Philanthropy

Women Saving Women's Lives

On Wednesday, 300 of the world's richest and most powerful women gathered at Cipriani in New York to throw the spotlight on the world's poorest and most deprived women. According to the New York Post, the likes of Nicole Kidman, Martha Stewart, Tina Brown, Geri Halliwell, Diane von Furstenberg, and Shania Twain turned out at the Important Dinner for Women, which was co-hosted by Wendi Murdoch, Queen Rania of Jordan and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi. The Daily Mail reports that Carla Bruni and Michelle Obama missed the event so they could look bored during their husbands' speeches to the U.N. The dinner highlighted the Millennium Development Goal of reducing death from childbirth by 75 percent by 2015, saving 10 million lives. British First Lady Sarah Brown gave the keynote address on maternal mortality, noting, "When a mother survives, a lot survives with her, and when women come together, they are an unstoppable force for change."