Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy co-Chaired the Annual 47th World Economic Forum Meeting in Switzerland last year.
She will now become a voice for women in the world summit in association with The New York Times.
Scarlett Johansson, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writer, producer, director, actor Lena Dunham, the CEO and co-founder of SOHO China, the largest real estate developer in China, Zhang Xin, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards, journalist and writer Zineb el Rhazou, and Ukrainian Parliament member and former fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko will be joining Chinoy at the summit.
Chinoy talked about what she aims to focus on during the summit in a video message:
“I will be talking about the 80% of women in Pakistan who have faced some sort of violence in their lives. The stories that I will be bringing will be about those women who have decided to stand up, speak out and change the reality in their community. My urgent call to action is that women can no longer wait for a seat to open up on the decision-making table. They need to empower themselves.”
More power to Sharmeen for always empowering the women of Pakistan!
The 8th Annual Women in the World New York Summit will take take place from April 5-7.