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ROAR: Forbes International Women’s Day summit assembles legendary panel

ROAR: Forbes International Women’s Day summit assembles legendary panel

ROAR: Forbes International Women's Day summit assembles legendary panel

Aside from triggering the smallest and most mediocre men on the planet (oy, the tweets), International Women’s Day shines a light on the achievements of women throughout history up to modern times even as we’re currently living in the prequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The Republican Party is working overtime to remove our bodily autonomy and all other basic human rights from all women–including their own, it should be noted–but particularly any minority women, women of color, and those in the LGBTQIA+ community.

That’s why this year’s celebrations of International Women’s Month/Day are more essential than at any other time in our recent history.

Our own Vice President is a Black woman of Indian-American descent, and gets zero respect from far too much of our population.

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Maybe next year someone will foot the bill for me to fly to Abu Dhabi so I can be in a room full of powerhouse women like this

Putting women in positions of power is vitally important more than ever, which was acknowledged by a powerhouse panel put together by Forbes Magazine at their “30/50” Summit in Abu Dhabi.

The magazine had already established the “30 Under 30” list, which had become a hugely important honor for young female entrepreneurs and leaders.

This year, they’ve created “50 over 50,” a new list to showcase how “experience and wisdom and leadership mean that success no longer has an expiration date.”


Forbes brought together some major powerhouses for their inaugural gathering of the old(er) guard to meet with the future caretakers of women’s rights, making for an epic panel discussion:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska. Tennis legend and LGBTQ activist Billie Jean King. Feminist leader and creator of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem.

YOWZA, y’all.

Moderated by “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, the panel focused on empowerment in the face of the GOP’s attempt to set us all back to the Dark Ages.

Game, set, match: Billie Jean.

Just imagine being in this room. The CHILLS!

You can watch the entire epic conversation for yourself, below.

Follow her on Twitter @taradublinrocks.

Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.

Tara Dublin
Tara is a reported opinion columnist at Occupy Democrats. She's a woefully underappreciated and unrepresented writer currently shopping for a super cool novel that has nothing to do with politics while also fighting fascism on a daily. Follow her on Twitter @taradublinrocks

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