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Women in the World: Priyanka Chopra to speak at female-empowerment summit

The actress will discuss her work as an activist and entrepreneur on stage next month

Priyanka Chopra has been added to the list of speakers for the 2019 Women in the World Summit. Victor Besa / The National 
Priyanka Chopra has been added to the list of speakers for the 2019 Women in the World Summit. Victor Besa / The National 

Her multi-faceted CV includes titles such as actress, singer, producer, philanthropist and app investor, so Priyanka Chopra will have plenty to talk about when she takes to the stage at Women in the World next month.

The Quantico star has been added to the list of speakers at the summit, according to Variety, which will be held in New York City between April 10 and 12.

Chopra, who has had a whirlwind few months after marrying pop star Nick Jonas, releasing new movie Isn't it Romantic and filming a new original series for YouTube, will be interviewed by Women in the World founder Tina Brown.

91st Academy Awards – Vanity Fair – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 24, 2019 – Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas. Reuters

The 36-year-old, who serves as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador and supports various causes through her namesake foundation, will talk about her activism as well as entrepreneurship.

Chopra most recently invested in dating app Bumble, acting as an adviser as the service launched in her native India. The Baywatch actress also has a production company, named Purple Pebble Pictures.

Shortly before the summit, Chopra will launch her online programme If I Could Tell You Just One Thing on YouTube.

In the digital series, which premieres on March 27, the actress will interview notable names – such as designer Diane von Furstenberg, gymnast Simone Biles and Crazy Rich Asians' Awkwafina – to discover their secrets to success.

The star joins a line-up including Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson, model Adwoa Aboah and politician Stacey Abrams at the summit.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will also deliver a keynote address at the event, speaking on the topic: "Can women save the world?”

The summit, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, brings together female leaders and thinkers from across the world to share and celebrate their stories.

Updated: March 14, 2019 10:59 AM