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Tina Brown on Women, Politics, and Leadership

In tandem with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, founder and CEO of Women in the World Tina Brown and the Council’s Ertharin Cousin discussed how women will shape politics in the next decade and beyond.
Tina Brown
Ertharin Cousin
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About This Event

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States, the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and an unprecedented number of women running for political office—including as part of the United States' presidential election—making it a historic year of milestones in the women's movement. At the same time, Tina Brown's Women in the World platform is approaching another decade of elevating the voices of visionary and impactful women. In celebration of 2020's milestones and International Women's Day, the Council is delighted to welcome Tina Brown to discuss what it means to be a woman in the world today. How will women in 2020 shape politics and global leadership in the next decade and beyond?

About the Speakers
Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media, Women in the World
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Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and founder of the Women in the World summits. Between 1979 and 2001, she was editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and wrote the best-selling biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles. In 2000, she was awarded the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to journalism.
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Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Prior to joining the Council, Ertharin Cousin served as executive director of the UN World Food Programme where she led the world’s largest humanitarian organization from 2012 to 2017. She also previously served as US ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.
Council expert Ertharin Cousin