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September 11, 2017

Women in the World Canada Summit 2017

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 eventfrom 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.local 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.


Agenda

Agenda and participants are subject to change.

1:00 PM PROGRAMMING BEGINS

TINA BROWN WELCOME

Tina Brown

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

A CONVERSATION WITH PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU

After almost two years in office, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses his track record on his feminist agenda and his efforts to support women’s issues around the world.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

MODERATED BY: Tina Brown

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

WORLD ON FIRE: HOW WOMEN CAN SHAPE THE WORLD

In these tumultuous times and changing world order, how can Canada defend and lead the fight for the liberal values of the world and what is the unique role that women can play?

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada

Margaret MacMillan

Professor of History, Warden of St Antony's College in University of Oxford

MODERATED BY: Zainab Salbi

Author, Media Commentator and the Founder of Women for Women International

THE SONS WE SHARE

How two extraordinary mothers – one Israeli and one Palestinian – are transforming personal tragedy into reconciliation and forgiveness.

Bushra Awad

Member, The Parents Circle – Families Forum

Robi Damelin

Spokesperson, The Parents Circle – Families Forum

Interpreted by Manar Faraj

Education Projects Manager, Parents Circle – Families Forum

MODERATED BY: Anna Maria Tremonti

Host, The Current, CBC Radio

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER

Filmmaker Angelina Jolie and author Loung Ung discuss their new film which tells Ung’s remarkable tale of survival during the Khmer Rouge years of terror in Cambodia.

Angelina Jolie

Director, Producer, Screenwriter, First They Killed My Father

Loung Ung

Screenwriter, Executive Producer, First They Killed My Father

MODERATED BY: Tina Brown

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

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM PROGRAMMING RESUMES

'PERFORMANCE'

A third-generation survivor of violence against women, the Toronto native performs her award-winning poem on overcoming the trauma of domestic violence to find a place of solace and healing.

Britta B

Poet and Arts Educator

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT

The ceaseless objectification of women in the media and advertising is passé and sends a message to young women that they are valued solely for how they look, not for who they are and what they can accomplish. Four cultural leaders offer proven tactics for portraying women in a more positive and powerful light and share startling facts on why doing so is critical to raising a new generation of strong, self-confident women.

Madonna Badger

Chief Creative Officer and Founder, Badger & Winters

Roseanne Supernault

Actress, Activist and Founder of Next Gen Productions

Carolyn Tastad

Group President, P&G North America, and Executive Sponsor, Gender Equality

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Gender Equality Advocate

MODERATED BY: Wendy Mesley

Anchor, The National and The Passionate Eye, CBC News

FIGHTING HATE IN THE U.S.

There has been a dramatic uptick in incidents of racist and xenophobic attacks across the globe. We speak with survivors and activists all working to dismantle racism and reverse this tide of hate.

Heidi Beirich

Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center

Pardeep Singh Kaleka

Co-Founder, Serve2Unite

Patrice O’Neill

Executive Producer and Founder, Not In Our Town and The Working Group

Felicia Sanders

Survivor of the Emanuel AME Church Shooting in Charleston, SC.

MODERATED BY: David Walmsley

Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail

MY STEALTHY FREEDOM

An intrepid journalist in exile shares her story of founding a social movement that inspires the women of Iran to perform acts of personal rebellion.

Masih Alinejad

Journalist and Campaigner Against Forced Hijab

Diana Swain

Senior Investigative Correspondent, CBC News and Host of 'The Investigators with Diana Swain'

THE WOMEN BUSTING UP THE BRO CULTURE

Women live in a culture of unequal pay, blatant sexism, and truly tiresome mansplaining. We speak with three women who are unafraid to stand up to the misogynistic establishment -- from Silicon Valley to the news media.

Tamika D. Mallory

Co-Chair, Women's March

Kara Swisher

Executive Editor, Recode

Lisa Bloom

Civil Rights Attorney, The Bloom Firm

MODERATED BY: Zainab Salbi

Author, Media Commentator and the Founder of Women for Women International

6:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS

Tina Brown

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


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