February 15, 2017
Women in the World D.C. 2017
Women in the World held its D.C. salon on February 15, 2017 at The United States Institute of Peace. Complete footage of all of the panels can be seen above.
The salon kicked off with opening marks from Women in the World founder and CEO Tina Brown. The event included a panel with two Syrian doctors who gave riveting firsthand accounts and shared the strength of Syrian women. Dr. Sparrow and Syrian doctor Dr. Jehan Mouhsen were interviewed by Washington Post National Correspondent Mary Jordan.
Next, Scotland’s 2016 politician of the year Ruth Davidson was interviewedby CBS News foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan. Davidson had harsh words for the Trump administration and called into question the reliability of the longtime alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Afterwards, CNN Correspondent Athena Jones interviewed “STEMinist” and Toyota Mother of Invention Hahna Alexander about innovative, self-sustained wearables that harvest energy and improve lives. As the founder of SolePower, Alexander is transforming footsteps into power with her “connected workboots.” Plus, Toyota’s VP of Media and Engagement Marketing Steven Curtis surprised Alexander with a major award.
Lastly, one month after the famous Women’s March on Washington, Tina Brown interviewed actress and activist Maria Bello, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Tamika Mallory, one of the national co-chairs and founders of the Women’s March, in a panel titled “The Way Forward.” Gillibrand urged the audience, “We do have to resist, we do have to fight.”