Women in the World Summit
The ninth annual Women in the World Summit took place April 12-14, 2018 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event was presented and co-hosted by Toyota.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at the Summit along with Academy Award-winner Viola Davis, who was interviewed by MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid, contributing writer at The New Yorker Ronan Farrow moderated a panel with Italian actress Asia Argento and Italian model Ambra B. Gutierrez, two women who stood up to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Parkland gun control activist Delaney Tarr, Liberian Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee, restaurant workers’ activist Saru Jayaraman, and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi were some of the other big highlights.
Numerous other luminaries and inspiring women and men joined us onstage, including U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Lisa Murkowski, best-selling author and principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland, award-winning actress and star of Dietland Julianna Margulies, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Fozia Alvi, a volunteer in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
The 2018 Summit is generously supported by presenting sponsor Toyota; leadership sponsors AT&T, The Boston Consulting Group, Mastercard, P&G and UBS; supporting sponsors The Rockefeller Foundation and Thomson Reuters; and media sponsor The New York Times.
ABOUT WOMEN IN THE WORLD
The three-day Women in the World Summit, held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, presents powerful new female role models whose personal stories illuminate the most pressing international issues. They range from CEOs and world leaders to artists, activists, peacemakers, and firebrand dissidents. The Summit’s vivid journalistic narratives, high-impact video, and fast-paced staging have made it the premier platform to showcase women of impact. Increasingly, Women in the World also includes the participation, onstage and in the audience, of men who champion women.