Following the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017 in Paris, we launched our first Medium publication to bring timely and relevant content about our events and ongoing work to amplify women’s voices on the important topics of our day. Below is an overview of the content covering the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017.
by Chiara Corazza and Clara Gaymard
We live in urgent times. In the past year, the world has been rocked by huge political, social, economic and environmental shifts. Unexpected election results have revealed the fault lines in our societies….
More than 80% of the world’s energy consumption comes from fossil fuels — petroleum, coal and natural gas — yet these produce the greenhouse gases most responsible for climate change. What can be done to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies like solar and wind?…
A Future View: Smart, Innovative, Sustainable by Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering
Gadgets, algorithms, apps and novel architecture can drive innovation to help make society more inclusive and resilient. But technical fixes must be backed by action from policymakers and other decision-makers….
Artificial intelligence: the end of the human race? by Patrice Caine, Chairman and CEO, Thales Cybersecurity: From burden to competitive advantage
Making smart cities human by Chiara Corazza, Managing Director at the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
Cultivating female leaders continues to be an elusive goal, delegates at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017 in Paris were reminded.
“Companies fall into the trap of assuming diversity programmes are sufficient,” said Jean Martin, Executive Director of Gartner. But they do not overcome fundamental problems like unconscious bias, management and cultural issues, she added….
Lessons from women who lead by Olivia Rauch-Ravisé, Partner, Head of Tax Department, Latham & Watkins
Love the little leader in you! by Sarah Howell, Brand Advisor, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Purpose: the foundation for leadership in a disrupted world by Karin Lutz, Partner and Global Leader, EY Beacon Institute and Women.Fast forward
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck by Tara Shirvani, Infrastructure and Climate Change, World Bank Group
Should the CEO be the Chief Purpose Officer? by Sophie Lambin, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Kite Global Advisors and Head of Programme at the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
Society and business
Medicine has made giant strides in the past 50 years, first in primary care and disease prevention and more recently in high-tech specialty care based on breakthroughs in immunology and genomics….
Daring to disrupt for a healthier future, sooner by Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao, Managing Director, Resource Mobilisation and Private Sector Partnerships at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Gender equality: A legacy we could all be proud of by Gary Coombe, President — Europe, Procter & Gamble
How does business thrive in a disrupted world? Through women’s leadership at all levels by Clara Gaymard, President, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society
Opening the flow of social impact investment by Alix-Ines Lebec, Executive Vice President of Business Development & Investor Relations, WaterEquity, Inc.
Working together for collective impact by Amanda Smith, Global Sustainability Manager, Diageo
Job dislocation is coming, and it’s going to be huge, driven by the rise of artificial intelligence. But instead of fearing change, delegates at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017 heard, we should recognize the new opportunities it brings….
Daring to Lead More Women to Have a Seat at the Table by Rosalind Hudnell, Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation and President, Intel Foundation
Lenovo champions gender diversity at the 13th Women’s Forum Global Meeting by Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director of Communication EMEA at Lenovo and Co-fondatrice & Présidente du Cercle InterElles
The Women’s Forum Global Meeting Discovery zone is a space curated with corporate and institutional partners, each demonstrating how they put their principles into practice. The themed Hubs, from Culture to Finance and the Future of Health, hosted breakout sessions, workshops and talks by notable speakers. Students from Sciences Po attended these sessions and share their thoughts and perspectives as young women about to embark in their professional careers.
Dispatches from the Discovery zone