Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Actress Meryl Streep and Former President Jimmy Carter Are Among the Event’s Headliners
Columbia, Mo. (April 2, 2014) — Magazine journalism senior Hilary Weaver will be one of three volunteers live tweeting panel discussions at the “Women in the World” summit. The three-day event begins this Thursday evening, April 3, in New York.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, actress Meryl Streep, comedian Sarah Silverman, journalist Katie Couric, former President Jimmy Carter and Sen. Kristen Gillabrand are among the many philanthropists and social justice advocates who will address global women’s issues. The summit’s mission is to advance women and girls through stories that rarely get coverage in the news noise.
Created by journalist Tina Brown and fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, the event is hosted by and features many high-profile women but also highlights lesser-known women who are doing advocacy work and activism around the world.
The star-studded panel and social justice focus helped bring the Women in the World Summit to Weaver’s attention two years ago. She followed the event on Twitter and Facebook as well as watched its live stream.
This year she investigated attending the event in person and learned that tickets were available to those interested in the topic. With the encouragement of Mary Kay Blakely, her capstone professor, and help from a source on a previous story, Weaver applied and was granted a press pass by the Tina Brown Live team.
Weaver, who is studying both magazine editing and writing, has held internships in London, St. Louis and at Inside Columbia magazine. She plans to pursue a magazine career in New York City or another large metropolitan area after graduation in December.
Follow @Hilary_Weaver for updates from the event.
Updated: July 23, 2020