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Hillary Clinton & Christine Lagarde team up at Women in the World

NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Secretary

of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and International Monetary Fund

Managing Director Christine Lagarde are joining Tina Brown's fifth

annual Women in the World Summit. They will engage in a conversation

together at Lincoln Center opening night, Thursday, April 3, moderated

by Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times.

Tina Brown, founder of Women in the World, said: "We are thrilled to

bring this historic and stimulating dialogue to Women in the World

this year. Secretary Clinton and Madame Lagarde are the leading

examples of women breaking gender barriers with every move they make."

Both have appeared independently before at the summit.

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from

2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Her

"smart power" approach to foreign policy repositioned American

diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a

central role in restoring America's standing in the world, reasserting

the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on

Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening, and

negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Earlier, as first lady

and senator from New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a

champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and

girls. Clinton also worked to provide health care to millions of

children, create jobs and opportunity, and support first responders

who risked their lives at Ground Zero. In her historic campaign for

president, Clinton won 18 million votes. Today, Ms. Clinton continues

to build on the nonprofit work she began nearly four decades ago

through the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, including

her latest initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,

which brings together partner organizations - international

institutions, governments, businesses, NGOs, and others - to

accelerate full participation for women and girls in the 21st Century.

Christine Lagarde, a French national, is the Managing Director of the

IMF, the first woman to lead the 188-nation financial organization.

She also was the first woman to become chairman of the international

law firm Baker and McKenzie, and the first woman to hold the post of

Finance and Economy Minister of a G-7 country. In her latter capacity,

she chaired the ECOFIN Council, which brings together Economics and

Finance Ministers of the European Union. As a member of the G-20, Ms

Lagarde played a key role in the Group's management of the financial

crisis, and as Chairman of the G-20 in 2011, she launched a

wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary

system. She was named Officier in the Légion d'honneur in April 2012.

Under Ms Lagarde's leadership, the IMF has been at the forefront of

the response to the global economic crisis. Since she joined, the IMF

has placed greater emphasis on the role of women as drivers of

economic growth. In the IMF's Finance & Development issue on Women at

Work, she wrote: "Our future depends on a fundamentally different

worldview that we can achieve only by fully including both men and

women. The values, voice, and contributions of women can make a world

of difference. Put simply, we cannot afford not to dare the


Other confirmed participants for this year's Women in the World Summit

include: Ambassador Samantha Power, Rashida Jones, Laurene Powell

Jobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Senator

Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Susan Collins, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,

Sarah Silverman and many more.

The fifth annual Women in the World Summit runs April 3rd - 5th at

Lincoln Center. Tickets are available

here: http://davidhkochtheater.com/moreinfoWITW.html?sp

Women in the World will be live-streamed on thedailybeast.com

SOURCE Tina Brown Live Media and Women in the World

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/CONTACT: Andrew Kirk, 347-712-1877, press@tinabrownmedia.com

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