Tina Brown knows how to make an impact. She scaled the heights of publishing as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, launched the Daily Beast and published two best-selling books. For the past nine years, Brown has organized the Women in the World Summit, which touches down in Toronto on September 10. This year’s attendees include Katie Couric, Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, and Chrystia Freedland, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. “We’ve doubled the size of the event from last year,” says Brown, over the phone from New York. “It’s an extraordinary time for women. The mission and the movement have joined forces. It’s so important that we capitalize on this momentum.”
The #metoo movement has sparked a dramatic change in the cultural conversation about women’s power. Why is this change personal to you?
All my life, in all my jobs, I was almost always the only woman in the room with management. The number of women on the Fortune 500 in the last year has actually declined. The noise of #MeToo is resulting in genuine cultural change, but it’s not as seismic as you might think.
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