Agenda and Participants are subject to change.

  • PROGRAMMING BEGINS
  • 9:00 AM

CHRISTINE LAGARDE: MADAME CHAIRMAN

The IMF Chief offers her unique insights on the economic impact of the refugee crisis, the future of Europe, and the outlook for the global economy.
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
INTERVIEWED BY: Niall Ferguson
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University

THE FEARLESS WOMEN OF TURKEY

How escalating violence against women and a culture of impunity should be seen as harbingers of the end of democracy in Turkey.
Amberin Zaman
Public Policy Scholar, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Al-Monitor columnist.
Ipek Bozkurt
Lawyer, We Will Stop Women Homicides Platform
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Director, Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Selin Sayek Böke
Party Spokesperson and Deputy Chair of Republican People's Party of Turkey, Member of Parliament
MODERATED BY: Zainab Salbi
Host and Creator of The Nida’a Show and Founder of Nida’a al Nissa Productions

SEX AND TROLLS IN ANCIENT ROME: MARY BEARD

Legendary Cambridge classics professor Mary Beard connects misogyny 2000 years ago with cyberstalking today.
Mary Beard
Professor, University of Cambridge
INTERVIEWED BY: William Dalrymple
Writer and Historian

MOTHER OF INVENTION

Presented by Toyota. How one young entrepreneur is paying it forward.
Komal Ahmad
Founder and CEO, Copia
Margarette Purvis
President and CEO, Food Bank For New York City
MODERATED BY: Zain Verjee
Co-founder and CEO, aKoma Media

DANGEROUS DOCUMENTARIANS

How two brave filmmakers from China and Saudi Arabia have risked their lives to expose secrets about those countries, in defiance of their governments.
Nanfu Wang
Filmmaker, Director, Hooligan Sparrow
Safa al Ahmad
Journalist and Filmmaker
MODERATED BY: Deborah Roberts
Correspondent, ABC News

ENVIRONMENTAL WARRIORS

Fearless women who have risked their lives to stop criminals engaged in illegal poaching rings and the ruthless corporate interests that threaten to destroy precious ecosystems.
Dr. Paula Kahumbu
CEO, WildlifeDirect
Kate Brooks
Director, The Last Animals
Mélanie Gouby
Journalist
MODERATED BY: Katty Kay
Anchor, BBC World News America

MINDY KALING: WHY NOT ME?

The first woman of color to create, executive produce and star in her own TV sitcom discusses breaking barriers, being a female boss and the new direction of her hit show The Mindy Project.
Mindy Kaling
Actor, Writer, Producer
INTERVIEWED BY: Alicia Menendez
Anchor and Correspondent, Fusion

CANADA’S SHAME: THE MURDERED AND MISSING

As many as 4,000 Canadian indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing since 1980. Why do these tragic cases continue to be overlooked? Victims’ families share stories of frustration and grief.
Melina Laboucan-Massimo
Sister of Murdered or Missing Indigenous Woman and Indigenous Activist
Lori (aka Lorimer) Shenher
Author, Speaker, and Former Detective, Vancouver Police
Michele Pineault
Mother of a Murdered or Missing Indigenous Woman
Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MD
Canadian Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
MODERATED BY: John Hockenberry
Host, The Takeaway
  • LUNCH
  • 12:45PM
  • AFTERNOON PROGRAMMING BEGINS
  • 2:15PM

PERFORMANCE

Daymé Arocena
Singer-songwriter and Musician

MOTHER/DAUGHTER DYNASTY: TWO GENERATIONS OF THE BUSH FAMILY

We’ve heard a lot about the men in the Bush family lately, but not enough about the vibrant women who are surging ahead, each in her own different way.
Barbara Bush Jr.
CEO & Co-Founder, Global Health Corps
Laura W. Bush
Former First Lady of the United States
Jenna Bush Hager
Correspondent, NBC News’s TODAY
MODERATED BY: Savannah Guthrie
Co-Anchor of Today and NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent

MY STEALTHY FREEDOM

The founder of a social movement that's inspiring women of Iran to perform acts of personal rebellion.
Masih Alinejad
Journalist and Campaigner Against Forced Hijab
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World

MOTHER OF INVENTION

Presented by Toyota. Meet a visionary who has a mission to help people with special needs.
Maria Dellapina
Founder and President, Specs4Us
Erin Suzanne Farragher
Inspiration for Erin’s World Frame Line by Specs4Us
Anthony J. Spooner
Special Education Teacher and VP, Specs4Us
Dr. Cynthia Peacock, MD, FAAP, FACP
Associate Professor and Medical Director, Baylor College of Medicine
MODERATED BY: Alex Witt
Anchor, MSNBC’s 'Weekends with Alex Witt'

WHY TV IS HOTTER THAN MOVIES

From Black-ish to WGN America’s Underground, America's hit TV shows are outpacing Hollywood when it comes to offering black women starring roles - both in front of the camera and behind it.
Nina Shaw
Partner, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano
Misha Green
WGN America’s 'Underground' Creator, Writer and Executive Producer
Jurnee Smollet-Bell
Actress and Activist, Star of WGN America’s 'Underground'
Yara Shahidi
Philanthropist, Scholar and Actress on ABC's Black-ish
MODERATED BY: Juju Chang
Nightline Co-Anchor, ABC News

BIRTHING NEW SOLUTIONS TO END MATERNAL MORTALITY

Presented by Merck for Mothers. Local solutions to the complex and age-old problem of maternal mortality.
Liya Kebede
Supermodel, Designer and Founder of The Liya Kebede Foundation
Ivy Prosper
Ivy Prosper, Reporter and Television Host, Maternal Health Channel
Zubaida Bai
President and Chief Executive, ayzh
Mary Gorett Musoke
Founder of the Maria Maternity Ward and President of the Uganda Private Midwives Association
MODERATED BY: Alyse Nelson
President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

DAUGHTERS FOR SALE

A teenage Afghan rapper shares how music helped her escape from becoming a child bride, and fuels her mission to fight against child marriage around the world.
Sonita Alizadeh
Artist and Activist
INTERVIEWED BY: Katty Kay
Anchor, BBC World News America

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR WOMEN IN ISLAM?

Women raised as Muslim debate whether there's a place for them in Islam.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Founder, AHA Foundation and Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Farah Pandith
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Zahra' Langhi
Co-Founder & Director, Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace
Hibaaq Osman
Founder and CEO, Karama
MODERATED BY: Barkha Dutt
Director, Barkha Dutt Live Media

STANDING HER GROUND

As the Supreme Court considers its first abortion case in a decade, and presidential candidates call for the closing of women’s health clinics, the head of Planned Parenthood is the voice for women who say, 'We won't go back.'
Cecile Richards
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
INTERVIEWED BY: Alicia Menendez
Anchor and Correspondent, Fusion

PADMA LAKSHMI: SECOND ACT

The award-winning author and Top Chef host talks about her beginnings as a fashion model, how food relates to feminism and overcoming her own health crisis.
Padma Lakshmi
Author, TV Presenter and Chef
INTERVIEWED BY: André Leon Talley
Author and Curator, Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective (deYoung Museum)
  • THURSDAY PROGRAMMING ENDS
  • 6:30 PM