Davos: Priyanka Chopra calls for a world where ‘a woman’s ability to succeed is a basic right’

Deepika Padukone was not the only Bollywood star at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. On Tuesday, Priyanka Chopra took part in a fireside chat with many renowned figures and shared snippets from her session as well as the meet and greet with guests.

Photo courtesy: Twitter.@PriyankaCentral
Priyanka Chopra during the fireside chat at the Davos Sumit. Photo courtesy: Twitter.@PriyankaCentral

Priyanka spoke about the need to create the kind of progress we want to see and why we need philanthropy at scale to solve the world’s most challenging problems. She also spoke about how India successfully eradicated polio with the help of 200 million volunteers and stressed on creating a population people want to invest in.

"Let's bring the world to a place where a child's dreams are achievable, where that child can get an education, where that child can have papers, where that child can actually have a future," she said. “I want my kids to grow up in a world where the world leaders have listened to Greta’s (Thunberg) generation, where the climate crisis is contained if not averted, where a woman’s ability to succeed is a basic human right and not based on geography and chance.”

She also shared a picture of herself having a hearty laugh with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an economist and international development expert who was also a part of the panel Priyanka participated in.  “Dr Ngozi on behalf of Gavi has vaccinated 86% of the world’s children and has saved over 13 million lives since 2000. She is truly doing God’s work. #Davos2020,” she posted.