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

Women in the World will return to Canada for the second year in a row and will hold a Summit in Toronto on September 10, 2018.

Joining us onstage will be IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, author, actress and director Amber Tamblyn, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Katie Couric, physician and ICNA Relief volunteer Dr. Fozia Alvi, journalist Masha Gessen, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Member of Parliament Maryam Monsef who is Canada's minister on status of women. Names of other guests joining us will be announced in the coming weeks.

In 2017, Women in the World made its first trip north of the border for a day of engaging conversations with some of Canada's leading thought leaders. The event kicked off with with Women in the World founder and CEO Tina Brown interviewing 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.

You can see complete highlight's from the 2017 event here.

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

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The 2018 Women in the World Canada Summit is generously supported by presenting sponsor Credit Suisse; leadership sponsor P&G; supporting sponsors Toyota and Thomson Reuters; and media sponsor Globe & Mail.

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.

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