The international ‘Women in the World’ summit in association with the New York Times was hosted in India on 20th November 2015. This prestigious event took place at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The purpose of ‘Women in the World’ summit is for women achievers to come together and share their stories. This summit is the premier showcase for women who have made an impact, and the men who champion them.
This event was co-hosted by many high profile personalities like Anand Mahindra, Barkha Dutt, Nita Ambani, Shabana Azmi, Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the UN. Some of the names to grace this event were Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett, Madhuri Dixit, Nandita Das, Iranian race car driver Laleh Saddigh, former World Bank VP for Africa Obiageli Ezekwesili, Robi Damelin and Bushra Awad, an Israeli and Palestinian mother working together for peace, William Dalrymple, Naina Lal Kidwai, CEO, HSBC. Rakhee Kalita Moral, Associate Professor of Cotton College, Guwahati, and Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, and Sambha Lamarr, Founder of Sahaki Society, Shillong was also present at this event.