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From the halls of Congress and the backlots of Hollywood, to the frontlines of battles being waged by women globally, the initial participants in the 10th Annual Women in the World Summit were announced today.

The dynamic lineup of speakers, moderators, and panelists includes Oprah Winfrey, Stacey Abrams, Anna Wintour, Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Cindy McCain, Adwoa Aboah, Maria Ressa, Christiana Figueres, Jill and Faith Soloway, and many others.

The Summit, to be held at Lincoln Center in New York City, will feature a keynote address from Winfrey offering her vision on this year’s imperative question: “Can women save the world?”

And in a rare convening, Wanda Sykes, Rachel Bloom, Phoebe Robinson, Judy Gold and Amber Ruffin will discuss what it is like to be women who are edgy comedians in the current cultural climate.

“This year’s Summit is such a milestone event with our 10th anniversary; it is clearer than ever that the mission has met its moment,” said Tina Brown, founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World. “The seeds we’ve planted as far back as 2009 in a small midtown theater have exploded into a global community of women of power and purpose.”

Founded in 2010, Women in the World has since grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for women to share their stories and discuss the issues that matter most. Past on-stage participants have included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Kamala Harris, Viola Davis, and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Additionally, this year’s Summit — presented and co-hosted by Toyota — will spotlight the inspiring initiatives of the Toyota Mothers of Invention. Since 2012, Toyota has granted over $160 million in funds to women who contribute to their community and the world through innovation, entrepreneurship, and invention. 

Article by LOUIS CHESLAW