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TO BUSINESS, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:
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
Women in the World will be live-streamed on thedailybeast.com
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