In 2016, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society brought together some of the most powerful women and men leaders to address pressing contemporary issues.
Just look back at some of our events featuring Grupo Carso’s Carlos Slim Helú, Nissan Mexico’s President Mayra Gonzalez, internationally renowned conductor Alondra de la Parra, and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Months after joining the exclusive club of women leading automotive companies, Nissan Mexico President Mayra Gonzalez participated in the New at the Top initiative at the 2016 Women’s Forum Global Meeting and explained why women need to network, find mentors, and deliver results in order to be promoted.
Her advice was echoed by Carlos Slim Helú at Women’s Forum Mexico 2016 when he told the audience of more than 800 that “a leader is the one who proposes a project and others follow; a leader makes things happen.” Later that evening, musical conductor Alondra de la Parra exemplified Mr. Slim’s leadership vision by engaging Women’s Forum Mexico participants in playing musical instruments in an impromptu and original orchestra.
At the 2016 Women’s Forum Dubai, IMF Managing director Christine Lagarde and Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan participated in a forward-looking meeting of women leaders from the Gulf region, and in Africa, President of Mauritius H.E. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim co-hosted a timely Women’s Forum on solutions to address climate change.
The world needs to keep pushing gender diversity in all sectors and at the highest levels. So we applaud pioneers such as then-Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron – who participated at Women’s Forum Global Meeting in a panel on Policy for the next stage of women economic advancement along with the Canadian Minister for the Status of Women and the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre – and clearly stated his commitment to a better representation of women on executive boards and in the French National Assembly.
Are you an influencer or high-potential ready to join the debate on issues impacting women and men in the Western Hemisphere? Then participate in the 2nd edition of Women’s Forum Mexico on 8-9 Nov. in Mexico City. Together let’s “unleash” our leadership!
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We look forward to welcoming you in November at Women's Forum Mexico 2017.