Changemakers of Today & Tomorrow

Women in the World: India

The Women in the World India Summit took place on November 20, 2015, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

This internationally recognized, powerful live event, co-hosted by Anand Mahindra, Barkha Dutt, Frieida Pinto Nita Ambani, and Shabana Azmi, featured a stellar line-up of international and Indian names including Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett, Madhuri Dixit, Nandita Das, Iranian female race car driver Laleh Seddigh, the founder of Nigeria’s “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign, former World Bank Vice President for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili, an Israeli and a Palestinian mother working together to find peace, Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad, William Dalrymple, HSBC’s Naina Lal Kidwai, and many other extraordinary global women of influence.

Their purpose: to share news-making stories and offer insights on how women and girls are changing the world.

“Since we began hosting our summits seven years ago, we have seen a step change across the world,” said Tina Brown. “Now more than ever, women are leading culture, political and economic change and making their voices heard. Women in India are playing vibrant new roles in every aspect of society, so it’s only natural that we bring the live journalism of Women in the World here.”

Women in the World India was generously supported by presenting sponsor Hindustan Unilever and Dove; leadership sponsor Rockefeller Foundation; and supporting sponsors Toyota, Serum Institute of India, Orient Craft, and Taj Hotels.

The agenda can be viewed here.

Tina Brown
We read the headlines in the news, but we seldom get to hear these individual stories, and the Women in the World summit does that–we give a spotlight to issues that mainstream media doesn’t typically like to touch.
India Summit Preview
Anousheh Ansari
The engineer and first Muslim woman in space will discuss bringing technology to rural communities in India.
Samantha Power
One of the most influential foreign policy leaders in the world shares the everyday challenges of representing America at the UN in a time of global turbulence, and how she simultaneously juggles mothering two young children.
Madhuri Dixit
The multiple award-winning Indian actress on her break from the world of film and her role as a mother and champion for children’s rights.
From Our Stage
Speaking out
Kangana Ranaut: “Girls are a liability”
Model behavior
Cara Delevingne gets candid about mental illness
Raw truth
Leymah Gbowee: “I could walk past a dead body without flinching”
Call to action
Angelina Jolie Pitt makes a plea for refugees

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