Hillary Clinton to appear at star-studded women’s summit
March 10th, 2014
12:38 PM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton to appear at star-studded women’s summit

Updated 1:54 p.m. ET, 3/10/2014

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will continue her focus on women’s rights when she appears at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit next month.

Clinton will share the stage with Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, at the event hosted by Tina Brown, the former editor of Newsweek.

“We are thrilled to bring this historic and stimulating dialogue to Women in the World this year,” Brown said in a statement. “Secretary Clinton and Madame Lagarde are the leading examples of women breaking gender barriers with every move they make.”

The event will be a star-studded affair with prominent women from all walks of life coming together to discuss and promote “inspiring women and men.”

Actresses Meryl Streep, Mia Farrow, and Rashida Jones will participate in the three-day event. Former First Lady Barbara Bush and former President Jimmy Carter will also speak, as will designer Diane von Furstenberg and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.

Clinton’s panel with Lagarde will be moderated by New York Times Columnist Thomas L. Friedman and will take place in Lincoln Center's David H. Koch theater.

Since early in her career, women’s rights have been a priority for Clinton. In 1995, she attended the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and declared “human rights are women’s rights.”

Last week, Clinton tied “broader human development” with women’s reproductive rights at a United Nations event.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Gordon

    I'm sure Senator Collins will be surprised to learn that she is a Democrat.

    March 10, 2014 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. Enough is Enough

    Clinton with the head of the IMF and the former editor of Newsweek. I wonder if they both got their jobs because the married well....or did they do something to actually earn their positions?

    March 10, 2014 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Having just concluded CPAC with a Rand Paul victory in the non-binding Straw Poll, let's see what sort of remarks and comments we get from our libertarian leaning friends, the self described "lovers of liberty".

    March 10, 2014 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Susan Collins is no democrat. Interesting how you don't see idiots like Bachmann & Palin at these sort of summits.

    March 10, 2014 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    She can't get elected because of her ideas..........she can only get elected because of appealing to the idea of the "first woman"!

    PC candidates, have a horrendous track record, at this point.........and the voters need to face that reality.

    March 10, 2014 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  6. reggie53

    Enough of Hillary Clinton. we need some younger female faces in politics now. Enough with the old...time for the new.

    March 10, 2014 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. Chris-E...al

    Oh its the Hill billy Clinton bozo tour bus back on the road show bringing lots of trix and surprises enough to last you an yours a lifetime . hury hury hury

    March 10, 2014 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Whether you take it or not she will be first woman president. Yes, on Hillary16. Period.

    March 10, 2014 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. Thomas

    It's not right , why are only women invited and not cross gender people to this star-studded women’s summit ?

    March 10, 2014 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  10. The Republican Party Is Dead To Me

    And the republicans heads start exploding in 5.....4....3...2..1.

    March 10, 2014 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Clinton’s panel with Lagarde will be moderated by New York Times Columnist Thomas L. Friedman and will take place in Lincoln Center's David H. Koch theater.
    -----------------------–
    How funny is that? Thanks, David. Want another chuckle? David's name also appears as a sponsor for a major science group that funds "Nova" on PBS. One of the prime sponsors of Tea Party groups also sponsors a major sicence group. How funny is that? Makes you wonder what his motives are. Is it benevolence, hate, or simple greed?

    March 10, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |