rice and New York Times Bestselling Author Alyssa Mastromonaco.
MOTHER OF INVENTION
Presented by Toyota
Meet the woman who celebrates the lives of children in a simple but profound ritual.
Paige Chenault
Founder, The Birthday Party Project
HOW TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF AFRICAN GIRLS
Learn to save lives in Africa by changing minds from three who have done it before.
Edna Adan Ismail
Former Foreign Minister of Somaliland
Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Senior Advisor to United Nations Under-Secretary-General, UN Women; Head of #HeForShe Global Movement
Shalini Unnikrishnan
Partner and Managing Director, BCG
MODERATED BY: Jennifer Ashton
Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America
PARENTING IN THE SCREEN AGE

Screens are an unavoidable part of our children’s lives—97 percent of teens own cell phones and spend a staggering annual average of 3 months staring at screens. Hear practical tips on how to regain control over tech and raise savvy and safe digital citizens.

Dr. Mimi Ito
Director, Connected Learning Lab
Dr. Delaney Ruston
Physician and Filmmaker, Screenagers
Marissa Shorenstein
President, Northern Region, AT&T
MODERATED BY: Stephanie Ruhle
Anchor, MSNBC and Correspondent, NBC News
SHEFIGHTER

Sexual harassment and violence against women transcend cultures, religions, and borders, but thanks to Lina Khalifeh, Founder of SheFighter Self-Defense School, thousands more women are being 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
YOU CAN’T TAKE A JOKE

More and more, comedians face public and professional repercussion for crossing the line in the name of laughs. Four fearless comedians 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
Amber Ruffin
Comedian and Writer, Late Night with Seth Meyers
Wanda Sykes
Comedian, Producer and Writer
MODERATED BY: Juju Chang
Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
CLOSING REMARKS
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
PRESENTED BY:
WELCOME
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
A life IN VOGUE
Anna Wintour
Editor of Vogue and Artistic Director at Condé Nast
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
IT’S THE SYSTEM NOT THE WOMEN

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 take a look at the biggest myths and bust them wide open to provide real solutions to the barriers holding women back.

Ibtihaj Muhammad
US Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur, and Activist
Bruna Papandrea
Producer, Big Little Lies and Founder, Made Up Stories
Carolyn Tastad
Group President North America & Executive Sponsor Gender Equality, P&G
MODERATED BY: Brooke Baldwin
Host, CNN Newsroom
TRUTHS FROM THE TOP
Hear about lessons learned from one of the world’s most successful female CEOs.
Indra Nooyi
Former Chairman, PepsiCo
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.

Nikki Bell
CEO and Founder, Living In Freedom Together (LIFT)
Dr. Sharon Cooper
Developmental and Forensic Pediatrician
Cindy McCain
Chairman of the Board, The McCain Institute for International Leadership
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden
Senior Legal and Investigative 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 in women’s brain health. 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.

Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton
Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, University of Arizona
Bryan Cranston
Actor
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY: Jo Ann Jenkins
CEO, AARP
MODERATED BY: Deborah Roberts
ABC News Correspondent
MOTHER OF INVENTION
Presented by Toyota

Meet the young women developing the groundbreaking technology that can solve the global plastic-waste crisis.

Miranda Wang
Co-founder and CEO, BioCellection
Jeanny Yao
Co-founder and CTO, BioCellection
With a SPECIAL PRESENTATION from Toyota
Presented by Jacquelyn Birdsall
Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development
MODELING MENTAL HEALTH
A world-famous model discusses her mission to build resilience in young women.
Adwoa Aboah
Founder, Gurls Talk
CALL TO ACTION
Amanda Gorman
Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America
FAREWELL
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