Women in the World Los Angeles 2018

February 13 Los Angeles

Women in the World hosted its annual Los Angeles salon on February 13, 2018 at Neuehouse Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. The private event before an audience of more than 200 was also streamed live on the Women in the World Facebook page.

Headlining the evening was award-winning actress Viola Davis, who took part in a wide-ranging one-on-one conversation with Women in The World CEO/ Founder Tina Brown that touched on Davis' poor upbringing in Rhode Island, the #MeToo movement and her experiences working in Hollywood as a woman of color.

The evening kicked off with a panel that included president and CEO of A+E Nancy Dubuc, actress Olivia Munn, Recode founder Kara Swisher, MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid. The panel was moderated by Zainab Salbi, one of People magazine's Women Changing the World and host of the new PBS series #MeToo, Now What?, and took a look at whether the #MeToo movement is just another inflection point in the fight for gender equality or a genuine tipping point for change.

The heroic Dr. Rola Hallam, a courageous British-Syrian doctor who elected to return to the war zone that her homeland has become to treat wounded there and found an innovative solution to the bombing of a children’s hospital in Syria, also appeared onstage in conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

The enterprising Emily Kennedy, founder of Marinus Analytics, who has figured out a game-changing way to aid in the tracking and capture of sex traffickers was honored as a Toyota 'Mother of Invention.' Kennedy was surprised with a $50,000 grant from the automaker to help fuel the next stage of growth for her business.

Watch highlights from the event above or click here to watch the full program in its entirety.

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

The Summit is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Toyota.

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