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Women in the World: London Day 2

In this two-day event, some of the world’s most inspiring and impressive women will come together to tell their stories through vivid journalistic narratives, stirring videos and provocative debate. They come from over 17 countries, where they’ve saved and enriched lives, stormed male bastions and cleared paths for women and girls in every sector. They are activists who risk their lives, artists and visionaries who galvanise and move us, firebrand dissidents, peacemakers, journalists and entrepreneurs. All have unforgettable insights to share. Topics include:

“That Girl”

A poem performed by its author, an 18-year-old who grew up poor, homeless and hopeless until she found her voice.

Marquesha Babers Poet and Mentor, Get Lit – Words Ignite

Tina Brown Welcome

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

Women Fighting Terror

A conversation with the women leading the fight against the radicalization of youth in Britain and all over the world.

Saliha Ben Ali Social Worker and Founder, SAVE BELGIUM
Sasha Havlicek CEO and Director, The Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Sara Khan Co-Director and Founder, Inspire
Dr Edit Schlaffer Founder and Executive Director, Women without Borders/SAVE
Baroness Joanna Shields OBE Minister, Internet Safety and Security

MODERATED BY: Lindsey Hilsum International Editor, Channel 4 News

The Firebrand: Leymah Gbowee

The Nobel peace laureate shares how she forged an interfaith coalition of women to end Liberia’s bloody civil war.

Leymah Gbowee Founder and President, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

“I Trusted Him”: One Schoolgirl’s Story of Abuse

Helena was abused by her teacher, an experience that drove her to madness. Twenty years later, on behalf of all victims of institutionalized abuse, she’s going public with her nightmare.

Helena Fraser Children’s Rights Campaigner, NSPCC

MODERATED BY: Lucy Hockings, Anchor, BBC World News

Theresa May: Fearless Woman at the Top

Theresa May is the longest serving British Home Secretary in England’s history. How has she shaped the office, and how has it shaped her?

Rt Hon Theresa May MP Home Secretary

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

Risk Taker: Nicole Kidman

The Oscar winner is garnering rave reviews on the West End for her portrayal of scientist Rosalind Franklin, the missing hero in a Nobel award. Kidman discusses how she’s defining this creative phase of her life and career.

Nicole Kidman Actress

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

Selfie: The High Cost of Low Confidence

A conversation about the impact body confidence has on individuals and society as a whole. The panel will highlight how social media magnifies the desire to look “perfect” and the lengths to which girls will go to become their best “digital selves”.

Nina Nesbitt Singer / Songwriter
Dr Susie Orbach Co-Founder, The Women’s Therapy Centre and The Women’s Therapy Institute
Terri Senft Master Teacher, New York University
Chantelle Winnie International Supermodel

MODERATED BY: Laverne Antrobus Consultant Psychologist

Why Women Need a New Party

The Women’s Equality Party is catching fire across the UK. A conversation with one of its founders on why the time is now.

Catherine Mayer Co-Founder and President, Women’s Equality Party

INTERVIEWED BY: Kathy Lette Author

The New Lives of Joseph Kony’s Girl Soldiers

Three women who are reclaiming dignity for girls enslaved by Uganda’s LRA, including one who was herself a child soldier, and a passionate Ugandan nun whose convent offers a refuge and a new life.

Polline Akello Survivor and Advocate, War Child UK
Agnes Igoye Deputy National Coordinator, Prevention of Trafficking in Persons
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe Director, St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Centre

Does it Take Women Leaders to Make Women Leaders?

When will the lip service to “women’s empowerment” result in a pipeline of women leaders? Four who have made it to the top of their professions compare notes.

Dr Margaret Aderin-Pocock MBE MD and Founder, Science Innovation Ltd
Sharon Doherty Group Organisation and People Development Director, Vodafone
Halla Tomasdottir Founder and CEO, Sisters Capital
Tessa Ross Former Controller of Film and Drama, Channel 4

MODERATED BY: Meredith Kopit Levien EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, The New York Times Company

The Ebola Angels

A conversation with a teenage girl and her brother from Sierra Leone, who survived Ebola but lost their father and two brothers to the disease. The two have now taken on the cause of thousands of homeless children orphaned by Ebola.

Abibatu Ebola Survivor and Youth Advocate, Plan International
Lanphia Ebola Survivor and Former Nurse, Moyamba Ebola Treatment Centre

MODERATED BY: Tulip Mazumdar Global Health Correspondent, BBC News

Scotland’s Political Star: Nicola Sturgeon

She’s the first woman to hold the title of First Minister of Scotland, the first woman to serve as leader of the Scottish National Party, and she’s just begun.

Nicola Sturgeon MSP First Minister of Scotland

INTERVIEWED BY: Sir Harold Evans Author and Editor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters

The New Face of India

Once a small-town girl, now a leading Bollywood star, Kangana is a rebel in Hindi cinema known for dismantling industry and societal norms.

Kangana Ranaut Actress

INTERVIEWED BY: Shabnam Mahmood Reporter, BBC News

The End of Misogyny?

What does feminism really look like in 2015—and how can modern feminism slay misogyny? Or can it?

Bonnie Greer OBE Playwright, Novelist and Critic; Chancellor, Kingston University
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Academy Award-winning Filmmaker
Charlotte Rachael Proudman Barrister, Mansfield Chambers QC; Sociology PhD candidate, University of Cambridge
Zing Tsjeng Broadly UK Editor to ‘The End of Misogyny’

INTERVIEWED BY: Dr Amanda Foreman FRSA; Senior Visiting Scholar, Queen Mary, University of London; Co-Founder, House of Speakeasy

Daughters For Sale

A teenage Afghan rapper shares how music helped her escape from child marriage.

Sonita Alizadeh Rapper and Activist

INTERVIEWED BY: Zarghuna Kargar Author and Journalist, BBC

Mhairi Black: From Chip Shop to Westminster

Interview with the outspoken 21-year-old member of Parliament on her impassioned maiden speech in the House of Commons, which has been viewed over 10 million times.

Mhairi Black MP Member, The Scottish Parliament

INTERVIEWED BY: Emma Barnett Women’s Editor, The Daily Telegraph

That’s the Goal

Girls’ football is the fastest growing sport in Britain today. A conversation with England’s top striker about kicking up a storm and inspiring an entire generation of young women.

Eniola Aluko Footballer, Chelsea and England; Sports and Entertainment Lawyer; Founder, Crescenda Sport

MODERATED BY: Tina Daheley Broadcaster and Journalist

My Escape from North Korea

A young defector’s harrowing journey to freedom.

Yeonmi Park North Korean Human Rights Activist

INTERVIEWED BY: Lyse Doucet Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter, BBC World News Television and BBC World Service Radio

Cara Delevingne Interviewed by Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett talks to Cara Delevingne about what she has learned in her young life and lightning-fast rise to fame and on her new mission to redirect the spotlight for social good.

Cara Delevingne Actress and Fashion Icon

INTERVIEWED BY: Rupert Everett Actor and Author

The Twin Pillars Behind Malala

The mother of Malala Yousafzai, speaking publicly for the first time, in conversation with her husband about the values with which they raised their daughter and the highs and lows of forging an entirely new life for their family.

Toor Pekai Yousafzai Mother of Malala Yousafzai
Ziauddin Yousafzai Father of Malala Yousafzai

MODERATED BY: Samar Minallah Khan Anthropologist and Filmmaker

Further inspirational speakers and details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Women in the World London is generously sponsored by Dove, Google, MasterCard and Toyota. We would also like to thank our partners, including Plan UK and War Child.

Part of Women in the World: London

Women in the World: London Day 1

Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Director Sarah Gavron are interviewed by Simon Schama on their new film Suffragette, plus an interview with Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s charismatic, first-ever...

Concert Duration:
ends approx. 7pm. Lunch break included.

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