What Is The BBC 100 Women Event All About?

Publish On: 22 Oct, 2019 11:01 AM | Updated   |   Sj Desk  

In an inspiring initiative, the BBC has been showcasing the stories of remarkable women to a global audience. Started in 2013, ‘100 Women’ has honored a diverse group of inspirational women making their mark across different fields- From make-up entrepreneur Bobbi Brown to activist Malala Yousafzai and supermodel Alek Wek to Olympic champion boxer Nicola Adams.

       (Pictured above- Bobbi Brown)

This year, the event focuses on the female future. The 100 Women event, which is all set to take place in Delhi on 22 October asks “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The ‘100 Women’ 2019 event is having two international conferences. The first conference was held on 17 October in London and the finale is all set to kick start in Delhi on 22 October.

Incredible women from around the globe are coming together to share their stories of battling misogyny and stereotypes. We will see strong female figures as they blaze a path for those to follow.

This year’s list includes Libyan peace campaigner Rida AL Tubuly to the young climate change activist Greta Thunberg. They will predict for us what the future will look like in 2030 in their fields of expertise.

Poet Aranya Johar started this year's event with "The world benefits every time a woman goes to school. Investing in education means investing in a gender-equal future." 


Godavari Auditorium, Andhra Association, 24-25 Lodhi Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110003

The day will be divided into two sessions: morning (9:00 - 13:00) and afternoon (14:00-17:45).


Morning session

Aranya Johar - Poetry, equality, and the future

Raya Bidshahri (education) - Schools of the future: No subjects, no school buildings. Reimagining Education in the Exponential Age

Sarah Martins da Silva (fertility) - Men's infertility: Can it be fixed? - Defusing the ticking time bomb of male infertility

Susmita Mohanty (science and space) - Spaceflight in the 21st Century: Unbuckle your seatbelts and float free

In conversation: Marilyn Waring and Subhalakshmi Nandi (unpaid work) - What if a nation's economy was valued on a woman's unpaid work?

Danit Peleg (fashion) - Model the future of fashion tech with 3-D printing

Afternoon session

Natasha Noel - Body positivity

Paola Villareal (justice and data equality) - The future of justice: How will algorithms affect justice systems around the world?

Gina Zurlo (religion) - Babies run the world: The global future of religion

Pragati Singh (sexuality and gender identities) - Beyond sex: The future of love, family and intimacy

Hayfa Sdiri (business and entrepreneurship) - How virtual investment could stop North Africa's brain-drain

Vasu Pirmlani (environment) - One step for (wo)man, a giant step for mankind: A talk on the Precautionary Principle and a history of the world

Nandita Das (film) - Film and skin obsession: The portrayal of women on screen(s)