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The Women’s Forum Meetings aim to bring together leaders from all over the world – women and men – representing the business world, the government, academic circles, culture, etc. in order to give new perspectives to key issues in our present and our future; to create a powerful, global network in order to strengthen the influence of women throughout the world; to draw up innovative and concrete action plans to encourage women’s contribution to society and promote diversity in the business world.

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Women's Forum Global Meeting 2015

10.14.2015 - 10.16.2015 • Deauville, France
Energizing the world!


Women's Forum Dubai 2016

02.23.2016 - 02.24.2016 • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Let’s Innovate!


Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Citadelle


Our future is  notoriously unpredictable. Part of the reason is that, as the creative species, people keep producing new scientific and technological innovations, changing our business models, questioning political institutions, and challenging social norms. We can fight this churn. Or we can live it with energy and confidence – acting together to seek to produce a better tomorrow.


Building on a theme of Energizing the world!, the 11th edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting will feature three agenda streams, each a major avenue for women leaders to join their peers, male and female, to enable our future to come:

  • Addressing vital needs: How are we going to address people’s vital needs – and not unequally, but rather via new means to ensure access for all?
  • Crafting the future: Important scientific and technological advances already underway will further disrupt business models, even as they open exciting (if sometimes frightening) new socio-political prospects. How can/should we engage with their multiple implications?
  • Creative fires: If we want to make a better world tomorrow, we have to listen to youth – whose world it will be – and to create conditions for entrepreneurship and creativity to better flourish. What are some of the best ways to accomplish this?


These agenda streams guide both the general program and the Discovery, the Forum’s renowned ‘event within an event.’ The Discovery, recognized globally as the Forum’s signature space, will be co-created with the support of partners in a dedicated area of 2000 sq. meters. The Discovery agenda of workshops and ‘meet with’ and ‘Discovery moment’ sessions is already taking form via selected topic areas; session themes will follow shortly.


Confirmed speakers include (as of 27 July 2015):

  • Barbara Hendricks, Singer and humanitarian
  • Anousheh Ansari, Cofounder and Chairman, Prodea Systems
  • Yannick Bolloré, CEO, Havas
  • Katharina Borchert, CEO, Spiegel Online
  • Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
  • Maria Seidman, Co-founder and CEO, Yapp


Download list of confirmed speakers (as of 27 July 2015).


Download the list of the Women's Forum Global Meeting Program Committee.



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Understanding the burning issues

Find out how current challenges are faced in pan-sectors organizations

Examine the role of women leadership in today’s world

Share your own best practices with others

Gain an in-depth understanding of current challenges and their concrete applications

Learn strategies to grow your influence and expand your impact

Meet top executives from all around the world and all industries

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Collection of badges will start on Wednesday 14 October at 9am.

The first session (Forum Welcome) will start at 14:15.

The last session of the Forum will end on Friday 16 October at 13:15.



Centre International de Deauville

Les Planches

BP 71100 - 1, rue Lucien Barrière

14800 Deauville cedex

Tel: + 33 (0) 2 31 14 14 14

Fax:+ 33 (0) 2 31 14 01 01



For more information on your stay in Deauville please contact directly the Deauville Tourist Office  +33 (0)2 31 14 40 00.




From Paris Airports

  1. Public transportation:


From CDG airport:

  • Suburb Train RER + Metro + Train*: Reach Paris Saint Lazare by RER B to Châtelet Les Halles and metro line 14.
  • Taxi + Train*: Reach Paris Saint Lazare by taxi.

From Orly airport :

  • Shuttle OrlyVal + Suburb Train RER B + metro + Train* : Reach Paris Saint Lazare by shuttle OrlyVal/RER B to Châtelet Les Halles and metro line 14.
  • Taxi + Train*: Reach Paris Saint Lazare by taxi.

 *From Paris Saint-Lazare take the train to Trouville-Deauville. Click here to book your train tickets


By Taxi:


From Central Paris

By train:

Direct connection from Paris Saint-Lazare to Trouville-Deauville, multiple round trips per day. A shuttle service will be provided between the Trouville-Deauville train station and the conference center. Click here to book your train tickets

By road:

Caen-Deauville: N176 then N177Paris-Deauville: A13, 195 km, including 186 km of highway (necessary time: approx. 2h05mn)More information on Mappy website.

By Taxi:



The average temperature in Deauville is between 13°C and 17°C in October.



The dress code is business / business-casual for all events. Bear in mind that the changing weather could mean chilly evenings. A light, water-resistant jacket is a good idea for the colder nights.