FACES + PLACES
JW Marriott hotels worldwide host a range of
events, from anniversaries and movie premieres to
important social causes.
Women in the World Powers Up in Chicago
Power breakfasts are not uncommon at the JW MARRIOTT CHICAGO, but a recent
gathering of some of the world’s most influential and accomplished women there
redefined the concept. Hosted by renowned media mogul Tina Brown in partnership with
Toyota, the Women in the World Breakfast Series featured Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace
activist, Nobel Peace laureate and founder and president of Gbowee Peace Foundation
Africa. Also featured were Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta, co-founders of LuminAID and
inventors of a solar-rechargeable light that has proved invaluable in disaster relief efforts.
Launched in 2010 to foster meaningful dialogue around issues surrounding women and
girls globally, the Chicago breakfast gathering was the first of several Women in the World
events to take place this year.