Women who are on the front lines all over the world come to our stage to tell their stories at our summits and salons. They are activists, CEOs, peacemakers, entrepreneurs, and firebrand dissidents. They’ve saved and enriched lives and shattered glass ceilings in every sector. With vivid journalistic narratives, stirring videos, and provocative discussions, Women in the World is the premier showcase for women of impact and for the men who champion them.
Tina Brown and her team brought the most amazing line-up of successful and committed leaders to the WIW Los Angeles Summit. Obiageli Ezekwesii spoke passionately about bringing the Nigerian school-girls back from the terrorist group in Boko Haram. She will not rest until that war is won. Cecile Richard also stood her ground on providing critical healthcare to women, families, and children in health clinics around the US. Komal Ahmad, founder of Copia, enthused us all with her vision for creating waste free cities. My Stealthy Freedom Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist, inspired us with her free spirit and real inside look at living in Iran. Then, Cheryl Boone Isaacs sat in conversation with Tina Brown, discussing the growing multicultural diversity in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Right?!
And the PGA’s Women Toolkit: MS Factor reminds:
$116 M USD gross avg for female-led movies
$96 M USD gross avg for male-led movies
2014: 110M male movie-goers; 119M female movie-goers…and past trend demonstrates increase in female movie-goers.