The Art of Connecting


From left to right:  MariCarmen Bernal, Dalia EmpowerKelly Hoey, Author of Build Your Dream NetworkAltaïr Jarabo, Actress, philanthropist, entrepreneur and Rising Talents Mexico 2016; Saskia Niño de Rivera, General Director, Reinserta un Mexicano A.C.,and Rising Talents Mexico 2016; Valeria Chapa, Vice-President & General Counsel, Latin America, Honeywell, Founder, Abogadas MX, and Rising Talents Mexico 2016 ; Alba Medina Flores, Managing Partner, Grupo Fame - Altozano, and Rising Talents Mexico 2016


Women's Forum Mexico 2017
Unleash your leadership!

8-9 November 2017
Hyatt Regency Mexico City


There is no leadership alone. There is no influence without a network. To unleash your leadership, you need to ignite the power of connection. And not just any kind of connecting.

On Tuesday, in Mexico City, music conductor Alondra de la Parra and Rising Talents alumnae Valeria Chapa and Saskia Niño de Rivera joined their leadership to raise funds for Reinserta, a foundation dedicated to helping children of inmates.

Alondra de la Parra explained how an orchestra is a microcosm of any organization. Along with Valeria Chapa– founder of the largest network of women in law in Latin America Abogadas MX–and with Saskia Niño de Rivera –founder of Reinserta– she discussed what leaders should consider if they want their organizations to emulate to perform like a world-class symphony.

These three women—Alondra, Valeria, and Saskia— all participated in the first edition of Women's Forum Mexico.

This is not an isolated example of what happens at Women's Forum Mexico when powerful women come together for two days. Recently, Rising Talents 2016 Alba Medina and Altair Jarabo, Women's Forum Mexico advisory board members: Alchemia's President Lourdes Berho and J. Victor Martinez, and Dalia Empower's Maria del Carmen Bernal and Beatriz Gasca, held meetings with UN leaders in New York City to discuss ways to advance female empowerment in Mexico. These movers and shakers also all met at Women's Forum Mexico 2016.

To grow your global network, join the worldwide community of the Women's Forum Mexico.


Click here to register to attend the 2017 Women's Forum Mexico


You can already meet some of our delegates through online interviews. Learn who they are, what leadership means to them, and how they get inspired to make a difference in their companies and organizations.


Click here to read the first “Meet with Women's Forum Mexico delegates” interviews

There are many opportunities for connecting during the Forum.

  • During a lunch time conversation on civic engagement or one of the many workshops on themes such as “Sexism in the workplace” or Increasing access for entrepreneurs to knowledge – funds – markets.
  • Participating in one of our ‘Call to Actions' sessions such as “Art as a way to change perception on women” or “Turning Leaders into Influencers.
  • Joining the “Meet With” the Canadian Delegates and the Rising Talents 2017.
  • Engaging in transformative discussions and events throughout the conference, including the now-famous closing evening hosted at Mexico's leading luxury retail department store El Palacio de Hierro.

As the author of Build Your Dream Network Kelly Hoey says: “If you think of networking as schmoozing at boring cocktail parties or scrolling through online networks for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small.


We look forward to harnessing—and growing—the power of your network next November 8 & 9 in Mexico City.

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