POLITICO, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation Announce Events and Extended Yearlong Programming
ARLINGTON, Va. — POLITICO, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation today announced their 2014 plans for the multiplatform Women Rule series, including expanded programming throughout the year with events in New York City and San Francisco, in addition to Washington, D.C.
The yearlong series will examine how women are leveraging their power to create change in policy, politics, boardrooms and their communities. Programming will include live events, video, written pieces and enterprise journalism highlighting the perspectives of prominent women from various realms of influence and power.
The cornerstone of Women Rule will continue to be its high-profile events, featuring members of Congress, administration officials, influential voices in the arts, entrepreneurs, and leaders in business and technology.
Last year, Women Rule convened hundreds of high-powered women to share their expertise and insights. Speakers, moderators and contributors included Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States; Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! CEO & founder; Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan; Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Republican Senate candidate from California; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper; FEED CEO Lauren Bush Lauren; Stacy London, former co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear”; Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Greta Van Susteren of Fox News; and Judy Woodruff of PBS.
This year, Women Rule will kick off in Washington, D.C. in late March with “How Women Run: Power, Perception and Reality,” an event looking at women in roles ranging from the campaign trail to the Hollywood screen. Events in New York and San Francisco will follow, culminating in a conference at the end of the year in Washington. The focus on mentorship will continue this year with roundtable conversations at each event led by prominent female leaders.
“Our inaugural Women Rule efforts received incredible response, and we’re excited to incorporate that feedback into inspiring yearlong programming,” said Kim Kingsley, chief operating officer for POLITICO. “Women Rule is designed to celebrate women who are impacting politics and policy.”
Women Rule, which launched last September, will continue to feature original journalism, videos and curated content through its online hub on POLITICO.com. Editorial content will include compelling enterprise stories and videos throughout the year as well as a new feature, “Getting There,” showcasing interviews with fascinating women sharing their professional journeys.
“Last year, the Women Rule series provided a unique opportunity for women from every industry and age group to share experiences and inspire conversations about various issues we face in the boardroom, classroom and everyday life,” said Susan Molinari, vice president of Government Relations and Public Policy at Google. “We are eager to keep these conversations going and reach more women across the country by continuing this series with POLITICO and the Tory Burch Foundation.”
“We had a great experience partnering with Google and POLITICO on last year’s Women Rule series and we’re thrilled to be expanding our programming with events in New York City and San Francisco,” said designer and philanthropist Tory Burch. “The series is a unique opportunity for women to share their ideas and experiences to inspire action and bring about meaningful change in the world.”
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About the Tory Burch Foundation
The Tory Burch Foundation launched in 2009 to support the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families. The foundation provides small business loans, mentoring and entrepreneurial education, enabling women to start and grow their own businesses. For more information, visit http://www.ToryBurchFoundation.org.