Partner event: WIE Symposium (September 18-19 in NYC)


On September 18 and 19, 2011 in New York City, Sarah Brown, Arianna Huffington and Donna Karan will host the annual WIE Symposium (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). Designed to inspire and empower the next generation of women leaders, the dynamic women’s conference is timed to coincide with the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly. The event features powerful speakers, lively panels and an inspirational awards ceremony. Women 2.0 members save $100 on an early bird tickets with discount code "WIE2587" (expires August 29).


DAY 1: September 18, 2011 WIE ENTERPRISE DAY Improve your career prospects or launch a start-up. Learn from the experts.

Topics include: The Business of Fundraising The Business of Film The Business of Fashion The Business of Social Media The Business of Getting Hired DAY 2: September 19, 2011 WIE INSPIRATION DAY Be inspired to make a difference. Network with 500 of your peers. Attend the WIE Awards

Panels include: Philanthropy in Hollywood The Future of Girls Education The Green Revolution The Male Perspective Unstoppable Women

The WIE Symposium is a high profile gathering of dynamic women leaders sharing their stories and working together to achieve social change.

  • Speakers at the 2010 event included Queen Rania, Christy Turlington, Melinda Gates, Nancy Meyers, Nora Ephron, Diane von Furstenberg, Ashley Judd, Lauren Bush, Glenda Bailey, Wendi Murdoch, Elizabeth Banks and Pat Mitchell
  • Panels for 2011 include: ‘Philanthropy in Hollywood’, ‘Tools for the young entrepreneur’, ‘New solutions for the developing world’ and ‘The Green Revolution’.
  • A week of lead-in events includes a high profile launch party and an exclusive screening.
  • The symposium is a dynamic networking opportunity for women, allowing them to connect with their peers and be inspired by their mentors