Women in the World Canada Summit

September 11 Toronto

Women in the World held its inaugural Canada Summit in Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2017. The event was streamed live on our Facebook page and complete footage of all of the panels can be seen above. Or, click here to watch the entire event from beginning to end.

The Summit took place at the distinguished AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto with eight stage conversations.

The Summit kicked off with opening remarks from Women in the World founder and CEO Tina Brown, who then led a conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Gender equality advocate Sophie Grégoire Trudeau also joined a panel discussion on the objectification of women in media and advertising moderated by CBC’s The National anchor Wendy Mesley.

Angelina Jolie appeared in a conversation with Loung Ung to discuss their film First They Killed My Father, directed by Jolie and based on Ung’s bestselling memoir.

Other dynamic speakers included Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad, two extraordinary mothers -- one Israeli and one Palestinian -- who each lost sons in the conflict are transforming their personal tragedy into reconciliation and forgiveness; Felicia Sanders, a survivor of the Emanuel AME Church shooting by a white supremacist in Charleston, S.C.; and renowned historian Margaret MacMillan.

Kara Swisher, Executive Editor at Recode; civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom; and Tamika D. Mallory, who was one of the leaders of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., discussed how to bust the bro culture.

Visit womenintheworld.com to see past participants, and learn more about exciting programming updates.

The Summit was generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Credit Suisse, Leadership Sponsor P&G, Supporting Sponsors Toyota and Thomson Reuters, and Media Partner The Globe and Mail.



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