Newsweek Hosts Third Annual 'Women and Leadership Conference'; Anna Quindlen, Cynthia Mcfadden Panel Moderators; Arianna Huffington Keynote Speaker

Panels on Women and Power in Hollywood and Politics; Participants Include

Political Strategists Elizabeth Cheney; Ann Lewis; Betsy Myers; TV Host

Rachael Ray; Actress Kyra Sedgwick

Oct 04, 2007, 01:00 ET from Newsweek

    NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newsweek's third annual
 "Women and Leadership Conference" will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at The
 American Museum of Natural History in New York. The conference is part of
 Newsweek's ongoing "Leadership for the 21st Century" series, this year,
 focusing on the powerful role of women in Hollywood and politics.
     The conference consists of two panel discussions, the first moderated
 by Cynthia McFadden, co-anchor of ABC News "Nightline" and "Primetime Live"
 and the second by Anna Quindlen, best-selling author and Newsweek
 Contributing Editor, followed by a luncheon with keynote speaker Arianna
 Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.
     Members of the first panel, who will discuss women and power in
 Hollywood, are: Mara Brock Akil, creator & executive producer of The CW's
 "Girlfriends" and "The Game;" Rachael Ray, television host and cookbook
 author; Kyra Sedgwick, Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning
 actress; and Andrea Wong, president and chief executive officer of Lifetime
 Entertainment Services.
     Members of the second panel will offer a behind-the-scenes look at
 politics and presidential elections with: Elizabeth Cheney, attorney and
 Middle East specialist; Ann Lewis, senior adviser for "Hillary Clinton for
 President"; Betsy Myers, chief operating officer for "Obama for America";
 and Peggy Noonan, columnist for The Wall Street Journal and best-selling
     The conference is linked to a women and leadership series scheduled to
 appear in the October 15 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, October
 8). The first panel will begin at 9:45 a.m., the second at 11:15 a.m.
 followed by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. It will be held at the American Museum
 of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York.

SOURCE Newsweek