Building on the theme of the Global Meeting in October 2017 – Daring to lead in a disrupted world - the Daring Circles invites leaders to question their assumptions, and to re-engage for the impact they want to create in their organisations and their communities. These cross-industry working groups have the ambition of translating the rich agenda of the Women’s Forum Meetings into permanent conversations to deliver tangible positive societal and economic outcomes for women and society.                                                                            

The Daring Circles invites select business leaders, experts and influencers to do exactly that: engage for long-term positive impact on issues where women are disproportionately impacted and where the leadership of women is paramount. Together, the Daring Circles inform and shape the debate on selected issues and promote collaborative ways of working among our institutions in the face of continuing global challenges.


How do the Daring Circles work?                                                 

  • Each programme is comprised of a combination of strategic members, global partners, a knowledge partner(s) to source content and insights and an institutional partner(s) with relevant policy influence and expertise (eg; OECD, UNWomen, UNESCO).
  • The Daring Circles are designed to generate evidence-based insights and drive tangible action among Daring Circle members and beyond.


The Daring Circles currently in motion:

Women & Climate

Plotting a future to unleash solutions: Changing the story of women in the face of climate change

Women & AI

Changing the equation: Routes to inclusion through AI to working hand in hand for empowerment

Women  & STEM

Empowering women’s leadership in STEM

Women & Access to Health

Addressing the gaps with tech solutions

Women & Supplier Diversity

Building diverse supply chains


Read insights on the Daring Circle initiative!