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.
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“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.