100 women: 'We hope it's not the end of the conversation'
25 October 2013 Last updated at 20:37 BST
A hundred women debated and discussed the challenges affecting women's lives on Friday at the BBC's headquarters in London.
The event coincided with a survey by the World Economic Forum showing that there have been improvements in economic equality and political empowerment for women, but that there is still no country on earth where women and men are equal.
Reeta Chakrabarti reports.