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WOMEN IN THE WORLD Announces Participants for Annual Summit!

WOMEN IN THE WORLD Announces Participants for Annual Summit! Today, Tina Brown Live Media and Women in the World announced the initial lineup of participants for the 9th annual Women in the World Summit held at Lincoln Center in New York City. This year's Summit will open at the David H. Koch Theater on Thursday, April 12 and run to Saturday, April 14.

Secretary Clinton will lead a debate on the rise of strongmen in Russia, Turkey, the Philippines and China with four brave journalists from those regions. Among them is: Carrie Grace, former BBC China Editor who led the fight for pay equity at the BBC and testified in Parliament this year.

Since its launch in 2010, Women in the World has established itself as one of the largest, most visible platforms for women to share their stories and showcase the tenacity, joy and effectiveness of a rising global movement. This year's Summit will feature groundbreaking conversations from the #MeToo fallout, dark new trends in human trafficking, the battle for pay equity, the women transforming the restaurant business, and how digital innovation is disrupting intimate relationships.

Tina Brown, Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World, said: "Women's courage in speaking out is transforming lives for millions by personal example, leadership, and inspiration as never before. That has always been the mission of Women in the World, and this year's summit-the ninth year- will bring together all the passion and purpose of these last twelve months."

Additionally, the Summit will spotlight the 2018 Toyota Mothers of Invention who contribute to their community and the world through innovation, entrepreneurship, and invention.

Featured Women in the World 2018 participants include:

Tina Brown, Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Afrah Nasser, Journalist and Sana'a Review Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Astrid Cantor, Medical Doctor and Contributing Columnist, Caracas Chronicles

Barbara Lynch, Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur, Gruppo

Bushra Aldukhainah, Area Manager, CARE Yemen

Carrie Gracie, Former Editor, BBC China

Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist & Author, Mildstorm

Danya Sherman, Founder and CEO, KnoNap; 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber Technologies

Dominique Crenn, Chef-Proprietor, Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn, Bar Crenn

Delaney Tarr, Parkland gun control activist

Ece Temelkuran, Turkish Author & Journalist

Emily Kennedy, CEO & Founder, Marinus Analytics; 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention

Federica Dávila, Founder & Director, Primeros Auxilios UCV (Green Cross) and Medical Student, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Dr. Fozia Alvi, Doctors Plus Medical Centre and Volunteer, ICNA Relief Canada

Jacqueline Birdsall, Senior Engineer, Toyota North America

Jameela Jamil, Actress, Writer, and Activist ("The Good Place")

Jennifer Rademaker, Executive Vice President, Global Customer Delivery, MasterCard

Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines

Joy-Ann Reid, Author and Host, MSNBC

Laura Wasser, Family Law Attorney and Founder, It's Over Easy

Leila Hoteit, Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate & Liberian Peace Activist

Misty Copeland, Best-selling Author & Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York)

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Madeleine Habib, Ship's Captain and Humanitarian Worker, SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

Markus Strobel, President, Global Skin & Personal Care, P&G

Maye Musk, Model, Dietitian, Face of Covergirl, and Founder, Maye Musk, Inc.

Maxeme Tuchman, CEO & Co-Founder, Caribu; 2018 Toyota Mother of Invention

Melissa Arnoldi, President, Technology & Operations, AT&T

Michaela Angela Davis, Writer, Image Activist, MADFree

Mindy Grossman, President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc

Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times

Patricia Evangelista, Manila-based journalist, Rappler and documentary filmmaker

Paula Polito, Group Managing Director and Global Client Strategy Officer, Global Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Ronan Farrow, Contributing Writer, The New Yorker and author of WAR ON PEACE: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

Saru Jayaraman, Attorney, Author, and Workers' Rights Activist; President and Co-founder, ROC United

Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer, Former President of HBO Documentary Films, Author of You Don't Look Your Age and other Fairy Tales

Sunitha Krishnan, Anti-trafficking Activist and co-founder of Prajwala

Dr. Suzanne Barakat, MD, Board Chair, Our Three Winners Foundation

Tamara Chergoleishvili, Founder, Tabula Media

Viola Davis, Academy Award-winning Actress and Activist

Zainab Salbi, Host and Executive Editor of "#MeToo, Now What," Founder of Women for Women International & Author, ADIN Productions

The Women in the World global live events series has been a leader in the global women's movement since 2010. In addition to its the flagship, three-day Summit in New York City, Women in the World has hosted summits in London, Toronto, Dubai, and New Delhi, as well as breakout salons in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

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

Tickets for the Summit are available for purchase at:

For more information, and to be part of the conversation follow Women in the World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and at


The three-day Women in the World Summit, held at New York City's Lincoln Center, presents powerful 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.

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