CNN Hopes to Inspire Women


Championing women whose efforts have inspired others to act and get involved, CNN Ad Sales is hosting the CNN Inspire Summit, sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, at the Time Warner Center in New York Oct. 10.

Following opening remarks from CNN anchor Paula Zahn, Zain Verjee, the CNN international correspondent who covers world events for The Situation Room, will lead the evening of discussion touching on women’s roles in the political, economic, environmental and social landscapes and how they continue to make a difference on both a local and international level.

The event will also feature performances by Sweet Honey in the Rock, the world-renowned Grammy-winning a cappella group whose stirring vocals range from spirituals and hymns to songs of outright protest.

And the CNN Inspire Summit will honor recipients of L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth award, a grassroots award program, currently in its first year, that reaches out to communities, asking people to nominate women who have had a dramatic impact at the local level.