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Women in the World Summit

The second annual Women in the World summit started on Thursday with a welcome from Tina Brown, Editor in Chief of Newsweek and the Daily Beast, who hosted the event, and ended with a farewell on Saturday. Watch the video 

Over the course of the few days, an esteemed collection of women and men participated in panel discussions and conversations at the Hudson Theatre in Times Square. There seemed to be one phrase on everyone’s mind: We are at a pivotal moment in history.   

Over the course of the few days, an esteemed collection of women and men participated in panel discussions and conversations at the Hudson Theatre in Times Square. There seemed to be one phrase on everyone’s mind: We are at a pivotal moment in history.   Memorable speakers from the weekend included Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Diane von Furstenberg, Melinda French Gates, President Bill Clinton, Ashley Judd, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anna Holmes, Arianna Huffington, and many others.Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke on Friday evening directly after a panel discussion with Dr. Hawa Abdi, founder of Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation and HA Village. Dr. Abdi started a health clinic on her own family farm in Somalia, where more than 90,000 displaced people now live peacefully.

Dr. Abdi recounted the story of being held hostage by Islamist militias not long ago. When they tried to take over her hospital, she refused.  ?“I will die with dignity,” she remembers saying, “I will die with my people.”       Read the rest of the story

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