Hillary Clinton to visit Abu Dhabi next month for International Women's Day

The former US secretary of state will attend the Forbes 30/50 Summit in the emirate

Hillary Clinton, former US secretary of state, will visit Abu Dhabi in March for International Women's Day. AFP
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Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton will arrive in Abu Dhabi next month to headline an event for International Women's Day.

The politician and diplomat will attend the first Forbes 30/50 Summit, an event gathering women from all over the world from both the “30 under 30" list and the “50 over 50" list.

Ms Clinton will receive the Forbes International Women's Day Lifetime Achievement Award to commemorate her accomplishments in the fight for gender equity.

Mika Brzezinski, Forbes 30/50 chairwoman and founder of Know Your Value, will interview Ms Clinton as part of the award acceptance on International Women's Day, March 8, delving into her life from her commencement speech at Wellesley College in 1969 up to her work as a US senator, where she made women's rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy.

“Hillary Clinton helped shape and define an era in which women rose in protest, changed the conversation and ultimately came to power,” said Mika Brzezinski.

“The movement that she helped catalyse and still drives today has provided the inspiration for us to do more, and that’s what we plan to do in Abu Dhabi at the first-ever International Women’s Day event.”

Other notable guests at the event will include Cathie Wood, founder of ARK Investment Management, Paulina Porizkova, model and actress, and Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty.

“Advancing women serves the cause of advancing the world itself, and the Forbes 30/50 Summit will create unprecedented opportunities for multigenerational mentorship,” said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine.

“There is no one more fitting than Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to receive the Forbes International Women’s Day Lifetime Achievement Award.”

The summit will be hosted in Abu Dhabi for the next three years.

Updated: March 07, 2022, 11:54 AM