The Women in the World Summit is a female-powered gathering like no other, inspiring global change from Harlem to Harare through an impressive lineup of speakers including Meryl Streep, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Katie Couric, and Diane Von Furstenberg this year. Founded in 2010 by Tina Brown, who recently left the Daily Beast to found Tina Brown Live Media, the summit hits New York City April 3-5, with a focus on live storytelling and interviews about courage and resilience. It will cover topics from Rwandan women and Uganda’s persecution of gay citizens to environmental activism and Pussy Riot’s legal struggles.
As Clinton noted in her powerful address to the summit last year, “There is a powerful new current of grassroots activism stirring, galvanized by events too outrageous to ignore, and enabled by new technologies that give women and girls voices like never before. That’s why we need to seize the moment.” This year, the former Secretary of State will join International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde and moderator Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times for a discussion about recent global political and economic crises.
Yahoo Shine will be livestreaming video from the conference right here, on our special Women in the World events page. Some of the other 2014 highlights include:
• A video of First Lady Michelle Obama interviewed with 18-year-old New Yorker Nene Sy, a senior at the Young Women’s Leadership School, who was at the White House earlier this week.
• Top journalists and activists offer first-person stories about how women are faring post-Arab Spring, with Nadia Al-Sakkaf, editor in chief of the Yemen Times; Jehane Noujaim, Oscar-nominated director of “The Square”; and moderator Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.”
• Charlie Rose interviews the members of dissident Russian feminist group Pussy Riot about their two years in prison, their public beating at the Winter Olympics in Sochi and their fight for penal reform.
• Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon joins director Ken Burns for a preview of his new documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” with a revealing glimpse into the incredible life of Eleanor Roosevelt.
• Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discusses the major points of his new book, “A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power,” with Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric.
• Comedian and activist Sarah Silverman joins her sister Susan Silverman, a rabbi, for a joint interview about their divergent career paths with Norah O’Donnell of “CBS This Morning.”
• Celia Richards discusses the audacious life of her mother, former Texas governor Ann Richards, with Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards and interviewer Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films.
To view the complete agenda and schedule of events, please go to Women in the World’s official website.
Check out the live stream below: