The Rising Talents Initiative aims to distinguish highly talented young women who are on their way to becoming influential figures in our economies and societies.


The initiative is the illustration of a strong belief shared by the Women’s Forum, Egon Zehnder , Eurazeo and EYthe identification and nurturing of talent amongst women is vitally important for the future of global business and society. Each year, around 20 young women join the Rising Talents network, attend the Women’s Forum Global Meeting and benefit from enhanced networking activities during the event and in the future.


 Rising Talents Key Facts & Figures: 

  • More than 180 members
  • 52 countries represented: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, 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 organized in major cities (Beijing, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Mexico, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai)


Rising Talents are selected on the following criteria

  • They are aged 40 years old or less (as of 30 Nov-2 Dec, dates of the 2016 Women’s Forum Global Meeting)
  • They have shown remarkable skills and courage in their professional and personal lives. They have proved their ability to take risks and act as catalysts in their organizations and communities
  • They have the potential to achieve great things in the future
  • They are active in all fields: business, civil society, science, research, politics, art, media, sports, NGO, with a special emphasis on business profiles, in large companies or entrepreneurial start-ups
  • They come from all 5 continents and many countries - the goal is that all continents should be represented
  • They speak English fluently
  • They commit to attend the Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville and to being active in the Rising Talents community


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


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 !