Agenda and Participants are subject to change.

  • MORNING PROGRAMMING BEGINS
  • 9:00 AM

A WRAP-UP WITH DVF

The legendary designer on the women who inspire her.
Diane von Furstenberg
Chairman and Founder, DVF Studio, LLC
INTERVIEWED BY: Meredith Kopit Levien
Chief Revenue Officer, The New York Times

HER BRAND IS CRISIS

Ertharin Cousin reports on what she sees while confronting pressing global needs, ranging from devastating earthquakes to needy refugees, as she manages the UN World Food Programme’s response.
Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director, World Food Programme
INTERVIEWED BY: Lesley Stahl
Correspondent, 60 Minutes

AJAY BANGA: THE RIGHT TO IDENTITY

Nearly 2.5 billion people live without a legal form of identification, and most of them are women. MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga discusses why the right to identification remains the crucial link in a global conversation about financial inclusion, gender parity and income inequality.
Ajay Banga
President & CEO, MasterCard
INTERVIEWED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World

WOMEN ON THE RUN

Why the women and girls of Central America are fleeing to the United States.
America Ferrera
Actress, Producer and Founder, Take Fountain Productions
Lilia Aguilar
Former member of Mexican Congress; Founder, Moving Mexico Forward; Researcher in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Astrid Ellis
Kidnapping Survivor
MODERATED BY: Maria Hinojosa
Executive Producer and Host of NPR’s Latino USA and President of Futuro Media Group

INDRA NOOYI IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

One of the few women to run a Fortune 500 company and the bestselling author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family explore trends, policies, and approaches — from multigenerational households to corporate “family campuses” — that can help women pursue their careers while meeting their family responsibilities.
Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
Anne-Marie Slaughter
President and CEO, New America
MODERATED BY: Norah O’Donnell
Co-Anchor, CBS This Morning

THE WINNER

How a determined Pakistani girl became a squash champion by disguising her gender.
Maria Toorpakai Wazir
Professional Pakistani Squash Player and Founder, Maria Toorpakai Fund
INTERVIEWED BY: Gillian Tett
U.S. Managing Editor, The Financial Times

THE FOURTH REVOLUTION

Can technology solve the world’s most pressing problems? Brilliant female futurists weigh in.
Yoky Matsuoka
Technology Leader in Healthcare, Smart Homes, and Robotics; Former VP of Technology at Nest; Co-Founder of Google X
Caroline Dowling
President, Communications and Enterprise Compute, Flex
Martine Rothblatt
Chairman & Co-CEO, United Therapeutics Corporation
MODERATED BY: Bianna Golodryga
Anchor, Yahoo News & Finance

THE LASTING IMPACT OF ANITA HILL

25 years later, what you didn’t know about America’s most infamous sexual-harassment case.
Kerry Washington
Actor, Producer, and Activist, star of Confirmation
Susannah Grant
Executive Producer/Writer, Confirmation
Sally Quinn
Reporter, The Washington Post
MODERATED BY: Cynthia McFadden
Senior Legal and Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

MOTHER OF INVENTION

Presented by Toyota. Two entrepreneurs who are using technology to bring advice and inspiration to students who need them most.
Monica Gray
CEO & Co-Founder, DreamWakers
Annie Medaglia
Co-Founder, DreamWakers
Ganiat Rufai
Principal, Dr. E. Alma Flagg School, Newark, NJ
MODERATED BY: Isha Sesay
Anchor and Correspondent, CNN

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Jacquelyn Birdsall
Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America

THE DRAMA OF INDIA'S FAULT LINES

Are gender and caste violence endemic in modern India-- and is rule of law failing the majority of its billion-plus citizens, especially its women and girls?
Dr. Menaka Guruswamy
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Barkha Dutt
Director, Barkha Dutt Live Media
MODERATED BY: Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World

MERYL STREEP AND LEADERS OF TOMORROW: CALL TO ACTION

Meryl Streep introduces young firebrands who are already changing the world, each of whom has a message and mission of urgency for the audience.
  • SUMMIT FAREWELL
  • 2:00 PM