2018 NEW YORK

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Agenda and Participants are subject to change. Additional Participants will continue to be added.
6:15 PROGRAMMING BEGINS
A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

Women Rising — the drum beats of activism captured in video and tap. Syncopated Ladies join the women’s revolution, stamping out patriarchy and redefining the social order.

TINA BROWN WELCOME
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
HOW TO LAUNCH A REVOLUTION
Liberian activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee spearheaded a women’s uprising that toppled a bloodstained dictator from power.  In today’s global climate of conflict and crisis, Gbowee tells what today’s activists need to do to make a movement into a revolution.
Leymah Gbowee
2011 Nobel Peace Laureate & Liberian Peace Activist 
MODERATED BY: Norah O’Donnell
Co-Anchor CBS This Morning, CBS News
#METOO: OUTRAGE FROM EUROPE
Ronan Farrow interviews Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the first to publicly charge Harvey Weinstein with assault, Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who faced down Weinstein and Berlusconi, and Italian MP Laura Boldrini about the retro disgrace of post-Berlusconi Italy.
Asia Argento
Director, Actress, Singer, Screenwriter and Activist
Laura Boldrini
Former President, Chamber of Deputies of Italy and Current Member of Parliament

Ambra Battilana Gutierrez
Model
MODERATED BY: Ronan Farrow
Contributing Writer, The New Yorker; author of War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
REFORMING THE BRO CHAOS
Can Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi change the culture of the ride-sharing behemoth that was rocked by the win-at-any–cost business ethos of the previous leadership? A conversation with a new corporate leader, brought in to fix not the valuation of his multi-billion dollar company but its values — most notably its treatment of female employees and customers.
Dara Khosrowshahi
CEO, Uber Technologies
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
WITNESS TO GENOCIDE
Since August, nearly 700,000 Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar across the border to Bangladesh as the regime’s Buddhist militias try to exterminate the Muslim minority.  Crusading columnist Nick Kristof just reported from Rohingya villages inside Myanmar. And a brave and compassionate Canadian doctor, who sought to alleviate the suffering by going to the refugee camps herself, returns with firsthand testimony that will shake you.
Dr. Fozia Alvi
Family Physician, Canada and Volunteer ICNA relief
Nicholas Kristof
Columnist, The New York Times, and Author 
MODERATED BY: Juju Chang
Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
THE MIGHTY VOICE OF VIOLA DAVIS
Viola Davis talks about a life journey that’s taken her from the depths of privation to the heights of Hollywood, defeating the discrimination of race, gender and poverty all the way.
Viola Davis
Award-Winning Actress and Activist
INTERVIEWED BY: Joy-Ann Reid
MSNBC Host, Author 
9:00PM PROGRAMMING ENDS

 

 

 

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

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
PAY ME WHAT I’M WORTH
We are all tired of hearing it:  From doctors to restaurant workers, Hollywood to political office; women are paid less across all industries — 80 cents on the dollar.  Wait no more! Hear from three women who are fighting to change the status quo and stand up to the establishment to demand  fair wages.
Carrie Gracie
BBC Journalist 
Saru Jayaraman
President and Co-Founder, ROC United 
Chirlane McCray
First Lady of New York City
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden
Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News
THE CRUSADER
For nearly two years, police and vigilante forces under despot Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have been entering slum neighborhoods in the middle of the night and executing men suspected of drug possession, for his so-called war on drugs.  An award-winning, Manila-based journalist exposes what’s happening for the online news network Rappler.
Patricia Evangelista

Journalist, Rappler

 

John Avlon
Editor in Chief, The Daily Beast and CNN Analyst 
REINVENT THE RULES
Success is not just about creativity and tenacity, it’s also about reinvention — changing the culture of business and being open to change yourself. A conversation with top female leaders.  
Diane von Furstenberg
Founder and Chairman, DVF Studio
Leila Hoteit
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group 
Mindy Grossman
President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc 
Christa Quarles
CEO, OpenTable 
MODERATED BY: Katie Couric
Award-winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author 
MOTHER OF INVENTION, Presented by Toyota
Meet the innovator who is making it possible for parents and loved ones who are away from home to read bedtime stories to children.
Maxeme Tuchman
CEO & Co-Founder, Caribu
INTERVIEWED BY: Sade Baderinwa
WABC-TV Anchor, Eyewitness News
BREAK
EMOTIONAL MONEY
Research reveals that, even now, women all too often leave the finances to men.  And yet 80 percent of women will be single or solely responsible for their finances by the end of their lives — and will find themselves at a loss when it happens. A savvy wealth manager, a high-powered divorce lawyer and a former professor of behavioral economics reveal how to change that paradigm.
Paula Polito
Global Client Strategy Officer, UBS Global Wealth Management
Laura Wasser
Family Law Attorney, CEO & Founder, Wasser Cooperman & Mandles, P.C. and Author, “It’s Over Easy”
Carmen Rita Wong
CEO & Founder, Malecon Productions, LLC
MODERATED BY: Gillian Tett
U.S. Managing Editor,  The Financial Times
THE GREAT PROTECTOR
Sunitha Krishnan, herself a victim of sexual violence, founded the largest sanctuary in India where the trafficked women and girls she rescues can feel safe.  Threats and violence are not new to Krishnan but in February this year she confronted the worst attack yet.

Sunitha Krishnan
Anti-Trafficking Crusader and Co-Founder of Prajwala

INTERVIEWED BY: Alyse Nelson
President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

THE WOMAN WHO DIDN’T BACK DOWN
A conversation with Sally Yates, the first person to stand up to President Trump in the White House — and the first person to be fired by him.
Sally Yates
Distinguished Visitor from Government, Georgetown University Law School; Former Deputy Attorney General 
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown 
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World 
THE FORGOTTEN
Little attention is paid to the fact that civil war rages on across Yemen, with Saudi bombing  of Iranian-funded rebels killing at least 1,665 women and over 50,000 children just last year. Learn from an intrepid aid worker and a committed journalist what it’s like living amid the single worst humanitarian catastrophe since the founding of the United Nations.
Bushra Aldukhainah
Area Manager, CARE Yemen
Afrah Nasser
Journalist & Editor in Chief, Sana’a Review
MODERATED BY: Rula Jebreal
Award-Winning Author, Journalist and Foreign Policy Expert
THE HEAT IN THE KITCHEN
Today’s superstar chefs believe that food is more than a meal — it’s a movement. A conversation with two top chefs moderated by the former chef in the Obama White House. 
Dominique Crenn
Chef-Proprietor, Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn, Bar Crenn 
Barbara Lynch
Chef/Owner, Barbara Lynch Gruppo 
MODERATED BY: Sam Kass
Food Entrepreneur, Former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition, Founder of Trove Worldwide, Acre Venture Partners
1:15 LUNCH
2:30 AFTERNOON PROGRAMMING BEGINS

PERFORMANCE BY RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS

Formed in the wake of Trump’s inauguration, The Resistance Revival Chorus are bringing protest songs to the women’s revolution.
POWERS OF THE SENATE 
Two senators, a Republican and a Democrat,  discuss seeking compromise and voting their conscience during a time when partisanship reigns supreme in Washington.
Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator (D-New York)

Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Senator (R-Alaska)

 

MODERATED BY: Andrea Mitchell 
NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Host of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports
MOTHER OF INVENTION, Presented by Toyota
Meet the brains behind the innovative technology that helps law enforcement hunt down sex traffickers and rescue trafficking victims.
Emily Kennedy
CEO & Founder, Marinus Analytics

Harris Faulkner
Co-Host, Outnumbered and Host, Outnumbered Overtime, Fox News
THE FUTURE OF WORK
Where and how we work is undergoing a tectonic shift. The majority of the workforce will be freelance within 10 years and a rapid digital transformation will make some jobs more flexible while making others obsolete. How to get smart about what’s coming.
Melissa Arnoldi
President, Technology & Operations, AT&T 
Leah Busque
Founder TaskRabbit, General Partner, Fuel Capital; Shine Together
Dambisa Moyo
Global Economist & Author 
Jennifer Rademaker
Executive Vice President – Global Customer Delivery, Mastercard 
MODERATED BY: Bianna Golodryga
Correspondent, CBS News; Contributor, CNN
IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET ATWOOD
We live in a country where male politicians want to regulate our reproductive rights, our president brags about sexual assault, and the vice president refuses to meet alone with women. Can The Handmaid’s Tale become our reality? Celebrated author, Margaret Atwood discusses this and more.
Margaret Atwood
Writer, O.W. Toad Ltd.
INTERVIEWED BY: Michelle Goldberg 
Columnist, The New York Times
UNSHACKLED
America incarcerates more women than any other country in the world. And more than half have not been convicted of a crime but are awaiting trial behind bars because they can’t pay bail. Meet two reformers with bold ideas for ending the criminalization and victimization of women in America’s justice system.
Holly Harris 
Executive Director, Justice Action Network
Topeka Sam
The Ladies of Hope Ministries, Co-Founder Hope House NYC, Director #Dignity Campaign for #cut50 

MODERATED BY:
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: THE GATHERING THREAT
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads a discussion with four remarkable international  journalists who have faced brutal trolling, threats of bureau closure and the necessity of exile because they have spoken truth to power.  Amid the rising ​threat to western democracy ​ they explain why the strong-man tactics of the regimes of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and Turkey’s Tayipp Erdogan  have such relevance to us here at home.
Yevgenia Albats
Editor in Chief, The New Times, Russia  
Tamara Chergoleishvili
Founder Tabula Media, Georgia   
Carrie Gracie
Former China Editor, BBC
Ece Temelkuran 
Author & Journalist, Turkey 
MODERATED BY: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State

6:00PM PROGRAMMING ENDS

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

 9:00AM PROGRAMMING BEGINS
WELCOME
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World
WOMAN EN POINTE
One of the most celebrated ballerinas in the world, she was the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history.
MISTY COPELAND
Best-selling Author & Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre
INTERVIEWED BY: Robin Roberts
Co-Anchor, Good Morning America
DOCTORS WHO WORK IN PERIL
Venezuela’s collapse of democracy and its ravaged economy has transformed this former Latin American powerhouse into a country where citizens are starving. Two determined doctors share stories from the heart of chaos.   
Dr. Astrid Cantor
Medical Doctor and Columnist, Caracas Chronicles
Federica Dávila
Medical Student and Founder & Director, Primeros Auxilios UCV (Green Cross)
MODERATED BY: Juju Chang

Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline

IN CONVERSATION WITH SOPHIE GRÉGOIRE TRUDEAU 
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is a fearless advocate for engaging men and boys in conversation about gender equity and feminism. She’s also a champion for increased awareness around eating disorders, mental health and domestic violence. 

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Gender Equality Advocate and spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada

INTERVIEWED BY: Stephanie Mehta
Editor in Chief, Fast Company
SEX: NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
The digital revolution of #MeToo has forced men and women to redefine their stance on sex, dating – even masculinity.  As the relationship between the sexes undergoes vast redefinition, new rules of engagement are emerging in our digital world, in our bedrooms and in the workplace.  Some leading voices weigh in.
Joanna Coles
Chief Content Officer,  Hearst Magazines and Author Love Rules

Terry Crews
Actor & Activist
MODERATED BY: Zainab Salbi
Host and Executive Editor of #MeToo, Now What; Founder, Women for Women International & Author
BEAT THE CLOCK
Women already battling sexism are often hit hardest by ageism. But now more women are pushing back and showing that age is just a number.
Maye Musk
Model, Dietitian & Face of CoverGirl, Maye Musk, Inc.
Sheila Nevins
Executive Producer; Former President,  HBO Documentary Films; Author, You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairy Tales
Markus Strobel
President, Global Skin and Personal Care, P&G 
Michaela Angela Davis
Writer, Image Activist, MADFree 
MODERATED BY: Lesley Stahl
Correspondent, 60 Minutes; CBS News
THEY KILLED MY DAUGHTER
One remarkable  mother is leading the charge against pharmaceutical companies for knowingly marketing highly addictive prescription opioids that helped create one of the largest public health crises in modern history.
Janis McGrory
Mother who lost her daughter to an opioid overdose; Learn to Cope, FedUp Rally, Team Sharing
INTERVIEWED BY: Perri Peltz
Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist

BREAK


DIETLAND

This television series unveils one woman’s journey to self-awakening while exploring a multitude of issues faced by women today – including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture and unrealistic beauty standards.

Julianna Margulies
Actress, AMC’S Dietland

Joy Nash
Actress, AMC’S Dietland

Marti Noxon
Executive Producer, Writer and Director AMC’S Dietland
MODERATED BY: Cindi Leive
Journalist
MOTHER OF INVENTION, Presented by Toyota
Hear from a young inventor who came up with an innovative way to protect against  attackers who slip drugs into their victim’s drink.
Danya Sherman 
Founder, KnoNap
Jacquelyn Birdsall
Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor North America
MODERATED BY: Athena Jones
National Correspondent, CNN
THE RESCUER
Australian Madeleine Habib ran away to sea in her early 20s, following her love for the ocean and a passion for environmental and social activism. She now captains her own cargo ships and rescues refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.
Madeleine Habib
Ship’s Captain and Humanitarian Worker, SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres 
INTERVIEWED BY: Rula Jebreal
Award-Winning Author, Journalist and Foreign Policy Expert
LET LOVE PREVAIL
On February 10, 2015, Deah Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan, were shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Suzanne Barakat — Deah’s sister — is on a mission is to counter Islamophobia and fight hate with love.
Dr. Suzanne Barakat
Board Chair, Our Three Winners Foundation
INTERVIEWED BY: Katy Tur
NBC News Correspondent and MSNBC Anchor
YOUTHQUAKE
Can Generation Z save the world from itself? Expected to be more politically active and socially conscious, this new generation of young people are fired up about changing laws, ending violence and prejudice, and screaming loudly in the name of social justice.
Eva Maria Lewis
Founder, The I Project and Co-Founder Youth for Black Lives 
Delaney Tarr
Student Activist, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Naomi Wadler 
11, Year-Old Student Activist, George Mason Elementary School
MODERATED BY: Tina Brown

Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/ Women in the World

 

CALL TO ACTION

Hebh Jamal
Muslim Palestinian-American Youth Activist 
Nupol Kiazolu
President, Youth Coalition for Black Lives Matter, Greater NY

Hunter Schafer
Transgender Artist, Designer and Model
Monica Sibri
Co-Founder, New York DREAMers
 
Jamie Tyberg
Climate Activist, New York Communities for Change
PERFORMANCE BY THE RENAISSANCE YOUTH CENTER CHOIR

Their mission is to empower underserved, inner-city youth through music and the arts. This choir from the Bronx is being the change they want to see in their community and using their voice to say ‘rise up!’.

TINA BROWN FAREWELL
2:00PM PROGRAMMING ENDS

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