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New York's Acclaimed WIE Symposium to Launch in the UK

Dec 6, 2011

The Huffington Post UK has partnered with television presenter June Sarpong and former Hollywood movie executive Dee Poku to bring their Women: Inspiration & Enterprise initiative to the UK. The initiative was introduced at an exclusive lunch in London yesterday hosted by Jo Malone, Noreena Hertz, Lily Cole, Shingai Shoniwa, Emma Freud, Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Baroness Scotland and Kathy Lette, and was attended by influential newsmakers, industry leaders and global thinkers from across the UK.

WIE (Women: Inspiration and Enterprise) is an annual women's conference and community aimed at delivering social change and empowering a new generation of women leaders. The New York event has attracted a stellar lineup of women, including hosts Sarah Brown, Arianna Huffington and Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Melinda Gates, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Pelosi, Jill Biden, and Nancy Meyers.

The WIE Symposium UK will launch on March 8th, 2012 International Women's Day, with a full day of thought-provoking panels, inspirational master-classes, powerful keynotes and an awards ceremony. The event will bring together high profile women from politics, philanthropy, business, media, fashion and the arts to address a full range of the issues that both drive and enrich the world around us, from the future of girls' education to getting women off the sidelines in business and public life and the "green revolution."

We're excited to join forces with WIE to help empower British women. To learn more about the initiative, read HuffPost UK and AOL Europe editor-in-chief Carla Buzasi's blog post.