Women in the World Summit

Women who are on the front lines all over the world come to our stage to tell their stories at our summits and salons. They are activists, CEOs, peacemakers, entrepreneurs, and firebrand dissidents. They've saved and enriched lives and shattered glass ceilings in every sector. With vivid journalistic narratives, stirring videos, and provocative discussions, Women in the World is the premier showcase for women of impact and for the men who champion them.

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.

Upcoming Events

The ninth annual Women in the World Summit will take place April 12-14, 2018 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The event is presented and co-hosted by Toyota.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be appearing at the Summit along with Academy Award-winner Viola Davis, contributing writer at The New Yorker Ronan Farrow,  Parkland gun control activist Delaney Tarr, Liberian Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee, restaurant workers’ activist Saru Jayaraman, and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Also joining us onstage will be U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Lisa Murkowski, best-selling author and principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland, award-winning actress and star of Dietland Julianna Margulies, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, actress, writer and activist Jameela Jamil, MSNBC anchor Joy-Ann Reid, and Dr. Fozia Alvi, a volunteer in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Many more names will be announced soon.

Watch videos from the entire 2017 Summit above.

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The 2018 Summit is generously supported by presenting sponsor Toyota; leadership sponsors AT&T, The Boston Consulting Group, Mastercard, P&G and UBS; supporting sponsor Thomson Reuters; and media sponsor The New York Times.


The three-day Women in the World Summit, held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, presents powerful new female role models whose personal stories illuminate the most pressing international issues. They range from CEOs and world leaders to artists, activists, peacemakers, and firebrand dissidents. The Summit’s vivid journalistic narratives, high-impact video, and fast-paced staging have made it the premier platform to showcase women of impact. Increasingly, Women in the World also includes the participation, onstage and in the audience, of men who champion women.

Past participants have included Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Angelina Jolie, Diane von Furstenberg, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Tom Hanks, Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and many more amazing and inspiring women from all over the world! Click here to view the agenda from the 2017 Women in the World Summit, and click here for full highlights of the event.

Past Events

The 2015 Women in the World London Summit brought powerful voices from around the globe to Cadogan Hall for two days of heart wrenching and empowering live journalism.
Tina Brown co-hosted the Women in the World San Antonio Salon on December 8 with President of 3N Group Guillermo Nicolas and San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley.
Powerful voices from around the globe converged on San Antonio and shared the stories of their lives.
The seventh-annual summit returned to the David H. Koch Theater for three days of unforgettable speakers and performances.
The inaugural Women in the World New Delhi Summit was an action-packed day of powerful and moving speakers from around the globe.
Powerful voices from around the globe convened on London's Cadogan Hall for two days of heart wrenching and empowering live journalism.
The 2015 Women in the World New York Summit brought women on the front lines in 21 countries together to tell their stories over three days at New York’s Lincoln Center.