Posted on August 4, 2014
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What I See - simply put – is a collection of individual points of view that grows and changes as women add their voice. The power of the project lies in how women express who they are and how they perceive the world around them.
The annual Women in the World summit is based on a similar idea, as an event dedicated to promoting the stories of incredible women from around the globe.
Women in the World uses the voices of extraordinary women from all backgrounds to inspire, enlighten and, at times, outrage. The summit, taking place this week, is used as a platform for women to improve the lives of other women worldwide simply by telling their stories.
Here are just a few of the interviews that we are excited to hear:
Alaa Murabit - the 23-year-old who supported the rebels in the 2011 Libyan uprising and has since become a political force for women in Libya.
Dr. Tererai Trent - Oprah Winfrey interviews her all-time favorite guest—the Zimbabwean dynamo and founder of the Tinogona Foundation who is revolutionising education for women and girls across Africa after being forbidden to attend school as a child.
Sara Blakely - Spanx founder and the world's youngest female self-made billionaire, who turned her own life savings into a $250 million business while maintaining 100 percent ownership.
Managing editor, Kyle Gibson, calls the summit 'living journalism' as the summit’s co-hosts pick a woman whose activism has inspired them and invite them onstage for the chance to tell their unedited story.
We will hear from 'courageous and intelligent women who are battling the status quo in their countries, picking up the pieces in the aftermath of war and shattering glass ceilings in every sector'.
Two of the stories so far:
Dr. Mamphela Ramphele - the legendary firebrand against apartheid and partner of the brutally murdered activist Steve Biko, has formed a bold new political party and is running for presidency to put South Africa back on track. You can read the interview here.
Khalida Brohi - the 24-year-old founder and director of the Sughar Women Program, which is dedicated to ending tribal violence against women in Pakistan and Humaira Bachal - founder and president of the Dream Foundation Trust, works in her village to start schools. Undaunted by the attack on 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, these two young women are working to change the hearts and minds of Pakistan. You can read the interview here.
And we’ve only had day one; today is sure to bring to stage even more brilliant women to tell their stories. An event not to be missed!
You can live-stream all the Women in the World events from the Daily Beast here.
The agenda for the event can be found here.