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Women in the World Summit Features Meryl Streep, Barbara Walters, Hillary Clinton and More

Women in the World Summit Features Meryl Streep, Barbara Walters, Hillary Clinton and More

The Daily Beast's power-packed Women in the World summit March 12 - 14 in NYC will showcase outstanding women leaders fighting sex trafficking, child marriage, rape as a weapon of war, and other challenges holding back women and girls. Featuring Meryl Streep, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Hillary Clinton, Marcia Gay Harden and more!

The Daily Beast's power-packed Women in the World summit will showcase outstanding women leaders fighting sex trafficking, child marriage, rape as a weapon of war, and other challenges holding back women and girls. Features include Meryl Streep, Her Majesty Queen Rania, and activists from across the globe.

One of the workshops that is part of the Women in the World summit happening this weekend in New York City (March 12 - 14) will highlight the lives of two Chinese women, born at nearly the same historical moment, and the extremely opposite journeys they took. One of the women ended up in a labor camp before being an author in exile, the other became the CEO of Morgan Stanley China.

The discussion of women's lives in a nation in transition will be livestreamed on Saturday, March 13 at 2:45 PM, on The Daily Beast.

Wei Christianson has been listed as one of Fortune's "International Power 50" as well as The Wall Stree Journal's "50 Women to Watch" as being head of Morgan Stanley China. Anchee Min is quickly becoming a literary star in both fiction and nonfiction as the author of bestsellers Red Azalea and Becoming Madame Mao. Her work is usually autobiographical, and is known for its strong female leads.

Other events include:

Ensemble Reading Introduced by Hillary Clinton: Unique performance, directed by Broadway great Julie Taymor, tells stories of seven women who fought for justice, starring Meryl Streep, Marcia Gay Harden, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Julyana Soelistyo, Lauren Vélez, Archie Panjabi, and Stephanie Okereke.

Barbara Walters interviews Madeleine Albright: Two greats sit down to discuss their trailblazing careers - the progress women have made over the last several decades, and the work left to be done.

Lesley Stahl interviews Valerie Jarrett: Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl will interview Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s senior adviser and the chairwoman of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

The Lives of Girls: Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and Katie Couric discuss creative and surprising incentives to keep girls around the world in school. Also featuring inspiring girls from Kenya and the Philippines who fought for their own right to an education.

For a complete event schedule, click here.


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