Women & Power

Edit Schlaffer is the founder of Women Without Borders, a global organization bringing together women’s voices from all sides of issues and conflicts. Phyllis Rodriguez is a peace activist whose son Greg was killed in the terrorist attack on the...

Famed for her talent, creativity, and versatility as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ani Difranco made a name for herself in the music world with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1990. This Grammy Award-winning artist has...

Elizabeth Lesser is an author and co-founder of the Omega Institute. Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist , playwright and teacher. She wrote the poem read at the 2008 inauguration of President Barack Obama. Elizabeth Lesser discusses the...

Pat Mitchell is the President and Chief Executive of the Paley Center for Media and a former president of PBS. Jensine Larsen is the founder of the global magazine WorldPulse. Pat and Jensine explore the digital revolution and its ability to...

Sarah Peter is an artist, a mother, a philanthropist and the founder of the Modern Women’s Fund which has helped bring attention to the often-neglected work and contributions of women artists. She discusses the double shift, shares insights...

Zainab Salbi is the founder of Women For Women International, an organization that empowers and advocates for women in war-torn regions. Zainab shares her story of growing up in the shadow of a dictator and the lessons she learned about...

Annie McKee is the founder of Teleos Leadership Institute and a best-selling business book author. Annie shares her techniques for finding our own leadership potential and teaches us how to use it. Lateefah Simon is the Executive Director of the...

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist and the subject of the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” Leymah makes a passionate case for renewed activism in the face of global threats against women and humanity, and explains how...

Elizabeth Lesser is a best-selling author and a co-founder of Omega Institute and the Omega Women’s Leadership Center. Elizabeth explores the potential of an era in which women are being called, and challenged, to lead. Lateefah Simon is the...

Carla Goldstein, JD, is Omega Institute’s chief external affairs officer and director of the Omega Women’s Leadership Center. Carla discusses the 2010 Conference theme—Our Time to Lead—and challenges us to imagine a different perspective on the...

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