From April 6th to April 8th, the Women in the World Summit will meet for the 7th year in New York City. The Summit features influential women who are involved in all facets of public life, whether it’s business, politics, or the arts. Women in the World was launched in 2009 as a platform for women in the front lines around the globe, from activists and artists to CEOs and entrepreneurs, who have made a difference and forged new paths for women in every sector.
Women have made extraordinary strides over the past fifty years. They have dropped the apron to becoming wage earners, managers, and thought-leaders. The need to fight for equality hasn’t stopped. Across the world, women still lack education and financial independence.
The Women in the World Foundation was created in 2011 to shine a light on the work of its honorees. Since its creation, the foundation donated over $1 million and raised awareness about other important nonprofits, which dedicate their efforts to improve the health, education and social status of women across the globe.
The tech industry, although dominated by men for decades, has seen many women recognized for their pioneering efforts. Big corporations have chosen women to be among their best leaders. These women, in turn, inspire girls to empower themselves and take on bigger responsibilities in fields traditionally occupied by men.
This year, the Women in the World Summit will host guest presenters such as Meryl Streep; Former First Lady Laura Bush; First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani; IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde; Diane von Furstenberg; Masih Alinejad; Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Executive Director, Melanne Verveer; and Fox News anchor and journalist, Megyn Kelly. The full agenda and list of participants is available online.