Bridging the gap: A call to the G7 for inclusive progress
10-11 MAY 2018 Toronto, Canada
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Women’s Forum Canada

Toronto, 10-11 May 2018


Bridging the gap: A call to the G7 for inclusive progress

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


Women’s Forum Canada will be a unique opportunity to generate concrete ideas to inform and influence the agenda of the G7 Summit. It will address a range of global issues, including gender equality, by unlocking the transformative potential of women’s leadership. To do so, it will focus on topics such as the role of the private sector in fostering inclusive growth, scaling investment in women-led businesses, urban planning as a accelerator of climate action, the social implications of technological change and many more.


Women’s Forum Canada highlights will include:


  • 600 influential business, institutional and political leaders from the G7 countries and beyond, gathering to engage in high-level debates and move towards concrete solutions
  • Plenary and roundtable sessions, debate and workshops with more than 20 sessions and 60 speakers
  • Gala Dinner taking place Thursday, 10 May at the Royal Ontario Museum
  • Networking opportunities over breakfast and lunch during the two days of the Forum (Thursday 10 and Friday 11)
  • High-level Mexico Delegation represented, building on the success of Women’s Forum Mexico in November 2017
  • Delegates from the G7 countries
  • Strategic and editorial partnerships with the New York Times and LinkedIn
  • Access to the Women’s Forum Global Network of 5000 active members for a year; from the Women’s Forum past events – Women’s Forum MexicoWomen’s Forum MauritiusWomen’s Forum RomeGlobal Meeting 2016 and Global Meeting 2017, as well as the upcoming Women’s Forum Canada, Women’s Forum Singapore and Global Meeting 2018 in Paris


We will be featuring the following selected speakers among others:


Maria Cantillon, Global Head of Alternative Asset Management, State Street Corporation, Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank, Gioia Ghezzi, President & Chairwoman, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SPA, Jean-Paul Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council, Dayle Haddon, CEO, WomenOne, Judith Hartmann, CFO, Engie, Roxanne Joyal, CEO, Me to WE, Jodi Kovitz, Founder, MOVETHEDIAL.ORGKarla Martinez, Editor in Chief, Vogue Mexico, Estelle Metayer, Member of Advisory Board Canada, 30% Club, Farah Mohamed, CEO, Malala Fund, Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations, Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20 – OECD, Janelle Reiko Sasaki, Executive Director, People Advisory Services, EY Japan, Kareen Rispal, Ambassador to Canada, Government of France, Helene von Reis, President & CEO, IKEA Japan, John Rossant, Founder and Chairman, New Cities Foundation, Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada



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