Sarah Brown, Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and wife of former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, will chair the first WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) in New York City on September 20, 2010, with co-hosts designer and Urban Zen Foundation Founder Donna Karan and Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington. The central theme is "Women Inspiring Women," and the conference is timed to coincide with the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly. This inspirational symposium invites prominent women from the fields of politics, philanthropy, media, fashion, and the arts to inspire and empower the future generation of women leaders, advocates, and entrepreneurs.
The WIE Symposium will feature powerful speakers from around the world, challenging panels, and informative lectures with panel topics including the future role of women in technology, women leading the way in business, and a White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) philanthropy and advocacy panel with Brown. Five prize-winning young women advocates from Africa and Asia will speak about the importance of ending the tragedy of women dying needlessly in childbirth.
Gallery: WIE Symposium Co-Hosts