The 2012 Women in the World Summit is taking New York City by storm this week.
The summit, hosted by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and sponsored by the likes of HP, Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Toyota, Intel and SheWill, focuses on first-person storytelling by trailblazing women from across a broad spectral of cultures. The event, being held in New York’s Lincoln Center March 8-10, will also brainstorm solutions to challenges facing women across the globe.
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“You see these incredible world events happening but what about the women who are living through theses situations? And I think there’s something about seeing the world through the eyes of women that gives you a really unique perspectives,” Daily Beast Founder Tina Brown told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Monday.
“You see what amazing sacrifices are being made in the name of the most basic freedom of so many of these women in Egypt, West Pakistan, Burma, and other countries,” Brown added. “They’re doing incredibly brave things every single day and they really are brave women.”
Women included in Newsweek‘s cover story on “150 Women Who Shake the World” are, according to the magazine: “heads of state and heads of households. Angry protesters in the city square and sly iconoclasts in remote villages. With a fiery new energy, women are building villages. With a fiery new energy, women are building schools. Starting businesses. Fighting corruption. Harnessing new technologies and breaking down old prejudices. Whenever a woman or girl gains control of her destiny, the local standard of living goes up and the values of human rights spread.”
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Can’t make the #wiw12 summit? Never fear – you can watch the entire summit through a Livestream. Tune in at livestream.com/womenintheworld. Or follow The Women in the World Summit on Facebook and Twitter @womeninworld
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