2018 PRESENTATION - Women's Forum

2018 PRESENTATION - Women's Forum
2018 PRESENTATION - Women's Forum
“   Engage
    for impact
2018 PRESENTATION - Women's Forum

    he Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society is a leading platform dedicated
    to highlighting women’s voices and perspectives on global issues. We believe
    in women leaders’ distinctive capacity to create positive impact on their
employees, communities and societies.

Headquartered in Paris with global influence, the Women’s Forum for the Economy
& Society manifests a commitment to women’s leadership and progress throughout
the year with a range of Initiatives in partnership with businesses, cultural and media
leaders and non-governmental organisations.

Our yearly Global Meeting in Paris has become an unmissable date on the international
conference calendar – a place to be and to be heard.

With our powerful network that unleashes women’s leadership, our ambition to
promote our values through dialogue and concrete solutions, we are transitioning
from a convening focus to engaging for impact.

We empower leaders – both women and men – to make a difference. We strive to
build bridges between generations, countries and cultures. We encourage tolerance
and solidarity for and among women in every sector, wherever they are, through
daring dialogue at our Meetings around the world.

Working with the support of our partners and delegates, the Women’s Forum has
convened decision-makers, pioneers and trailblazers to accelerate the impact of
women’s leadership and empower women across society. When we make progress
for women, we make life better for everyone.

This year’s aspiration to bridge humanity as a means of creating a more cohesive and
vibrant society is a natural continuation of our past work and our powerful vision for
the future. We invite you to join us.

Clara Gaymard                  Chiara Corazza                  Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner
Executive President            Managing Director               Member of the Directoire
Women’s Forum                  Women’s Forum                   Publicis Groupe
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2018 PRESENTATION - Women's Forum

Bridging humanity

       s the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society highlights
       women’s perspectives on global social and economic issues,
       Bridging Humanity is the vision for 2018. From political upheaval
to climate change to business disruption to persistent inequality –
today’s pressing issues need gendered views to animate debates,
provide fresh opinions and create calls for action. Under the vision of
Bridging Humanity, the Women’s Forum will create bridges between
generations, countries and cultures to generate impact.

We believe women are the bridge to a more cohesive and vibrant
society, built by recognising their perspectives on humanity’s challenges
and realising their leadership potential. Women are half the global
population but the sum of their contributions has been held back to
date. Their drive to achieve a broader positive impact could span the
divides in many domains of our personal and professional lives.

Inspired by women’s leadership, the Women’s Forum for the Economy &
Society brings a distinctly female perspective to addressing the issues
affecting all of humanity and engaging for impact toward resolutions.

Bridge the issues. In order to create positive impact through their work,
interconnections amongst issues must be understood. The Women’s
Forum provides this holistic view on global challenges through its
Meetings and content, highlighting the overlap amongst issues of
business, policy, the environment, gender and society.

Bridge the leadership. Women have been under-represented in public
and private sector leadership roles, creating a vacuum of female
voices in debates about global challenges. Through its work, the
Women’s Forum shines a light on women who are tackling the issues
of our day, and brings together leaders with diverse experiences and
backgrounds. And we inspire high-potential female talents to enter the
global conversation and apply new thinking to these issues.

Bridge the distance. The world’s challenges are global and
interconnected. Our ability to address them requires diverse thinking
and multi-stakeholder collaboration. The Women’s Forum’s regional
Meetings bring leaders together to address regional challenges in a
global context, while our Global Meeting convenes around topics that
resonate with everyone, directly or indirectly. By seeking locations that
are physically or metaphorically bridges between regions or cultures,
the Women’s Forum finds a common ground for leaders of all genders
and backgrounds to debate the issues that matter most.
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            trailblazing Meetings
            around the world

              llustrating the Women’s Forum’s increasingly vital role worldwide as
              a powerful platform for women’s voices, the flagship Women’s Forum
              Global Meeting in Paris, builds on the success of Women’s Forum
            Meetings with a regional focus.

            Along with the successes of Women’s Forum Brazil in 2012, 2013 and
            2014, the international expansion of the Women’s Forum gathered steam
            with successive Meetings in Myanmar in 2013 and 2014. Women’s Forum
            Italy, which took place during Expo Milano 2015, focused on issues
            surrounding food and nutrition from the perspective of gender. In 2016
            Global Women’s Forum Dubai examined achievements of women in the
            Arab world. The inaugural edition of Women’s Forum Mexico highlighted
            what women and men in Mexico can do to ‘co-create together’. And
            Women’s Forum Mauritius explored climate change from the perspective
            of African countries and Small Island Developing States.

            In 2017, Women’s Forum Rome (26-27 June) focused on revitalising
            Europe with women’s energy for peace and prosperity while the Women’s
            Forum Global Meeting convened for the first time in Paris (5-6 October) on
            the theme ‘Engage for Impact! Daring to lead in a disrupted world’. The
            second edition of Women’s Forum Mexico (8-9 November) was dedicated
            to the unsung heros who demonstrated incredible civic engagement
            during the earthquakes.
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                                                                                                    Women’s Forum Global Meeting
                                                                                                    Paris, France
                                                  Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017                 14-16 November 2018
                                                                           Paris, France

  Women’s Forum Canada
                     Toronto                 Women’s Forum Global Meeting
              10-11 May 2018                               Deauville-France
                                                                                                               Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016
                                                                                                               February 2016
                                                                                                                                 Women’s Forum Asia
                                                                                                                                 Shanghai - Beijing

 Women’s Forum Mexico
           Mexico City
June 2016 - November 2017

                                                                                                                                 Women’s Forum Singapore
                 Women’s Forum Brazil                                                                                                      12-13 September 2018
                           São Paulo
                            2012-2013-2014                                                   Women’s Forum Italy
                                                                                             June 2015
                                                                                                                                 Women’s Forum Myanmar
                                                                                                                                 ASEAN - Yangon - Naypyidaw
                                                        Women’s Forum Rome                                                       2013-2014
                                                               26-27 June 2017

                                                                                                                     Women’s Forum Mauritius
                                                                                                                     June 2016
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Bertrand Piccard
                       Initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse
                          Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017

“                                                             ”
    If you want to have an impact and succeed, you
    need to have first a purpose.

                                                                      Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
                                                                      President of the Republic of Mauritius
                                                                      Women’s Forum Mauritius 2016

                                                                            Unfortunately a disproportionate burden is and
                                                                            will be borne by the poorest and most vulnerable

                                                                            countries and populations, when in fact they are
                                                                            not responsible for global warming.

                                                  Patrice Caine
                                                      CEO, Thales
                          Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017

    Artificial intelligence will make human action more

    efficient & collaborative, but it will be up to clients
    to use it positively.

                                                                      Maurice Lévy
                                                                      Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Publicis Groupe
                                                                      Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017

                                                                            Gender gap can’t simply be an annual discussion

                                                                            at the Forum, it must be a daily agenda in every

                                                    Shirin Ebadi
            Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
                          Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2012

    Education is the only way to liberation.
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H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah
                           Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016

    If you empower a woman, then you empower a
    whole society. In the Arab region, we are in dire
    need to catch up with the rest of the world. We

    need strong, educated and enlightened hands to
    lift our societies so that we may stand again.

                                                                      Emmanuel Macron
                                                                      President of the French Republic
                                                                      Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2016

                                                                           I am a feminist, but my first objective is to be

                                                                           recognised by women.

                                            Christine Lagarde
                 Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
                           Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016

    Whenever women want to achieve something, they
    need to be able to access finance, and when you
    look at SMEs, startups, companies around the

    world, the access to finance for women is a lot
    less than what it is for men.

                                                                      Muzoon Almellehan
                                                                      Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF
                                                                      Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017

                                                                           Women should never give up because they have

                                                                           the power to make a difference.

                                                 Emma Bonino
                        Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
                                     Women’s Forum Italy 2015

“                                                             ”
    Invaluable experience has been accumulated;
    now let’s look ahead.
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                     Women’s Forum Rome 2017
                     Revitalising Europe with women’s energy
                     for peace and prosperity
                     (26-27 June 2017 - Rome, Italy)

                                        omen’s Forum Rome gathered more
                                        than 200 thought-leaders representing
                                        government     and  business,   Nobel
                              prizewinners and top-level personalities across
                              all sectors from Europe and from Mediterranean
                              countries. Our ambition is to mobilise women’s
                              energy to bolster and restore confidence in
                              the future of Europe, and to build new bridges
                              and facilitate dialogue between Europe and all
                              Mediterranean countries.

                              The Treaty of Rome gave rise to the European
                              Union and to the common desire to improve living
                              standards, guarantee social protection, combat
                              discrimination, encourage cross-border mobility
                              and promote democracy and personal freedom.

                              Six decades after the Treaty of Rome was signed,
                              the European Union has been reeling from one
                              emergency to another, and EU leaders have
                              responded with a “roadmap” in an effort to restore
                              confidence and rally support for its core mission: to
                              achieve lasting peace and growth for its 500 million

                              Women’s Forum Rome created momentum and
                              delivered     strong messages for co-operation,
                              growth,     research    &     innovation,  energy,
                              infrastructure, mobility, investment & finance,
                              education, culture. And it provided an opportunity
                              to discuss and take action on behalf of European
                              values, to foster prosperity and secure peace.

                              Commit to European values
Villa Medici, Rome
Kersti Kaljulaid, Clara Gaymard, Antonio Anjani, Monsignor Antonio Mennini,
                 Chiara Corazza

       Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Monica Maggioni, Selma Elloumi Rekik, Florence Notter, Carlo d’Asaro Biondo,
       Vera Michalski-Hoffmann, Daniela Vincenti

Kersti Kaljulaid, Chiara Corazza, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Angeline Fournier
Muriel Mayette-Holtz, Pier Carlo Padoan

              A session at the Villa Medici

                           Paola Gradi, Chiara Corazza, Rima Sabbagh, Hosna Al Rachid, Clara Gaymard,
                           Neveen Al Tahri, Hanan Saab, Sana Bardawil

                                          Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner
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                                             Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017
                                             Engage for impact! Daring to lead in a disrupted world
                                             (5-6 October 2017 - Paris, France)

                                                                  e live in urgent times. The world has been
                                                                  rocked by political, social, economic
                                                                  and environmental shifts. Unexpected
                                                       election results revealed the fault lines in our
                                                       societies. Populism and protectionism are rising,
                                                       political tensions are escalating, armed conflict
                                                       and natural disasters caused by climate change are
                                                       destroying livelihoods and lives. At the same time,
                                                       accelerating technological innovation, automation
                                                       and artificial intelligence are changing not just the
                                                       way we work, but also the way we relate to each
                                                       other and conceive of our place in the world.

                                                       The Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017 attracted
                                                       2,000 delegates from more than 81 countries to
                                                       discuss the most critical issues of our time, from
                                                       climate change to technological disruption. The
                                                       Meeting took as its theme, “Engage for impact!
                                                       Daring to lead in a disrupted world!”

                                                       Some of the world’s most influential, passionate
                                                       and visionary leaders spoke. Delegates included
                                                       women who work in war zones, artists, influencers,
                                                       entrepreneurs,    business    executives,   young
                                                       rising talents and many others. Special country
                                                       delegations added to the depth and complexity
                                                       of discussions. Through discussion and spirited
                                                       debate, they examined the world’s most pressing
                                                       issues and envisioned solutions.

                                                       This exploration of solutions was grouped into
                                                       five main pillars: daring to lead, embracing our
                                                       humanity, harnessing technology, thriving through
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris © Ieoh Ming Pei

                                                       creativity and shaping the future of work.

                                                       The world’s problems concern all humans, not just
                                                       women, but women have a growing role in resolving
                                                       them. Women leaders offer fresh perspectives;
                                                       they take a long-term view, and they are skilled
                                                       at building bridges and creating the conditions for
                                                       action and impact.
Valérie Pécresse                                                                  Clara Gaymard, Angel Gurría, Nina Gardner, Georges Desvaux, Beth Brooke,
                                                                                  Maurice Lévy, Michel Landel

The Discovery Hall                                                                     Clara Gaymard, Bruno Lemaire, Chiara Corazza

Virginie Robert, Jean-Bernard Lévy, Claire Dorland-Clauzel, Rachel Kyte, Hindou        Orange Corner
Oumarou Ibrahim

                                          Dior exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris
Isabelle Kocher, Ann Walker Marchant, Ertharin Cousin, Jean Lemierre

Clara Gaymard, Chiara Corazza, Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner, Anne Hidalgo at         Erin Baumgartner, Laurent Troger, Chiara Corazza, Catherine Guillouard
Hotel de Ville de Paris

Maurice Lévy, Anne Sinclair, Pierre-François Veil                                  Chinese Delegation

                                     Gala reception at CESE in Paris
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                             Women’s Forum Mexico 2017
                             Unleash your leadership!
                             (8-9 November 2017 - Mexico City, Mexico)

                                             his is an opportunity to look at major trends
                                             and realise an open and culturally dynamic
                                             21st century Mexico. Better leadership must
                                      go together with new leadership – new modes of
                                      managing companies and unleashing Mexico’s
                                      talent, new identities and inspiration for Mexicans
                                      as a people and for the country in the region and
                                      the world.

                                      This second edition of Women’s Forum Mexico
                                      brought together women and men, each an
                                      influencer or high potential in his or her field, for
                                      forward-looking debates intended to contribute to
                                      national renewal, encourage corporate innovation,
                                      and support individual leadership development.

                                      Our premise was that women’s experience,
                                      expertise, and vision are essential for achieving
                                      viable social and economic advancements – so we
                                      featured women leaders from Mexico and abroad in
                                      dialogue with their men counterparts.

                                      On the agenda for Women’s Forum Mexico:

                                      • How to promote more civic engagement to
                                      strengthen Mexico’s leadership?
                                      • Diversification: Our no. 1 priority
                                      • The trends we must take into account for a
                                      thriving 21st century workforce
                                      • Do it! Being leaders in our sectors
                                      • Learning from Mexico’s successes in doing
                                      business with Canada and Latin America
                                      • Changing the narrative for women: A needed
                                      cultural dialogue
Zócalo Square, Mexico City
Marie-Agathe Charpagne, Mariel Reyes Gil

                                                                       Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner

                                           Standing: Rosario Perez, Rania Anderson, Thierry M. Guillot, Caroline Codsi,
                                           Seating: Norma Bastidas, Mayra Gonzalez, Anel Garcia, Chiara Corazza, Estelle Guillot
Olga Sánchez Cordero

CEO Champions
Canadian Delegation with Mélanie Joly and Chiara Corazza

Beatriz Gasca Acevedo, Gabriela Rocha, Lucia Mijares Martinez, Daniela Lecuona, Alexandra von Wobeser, Lorena Guillé, Olga Segura, Marie-Agathe Charpagne,
Lorna Campbell, Francesca Alessandra Romita Iturbe

Dayle Haddon                                                     Erika Ender
Women’s Forum
engagement in
gender equality
Marlène Schiappa, Brigitte Macron, Chiara Corazza, Emmanuel Macron at Elysée Palace on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women for
the launch of new Laws and Initiatives on Gender Equality

Birna Einarsdóttir, Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, Chiara Corazza, Augusto López-   Isabelle Gounin-Levy, Clara Gaymard, Mercedes Erra, Marie-Claire Daveu at
Claros at Women Political Leaders Annual Summit 2017 in Reykjavík                 Parlement du Féminin in Paris

Clara Gaymard at the Financial Times conference Women at the Top in London        Laura Frati Gucci, Ana Maria Sanchez Sanchez, Chiara Corazza, Irene Natividad
                                                                                  at Women Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales in Rome

Nadereh Chamlou, Chiara Corazza, Dr Nitya Mohan Khemka, Aisha Oyebode             Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Kersti Kaljulaid, Chiara Corazza at Women Political Leaders
at the 10th Edition of the Young Arab Women Leaders Conference in London          Annual Summit 2017 in Reykjavík
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                              Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016
                              Let’s innovate!
                              (23-24 February 2016)

                                               lobal Women’s Forum Dubai (23-24
                                               February 2016), the first international
                                               Women’s Forum Meeting in the MENA
                                       region, gathered together leaders from the public
                                       and private sector – women as well as men – to
                                       encourage and enable women’s contribution to
                                       business and society in the region and beyond.
                                       Building on the theme “Let’s Innovate!”, Global
                                       Women’s Forum Dubai was an unprecedented
                                       platform for developing workable strategies and
                                       lasting networks, and for inspiring women across
                                       all generations and geographies.

                                       The programme drew upon five agenda streams
                                       – Achieving, Creating, Giving, Energising and
                                       Sustaining – which were echoed in every session
                                       during Global Women’s Forum Dubai.

                                       Among the sessions at Global Women’s Forum
                                       Dubai 2016:

                                       • Innovative thinking for tomorrow’s cities
                                       • The turning point: The breakthrough moment that
                                       determines not only what you do but who you are
                                       • Voices from the Gulf: Addressing misperceptions
                                       • Open innovation, a leap in medical advances
                                       • Gender matters for energy
                                       • Creating lasting social impact
                                       • Empowering women through SROI
                                       • Mothers, the ultimate shadow teachers
                                       • Achieving maximum effectiveness in the boardroom
Amal Al Abdullah Al Qubaisi
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                         Women’s Forum Mexico 2016
                         Co-creando junt@s / Co-creating together
                         (27-28 April 2016)

                                         he first edition of Women’s Forum Mexico
                                         brought together more than 800 remarkable
                                         women and men leaders from Mexico, the
                                  United States, Latin America and Europe. They came
                                  to “co-create together”, to discuss how women may
                                  be included with men in the opportunities opening
                                  up after reforms in the Mexican economy. They
                                  also came to address questions such as: What
                                  more is needed to improve women’s ability to help
                                  create new economic opportunities? And how can
                                  more women be drawn out of the informal sector,
                                  to become researchers and successful business

                                  Among the sessions at Women’s Forum Mexico

                                  • Energy, finance, infrastructure, telecoms: Improving
                                  women’s access to new opportunities
                                  • Beyond educational reforms to providing the talent
                                  Mexico will need tomorrow
                                  • Advancing women in our companies: The economic
                                  case and next steps
                                  • Enabling women to be business creators
                                  • Assuming the responsibilities of becoming powerful
                                  • The status of women in Mexico: What still needs
                                  to change?
Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza
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                                                                            Women’s Forum Mauritius 2016
                                                                            Meeting the climate challenge for SIDS and Africa
                                                                            (20-21 June 2016)

                                                                                           nder the patronage of H.E. Dr Ameenah
                                                                                           Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic
                                                                                           of Mauritius, Women’s Forum Mauritius
                                                                                    showcased Mauritius’ remarkably rich natural flora
                                                                                    and fauna, while addressing why the country is a
                                                                                    global biodiversity hotspot today.

                                                                                    Women’s Forum Mauritius took up the innovation
                                                                                    challenge for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
                                                                                    and Africa during a high-level two-day meeting
                                                                                    for scientists, policymakers, business leaders
                                                                                    and entrepreneurs. Women at the forefront of the
                                                                                    climate and biodiversity movements gathered with
                                                                                    their men counterparts in a unique meeting that
                                                                                    built capacity and empowered those who attended.

                                                                                    Among the sessions at Women’s Forum Mauritius

                                                                                    • Br inging more women and youth into the innovation
                                                                                    • Achieving resilient water supply and sanitation in
                                                                                    an era of climate change
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Nicolas Hulot, Laurence Tubiana ©Micheline Pelletier

                                                                                    • A planet where our children can still live: The
                                                                                    essential role of politicians
                                                                                    • Climate, agriculture, biodiversity: Challenges and
                                                                                    ways forward
                                                                                    • Climate and energy: Challenges and ways forward
                                                                                    • Strategies for nurturing frugal GREEN innovation
                                                                                    • Sci-tech breakthroughs for biodiversity, agriculture
                                                                                    and health
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                                                                                             Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2016
                                                                                             Is the sharing economy a sharing world?
                                                                                             (30 November-2 December 2016)

                                                                                                             uilding on the theme, “Is the sharing economy
                                                                                                             a sharing world?”, the 12th edition of the
                                                                                                             Women’s Forum Global Meeting offered a
                                                                                                     critical exploration of the sharing economy and its
                                                                                                     disruptive business models.

                                                                                                     Among the sessions at the 2016 Women Forum
                                                                                                     Global Meeting:
                                                                                                     • Financial services meet the sharing economy
                                                                                                     • The gig economy is/is not revolutionising the world
                                                                                                     of work
                                                                                                     • What the sharing economy looks like outside
                                                                                                     Europe and North America
                                                                                                     • Sharing the responsibilities for Europe
                                                                                                     • Practising the community-based new economy
                                                                                                     • Investing for human and natural resilience
                                                                                                     • What America’s choice means for women
                                                                                                     • How can we as influencers better promote
Jürgen Hecker, Tamsyn Attiwell, Mari-Noëlle Jégo-Laveissière, Estelle Métayer, Maria Ressa

                                                                                                     women’s entrepreneurship in new sectors?
                                                                                                     • Empowering women entrepreneurs to take risks

                                                                                                     The 2016 Women’s Forum Global Meeting also
                                                                                                     offered workshops to build leadership skills
                                                                                                     and create practical sectorial and business-role

                                                                                                     The Discovery, recognised globally as the Women’s
                                                                                                     Forum’s signature (net)working space, was co-
                                                                                                     created with the support of partners in a dedicated
                                                                                                     2,000 square-metre hall at the 2016 Women’s
                                                                                                     Forum Global Meeting.
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Our editorial approach

      he Global and Regional Meetings of the
      Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
      are animated by programmes and initiatives
taking on the most pressing global issues and
challenges facing humanity.

With each programme, our goal is to focus on
                                                                           Aimee Mullins
driving the discussion towards action and ask
participants – what do we do next?

We are committed to bringing diverse perspectives
to these discussions. They include leaders from
different backgrounds and experiences, multiple
geographical regions, both the public and private
sector, including cultural organisations and NGOs.
We also succeed in creating a mix of established
and up-and-coming contributors to our plenary
sessions and discussions, moving beyond the
usual suspects.

With their finger on the pulse of established and
emergent issues, our speakers put our programme                            Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
at the leading edge of a global exchange of ideas.
                                                                                            Jean-Bernard Lévy
A narrative focus for each year – in 2018 an
aspiration to bridge humanity as a means of
creating a more cohesive and vibrant society – – as
well as the related themes of each meeting help to
organise our collective thinking and unlock a body
of insights and content that create influence and
impact throughout the year.

The creation of programmes and initiatives for
the year’s meetings are supported by an editorial
director and committee of senior thought leaders
in business, government, cultural, media and civil
society. This brain trust reflects the same diversity
of experience and opinion that we seek to bring to                         Phumzile Miambo-Ngcuka
the programme itself.
Irina Bokova           Muhtar Kent                                   Sheikha Lubna Al-Quasimi

                                                                               Muhammad Yunus

                    Barbara Hendricks         Isabelle Kocher

   Angel Gurría           Mary Goudie         Angelique Kidjo

Taslima Nasreen                              Valérie Pécresse                    Mayra González
  Florence Parly                                                Diane von Furstenberg

                   Salma Hayek Pinault   Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Women’s Forum
key goals over the
long-term through
Angel Gurría, Nina Gardner, Georges Desvaux, Beth Brooke, Maurice Lévy

Tracking and driving
measurable progress for
women’s advancement

        EO Champions is an initiative launched 8
        years ago, designed to drive progress and
        accountability for women’s advancement
in the private and public sectors. The peer-to-
peer network presents an opportunity for CEOs
to underscore their organisation’s commitment to
women’s advancement as well as taking a strong
leadership role in the broader global economy
and society. CEO Champions members are active,
highly committed participants who track and drive
measurable progress for women’s advancement
through on-record mutual commitments and

Now in its eighth year, the CEO Champions Initiative
is a pioneer as a high-level international platform
that advocates for the inclusion of both men and
women at the leadership level in the private as well
as the public sector.
First row: Evgenia Peeva, Karen Tay, Floriane de Lassée, Lauren Bohn
Second row: Daniela Nascimento Fainberg, Karla Segovia, Emilie Goodall, Vinciane Debaille, Tara Shirvani, Clarisse Toutée
Third row: Mina Dimitrova, Gisela Pinheiro, Evelyne Sevin (Egon Zehnder), Marina S. Levin, Philippine de T’Serclaes, Florence Tondu-Mélique, Francesca Alessandra Romita
Iturbe, Deborah Berger, Lorena Guillé, Beatriz Gasca Acevedo, Ha My Nguyen (Women’s Forum)
Last row: Edwin Smelt (Egon Zehnder), Simone Stebler (Egon Zehnder), Mary Fitzgerald, Sophie Kahn, Lea von Bidder, Marie-Lora Mungai, Katharina Schmitt, Amandine
Ayrem (Eurazeo), Jennifer Le Corre (Women’s Forum)

Nurturing talent among
women for the future of
global business and

       he Women’s Forum Rising Talents Initiative,
       celebrating its 10 th Anniversary in 2017, aims
       to distinguish highly talented young women
who are on their way to becoming influential figures
in our economies and societies. This initiative is a
commitment to promote women leaders and bring
the vision of rising generations to the Women’s

The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
and its partners share a common belief: that the
identification and nurturing of talent among women
is critical for the future of global business and

Each year some 20 young women join the Rising
Talents network, attend the Women’s Forum Global
Meeting and regional Women’s Forum Meetings,
and benefit from enhanced networking activities
during these events and in the future.

            What is the Daring Circle?

                   uilding on the theme of the Global Meeting in October 2017 –
                   “Daring to lead in a disrupted world”, the Daring Circle invites
                   leaders to question assumptions, and to re-engage for the impact
            they want to create. The ambition of the Daring Circle is to translate the
            rich agenda of these Meetings into permanent conversations delivering
            tangible positive societal and economic outcomes.

            The Daring Circle will invite select business leaders, experts and
            influencers to do exactly that: engage for long-term positive impact on
            issues where the leadership of women is paramount, supporting it and
            empowering women to take action across society. Together, the Daring
            Circles will inform and shape the debate on those issues and promote
            collaborative ways of working among our institutions in the face of
            continuing global disruption.

            How will the Daring Circles work?

            • Strategic Members will have first-right a refusal to take a leading
            role in their participation of the Daring Circles of the Women’s Forum,
            including having the opportunity to join the programme best suited to
            their expertise and purpose.

            • Each programme will feature a combination of strategic members, a
            knowledge partner(s) to source content and insights and an institutional
            partner(s) with relevant policy influence and expertise (eg; OECD,
            UNWomen, ICRC, C40).

            • Each Daring Circle will be developed with the support of the content
            partner of the Women’s Forum, Kite Global Advisors.

            • Daring Circles are designed to generate evidence-based insights that
            will motivate and inform action among both Daring Circle members and

            • They will run for 12-18 months depending on the scope of the

            • During and in between the Women’s Forum Meetings, the Forum will
            ensure that members connect, exchange ideas and insights among
            peers, agree priorities and initiatives and monitor progress.
Upcoming Meetings

Women’s Forum Canada
10-11 May 2018
Toronto, Canada

Women’s Forum Singapore
12-13 September 2018

Women’s Forum Global Meeting
14-16 November 2018
Paris, France

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