ABU DHABI - The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will host the second edition of the cross-generational Forbes 30/50 Summit, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

This highly anticipated event taking place 7th-10th March will tackle critical women’s issues and will feature thought-provoking sessions lead by some of the world’s most influential women.

Key themes across the four-day event include mentorship, collaboration and innovation. From Under 30 and Over 50 honorees to world leaders of policy and business, attendees will be working together to create bonds and forge world-changing alliances. As one of the safest cities in the world for women, the summit spans across some of its most iconic locations, including Qasr Al Watan, Saadiyat Island and Louvre Abu Dhabi. It will also serve as the backdrop in highlighting the city’s efforts in fostering an environment that is empowering to all.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s summit include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady, Lawyer, Author and Activist; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Malala Yousafzai, Cofounder, Malala Fund; Jessica Alba, Actress and Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Honest Company; Ayesha Curry, Founder and CEO, Sweet July; Amna Al Qubasi, Formula Racing Driver; Catherine O'Hara, Emmy Award-winning Actress and writer; and Misty Copeland, Ballerina, author and philanthropist.

The Forbes 30/50 Summit kicks off with immersive destination excursions for attendees to enjoy Emirati inspired hospitality, culture and a range of attractions that inspire, excite and restore, allowing them to experience Abu Dhabi at their own pace. The following days will feature a rich schedule of sessions commemorating International Women’s Day, concluding with a day of service to educate and empower future generations.