How daring are you?


The 2017 Women’s Forum Global Meeting

Daring to lead in a disrupted world
Engage for impact!

5-6 October 2017
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France


How daring are you?

Reminders of the power of daring leadership are all around us. In 2017, first-time activist Teresa Shook dared to launch the largest single-day demonstration in US history with the Women's March on Washington. In this same year, France mourned the loss of Simon Veil, a stateswoman who fought tirelessly for the liberation of women and earned the enduring respect of a nation and the world.

Meanwhile, the MIT Media Lab gave its first Disobedience Award to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Professor Marc Edwards. These scientists turned activists dared to risk academic sanction and to buck political pressure to investigate water safety in Flint, Michigan. And women across India posted photos of themselves out on the town with the hashtag #AintNoCinderella in response to the victim shaming of a woman who was chased by assailants late at night in Chandigarh.

Indeed, daring leadership has never been more important.

Will you be the next daring leader? We're gathering in Paris at the Women's Forum Global Meeting to inspire and support you to be more daring in the leadership roles that you embrace.

Click here to register to attend the 2017 Women's Forum Global Meeting.

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Below are just a few of the daring leaders who will be joining us in October.


Alexis M. Herman, chair and CEO of New Ventures and former U.S. secretary of labor, joins a discussion on how businesses can be run with compassion, empathy and communication to give them a ‘human' touch.


Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the OECD, will discuss what the inclusive and diverse organisation of the future will look like and what business leaders can do to make it a reality.


Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC, will take up the discussion of how the global community can reenergise its commitments to global climate action.


Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of Sanofi and Thomas Buberl, CEO of AXA, will talk about transforming health ecosystems to improve access and outcomes for people around the world.


Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, will speak during the meeting as a representative of the host city.