The Women’s Forum Rising Talents Initiative, celebrating its 10th 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 Forum.

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

Rising Talents during the Women’s Forum Global Meetings from 2007-2016 has been partnered by: Egon Zehnder, Eurazeo, EY

Rising Talents Women’s Forum Mexico 2016 was partnered by: Aeromexico; American Express

Rising Talents Women’s Forum Dubai 2016 was partnered by: FGB



  • The Rising Talent candidate must be a woman 40 years old or younger as of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017 date (5-6 October 2017).
  • She has shown remarkable skills, courage and leadership in her professional and personal life.
  • She has proven her ability to take risks and act as a catalyst in her organization and community, earning trust and recognition from her peers.
  • She has the potential to achieve great things in the future, proven by her standing in the public eye both professionally and personally.
  • She is active in fields such as: business, civil society, science, research, politics, art, media, sports, NGOs…, with a special emphasis on business profiles, in large companies or entrepreneurial start-ups.
  • She is a global citizen, coming from any of the continents and countries.
  • She speaks fluent English.
  • She is committed to attending the Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Paris (5-6 October 2017) and to being actively involved in the Rising Talents community (throughout the year post-Global Meeting), through social media, local events, mentoring future Rising Talents, participating in an open discussion with the network…


Rising Talents Key Facts & Figures: 

  • 192 members to date
  • Over 50 countries represented: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA
  • Spanning all business sectors (Support Services, Financials, Consumer goods, Basic Materials, Health Care, Energy, Transports, Legal, Luxury goods, Information & Communication), as well as non-profit, politics & institutions, academics, science & technology and art & culture sectors
  • Around 20 networking events have been and continue to be organized in major cities (Beijing, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Mexico, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Shanghai...) 


The 2016 Women's Forum Global Meeting's list is here!





Women's Forum Mexico 2016

  • Valeria Chapa, Vice-President & General Counsel, Latin America, Honeywell
  • Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, Politician and Activist
  • Ariana Gomez, Chief Innovation Officer, Gentera S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Altaír Jarabo, Actress and entrepreneur
  • Leticia Jauregui, Founder and Director, Crea
  • Alba Medina Flores, Co-founder, Pop.Space
  • Saskia Niño de Rivera, General Director, Reinserta Un Mexicano A.C.
  • Lorena Saravia, Designer and CEO, Lorena Saravia


More information here ! Women’s Forum Mexico Digital Report


Global Women's Forum Dubai 2016

  • Sarah Al Agroobi, Graphic Designer and Artist, United Arab Emirates
  • Sarah Amiri, Head of Council of UAE Scientists and Science Lead Of Emirates Mars Mission,Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, United Arab Emirates
  • Iman Ben Chaibah, Editor-In-Chief, Sail Magazine, United Arab Emirates
  • Aisha Harib, Social Entrepreneur, Social Bandage, United Arab Emirates
  • Raha Moharrak, Art Director and Climber, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
  • Amani S. Shajera, Head of Studies and Research Department, Women Information Centre, Supreme Council for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Hind Seddiqi, Vice-President Marketing, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, United Arab Emirates


More information here !