Monday, 30 June 2014

In 2013, The fourth annual summit April 4-5,

In 2013, The fourth annual summit April 4-5, featured participants Hillary Rodham Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria, Susan Rice, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Garry Kasparov, Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Michaela DePrince, Tom Hanks, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and a video presentation from Malala Yousafzai.

Beginning with the 2012 summit, Toyota and Women in the World partnered for the “Mothers of Invention” series. In 2012, the honorees included: Asenath Andrews of the Catherine Ferguson Academy, Talia Leman of, and Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman of sOccket. In 2013, honorees included Kavita M. Shukla of FreshPaper, Sejal Hathi and Tara Roberts of Girltank, and Caitria and Morgan O’Neill of In January 2014, Toyota and Women in the World announced Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta, co-founders of the LuminAid, as the first of three 2014 Mothers of Invention honorees.
In 2013 the Foundation expanded its partnership with the non-profit Vital Voices Global Partnership. Vital Voices Global Partnership now houses the Foundation and it's initiatives including Women of Impact Awards, Women in the World on Campus and the solutions database that showcases nonprofits that advance women and girls.
Women in the Global Platform: An online community and platform that maps need and resources, showcasing organizations working to advance women and girls.
The Women of Impact Awards: Awards grants to organizations working on the ground to advance women and girls, including: Liberian Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee; Dr. Hawa Abdi, Somali human rights activist; Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, who runs an all-girls school in Kenya; Raquel Barros Da Silva, who works with mothers and pregnant women at risk in Brazil; Maria da Penha, a survivor of horrific domestic violence whose activism prompted the Brazilian government to enact a law toughening penalties for domestic abuse; Dona Anna Marcondes Faria, a leader and educator in Brazil’s violent, impoverished favelas; Molly Melching, for her work teaching African communities to change cultural practices that harm women such as female genital mutilation; Susana Trimarco, for her fight against human trafficking and rescues of young girls from brothels in Argentina; Ugandan chess champ Phiona Mutesi who “triumphed over daunting circumstances in Kampala” and who hopes to become a doctor; Humaira Bachal and Khalida Brohi, two young Pakistani activists who risk their lives to educate girls in Pakistan.
Women in the World Next Generation: A college campus outreach program of Women in the World connecting young female leaders to leading women in business.
In September 2013, Tina Brown announced she would leave The Daily Beast at the end of the year to launch Tina Brown Live Media, a new company dedicated to summits, salons, flash forums and debates.
In addition to producing the annual Women in the World summit at Lincoln Center in New York, Tina Brown Live Media works with Women in the World brand to produce salon-style events globally. On January 16, 2014, TBLM presented the first Women in the World Breakfast Series in Chicago featuring Liberian activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee and showcasing the work of Sally Hazelgrove’s Crushers Club.
On March 5, 2014, Tina Brown Live Media hosted a Women in the World event in Washington D.C. featuring Madeline Albright, Catherine Russell, Valerie Jarrett, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and activist Humaira Bachal. The event was co-hosted by Tina Brown, Anita Dunn, Maria Teresa Kumar, Sophie L'Hélias Delattre, Julianna Margulies, Melanne Verveer, Cheryl Mills, Andrea Mitchell, and Elizabeth Thorp.

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