Women in the World Summit

November 20 New Delhi

The Women in the World India Summit took place on November 20, 2015, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. This internationally recognised, powerful live event, co-hosted by Anand Mahindra, Barkha Dutt, Nita Ambani, and Shabana Azmi, featured a stellar line-up of international and Indian names including Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett; Madhuri Dixit; Nandita Das; Smriti Zubin Irani; Iranian female race car driver Laleh Seddigh; the founder of Nigeria’s “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, former World Bank Vice President for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili; an Israeli and a Palestinian mother working together to find peace, Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad; William Dalrymple; HSBC’s Naina Lal Kidwai, and many other extraordinary global women of influence.

Their purpose: to share news-making stories and offer insights on how women and girls are changing the world. “Since we began hosting our summits seven years ago, we have seen a step change across the world,” said Tina Brown. “Now more than ever, women are leading culture, political and economic change and making their voices heard. Women in India are playing vibrant new roles in every aspect of society, so it’s only natural that we bring the live journalism of Women in the World here.”

Women in the World India was generously supported by presenting sponsor Hindustan Unilever and Dove; leadership sponsor Rockefeller Foundation; and supporting sponsors Toyota, Serum Institute of India, Orient Craft, and Taj Hotels.


From Our Stage

Dissenting opinion
Smriti Zubin Irani says women in India aren't dictated to
Samantha Power on explaining her work to her children
Model Behavior
Madhuri Dixit: "I look at my achievement as a responsibility"
Speak Up
Zainab Salbi on the Muslim faith: "Someone else is defining it for us"


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