Last week, I was in New York at the launch of the Women in the World Foundation. What an inspiring night! The women gathered in Tribeca heard from powerful women speakers on topics from forced marriage to the impact of war on women, and from governmental leaders likeUN Womens Michele Bachelet to activists like Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee.
Tina Brown, editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, started organizing Women of the World summits two years ago. She is now focusing her considerable energy on raising funds and supporting dynamic programs that change womens lives. She also was recently interviewed on NPR about the books she is reading from women leaders.
And as a reminder that it matters who makes decisions, Newsweek just published a Global Womens Progress Report, which tracks the best and worst places to be a woman, and highlights some emerging women leaders from around the world. Its worth checking out.
Thanks to Tina Brown, we now have another forum to raise these issues and a mechanism to get important resources to women who need them.