Daring to lead in a disrupted world
Engage for impact!

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

Full programme now available


The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society is the world's leading platform bringing women's voices to the debate on global issues. This year the Global Meeting will again host vibrant exchanges with the goal of inspiring concrete action around the theme of 'Daring to lead in a disrupted world'. Our discussions will focus on the challenges of embracing our humanity, harnessing technology, thriving through creativity and shaping the future of work.


These are human issues, and we believe that a gendered perspective not only provides fresh points of view but creates conditions for real action. Our theme recognises that public and private institutions must embrace new ideas to reinvent themselves in the face of disruption. It calls for new ways of working together for leaders - both women and men - and a recognition of the importance of women's leadership.


The main programme - Exploring issues to take action


The full programme is now available at the Women's Forum website. Just some of the key issues include :


  • Civic engagement in the age of populism 
  • Disrupting the human-machine relationship 
  • Investigating what a de-globalised financial system means for our economies
  • How businesses are taking the lead on social and environmental issues
  • How women, technology and other forces can overcome migration challenges
  • We will be looking to identify key challenges that - working together - we can continue to shape and influence beyond the Global Meeting.



We would love for you to join the nearly 2,000 delegates from over 80 countries who will meet in Paris to discuss how to achieve this sustained impact.


The Discovery - Stories for impact


Beyond the main programme, the Global Meeting will host 'The Discovery' – a co-curated space with corporate and institutional partners showing how they put their principles into action. Each ‘Hub' will host engaging content through breakout sessions, workshops, and ‘meet with' moments. The Hubs are dedicated to diverse issues such as Arts and Culture, Engineering and Science, Finance, the Future of Health, Governance, Social Impact, as well as Tech and Digital.