What’s Different When Women Lead?

What is different when women lead? Hillary Clinton, Greta Thunberg and others discuss women’s role in shaping the future.


Women are increasingly leading the response to vital global issues. How will their leadership reshape our world? What difference can female leadership make? And above all, how do they do it? We find answers, with iconic climate activist Greta Thunberg, Hillary Clinton and more.

Around the world, women are demanding power, and exercising it, in unprecedented ways. Women are leading at the highest levels of government and international institutions. They are at the forefront of global movements for racial and climate justice. On multiple continents, protest movements that began with reproductive rights have shaken their countries’ political establishments to their foundations.

And yet, public life remains dominated by men who often see female leaders as threats to their power and status. Women who lead movements for change often face severe backlash.

As women take on male-dominated hierarchies, how will that change our world? What difference can female leadership make in this time of overlapping global crises? And how, exactly, do they do it?

Be there, as we find answers with the climate activists Greta Thunberg, Xiye Bastida and Ayisha Siddiqa, and a special guest, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an in-depth conversation with The New York Times’s Amanda Taub.

Then, check in with Times journalists on the ground in countries where women-led movements are creating meaningful, lasting change. It’s all part of our latest subscriber-only event. We hope to see you there.