Oprah Winfrey, Brie Larson Kick Off Women in the World Summit

The 10th annual Women in the World Summit began in New York City on Wednesday with the help of Oprah Winfrey and Brie Larson.

“We live in a country that has somehow confused cruel with funny, serious with intelligent, attitude with belief, personal freedom with stockpiling assault weapons, and what is moral with what is legal,” Winfrey, the evening’s keynote speaker, told the crowd at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. “So it is time for women in the world to set the agenda. It’s time for women to redefine the message. We need to make that message a positive one. Let’s make it ambitious, and inclusive, and brimming with hope.”

The three-day event — a series of speeches and panels launched by Tina Brown to highlight both women leaders and international issues — aims to answer the question, “Can women save the world?”

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Posted on April 11, 2019 at 2:41 pm

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