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  • Isabelle Kocher
    CEO, Engie
  • Stéphane Richard
    CEO, Orange
  • Audrey Azoulay
    Director General, UNESCO
  • Christine Lagarde
    Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  • Carlos Slim Helú
    Chairman of Grupo Carso and América Móvil
  • Monique F. Leroux
    President of the International Co-operative Alliance
  • Muhtar Kent
    Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Maria Leonor Robredo
    Vice President, Republic of the Philippines
  • Antonio Tajani
    President of the European Parliament
  • Carlo d'Asaro Biondo
    President EMEA Strategic Relationships, Google
  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska
    European Commissioner, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt
    CEO, Danish brand Georg Jensen
  • José Angel Gurría
    Secretary General, OECD
  • Norma Bastidas
    Survivor of sexual violence and human trafficking and ultra athlete
  • Dayle Haddon
    CEO, WomenOne
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  • Willem Adema
    Senior Economist ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    Willem Adema is a Senior Economist in the OECD Social Policy Division. Willem is project manager of the OECD Gender Initiative. OECD reports prepared by his team include: Is the last Mile the Longest - Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries; The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle; Dare to Share: Germany's Experience Promoting Equal Partnership in Families; and, Closing the Gender Gap - Act Now. His team also updates the on-line OECD Family database and the OECD Gender Data Portal. Willem graduated from the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, and holds a doctorate from St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
  • Vèna Arielle Ahouansou
    Founder & CEO KEA MEDICALS
    Dr Vèna Arielle Ahouansou is a medical doctor and the CEO of KEA Medicals Pharmaceutics & Technologies. KEA Medicals is a company that improves the health care system in Africa through its electronic patient record management software. She is the initiator of the Universal Medical Identity project. Her entrepreneurial and social actions, were valued by several international recognitions including the Africa Peace Builder Award in October 2016 by the World Peace Initiative; She was ranked among the top 20 most promising African women by the G20 in 2015 and recently ranked among the 25 most influential young women under 25 in Africa by the MOREMI Initiative.
  • Luvvie Ajayi
    Author, Speaker, Digital Strategist AWESOMELY LUVVIE
    Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist thriving at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. Her debut book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual was an instant New York Times best-seller. The 15-year blogger covers all things pop culture at AwesomelyLuvvie.com. On her podcast, Rants and Randomness, she shares her most pressing rants, raves and faves and interviews interesting guests. Luvvie, a sought-after speaker, has spoken at the White House, MAKERS Conference, and SXSW. She has interviewed bosses like Oprah Winfrey, Geena Davis and Shonda Rhimes. Luvvie is committed to using her voice for pop culture critique and gender and racial justice.
  • Christine Albanel
    Vice-President in charge of CSR, Diversity, Partnerships and Philanthropy ORANGE
    State Advisor Holder of the “Agrégation” in Modern Literature Vice-President at Orange, in charge of CSR, Partnerships and Solidarity, she is also Deputy Chairman of the Orange Foundation. Throughout her carreer, she gathered an unique expertise and a sensible look on artistic creation, particularly in its international dimension: she was the adviser for Education and Culture at Mr. Jacques Chirac’s office, President of the French Republic, then she managed the « Château de Versailles » as the institution’s chairman, before she was nominated Minister of Culture and Communication in 2007. Christine Albanel wrote 3 plays and a novel published by Flammarion.
  • Hana’A Alsyead
    Founder & CEO WUJUD LLC
    Hana has combined experience in systems’ engineering, business & banking operations, marketing & international relations. Her work on women empowerment received accolades including a best practice recognition by the World Economic Forum. She is an Advisor on Women’s Economic Participation to the Global Women’s Leadership Program, an initiative by Penn-Law, a member of the Board of Directors Institute & a founding Steering Committee member of the 30% Club GCC Chapter. She holds a MSc. degree in computer information systems from Boston University & a BSc. degree in computer science and international management with a minor in French literature from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Stephanie Ampart
    CEO Youth Camp Experiences THECAMP
    Fairy Activist @thecamp / CEO of the Youth Camp Experiences After 20 years of experience in internal communication and as a consultant, Stephanie Ampart created in 2006 SISTER’S ACT, an agency for innovative and creative solutions for meaningful communication strategies. Focusing on change management, social responsibility and knowledge sharing, SISTER’S ACT matches its network of experts with communication and creative projects .Co designer, facilitator and program manager, Stéphanie Ampart uses her (soft)skills in event design and content writing to create a high-impact international project and learning experience.Engaged and volunteer with Fight for Dignity .
  • Boutaina Araki
    Managing Director CLEAR CHANNEL FRANCE
    Boutaïna Araki is the Managing Director of Clear Channel France, and is responsible for pursuing and accelerating the company’s digital transformation. She is a member of CCI’s Executive Committee. She joined Clear Channel France in 2011 as CFO. Before joining Clear Channel, she was CFO for CBS Outdoor France (now Exterion Media), responsible for finance, legal and IT. Prior to this, she held the position of CFO at La Martinière Groupe. Her experience also includes 5 years at Canal+ Group (Private Pay TV channel).
  • Fabienne Arata
    Managing Director LINKEDIN
  • Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    Director HOPE PRODUCTION
    Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He is the President of the GoodPlanet Foundation which he created in 2005. Renowned specialist in aerial imagery, he has written several books, including “The Earth from the Air”, which has been translated into 24 languages and has sold more than three million copies. Considered an environmentalist as much as a photographer, he became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nation's Environment Program in 2009.At the crossroads of “Home” and the project “7 billion others”, “Human” is a mix of interviews of people of all conditions and backgrounds living in 45 different countries.
  • Audrey Azoulay
    Director-General UNESCO
    Audrey Azoulay is the Director-General of UNESCO. Having worked in the sector of culture since the start of her professional career, she has notably served the European Commission providing her expertise on issues concerning culture and communication. In 2014, she worked as an advisor on culture to the President of the French Republic, and was appointed in 2016 as Minister of Culture and Communication. A graduate of France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration and of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques, she holds also a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Lancaster (UK).
  • Bertrand Badre
    CEO, Founder BLUE LIKE AN ORANGE SUSTAINABLE CAPITAL
    Bertrand Badré is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, an investment fund with the objectives to finance the Sustainable Development Goals with market level financial returns. Mr. Badre’s career involved numerous high-level financial positions: Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at World Bank Group, Chief Financial Officer at Société Générale, Chief Financial Officer of Crédit Agricole, Managing Director of Lazard. Deputy Head of Auditing at French Ministry of Finance. Author of “Can Finance Save the World?” published in 2017 forwarded by President Macron. Member of boards of various international institutions.
  • Celine Bardet
    Founder Executive Director WE ARE NOT WEAPONS OF WAR - WWOW
    A War Crime specialized Lawyer who quickly became a public leader influencing justice policies. World recognized expert, started her career at the ICTY then UN Office on Drug and Crime. She choose to work in the field, in post conflict zones from the Balkans to Iraq, CAR, DRC, Afghanistan, Libya etc. More than 50 countries. She has worked for prestigious organizations like Interpol, Europol and the EU. Witnessing the scourge of sexual violence in fragile environment and the lack of adequate response to it, she set up the Non Profit Start Up We Are NOT Weapons Of War in 2014, using innovative approach for justice and technology for ensuring access to services for survivors. #NOTaWeaponOfWar
  • Nora Barsali
    founder and president NEWS RSE
    Nora Barsali is an expert in corporate communication, public affairs & CSR. she started to work in 1995 at Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France for the International Dept, then she was in charge of the media at Assemblée des Chambres de commerce et d’industrie. Then she worked in private PR group (ogilvy and I&E group). she graduated in France with a Master's degree in English and Littérature. she also studied at Stetson University-Florida, then she got a Master’s Degree in film studies from the media Dept at San Francisco State University (1995). she was a resident in the USA for 4 years. In 2012 she launched awards for companies and created NEWS RSE, a PR agency dedicated to CSR & companies
  • Priya Basu
    Chief, Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative THE WORLD BANK
    Priya Basu heads up the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) at the World Bank Group. We-Fi, a collaborative, multi-stakeholder partnership, seeks to unlock billions of dollars in financing to tackle the range of barriers facing women entrepreneurs across developing countries. Since joining the Bank in 1998, Priya has held various management positions. Most recently, she managed a US$21 billion portfolio of Funds focused on global public goods. She has led the development and execution of a variety of innovative initiatives to solve some of the most pressing development challenges of our times. Her prior work experience includes working at the UN, ADB, IMF and investment banking.
  • Jean-Louis Beffa
    Senior Advisor LAZARD FRERES
    Born in August 1941 at Nice and alumnus of the French Ecole Polytechnique, Jean-Louis Beffa is a member of the French Corps des Mines, and a graduate of both the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole and the Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques. He joined Saint-Gobain in 1974 as Vice-President, Corporate Planning and was Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain from 1986 to 2007, after having been Chief Operating Officer from 1982 to 1986. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors until June 2010 and is currently Honorary Chairman of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain. Jean-Louis BEFFA is Senior Advisor of Lazard. Member of the Supervisory Board of the group Caisse des Dépôts and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the group Le Monde. Jean-Louis BEFFA is Great Officer of the Legion of Honour.
  • Jamila Belabidi
    Purchases Group Manager PROCTER & GAMBLE SWITZERLAND
    A French national with North Africa heritage, Jamila has been with P&G for 16 years, working in various Purchasing roles. As the Global Purchases Group Manager for Celebrities, Alliances and Communications Purchases, she led major Agency transformations. Based in Geneva, Jamila now leads the expansion of the Gender Equality and the Supplier Diversity program outside the US. Because of her story, she is personally passionate and engaged in promoting Gender Equality throughout the workplace, the marketplace (supply chain) and within communities. She graduated from the Engineering HS of les Arts & Métiers in France and EPFL (Lausanne). Her 3 daughters and family fueled her passion.
  • Sophie Bellon
    Chairwoman of the Board of Directors SODEXO
    Sophie Bellon is Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Sodexo. Previously Sophie held various executive positions within Sodexo, including Manager of the Controlling Department, the Group Client Relations Department and most recently the Sodexo France corporate division and Vice-President responsible for Group research, development and innovation strategy. As a member of the Sodexo board since 1989, she is also very active in promoting diversity and co-chairs the SWIFT (Sodexo Women's International Forum for Talent), program designed to boost the number of women represented on Sodexo’s top management bodies.
  • Abla Benabdallah
    Directeur du Capital Humain AL MADA
    Agée de 49 ans, Abla Benabdallah a 25 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans les ressources humaines, l’université d’entreprise et le développement de projets, dans des contextes de retournement et de relance à forts enjeux humains. Elle dirige le Capital Humain d’Al Mada, fonds d’investissement privé marocain à vocation panafricaine détenant des participations dans les mines, la distribution, la banque, l’assurance, l’énergie et les télécom. Diplômée de l’Université Paris Dauphine, elle a démarré sa carrière dans la banque, avant de rejoindre en 1997 le Groupe ONA, premier groupe industriel et financier du pays, où elle a occupé des fonctions dans les ressources humaines et la communication, le développement de projets, avant de prendre en charge ses fonctions actuelles en 2008. Elle a notamment créé l’Université d’Entreprise du Groupe, pour accompagner la concrétisation des défis du Groupe, à travers la mise en place de programmes facilitant la transmission des savoirs et la valorisation d’expériences Elle a également suivi un Executive Management Program en 2007 à l’Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), et a été certifiée en 2013 « Administrateur de Sociétés » par l’IMA et l’UIR. Membre de Societhics, Cercle associatif de réflexion sur le management de l’humain des DRH et dirigeants de grands groupes européens, elle est également membre du International Advisory Board de l’EADA, Business Scholl à Barcelone, et Vice-Présidente de CFA Maroc, le Club des Femmes Administrateurs.
  • Maggie Berry
    Executive Director for Europe WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL
    Based in the UK, Maggie runs the WEConnect International campaign in Europe. It is a global organisation championing supplier diversity in procurement and helping majority owned women businesses to connect into the corporate supply chain. Their corporate members represent $1 trillion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development in Europe. Previously, Maggie ran womenintechnology.co.uk, an online job board and networking forum for women working in the technology profession in the UK. Maggie remains actively involved with championing women in the technology profession and is a Freeman at the Information Technologists' Company in London.
  • Suzanne Biegel
    Chief Catalyst CATALYST AT LARGE
    Suzanne is founder of Catalyst At Large where she is a globally recognised adviser, speaker, and field builder in gender lens investing. She is the Co-Producer of the Global Gender Lens Investing Summit. She serves as a Senior Gender Lens Investing Adviser for CDC Group and co-leads a new collaborative amongst European DFIs in gender lens investing. She is Investment Director for the SPRING Accelerator which has a focus on supporting businesses that have positive impact for adolescent girls. She holds Gender Lens Investing Advisory roles at Wharton Social Impact Initiative and for many global investment clients.
  • Guillaume Borie
    Chief Innovation Officer AXA
    Guillaume Borie has been the Chief Innovation Officer at AXA since December 2017. Prior to that, Guillaume served as Group Corporate Development director in charge of the strategy of the AXA Group and its execution. Previously, he was Secretary to the AXA Board of Directors and Chief of Staff to AXA’s Chairman & CEO Henri de Castries from 2013 to 2016. He initially joined AXA in 2009 as communication officer within the AXA Research Fund and later as a media relations officer for the Group. In 2007, he started his career as special assistant to a Member of the French Parliament.
  • Anett BŐsz
    Member of the Parliament HUNGARIAN LIBERAL PARTY
    Anett Bősz is a member of the Hungarian Parliament and member of the Budget Committee. She is an economist; as PhD-candidate she is writing her thesis about a possible way for liberalism and liberal economic strategic planning in the 21th century. She was a scholarship-holder at the Free University of Berlin at the Institute of Political Sciences. She is a co-founder and member of the board of the Hungarian Liberal Party; she is responsible for education and equal treatment. Her aim is to reclaim liberalism and to fight for a healthy rule of law and strong democratic institutions in Hungary; she believes that the Hungarian society can rebuild its republic with equal chances and equal rights.
  • Peggy Bouchet
    CEO PEGGY BOUCHET
    After her master degrees, at 23, Peggy was employed by Alcatel as export financial engineer. Meanwhile her challenge took root : being the first woman to row across an ocean. In 1998, she created her own company to manage her adventure. After 5500 km, alone at sea for 79 days and 1 day before arrival, the boat capsized in a raging sea.She endured 9 hours straddled on the hull of her boat and was rescued at the last minute. True to her motto, “Always dare, sometimes give in, but never give up”, 18 months later, she started again and arrived in Martinique. Peggy has over 400 talks to her credit. 2019: Preparation of a documentary for the cinema "DARE !"
  • Agathe Bousquet
    President France PUBLICIS GROUPE
    In 2017, Agathe joined Arthur Sadoun to take over the Presidency of Publicis Groupe in France. In 2001, Agathe joined the world of communication and would never leave it again. She would climb, one by one, the steps of Havas Paris until November 2012 when she succeeded Yannick Bolloré as President and CEO. Agathe is a member of the board of France’s AACC and still a member of the board of the NGO Solidarité Sida, where she began her career. A Sciences-Po Paris graduate, Agathe holds a master’s degree in political philosophy and in management, University of Paris-Dauphine.
  • Estelle Brachlianoff
    Group COO VEOLIA
    Estelle Brachlianoff, Group COO for Veolia, was appointed in September 2018. Estelle sits on the Executive Committee and is responsible for the company’s operations in fifty countries worldwide. As Senior VP, Estelle led Veolia’s UK & IE business between 2012-18. During this time, she was involved in many influential organisations such as the Business in the Community, the Confederation of British Industry and also became President of the French Chamber of Great Britain from 2015-18. Estelle joined the Veolia Group in 2005 as Special Advisor and became Managing Director of Facility Management and Cleaning Services, prior to being in charge of Waste Management in the Greater Paris area.
  • Caroline Brouillette
    Social Impact Strategist CREDO
    Motivated by a vision of the world where organizations have the audacity to think beyond short-term shareholder and taxpayer value, Caroline is a social impact strategist at Credo, a certified B corp based in Canada. She works with nonprofits, businesses and public institutions which seek to rethink, accelerate or measure their social and environmental impact and often presents to executives on the private sector’s social responsibility. She is also an advocate for youth engagement in public policy and for environmental action. She represented Canadian youth during the Charlevoix G7 process, where she negotiated on climate change and the environment.
  • Méka Brunel
    Chief Executive Officer GECINA
    A business leader in the real estate industry, Méka Brunel is an ETP engineer, an Executive MBA from HEC and FRICS. From 1996, she held various executive management positions with Simco, which later merged with Gecina. In 2006, she became CEO of Eurosic, before joining Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2009 as Executive Vice President Europe. She has been a Director at Gecina since 2014 and was appointed as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Actively engaged in community life and industry associations, particularly as a Director of Crédit Foncier de France, Honorary President of the HQE-France GBC association, a Director of FSIF and EPRA, Méka Brunel was appointed in October 2017 to chair the Métropole du Grand Paris (Grand Paris metropolitan authority) development board. She was also named Professional of the Year in the 2013 and 2018 Pierres d’Or awards.
  • Elodie Buronfosse
    Digital Director MUSÉES D'ORSAY ET DE L'ORANGERIE
    Graduated from a master in marketing at Paris Dauphine University, Elodie Buronfosse worked for Le Monde where she set the marketing strategy of lemonde.fr, before managing the digital subsidiary of the newspaper. In 2011, she worked for France televisions as managing director of educational offers and then Head of digital contents and services. She has designed and managed projects for the creation of digital offers; and also has defined and implemented the editorial strategy of France Télévisions for digital, on all devices. Since September 2018, she joined as digital director the teams of the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, where she is to set and lead an ambitious digital strategy.
  • May Busch
    Managing Director MAY BUSCH & ASSOCIATES LTD
    May Busch is an international executive and career consultant, coach, speaker and facilitator, and the author of Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage. She is passionate about helping people thrive at work and reach their full potential. Previously, May enjoyed a 24-year career at Morgan Stanley where she rose through the ranks to become COO for Europe. May is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and Senior Advisor in the Office of the President at Arizona State University where she helps develop its next generation of leaders. Find her on MayBusch.com and follow her on Twitter at @maybusch.
  • Georgia Canning
    This is 18 Freelance Photographer TNE NEW YORK TIMES
    Georgia Canning is a 20 year old London based photographer and creative who recently contributed to The New York Times #Thisis18 Project. Having studied film, she aims to document girlhood and finds beauty in typically mundane scenarios. Currently Georgia works for fashion platform 1 Granary as showroom assistant and freelances (writing and photography) on the side.
  • Isabelle Capron
    Vice President International ICICLE PARIS MODE
    Graduated from HEC, Isabelle is a leader in luxury brands and talents management, operating in « creative businesses » with owners willing to create more value for their brand asset worldwide. With a strong background in Advertising, Fashion (CMO at Lanvin) and Luxury (CEO at Fauchon), Isabelle was named Vice President at ICICLE Shanghai Fashion Group in 2013. She oversees the marketing and branding strategy for China and the International market and heads its Paris Design Center. ICICLE Group, founded in 1997, is a major player in high-end ready-to-wear for women, men and accessories and recently took over Carven French fashion house.
  • Aurelie Cauchy-Laure
    Director of Development and International Affairs MUSÉES D'ORSAY ET DE L'ORANGERIE
    Aurelie is a Development specialist with over 15 years of international experience building, managing and growing arts and culture organizations, ranging from world-class museum to fine art galleries and creative industries. He is renowned for building strong art brands and making cultural institutions successful at commercial level. Her areas of expertise cover fundraising, managing commercial activities and thriving assets such as retail and licensing businesses to generate revenue in store, online and internationally. She sits at the Board of several private and state-owned organizations and speaks five languages fluently.
  • Jean-Philippe Caude
    President CAUDE MANAGEMENT
    Executive Search assignments. Main focus upon Management Committee Members. Full international scope; lead Partners in the UK, USA & China. Prior responsabilities: Procter & Gamble/ Marketing; Playtex/International Management, Hachette Lagardère/Media Management. Move to Executive Search: Korn/Ferry [Int] ; Co-founder of Beigbeder Caude, grown into the ACCOR Group /160 Consultants; Leaders Trust/ Managing Partner Lecture at the Jao Tong University of Shanghai – May 2018. ‘About Leadership : are some facets universal, irrespective of Geography ?’ Education HEC Paris Business School, Graduation Paris University Economic Science, Diploma
  • Houda Chebil Andrews
    Customer Success Manager, Team Leader SELECT ONE
    I am highly enthusiastic, results-focused and passionate about people and about cross-cultural collaboration. The objective of my role of Customer Success Manager is to drive adoption of our products within our clients and to help our solutions become a mission critical, irreplaceable part of our clients’ sourcing process. I am responsible for ongoing consulting and best practice sharing sessions with the customers. I work closely with LinkedIn’s world class Corporate Sales, Customer Service and Technical Support teams.
  • Bertrand Cizeau
    Head of Group Communications BNP PARIBAS
    Bertrand Cizeau began his career at Paribas in 1994 in the Financial Management department, where he was in charge of Analyst & Investor Relations. In 1999, he became Managing Director of the GAMMA photo-journalism agency. From 2001 to 2011, he served as Head of Brand, Communication & Advertising at Cetelem, which subsequently became BNP Paribas Personal Finance. In early 2012, he joined the BNP Paribas central Brand, Communications and Quality department as Deputy to the Head of BCQ, Antoine Sire. In October 2013, he succeeded Antoine Sire and becomes Head of the BNP Paribas Group's Communications.
  • Myriam Cohen-Welgryn
    Regional President MARS PETCARE EUROPE
  • Mercedes Colwin
    Partner GORDON REES SCULLY MANSUKHANI
    Mercedes Colwin is a partner in the New York office of Gordon & Rees. She handles a wide variety of litigation, including employment law, commercial litigation, class actions, products liability, professional liability, wage and hour, civil rights violations and criminal law. Ms. Colwin has successfully tried 48 cases to verdict in various jurisdictions throughout the country and regularly defends corporate executives from Fortune 500 companies accused of wrongdoing including claims of sexual misconduct. Widely regarded as one of the top national legal analysts on the Fox News Network, she regularly appears on the network to discuss critical national legal issues.
  • Chiara Corazza
    Managing Director WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Since 1985, Chiara Corazza dared to build bridges across the world while uplifting women’s leadership, beginning with her establishment of the Metropolis that connected Paris region to the world. Ever since, Chiara has gleaned over 30 years of experience in international affairs that have taken her from Shanghai to Singapore, from the UAE to India, from the US to Japan - first as Head of International Affairs at the Ile de France Region and then as General Manager of the Greater Paris Investment Agency. Chiara is currently a member of the Board of RATP, the Arab International Women’s Forum and APRIL Insurance. She was also awared the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Christine Lagarde in 2009.
  • Laurence Coudroy
    EMEA Supply chain program director JOHNSON&JOHNSON
    I have 22 years of end-to-end supply chain experience at Johnson & Johnson in Medical Devices in all areas of supply chain starting in sourcing from external vendor, moving then to make and make planning and now more expert in international distribution, customer service, distribution operation, network design, distribution planning and demand planning. Alternating between strategic roles, project delivery roles and operational roles.
  • Sandrine Coulange
    Health Program Director AXA GROUP INNOVATION (AXA NEXT)
    Sandrine is an experienced executive passionate about healthcare. She has started at AXA in 2012 where she held several positions such as leading health offers development at AXA Assistance Group where she implemented a connected monitoring program for chronic patients in partnership with European Governments. She is currently leading Health Programs at AXA Next (AXA Group Innovation team) in charge of new business models at scale, especially with “Buy & Partner” strategies. Prior to AXA, Sandrine worked for 5 years as a strategy consultant in financial services. Sandrine owns a MSc in Physics from the engineering school SupOptique, and an MBA from ESCP-EAP.
  • Caroline Courtin
    Global Head of Diversity and HR CSR BNP PARIBAS
    Since April 2018 Caroline Courtin is Head of Diversity and Inclusion at BNP Paribas. Graduated at Pantheon Sorbonne in administration of companies and the Institut d'Études Politiques in finance, Caroline joined Paribas BNP in 1995 where she occupied functions in Corporate and Institutional Banking and in General Inspection, in France, London and NY. In 2006 she begins her career as Human Resources Manager within International Fixed Income. She is appointed HR manager of BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2009, Caroline joins in 2012 BNP Paribas Securities Services as Head of HR for France. Since 2015 Caroline is Head of HR and Comex Member of BNP Paribas Securities Services.
  • Larissa Crawford
    Indigenous Policy Advisor ONTARIO GOVERNMENT, MINISTRY OF ENERGY, NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT, AND MINING
    Larissa is a 23-year-old woman of mixed Jamaican-Métis ancestry and mother to a two-year-old daughter, Zyra. She graduated June 2018 from York University, Summa Cum Laude, and now uses her experience in anti-racism and Indigenous research in roles as an Indigenous Policy Advisor to the Ontario Government and Toronto Police Services, and as an Anti-Racism Trainer. Larissa is a member and developer of Indigenous legal diversion programs in the Ontario justice system, and serves as the Y7/G7 Head Delegate of Canada. As an international speaker, Larissa speaks to diverse youth on education, activism, Indigenous allyship, and overcoming poverty, sexual violence, and racism.
  • Charlotte Crosswell
    CEO INNOVATE FINANCE
    Charlotte Crosswell is the CEO of Innovate Finance. Prior to this she was CEO at Nasdaq NLX (“NLX”), a London-based startup derivatives market, and sat on the board of LCH Ltd. She has held a number of management positions at Nasdaq and London Stock Exchange across international capital markets, equities, fixed income, OTC derivatives trading and clearing. In addition, Charlotte currently advises and sits on the boards of technology and FinTech startups. Charlotte holds a BA (Hons.) in French from the Southampton University. She has been included in the list of top 100 Women in Finance over many years.
  • Essam Daod
    Mental Health Director and Cofounder HUMANITY CREW
    Dr. Daod grew up in an Arab village in the Galilee, and currently resides in Haifa. He's A child psychiatrist and psychotherapist, a refugee mental health specialist and a member of the mental health expert team of the WHO, advocating for the importance of mental health support to refugees. In 2015, he cofounded Humanity Crew, an international aid organization that specializes in the provision of psychosocial support to refugees and displaced populations, in order to restore order in their lives, and to prevent further psychological escalation. In 2016, Essam was awarded “Refugee Rights Award" at the “Cities Defending Human Rights” in Barcelona. In 2018 he become a TED Fellow.
  • Leah Daughtry
    Principal ON THESE THINGS, LLC
    The Reverend Leah D. Daughtry is an in-demand political strategist and strategic planning expert. She has served as Chief of Staff for the US Democratic Party, and CEO of two historic Democratic Conventions (2008 and 2016). She is founder of On These Things, LLC, which provides strategic planning, management consulting, event production, and community engagement services to a variety of businesses and organizations. For her work as creator of Faith In Action, the US Democratic Party’s outreach to communities of Faith, Religion News Service named her one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics.
  • Marie-Claire Daveu
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs KERING
    After embarking on a career as a senior civil servant in the agriculture and environment fields, Marie-Claire Daveu was Technical advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the Principal private secretary to Serge Lepeltier, Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development, before joining Sanofi-Aventis Group in 2005 as Head of sustainable development. From 2007 to 2012, she was PPS to Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, first within the Ministry of Ecology, then in charge of forecasting and digital economy, and lastly, within the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport, Housing. She is a graduate of INA PG, ENGREF and holder of a Master in public administration.
  • Trisha De Borchgrave
    Freelance writer TRISHA DE BORCHGRAVE
    Trisha de Borchgrave is an American, born in Paris, France, who grew up in Mallorca, Spain, and was educated in England, with a BA in History of Art and French from Bristol University. She has written for HuffPost, The Big Smoke, Australia, the World Today magazine, the World Weekly, ABC, Spain, Arab News and Al Arabiya English. She writes on current events, politics and lifestyle. She is also a painter and exhibits in Europe and the US.
  • Annalisa De Simone
    Scientific & Innovation Communication MICHELIN
    Annalisa is in charge of Scientific and Innovation Communication for the Michelin Group. After a degree in International Marketing at the Bocconi University in Milan and a Masters in Strategic Marketing at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, she joined Michelin. In her early marketing career in Paris she covered Agricultural and Motorcycle segments as well as Michelin Guide publications. In a subsequent role as category manager for OEM clients, combined with a worldwide responsibility for SUV products, Annalisa oversaw several design customization projects. Fluent in four languages, Annalisa shares her leisure time between her children, the Arts, and her passion for two-wheel sport.
  • Francesca Donner
    Director, Gender Initiative THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Francesca Donner is director of the Gender Initiative at The New York Times. Its goals are to lead the global conversation around women and gender issues, amplify diverse women’s voices, and engage female readers with The New York Times. Previously, Francesca was the director of Times Insider, which brought readers behind the scenes of Times journalism. Before she joined The Times, Francesca was a deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the business of management and worked on digital newsroom strategy.
  • Etienne Dufrenois
    Director Stop Hunger APAC MEA SODEXO
    Passionate about food, when I was 16 years old, I wanted to become a Chef, it's how I have started my studies in catering, until a Master degree in Catering Management and Consulting. Now with more than 15 years of experiences in catering in various areas such as: operation, sales, strategy, I have joined the Stop Hunger team recently, in charge of the coordination of the Stop Hunger activities in the zone APAC, Middle-east and Africa.
  • Mary Lisa Durban
    Director Europe, Middle East & Women's Digital Center Program ORANGE FOUNDATION
    I am in charge of coordination and development of corporate philanthropy activities of the Orange Foundation in Europe and the Middle-East. Since 2015, I have also set-up and managed the Women’s Digital Center (“Maisons Digitales”) program for vulnerable women in 18 countries across the Orange footprint, in close collaboration with NGO partners and Orange foundations and companies operating in each country. Recently, I have also been appointed Chief Compliance Officer of the CSR, Diversity, Partnerships and Solidarity direction of the Orange Group.
  • Lisa Ergun
    Account Director LENOVO
    Lisa Ergun has worked in the IT Industry since 1990 and is a highly experienced and self-motivated having worked in cross-functional business operations. Lisa has experience in all disciplines within the IT sector, from account management sales at Ingram Micro to Sales Management at SCC. Lisa is now an Account Director at Lenovo and is responsible for the management of their largest Business Partner, and also acts the UKI Ambassador for their Women in Lenovo Leadership initiative.
  • Delphine Escudero
    Account Director WAVESTONE
    Delphine Escudero has more than 20 years of experience in consulting. She has a strong operational background in financial audit and management consulting. She has worked with Arthur Andersen, EY and Louvre Alliance. Afterwards she has joined Wavestone where she has contributed to the expansion of Wavestone’s footprint within the Financial Services industry. As a senior client director, she is presently in charge of Wavestone’s partnership with large banks. She has led a Wavestone's initiative dedicated to "The Bank of the future". Delphine has co-founded Wavestone For All, the Wavestone's network dedicated to diversity promotion and gender equality.
  • Domitille Esnard-Domerego
    CEO KEY INFUSER
    Domitille is the CEO of a Robotics startup, Key Infuser. She is at the origin of KiOne robot, the unique robot able to interact with smartphones, tablets and connected devices to demo applications and products. It is now deployed in 9 different countries. Graduated with a Master in electronics and microelectronics, she started her carrier as an engineer working for startup and for big company like Broadcom where she has developed new innovative features on their products (9 patents). She now embraces the entrepreneurial world with passion, conviction and creativity.
  • Claire Falzone
    CEO NOVA VEOLIA
    Claire is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and of the Ecole National d’Administration (ENA). She started her career in the Budget Department at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. She was appointed Financial advisor for the Education and Research Minister between 2012 and 2015. In May 2015, Claire joined Veolia, world leader in environmental services, as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO Antoine Frérot. At the end of 2017, Claire was appointed CEO of Nova Veolia, a subsidiary of Veolia. Nova Veolia is the holding of 7 companies and start-ups, all dedicated to innovation and development of digital services.
  • Oliver Faust
    CSR General Manager RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
    Born in 1969, Oliver Faust graduated from ICN Business School in France and joined Renault’s media division in 1995. During his international career, he has held the full spectrum of communications-related positions, including Head of Internal Communications in Spain in 1998, Director of Communications in Turkey in 2001 and Head of Internal Media and Communications Media for the Group in 2005. In 2009, he became Head of Motor Shows and of L’Atelier Renault. Four years later, he became General Manager of Motor Shows for all brands in the Renault-Nissan Alliance, thereby filling the first ‘merged’ position to be created within the Marketing function. In September 2016, he was appointed VP, Corporate Social Responsibility for Groupe Renault and Managing Director of the Renault Foundation. Oliver Faust is also General Manager of Mobilize Invest, an impact investment firm specialising in companies dedicated to economically sustainable and innovative projects in which mobility is used as a lever to fight exclusion.
  • Emmanuelle Favre-Ray
    SVP Human Resources CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE
    Emmanuelle Favre joined L’Oréal in 1992 at the Human Relations Legal Department. Emmanuelle spent 15 years at the Luxury Division, holding various positions of Human Resources Director. One of her major achievement is the successful integration of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté in the L’Oréal Group. Since January 2011, Emmanuelle is the International SVP Human Resources in charge of Communication and Digital functions. She has always been an active sponsor of the women’s cause inside companies. Strong spokesperson of work-life balance and parental stakes, Emmanuelle opened the first inter-companies nursery in France for L’Oréal. She also wrote a book to help parents manage the nanny of their chil
  • Christiana Figueres
    Founding Partner GLOBAL OPTIMISM
    As the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC from 2010-2016, Christiana Figueres oversaw the delivery of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Today she is founding partner of Global Optimism and Convenor of Mission 2020, a global effort to peak greenhouse emissions by 2020.
  • Laurence Fischer
    Founder & President FIGHT FOR DIGNITY
    French karateka. During her 15 years of career, she was three times world champion.She combined athletic and academic excellence and was graduated of MScM of the ESSEC Business School. Engaged in Human Right activism, especially women Rights. Strong of 10 years of education through sport experiences, she passed on sport's values. She decided in 2017 to create « Fight for Dignity » to ensure the sustainability of 4 years of a training sport program for the « survivors » (victims of rape used as a weapon of war and repaired by Dr Mukwege) in RDCongo. Helping on the resilience process using an adapted sport practice which provide them to get back in possession with their body
  • Yves Francis
    Partner DELOITTE LUXEMBOURG
    Yves has been the CEO of Deloitte in Luxembourg from 2010 to 2018 and a Board Member of the Deloitte Global organisation from 2015 to 2017. Yves is a Master of Conference at HEC Liège where he teaches on Ethics in Finance and is an affiliate professor with IESEG Paris. Yves is also actively involved with several NGOs and specifically with how to promote the active involvement of the private sector for the advancement of good causes in society.
  • Isabelle Fromantin
    Cadre expert de l’Unité Plaies et Cicatrisation INSTITUT CURIE
  • Nina Gardner
    Strategy International, Founder and Director STRATEGY INTERNATIONAL
    Nina L. Gardner is the director of Strategy International, a corporate sustainability advisory firm she founded in 2000. She works with companies to improve their commitment to sustainability and the SDGs, and with investors to better understand Environmental, Social & Governance risks in their portfolios. She has been teaching Corporate Sustainability, Business & Human Rights since 1998, for the last five years at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC. She is on the Scientific Board of the Milan based Global Thinking Foundation, focussing on Financial Education, and on the Board of Farm from a Box, a sustainability tech AG start up.
  • Katherine Garrett-Cox
    CEO GULF INTERNATIONAL BANK UK
    Katherine is Chief Executive of Gulf International Bank (UK) with responsibility for expanding asset management and treasury services in the GCC and internationally. She is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Baring Foundation. She was previously Chief Executive of Alliance Trust PLC a FTSE 250 investment company.  Katherine served as a member of both the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and the Scottish Business Board from 2012-15. She was nominated as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006. Katherine was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for services to asset management and char
  • Valerie Gaudart
    VP Culture and Communities ENGIE
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  • Clara Gaymard
    Executive President WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Clara Gaymard is President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and was appointed in December 2014. She is also Co-Founder and President of Raise, a capital investment company which gives 50% of the team revenues to the Foundation Raise, dedicated to the support of entrepreneurial growth in France. Prior to this, she was President of GE France until January 2016 and was Ambassador, President of Invest in France Agency, in charge of promoting foreign investments in France and she was a Deputy Director in the French Ministry of Finance. Clara is a graduate from the French national school of administration, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from The Paris Institute of Political Sciences.
  • Michelle Gilbert
    Director of Communications FACEBOOK
    Michelle Gilbert is Communications Director at Facebook. She joined the company in 2011 and currently leads media relations and corporate communications for Facebook across Southern Europe. Prior to joining Facebook, Michelle worked for the TF1 group where she led international media relations and internal communications for leading sports media Eurosport. Michelle debuted her career in France and formerly worked in the internet industry at AOL where she contributed to the launch of the internet service in France. Franco-American, Michelle resides and works in Paris, France.
  • Kimberly Gire
    Founder GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS
    Kimberly is the Founder of Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy. A career banking and finance senior executive, now a private equity investor and Fintech advisory board member. Kimberly was previously the Chief Financial Officer for the retail, business and private banking divisions of Westpac Banking Corporation in Australia and has worked extensively in the international capital markets with Westpac and Citibank. As strategic philanthropists, Global Women Leaders work collaboratively to donate their professional skills and experience in innovative finance and philanthropy as advisors to cornerstone partner International Committee of the Red Cross and other humanitarian actors.
  • Temie Giwa-Tubosun
    CEO and Founder LIFEBANK
    I am the Founder and CEO of LifeBank. I studied International Public Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. I have over 10 years of health management experience with the Department For International Development (DFID) program, World Health Organization, UNDP, and the Lagos State Government. In 2014, the BBC listed me as one of the 100 Women changing the world. I was also recognized as an African Innovator by Quartz Africa and the World Economic Forum.
  • Montserrat Gomendio
    HEAD OF THE OECD CENTRE FOR SKILLS ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    Ms. Gomendio ensures collaboration between education, employment and other areas at the OECD. She supports the Secretary-General’s strategic orientations to help countries strengthen employability, social participation and inclusiveness. Ms. Gomendio was the Spanish Secretary of State for Education, Vocational Training and Universities from 01/2012 to 05/2015. She worked at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) from 1991. In 1997 she was Director of the Natural History Museum, and from 2003 until 2004 VP for Organisation and Institutional Relations of the CSIC. She holds a degree from the IESE Business School, a PhD in Behavioural Ecology from Cambridge (U.K.), and a BSc in Biology.
  • Anthony Gooch
    Director of Public Affairs and Communications ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    Anthony Gooch is Director of Public Affairs & Communications at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Over the last decade he has led OECD’s major international campaigns on key issues such as fairer global tax systems. He pioneered the OECD Better Life Index (www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org) to promote wellbeing. Anthony is the Director of the annual OECD Forum (www.oecd.org/forum) and the OECD's Global Parliamentary Network. As an active promoter of gender diversity, he established an institutional partnership with the Women's Forum. Prior to OECD he spent 13 years with the EU Commission specialising in trade and foreign affairs including diplomatic postings.
  • Mary Goudie
    Member of the House of Lords HOUSE OF LORDS
    A senior member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Mary Goudie was granted a life peerage in 1998. She currently sits on a number of influential committees focusing on policy issues ranging from matters of regional development, gender equality, human trafficking, human rights, and children. Baroness Goudie is an expert in charity law, constitutional affairs, and the implementation of international treaties, and she has directed a wide range of public affairs assignments in parliaments based in Westminster, Scotland, and the European Commission in Brussels. Baroness Goudie is a worldwide advocate for the rights of women and holds prestigious standing in several organizations.
  • Maria Teresa Grand Duchess Of Luxembourg
    Grand Duchess COUR GRAND-DUCALE
    Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg has dedicated a large portion of her time and energy to social and humanitarian issues. She has placed women’s and children’s rights and the fight against all forms of violence against them at the heart of her humanitarian action. As a result, she was appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador in 1997 and 2007 Eminent Advocate for Children at UNICEF for her fight for the education of young girls and for the promotion of microfinance. Particularly affected by the experiences of survivors of sexual violence in fragile environments, Her Royal Highness has decided to act on their behalf by hosting the international conference Stand Speak Rise Up.
  • Jeanne Granger
    FOUNDER FUTUR PRESENT
    Jeanne Granger leads an innovation studio Futur Présent dedicated to creating innovative and actionable strategies with positive impact. Through co-designing innovation programs for international corporate accounts to bootcamp for teams, Jeanne's experience ranges from workshops, keynotes, masterclass and many other interactive formats. Through collaborative processes Jeanne designs and facilitates to bring the best immersive experiences. Each participant is challenged to thrive both as an individual and as a collective's member. Each program is specifically made to measure to provide an innovation culture at the intersection of creativity, business and technology.
  • Jane Griffiths
    Gobal Head ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.
    With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Jane Griffiths is currently the Global Head of Actelion, a Swiss pharmaceutical company acquired by J&J in 2017. Prior to stepping into her role at Actelion, Jane was the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Company Group Chairman at Janssen (the pharmaceutical division of J&J) for over six years, responsible for the entire business across the region. Jane is a passionate advocate for women in business & STEM education. Jane was the first female Company Group Chairman of Janssen EMEA & is passionate about encouraging more women to pursue leadership roles. She is a Sponsor of the J&J Women’s Leadership & Inclusion initiative.
  • Sabrina Grover
    Strategic Partnerships Advisor YOUNG DIPLOMATS OF CANADA
    Sabrina currently works with Nutrition International as a policy and advocacy officer to advance nutrition and health and well-being. NI works to transform the lives of vulnerable people, especially women, adolescent girls and children by improving their nutritional status. NI uses nutrition as a pathway for gender equality. Sabrina also serves as part of the executive team of the Young Diplomats of Canada focused on business development and strategic partnerships for the organization. Additionally, Sabrina is currently serving as the co-chair of the Youth 7 (Y7) summit which serves as the formal side engagement to the G7 as part of Canada's 2018 G7 presidency.
  • Marie-Agnès Guillemare
    Senior Associate HOGAN LOVELLS
    Marie-Agnès Guillemare joined the International Debt Capital Markets team in the Paris office in August 2012. She works on a range of capital markets products including structure issues, medium-term note programs, regulatory issues and financings in relation to assets transfers. Having obtained a degree in Business Law and Financial Law from the Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), and before joining Hogan Lovells, Marie-Agnès spent four years as head of financial law and stock exchange law for a company listed on NYSE-Euronext Paris and three years with Powernext, a regulated investment firm.
  • Marie Guillemot
    Member of the Executive committee of KPMG France in charge of Strategy & Business Development for global accounts and sectors, Tech-Media-Telecom Head, KPMG France KPMG
    Marie is Member of the Executive committee of KPMG France in charge of Strategy & Business Development for global accounts and sectors. Marie is also Global Lead Partner for multi-national clients of KPMG, responsible for some global financial audit engagements and for developing high value and innovative audit and advisory services. She is Tech-Media-Telecom Head with an in-depth knowledge and international experience in the sectors as well as Luxury industry. Active in several leadership programs, Marie represents KPMG as co-chair of the WCD'French Chapter.
  • Catherine Guillouard
    CEO RATP
    Catherine Guillouard was appointed CEO of RATP in August 2017. Previously, she served as deputy CEO and Group Senior Vice-President of Rexel. Prior to this position, Ms. Guillouard was Chief Financial Officer of Eutelsat and a member of its Executive Committee (2007-2013). She has equally held various management positions within Air France, including Deputy Vice-President of Corporate Control, Senior Vice-President of Flight Operations, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Change Management, and lastly, Senior Vice-President of Finance (2005-2007). She is currently a member of the board of directors for both Airbus and ENGIE.”
  • Angel Gurria
    Secretary-General ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    As Secretary-General of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since 2006, Angel Gurria has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including the G7, G20 and APEC, and a reference point in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives. He has broadened OECD's membership with the accession of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Latvia and Slovenia, and has made the organization more inclusive by strengthening its links with key emerging economies. Under his watch, the OECD is leading the effort to reform the international system, and to improve governance frameworks in anti-corruption and other fields.
  • Dayle Haddon
    CEO & Founder WOMENONE
    Dayle Haddon founded WomenOne, an internationally recognized non-profit focused on increasing girls access to quality education globally. Dayle has been the international spokesperson for beauty companies; L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder and Max Factor and written two international bestselling books on beauty and living in balance. She has graced the covers of more than 100 magazines in her career. Dayle has been nominated to Vanity Fair’s Hall of Fame and was recently named one of the top 50 philanthropists by Town & Country magazine. She is a member of the US Foreign Policy think tank, The Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of the Klosters Forum.
  • Claudie Haignere
    Advisor to DG ESA
    Claudie Haigneré is advisor to ESA's DG (2015-). First French female astronaut, 61-year-old Claudie Haigneré has taken part in several stays aboard the MIR Russian space station 1996 and the International Space Station (ISS) 2001. Holder of a PhD in science, doctor of medicine, rheumatologist, Claudie Haigneré's expertise has also led her to accept ministerial responsibilities, firstly as Minister Delegate in charge of Research and New Technologies (2002-2004) and subsequently Minister Delegate for European Affairs (2004-2005). She was CEO of Science museums (Universcience) in Paris (2009-2015).
  • Rahaf Harfoush
    Co-Founder RED THREAD INC.
    Rahaf is a Digital Anthropologist and NYT Best Selling Author. She is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture. Rahaf is the author of "Yes We Did: An Insider's Look at how Social media Built the Obama Brand" (2009), "The Decoded Company" (2014), and "Hustle & Float" (2018). She teaches Innovation and Disruptive Business Models at Science Po's Masters of Economics and Finance program in Paris. Rahaf is the host of "The Digital Deep" a podcast focusing on web culture. She was named as one of the top future thinkers to shape the world by the Hay Literary Festival, and a Young Global Changer by the G20 Global Think Tank Summit.
  • Susan Hart
    Global Leader, Retail, Apparel and Luxury Goods Practice SPENCER STUART
    Susan Hart is a core member of Spencer Stuart’s North American Board and CEO practices, and leads the firm’s global Retail, Apparel and Luxury Goods Practice. She specializes in the recruitment of CEOs and board directors within the consumer and retail sectors. In her 31 years at Spencer Stuart, Susan has completed more than 1,000 executive and board searches globally for a wide range of consumer, fashion and luxury, mass retail and specialty lifestyle brands. Susan earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Susan currently serves on the National Retail Federation Foundation board of directors.
  • Judith Hartmann
    Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer ENGIE - HEADQUARTERS
    Judith Hartmann has extensive international experience as financial and operational manager. She worked for major international groups (including Walt Disney, GE, Bertelsmann) in 7 countries (including USA, Brazil and Germany) in both services and industry. CFO of ENGIE since 2015, she fosters growth and value creation by driving ENGIE’s transformation. She also brings her operational expertise by steering Group’s operations in the UK and North America. She serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of UNILEVER. She holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from the WU Vienna University of Business Administration & Economics.
  • Samar Hasan
    Co-Founder & Chairperson EPIPHANY PRIVATE LIMITED
    Social entrepreneur, passionate about entrepreneurship; women, youth, transgender empowerment, inclusive growth; co-founded Epiphany, a social enterprise & impact consulting firm, focused on enterprise & human development; diversity & inclusion, & impact consulting in strategic communications, monitoring & evaluation, governance & research, institutional development; launched Epiphany Lab, an international accelerator in partnership with Uncharted; capacitated more than 1500 individuals & 120 plus startups; spurred 26 climate actions; launched a women empowerment initiative, Smashing It!; co-launched ConnectedWomen Islamabad Chapter; Co-founder, Women in Renewable Energy
  • Katerina Havrlant
    Marketing Director GOOGLE
    Katerina has over 16 years of product management and marketing experience, leading successful marketing strategies for international brands in Europe, New Zealand and the US. For the past 11 years at Google, Katerina has delivered successful marketing programs for a range of products including Android in Emerging Markets, the global Google Partners Ads program and currently leads the Grow with Google digital skills program with the remit of brand marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Grow with Google is a collection of programs focused on closing the digital skills gap through free digital and developer skills training, with 7.4M people in Europe and Africa trained to date.
  • Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner
    Member of the Directoire, Secretary General PUBLICIS GROUPE
    Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is a Member of the Directoire (Management Board) and Secretary General of Publicis Groupe. She oversees Legal affairs, Human Resources, Procurement, Governance, Compliance, Internal Audit and risk management. A former member of the Inspection Générale des Finances and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she is also a graduate of Paris business school ESCP and of Sciences Po and holds a postgraduate degree in Law. After holding positions at the French Treasury and in a number of ministerial cabinets, including at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked at Euris/Rallye, at the SNCF and as a Senior Banker at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. She is the mother of 4 Children.
  • Tatiana Heinz
    Research and Global Partnerships Manager PRO BONO LAB
    Before joining Pro Bono Lab as Research and Global Partnerships Manager, Tatiana was involved in several non-profit projects, regarding the fight against impunity in Indonesia and advocacy for women’s rights and peace education. She graduated from Sciences Po Lille in International Relations and conflict analysis, and enjoys taking dance and music lessons.
  • Amy Hepburn
    Professor WOMENONE
    Amy is a social impact and venture philanthropic advisor who has spent 20 years driving social change in the public and private sectors. She is a recognized expert on the advancement of women and girls globally and protection of children in adversity. She is the Executive Director of WomenOne, a non-profit focused on increasing the most vulnerable girls access to a quality education globally. Amy is on faculty at Duke University and George Washington University and and advises social impact strategies related to the economic empowerment and advancement of women and girls in the private sector. She is a Delegate on the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council.
  • Merisa Heu-Weller
    Chief of Staff, Tech + Corporate Responsibility MICROSOFT
  • Tricia Hobson
    Global Chair and Australian Chair | Partner and Head of Insurance Australia and Asia Pacific at Norton Rose Fulbright NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT
    Tricia Hobson serves as Global Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright and Chair of the firm’s Australian Partnership Council. Head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Australian and Asian Insurance practice, she is an industry specialist with a focus on financial services, construction, government and cyber risk. Acting for listed and unlisted boards, CEOs and their management teams, she has developed one of the strongest London market practices in Australia and is widely recognised as an industry leader.
  • Fabrice Houdart
    Human Rights Officer OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)
    Fabrice works on the United Nations Free & Equal campaign and leads a project on global LGBTI standards of conduct for Business which received the support of 200 of the largest companies in the World. Previously, he was an officer at the World Bank [2001 to 2016] where he authored lending strategies for Yemen, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Tunisia. While there he also managed a "Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Development" grant. He holds a B.A. from Dauphine University in Paris and an MBA from AU in DC He is on the Board of Housing Works, OutRight Action International, Alturi and the Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA). He lives in New York with his twin sons Maxime and Eitan.
  • Sarah Huisman Coridian
    Treasurer WILLA
    Sarah is the treasurer of WILLA and the co-founder at Equanity, a consulting company providing fundraising advice for innovative cultural, social and solidarity economy projects. Graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2000.
  • Katja Iversen
    President & CEO WOMEN DELIVER
    Katja Iversen is the President/CEO of Women Deliver – a leading global advocate for investment in gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, with a specific focus on maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Iversen, an internationally recognized expert on development, advocacy and communications, has more than 25 years of experience working in NGOs, corporates and United Nation agencies. She is a member of Prime Minster Trudeau’s G7 Gender Equality Council, the Unilever Sustainability Advisory Council, the MIT Women & Technology Solve Leadership Group, and an International Gender Champion.
  • Kenneth Jacobs
    Chairman and CEO LAZARD
    Kenneth M. Jacobs is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard, the global financial advisory and asset management firm. He has led Lazard since November 2009. He was a Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard North America since 2002. He joined Lazard in 1988. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution and of the University of Chicago, and is a Director of the Partnership for New York City. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2017, he was inducted into the French Legion of Honor. Mr. Jacobs earned a BA in Economics at The University of Chicago in 1980 and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1984.
  • Tatiana Jama
    CEO SELECTIONN SAS
    Serial Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO @VisualBot.AI @Selectionnist.com @Dealissime.com (acquired by Amazon in 2011),Tatiana has a dual background in business (HEC) and law (Paris Bar). In 2009 Tatiana co-founded Dealissime, a daily deal site which was acquired by Amazon. She launched Selectionnist in 2013 an image recognition mobile application & Visualbot.ai in 2017 a plug & play conversational marketing solution powered by AI. Tatiana is very active in the FrenchTech ecosystem: Board Member @Le Galion Project (Entrepreneurial Think Tank), Co-founder & Partner @50Partners (Incubator), Business Angel, Member of the CNNUM (French Digital Council), linkedin.com/in/tatianajama/ Twitter@tatianajama
  • Star Jones
    President PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY NETWORK (NASDAQ: IPDN)
    Star Jones is an attorney, business executive, best-selling author and award winning TV personality who is best known to TV viewers as the Emmy award nominated host of ABC's "The View" and for her 25 years in broadcasting as a legal journalist and commentator. Skilled in law, media and business, Ms. Jones is a member of the Board of Directors and President of Professional Diversity Network, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: IPDN) with offices in the US and China. As such, Ms. Jones helps lead an international company offering members comprehensive services to achieve their personal and career goals through numerous networking events, online & offline tools, resources and opportunities.
  • Ilham Kadri
    President & CEO DIVERSEY, INC.
    In her 25 years of experience, Dr. Ilham Kadri has held a variety of global roles in Business Leadership, Strategic Planning, Sales, Marketing, Product Management, M&A and Research & Development in public and private companies such as Shell Chemicals-Basell, UCB-Cytec, Huntsman, Rohm Haas-Dow and Sealed Air. As President of the Diversey Care division within Sealed Air, Kadri was responsible for a turnaround in the business – focusing on delivering improved performance and halting a slide in sales and profit. To achieve this, she reformed the division, leading to four consecutive years of double-digit profitable growth.
  • Tinatin Kandelaki
    General Producer of MATCH TV MATCH TV RUSSIA
    In 2018 Tina Kandelaki produced a popular TV series “The Big Game” - a 16 episodes series about football due to appear on the federal TV channel STS. In 2015 she occupied the position of the general producer of the federal sports TV channel “Match TV”. From 2002 to 2015 Tina was aTV presenter and producer of iconic programs for top Russia media: she hosted “The Details” on STS TV channel, “The Pivot” and “The Special Opinion” programs on radio “Echo of Moscow”, “The Unreal Politics” on REN TV and NTV; she also produced “The Informania” project on STS TV channel and a popular TV show “The Brainest Kid”
  • Emily Kasriel
    Head of Editorial Partnerships + Special Projects BRITISH BROADCASTING CORP. (BBC)
    Emily directs high impact projects across the BBC, including the Solutions-Focused Journalism project leading pan BBC seasons including Crossing Divides - creating connections in a polarised world and SoICanBreathe- ways to cut air pollution. She previously served as an award-winning broadcaster and editor at the BBC, reporting and producing for the BBC across 5 continents. Emily has been a Visiting Fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford, a Senior Advisor to the Skoll Foundation and has written for The Guardian, Telegraph, Economist and the FT, plus hosts panels globally. Emily is also a BBC Executive Coach, and on the board of The Wingate Foundation.
  • Michael Kaufman
    Writer and advisor MICHAEL KAUFMAN
    Michael Kaufman, PhD, is a writer, advisor, and speaker focused on engaging men to promote gender equality, end violence against women, and transform the lives of men. He has worked in fifty countries with the United Nations, governments, NGOs, women’s organizations, and businesses. He is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, a Senior Fellow with Promundo based in Washington DC, and the only male member of Justin Trudeau’s G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council. The author of eight books, including two novels, his forthcoming book is "The Time Has Come. Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution." (January 2019) www.michaelkaufman.com
  • Rosanna Kelly
    Assistant Brand Manager RB
    Rosanna Kelly works in brand marketing at RB UK. As Assistant Brand Manager on Airwick she is responsible for executing key in market activations including new product launches and digital campaigns. Rosanna is also part of Project Sanaz, a partnership between RB’s brand, Durex, and an NGO called The Unmentionables who provide refugees with sexual education, services and protection. Our mission is to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, understands their sexual health and rights. In October 2018 we launched UnFiltered, an app and web platform which allows anyone, wherever they are, to access this vital education.
  • Zeynep Keskin
    Chief Operating Officer SAP UK LTD
    As Chief Operating Officer, Zeynep is responsible for sales operations, overall operating model, shaping the most effective Go-to-market. Zeynep has 26 years of cross-industry experience in the IT industry. Zeynep served as Regional leader for EMEA responsible for sales across the SAP Customer Engagement & Commerce business since April 2017, previously the Managing Director for SAP Turkey since 2012. She managed the country’s team of 200 people and managed P&L across software, support and services. Prior, Zeynep was Country Director for ESSN Group / Hewlett Packard in Turkey, managing a team of sales, pre-sales and product management across enterprise, SMB and mid-market customer segment.
  • Anne-Laure Kiechel
    Partner ROTHSCHILD & CIE
    Anne-Laure is a Partner in Rothschild Paris and has been at Rothschild since 2009. Anne-Laure has 15 years of Investment Banking experience. Anne-Laure graduated from HEC and Sankt Gallen and holds a Master in Mathematics. Anne-Laure started her career in 1999 at Lehman Brothers, working in several departments in New York, London and Paris. She was head of Northern Europe DCM, then became head of ‎Global Finance for France, before joining Rothschild in 2009. Within the Financing Advisory team, Anne-Laure focuses on capital markets, heads Rothschild’s rating advisory practice and assists corporates in their capital structure and funding strategies.
  • Isabelle Kocher
    Chief Executive Officer ENGIE - HEADQUARTERS
    Born : 9-12-1966 Married – 5 children Studies : 1987 - 1991: Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm 1991 : Ecole des Mines Professional course 1994-1997 : Ministry of Industry 1997-1999 : Ministry of Finance Budget Department in charge of the Telecommunication and Defense sector 1999-2002 : Adviser for the Prime Minister for industrial affairs 2002-2005 : Manager – Strategy Department - SUEZ 2005-2007 : Group Senior Vice President : Performance Management Department – Suez 2007-2009 : Vice President – Lyonnaise des Eaux 2009-2011 : CEO - Lyonnaise des Eaux 2011-2014 : CFO - ENGIE (ex GDF Suez) 2014-2016 : Deputy CEO and COO - ENGIE Since April 2016 : Chief Executive Officer - ENGIE
  • Rachel Kyte
    CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL
    Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy for All. A leading advocate for sustainable development and recipient of many awards, she drives SEforAll’s work to mobilize action towards its 2030 goals on universal energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. As SRSG, she is the UN point person for the new global goal on sustainable energy. Her previous roles have included World Bank Group Special Envoy for Climate Change and World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development. She is a Professor of practice in sustainable development at Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
  • Nadalette La Fonta-Six
    writer WRITER
    A writer & a speaker. She was a manager leading teams in multicultural projects, advising international senior management, in Comms, Marketing and Talent management roles (Renault, Apple, Thomson). Caring about diversity, she did more personally, joining IBM’s Corporate Service Corps to facilitate teams, and heading off to India herself to work with NGOs. She has actively supported the development of women’s networks and mentoring programs. 2014: During a surgery, her spinal cord was injured. She went from a world where she was active to one where she was bound to a wheelchair. It was the awakening of a writer, publishing her first book -Le roseau penchant Ed. Fauves.- on resilience.
  • Guillaume Lacroix
    Paris BRUT
    Guillaume Lacroix is the CEO and Co-Founder of Brut., one of the fastest growing, global, media brands in the world. Prior to this, he was part of Studio Bagel, a digital studio (sold to Canal+ in 2017) . In 2017, Guillaume produced SNL in France to critical acclaim and found success in cinema with Jean Dujardin. Guillaume started his career at TF1, the largest French TV channel, where he spent over a decade as a producer.
  • Laura Laltrello
    Vice President & General Manager, Data Center Services LENOVO
    Laura Laltrello is the GM for the Data Center Global Services organization for Lenovo.  Her team supports customers from consultation through end of life. Her career spans over twenty years in strategy, marketing and operations in the Data Center and PC Industries for Fortune 500 Companies.  As a passionate advocate for STEM education Laura founded Lenovo’s first NAF Academy Internship Program for High School students. She was recognized by Working Mother magazine as ‘Lenovo’s 2017 Working Mother of the Year’ for her efforts in building Lenovo’s working women community and mentoring colleagues about growth and balance as a working parent, personally and professionally.
  • Michèle Lamarche
    Senior Managing Director LAZARD FRERES
    Michèle Lamarche is a Senior Managing Director at Lazard heading Lazard Sovereign/Public Sector Advisory Group. Michèle Lamarche focuses on Government Advisory relating to macro financial issues, crisis management and strategic assistance, debt restructuring, debt advisory including rating advisory, capital market transactions, infrastructure financing, Emerging Markets M&A and privatizations/asset monetizations. Prior to joining Lazard, Michèle spent 10 years at Bank of America, where she was in charge of international capital market operations and project related financing. Michèle is a graduate of HEC and holds an MBA from UC California Berkeley.
  • Sophie Lambin
    Head of the Global Meeting Programme KITE GLOBAL ADVISORS
    Sophie is one of the two founders of Kite Global Advisors, a research and communications agency. She has extensive experience in developing research-based content to inform global corporations and their leadership to engage on the issues that matter. Through her network and depth of relationships, she has built fruitful collaborations among leaders in Business, Academia and the NGO community. Sophie previously served as Director of Global Thought Leadership for PwC where she led the PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey and the firm’s partnership with the World Economic Forum. Sophie served as Interim Communications Director for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In past roles, Sophie was Publisher and Executive Director of European Business Forum.
  • Nena Lara
    Global Innovator EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
    Nena joined ExxonMobil in 2011, after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University. She has had a unique career across multiple companies within ExxonMobil, achieving roles in change management, executive communications, and business transformation. Nena is currently a Global Innovator within the Fuels & Lubricants Company’s innovation team, where she pursues disruptive commercial opportunities globally. Being a young, female Hispanic plays a significant role in her career and priority of making a difference within ExxonMobil, which she strives for through leading others and actively participating in employee networks. Nena currently lives in Texas.
  • Pascal Latouche
    Director Orange Fab France & Coordinator Orange Fab Network ORANGE
    Pascal Latouche is Director of Orange Fab France, a corporate business accelerator, and coordinator of a network of 15 Fabs on 4 continents. Today, with 17 years of experience in managing partner programs, start-ups and digital business development and 5 years of experience in strategic and operational marketing, he is particularly interested in the practical applications of open innovation in the industry. He holds a doctorate in management sciences from the University of Paris-Saclay and is the author of the book "Open innovation, the corporate incubator". This book decrypts and reveals the keys to the success of these devices and open innovation in the broadest sense.
  • Jean-Claude Le Grand
    Executive Vice President Human Relations L'OREAL
    Jean-Claude Le Grand entered the L'Oréal Group in 1996 as HR Director for Garnier Laboratories. Driven by his passion for Talent sourcing and development, he was appointed as Global Director for Strategic Recruitment in 2002. As a strong believer in Diversity and Inclusion, he created the Diversity Department in 2007. That same year, he became Global Head of Human Resources for the Consumer Products Division. In 2012, he became Senior Vice-President for Talent Development while maintaining his role as Chief Diversity Officer. On July 1st, 2018, Mr. Le Grand became Executive Vice-President for Human Resources and member of the Executive committee.
  • Bruno Le Maire
    Minister MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND FINANCE - FRANCE
    Bruno Le Maire is a French politician and diplomat. He currently holds the position of Minister for the Economy and Finances in Edouard Philippe’s government under Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Bruno Le Maire began his career as Foreign Affairs Adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (known as the Quai d'Orsay). In 2002, he became Strategic Affairs Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs followed by Adviser to the Minister of the Interior in 2004. In 2005, he joined Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin at Hôtel Matignon, first as an adviser and then as his Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2007.
  • Alix Lebec
    Executive Vice President of Business Development & Investor Relations WATEREQUITY
    Alix leads the growth & management of WaterEquity’s $60 million portfolio of investors spanning the US, Europe, and Asia. She brings 15 years of international experience in public-private partnership development, fundraising, & communications to this role. Most recently, Alix led Water.org’s Strategic Alliances team, where she developed & managed a $45 million donor portfolio. Other roles include managing public-private partnerships for the Clinton Global Initiative. Alix received her B.A in International Business & Administration from the American University of Paris & holds a Master of Science in Social Policy, Economics, & Post-Conflict Development from the London School of Economics.
  • Marie-Dominique Leclere
    Group Gender Equality Director ORANGE
    After ten years as a curator at the French Ministry of Culture, I joined Orange, first as Information Director in the Group Communication Department, then as Head of Diversity in Orange Business Services. Since December 2017, I am in charge of Gender Equality at Group level.
  • Brigitte Lemercier
    Founder and CEO NB LEMERCIER & ASSOCIES
    Founded NB Lemercier & Associes in 2006 to serve Boards and provide executive search and leadership consulting to CEOs across industries. Prior to creating her own company, she led the French Operation of Russell Reynolds Associates, served twice on the Group executive committee and also chaired several governance committees. She graduated from the School of Political Science and form Institut Francais de press both based in Paris. In 2009, she was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
  • Clement Leonarduzzi
    President PUBLICIS CONSULTANTS
  • Philippe LÉvÊque
    Executive Director CARE FRANCE
    Following his graduation from HEC in 1982, Philippe Lévêque began his career with IBM. Joining Médecins du Monde initially as a volunteer in 1993, he became Deputy Executive Director in 1998. Since May 2000, Philippe Lévêque is Executive Director of CARE France, the French member of CARE International, one of the world’s leading NGOs. Very involved in the COP 21 works, he regularly participates to conferences on international solidarity and development in Europe, Asia and the United States. Since 2013, he is treasurer of the Board of Directors of the professional syndicate France Générités and chairs the club Social and Solidarity Economy of HEC Alumni.
  • Maurice LÉvy
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board PUBLICIS GROUPE
    Maurice Lévy is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communication group. He joined Publicis in 1971 as IT Director, and was later named CEO of Publicis Groupe in 1987, a role that he fulfilled for 30 years until being named Chairman of the Supervisory Board as of June 1, 2017. Widely recognized as a leading figure in the communications industry, Mr. Lévy also co-founded the French Brain Institute (ICM) in 2005. He serves as Chairman for several entities, including the International Board of Governors for the Peres Center for Peace and the Pasteur-Weizmann Institute since 2015. Mr. Lévy has been honored with numerous distinctions and accolades for his contributions to media, business leadership, and tolerance. Mr. Lévy holds the distinctions of Commandeur of the French Légion d’Honneur and Grand Officier of the Ordre National du Mérite.
  • Sharon Lewis
    Partner – Finance Practice Group Leader HOGAN LOVELLS
    Committed to achieving excellence in all that she and the firm does, Sharon Lewis leads teams on some of the largest and most complex transactions in international debt capital markets, Sharon advises on the full range of capital market transactions, including several industry firsts. With extensive finance experience, Sharon is the Global Head of Hogan Lovells' Finance Practice, and has a wealth of knowledge in the fields of securitisation, structured products, secured lending, and debt trading.
  • Jeanine Liburd
    Chief Marketing & Communications Officer BET NETWORKS
    Jeanine D. Liburd is the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and the leading provider of quality entertainment for the African-American audience and consumers of Black culture globally. In her role, Liburd oversees all facets of strategic and creative brand development, consumer marketing and cross-business initiatives.
  • Cheryl Liew
    Founder THE 24-HOUR WOMAN
    Mom to 3 boys. Certified High Performance Coach/Strategist, Keynote Speaker, International Bestselling Author of "The 24-Hour Woman". C-Suite Advisor. Podcast Host "Leadership Conversations" and "The 24-Hour Woman Show". Entrepreneur, World Traveller. Cheryl works with business leaders and entrepreneurs to build the business/ career they love without compromising the lifestyle they desire. As advisor to the C-Suite, Cheryl also focuses on creating high-performance contemporary work cultures through the lense of culture, gender and generations inclusiveness and diversity.
  • Karen Linehan
    Executive Vice-President and General Counsel SANOFI
    Karen Linehan graduated from Georgetown University with bachelor of arts and juris doctorate degrees. Prior to practicing law, she served on the congressional staff of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from Sept. 1977 to August 1986. Until Dec. 1990, she was an Associate in a law firm in New York. In Jan. 1991, she joined Sanofi as Assistant General Counsel of its US subsidiary. In July 1996, she moved to Paris to work on international matters within the Company and she has held a number of positions within the Legal Department, most recently as VP - Deputy Head of Legal Operations. She was appointed to her current position, Executive VP and General Counsel, in March 2007.
  • Rachel Lord
    Head of EMEA BLACKROCK
    Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, Heads Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. Ms Lord also chairs the EMEA Executive Committee and is Global Executive Sponsor of the Women's Initiative Network. Before assuming her current role in September 2017, she was EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments. Ms. Lord joined BlackRock in November 2013 from Citigroup where she was Global Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives. She joined Citigroup in 2009 after 13 years at Morgan Stanley, where she held various senior roles in the equities and capital markets businesses, in London and Hong Kong.
  • Svetlana Lukash
    G20 Sherpa, Deputy Chief of Presidential Experts' Directorate EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    Svetlana Lukash started career in 1999 at Russia’s regulatory authority for natural monopolies and continued post-graduate studies on sociology at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Moving to private sector in 2001 she managed consulting and think tanks projects in natural resources, corporate governance and social responsibility areas. In 2006 she joined Expert Council on Russia's G8 Presidency and later Presidential Executive Office to cover global agenda, G8, G20, and national environment policy. By now she is 5 levels up at Deputy Chief position of the Presidential Experts Directorate. After developing and running Russia’s G20 Presidency program in 2013 Ms.Lukash was appointed G20 Sherpa.
  • Caroline Luscombe
    Head of Human Resources SANOFI
    BA German - University College London Early career: Arthur Young McClelland Moore, Bain & Company - Finance positions 1989-1995 - Tiphoo plc HR Manager & Head of HR 1995-1996 - Fisons (became RPR) Head of C&B, Senior Director HR 1997-2001 - Laporte plc Group HR Manager, Head of HR 2001-2006 - Amersham (became GE Healthcare) Head of HR Medical Diagnostics/GEHC Bio-Sciences 2006 -2010 - HR Leader GE Money/GE Capital Global Banking 2010 - 2016 - Syngenta, Head of HR 2016 - 2018 - LafargeHolcim, Head of HR 2018 - present - Sanofi - Head of HR
  • Philippe Mabille
    Editorial Director LA TRIBUNE
    After 12 years at “Les Echos”, he joined La Tribune in 2004 as Editor-in-Chief and Editorialist for Macro Politics France & World. Editorial Director at La Tribune since 2014. In 1989 : Sciences-Po Paris and Licence d’histoire (Paris I Sorbonne) Co-chairman of the Club Mc Luhan since 2010 Publication: “N’enterrez pas la France” with Jean-Pierre Jouyet (Robert Laffont 2007)
  • Sandra Magnus
    Consultant ASTROPLANETVIEW
    Dr. Sandra H. Magnus, currently the Principal of AstroPlanetview, LLC, a consulting firm, is the former Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Selected to the NASA Astronaut Corps in April, 1996, Dr. Magnus flew in space on the STS-112 shuttle mission in 2002, and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. She also flew to the International Space Station on STS-126 in November 2008, served as flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 18, and returned home on STS-119 after four and a half months on board. She has also served at NASA Headquarters.
  • Nyra Mahmood
    Managing Director SIMPLY SHARIA HUMAN CAPITAL (SSHC)
    Nyra is Managing Director of Simply Sharia Human Capital (SSHC), a global platform nurturing talent, knowledge and innovation across the $2 trillion Islamic finance industry. A leading voice in Islamic finance talent development, she looks to create opportunities which engage Millennials and nurture female talent, especially across OIC countries. She published the first though-leadership report on the role and contribution of women in Islamic finance. Nyra is a former journalist, the co-founder of a marketing firm, Eudaimonia Communications, and an Emissary for the Responsible Finance & Investment Foundation (RFI), a think tank on sustainable finance for broad-based economic development.
  • Isabelle Mashola
    CEO ISAHIT
    Isabelle Mashola est Présidente et co-fondatrice d’isahit, plateforme internet d’externalisation de tâches digitales socialement responsable. Ingénieur de formation, Isabelle débute en 1988 au sein de la SSII EDS puis rejoint Cisco en 1994. Isabelle poursuit chez Dell en 2006 puis rejoint le groupe Publicis en 2009 en tant que Directrice Informatique. Parallèlement, sa vision internationale lui a permis de façonner son intérêt marqué pour certaines causes sociales, qui lui tiennent particulièrement à cœur comme la défense des droits des femmes ou la pauvreté dans le monde. Cette implication de vie lui fit quitter Publicis en 2015 pour créer sa propre structure isahit.
  • Oksana Masters
    Athlete PARALYMPIAN
    A native of the Ukraine who came to the United States at the age of 7 via the generosity and love of an adoptive parent, Gay Masters, Oksana was born with birth defects as a direct cause of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl where over time had to have both legs amputated.At 13, Oksana found sports and started with rowing where she joined the USA Rowing Paralympic team in 2011 going on to win a bronze medal at the 2012 London Games. In 2012, Oksana added a silver and bronze medal from the 2014 Sochi Games in Nordic skiing. In the summer of 2014, Oksana earned a 4th and 6th place finish at the 2016 Rio Games in hand cycling. For 2018 Pyeongchang Games, Oksana won 2 gold, 2 silver and a bronze.
  • Janet Matsushita
    Refining Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific EXXONMOBIL PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL, BVBA
    Janet has responsibility for ExxonMobil’s refining portfolio in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific (EMEAP). ExxonMobil EMEAP has ownership interest in 15 refineries with distillation capacity of 2.7 million BPD in 13 countries. Janet graduated with a BSc in Chemical Engineering before joining ExxonMobil and acquiring an MBA. She has worked in various Engineering and management assignments in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Janet is a strong supporter of education and use of science and technology in business and societal progress. Janet is a proud mother of 2 children and married to an entrepreneur.
  • Alexis Mcgill Johnson
    Co-Founder and Executive Director PERCEPTION INSTITUTE
    Alexis is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Perception Institute, a consortium of social science researchers, law professors, and culture makers focused on the role of the mind sciences in developing interventions to address issues of bias and discrimination in workplaces and other key domains. She holds degrees from Princeton and Yale Universities and has taught political science at both Yale and Wesleyan Universities. She is a frequent commentator on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and in the press. Alexis is also a Board member and former Chair of the Board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
  • Heather Mcgregor
    Executive Dean EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL
    Professor Heather McGregor leads the Edinburgh Business School, the graduate school of business of Heriot Watt University. Professor McGregor is the principal shareholder and non-executive chairman of Taylor Bennett and a founding member of the 30% club. Professor McGregor has a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong in Structured Finance and is an experienced writer and broadcaster, including writing for the Financial Times for 17 years. Professor McGregor was made a Commander of the British Empire for her services to diversity and employment. She is also the founder of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry.
  • Shelley Mckinley
    General Manager MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
    Shelley McKinley is the GM of Microsoft’s Technology and Corporate Responsibility. The TCR group delivers on Microsoft's mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more by driving the digital transformation and readiness through leadership and innovation of technology in high impact areas of Human Rights, Accessibility, Environmental Sustainability and Broadband Access. Shelley most recently served as Associate General Counsel, based in Amsterdam, leading the legal and corporate affairs work across Europe. She is a graduate of Austin College, Seattle University School of Law, and University of Washington School of Law.
  • Alba Medina
    Co-founder DALIA EMPOWER
    Alba is a serial entrepreneur and investor in global start-ups. She is a Co-founder of Dalia Empower (the first vertically integrated ecosystem for the empowerment of women in Latin America). She is a passionate advocate for women and girls, as well as an active member in more than 15 national and international boards.She holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Masters in Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. She has held multiple positions in the financial sector, mainly in the area of investment banking.
  • Sofia Merlo
    Co-Ceo Wealth Management BNP PARIBAS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
    Sofia Merlo, graduated from HEC business school, joined Paribas in 1985. Career dedicated to Corporate Banking, Human Resources, and Private Banking. Since January 2012, Co-CEO of Wealth Management and since 2010, member of the Top 100 Executives of the BNP Paribas Group. Member of the Board of Directors BNP Paribas Fortis, BMCI Morocco, independent administrator at Linedata Services and Member of the Club XXIè Siècle. Engaged in promoting the women entrepreneurship in France and at international level, she launched in 2015 with Women Initiative Foundation, the BNP Paribas Women Entrepreneur Program at Stanford that gathered women entrepreneurs worldwide.
  • Anne-Lorraine Meunier
    Communication and Marketing Director WILLA
    Passionate about innovation, sustainable development, and women entrepreneurship, Anne-Lorraine is the Head of Communication and Marketing at WILLA by Paris Pionnières. She started her career at Le Nouvel Obs in Paris where she contributed to the organization of prestigious international forums. Then she spent 4 years in Latin America, first in Buenos Aires, as the Press Attachée of the French Embassy, and then in Mexico, as the Communication Director of New Ventures, leading platform promoting social business and impact investing in Latin America.
  • Kimberly Meyers
    Assistant General Counsel MICROSOFT
    Kimberly M. Meyers leads the Global Employment and Migration Law team at Microsoft. In her role, Kim advises management and human resources professionals and develops key cross-border programs and policies, covering a range of issues including diversity and pay reporting, global mobility, strategic workforce planning, external staff, gig worker engagement, employee privacy, cross-border M&A, employee representation, background checks and compliance programs, and cross-border reductions in force.
  • Anastasia Mikova
    Director HOPE PRODUCTION
    A French journalist and director of Ukrainian origin. Co-director of the film WOMAN which aims to give voice to the women of the world. The film based on 3000 interviews in 50 countries will be released in September 2019.
  • Katherine Moos
    Co-Head of the EMEA Board & CEO Practice SPENCER STUART
    Katherine Moos has been with Spencer Stuart for 18 years and co-leads the Board & CEO Practice in Europe, focusing on chairman, non-executive director and CEO appointments. Katherine has also conducted board assessments in every sector including energy, industrial, consumer, financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology for multinational companies headquartered in 11 European countries and in the U.S. Katherine earned her L.L.B. in English law and German law from Kings College, London, and holds a diploma in German law from the Universität Passau, Germany. She is fluent in English, French and German.
  • Chiaki Mukai
    senior advisor, astronaut JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Dr. Chiaki Mukai is Japan’s first female astronaut, and currently JAXA Senior Advisor and Vice President of the Tokyo University of Science. In 2017 Dr. Mukai served as the 54th Chair of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses for Outer Space to realize the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. As a medical doctor and the first female astronaut from Asia, Dr. Mukai flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-65/Second International Microgravity Laboratory: IML-2) in 1994, and on the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-95) mission in 1998, and conducted various life science and space medicine experiments.
  • Dorsa Nazemi Salman
    Head of Operations - Eastern Region of South Sudan INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS(ICRC)
    Dorsa Nazemi-Salman is ICRC’s head of operations for the eastern region of South Sudan. Dorsa regularly negotiates with armed groups to advance the protection of civilians and for access to communities impacted by the ongoing violence. Previous to South Sudan, Dorsa was head of operations in southern Nigeria, addressing the humanitarian consequences of urban violence. She has had missions in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and previous to ICRC worked for the Australian Government. Dorsa's family have experience with refugee ahttps://youtu.be/DUe87iPdovMnd asylum seeker status, having a personal understanding of the human consequences of political turmoil.
  • Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke
    Founder & Managing Director W4 (WOMEN'S WORLDWIDE WEB)
    Lindsey is Founder of W4, Europe’s first crowdfunding platform dedicated to girls’ and women’s empowerment. After her B.A. at Cambridge University, Lindsey joined Human Rights Watch and worked in the humanitarian sector in Africa and South-East Asia (UNICEF, Children of Asia). In 2009 Lindsey obtained an Executive MBA at ESCP-Europe, receiving the “International MBA Student of the Year award”. Lindsey was named a “40 under 40” European Young Leader in 2011 and a “Women in IT Role Model” by the European Commission in 2013. In 2015, Lindsey was named an “Inspiring Fifty”, Europe’s 50 most inspiring women leaders in the tech sector, and in 2016, a G20 Young Entrepreneur.
  • Carolyn Nguyen
    Director, Technology Policy MICROSOFT
    Dr. M-H. Carolyn Nguyen is a Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft, focused on policy issues related to artificial intelligence, the digital economy, and internet governance. Her work is aimed at shaping global policy-making by engaging with stakeholders and raising awareness of the role of technology in economic development. Past activities included policy initiatives on privacy, security, open/big data, the internet of things, and their effects on existing social, economic, and policy frameworks. She has worked at the intersection of these disciplines, collaborating with researchers, subject-matter experts and others to encourage evidence-based and more holistic approaches to policy.
  • Mil Niepold
    President THE MARA PARTNERS
    Mil Niepold is the founder of The Mara Partners, a research, consulting and training organization working at the intersection of human rights and climate change, with a particular focus on the catalytic role that women play in addressing society’s greatest challenges. Mil has worked with Fortune 500s (including Mondelez, Johnson & Johnson, etc.), the United Nations, NGOs (Oxfam, WWF, CARE) and several governments including the US, France, Kenya and Thailand. Mil is frequent public speaker (OECD, OSCE, UNGC, Harvard University, etc.). Mil passionately believes that educating women and girls, and insisting on inclusive leadership models globally, will be the key to addressing climate change.
  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro
    Senior Advisor to Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UN Women, Global Head of HeForShe UNITED NATIONS WOMEN
    Elizabeth Nyamayaro is Senior Advisor to United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Global Head of UN’s HeForShe Initiative, a global solidarity movement which seeks to engage men and boys as advocates for gender equality. A strong advocate for women rights and economic empowerment, Ms. Nyamayaro has worked at the forefront of Africa’s development agenda for more than two decades in both the public and private sector, and previously held positions with UNAIDS, World Health Organization and the World Bank. Prior to UN Women, she was Director External Affairs & Policy, Africa and part of the Corporate Strategy Office at Merck.
  • Patricia Ohayer
    Director of External Communications and Gevernment Affairs RB
    Experienced Communications and Public Affairs professional with over 20 years’ experience in change, policy and partnerships with the UN organisations. RB is one of the consumer goods industries great success stories. The company is redefining the consumer health and Hygiene space and I’m bringing my expertise from my previous roles in how to structure the finance support to achieve it.
  • Yasmine Ouirhrane
    Fellow WOMEN DELIVER
    Yasmine is one of the 42 Core Drivers of the AU-EU Youth Hub mandated by the European Union and the African Union to develop pilot projects in both continents. She is also a Youth, Peace and Security advocate and an Award-Winning Fellow at Women Deliver, where she advocates for the inclusion of migrants, particularly young women, in Europe. Recently, she was appointed at the Stakeholder Selection Committee for the UN General Assembly Nelson Mandela Peace Summit and the Youth Selection Committee for the UN Solutions Summit, where she was in charge of selecting speakers based on gender, age and regional balance.
  • Stéphane Pallez
    CEO FDJ
    Stéphane Pallez is a graduate of the IEP-Paris and ENA. She began her career in 1984 at the Treasury Dept. She was Deputy Director at the board of the World Bank in Washington between 1988 & 1990. From 1991 to 1993, she was adviser on industrials matters to the Minister of Economy & Finance. From 1995 to 1998, she was responsible for the Insurance Div. in the Treasury Dept. Between 1998 & 2000, she was in charge of a portfolio of public shareholdings and from 2000 to 2004 she was Head of European & Intl Affairs of the Treasury Dept. In 2004, she joined Orange as Deputy CFO. In 2011, she became CEO of CCR. She was appointed as CEO of FDJ in 2014. She is member of the Board of CNP and Eurazeo
  • Alexandra Palt
    Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer L'ORÉAL
    A lawyer by training, Alexandra specialized in human rights. She began her career at a law firm and then worked for Amnesty International in Germany. For the next ten years, Alexandra worked at organizations specializing in CSR, diversity, change management and sustainability. In 2012, she joined L’Oréal as Chief Sustainability Officer, launching “Sharing Beauty With All”, L’Oréal’s sustainability program, which sets commitments for 2020 addressing the company’s impact across its value chain. In 2017 Alexandra was appointed Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, becoming the General Manager of the L’Oréal Foundation in addition to her role as head of the CSR & Sustainability Department.
  • Astrid Panosyan
    Delegate for International Action and for the French abroad from the Republic en Marche LA REPUBLIQUE EN MARCHE
    Delegate for International Action and for the French abroad from the Republic en Marche. Among the co-founders of En Marche alongside Emmanuel Macron, Astrid Panosyan was the Advisor Attractiveness / Foreign Investment of the latter when he was Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital. A graduate of Sciences-Po, HEC and Harvard University, she currently serves as Group Chief Resources Officer in the world’s largest listed commercial real estate Group Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. Deeply committed to equal opportunities, she is also President of a national association working for educational success as well as the professional integration of young people from lower-income neighbourhoods.
  • Pierrette Pape
    Head of Advocacy and Campaigning DR. DENIS MUKWEGE FOUNDATION
    Pierrette joined the Mukwege Foundation in May 2018 and leads the organisation’s advocacy strategy to end rape and sexual violence in war and post-conflict times. Based in Brussels, she worked for more than 8 years at the European Women’s Lobby on policy and campaigns; as Policy Director, she led the EWL strategic engagement towards the European institutions and the United Nations, as well as EWL campaigns on ending violence against women and prostitution, through impactful advocacy, coalition building, and membership support. She is also a feminist activist involved in several grassroots organisations in Belgium and coordinates the youth network GenerationAbolition.
  • Florence Parly
    Minister of the Armed Forces MINISTRY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF FRANCE
    Florence Parly is the French minister of the Armed Forces.
  • Domino Pateman
    Head of Global Programmes THE WOW FOUNDATION
    Domino Pateman is Head of Global Programmes for the WOW Foundation, a global charity that believes a gender equal world is possible and desirable, and creates WOW Festivals globally to build, convene & sustain the movement. There have been over 60 WOW festivals in 17 cities across 5 continents everywhere from Kathmandu to Karachi, Baltimore to Bradford and Finland to the USA, developed by local curating and producing teams and the WOW programming team in London. The WOW festival celebrates women and girls and everything they have achieved, and harnesses all our creativity to find the courage to move beyond our own circles, and to learn how other women face challenges different from our own.
  • Swaha Pattanaik
    Global Economics Editor REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS
    Swaha Pattanaik is Global Economics Editor at Reuters Breakingviews, based in London. Previously Reuters’ EMEA Financial Markets Editor, she writes about global financial markets, macroeconomics, policymaking, and France. She was posted to Paris as Reuters’ senior economics correspondent and to Brussels as its European economic and monetary affairs correspondent. Before then she was the head of the Reuters FX reporting desk in London. Prior to joining Reuters, she worked for Bloomberg, Euromoney, and consulting firm IDEA. She has an MSc in Political Theory and Political Sociology from Birkbeck and a BSc (Econ) in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics.
  • Valérie Pecresse
    President of the Ile-de-France region (LR), and Former Minister ILE DE FRANCE REGION
    Valérie Pécresse was born in 1967. She is a graduate from France’s leading business school (HEC Paris) and from the renowned Ecole Nationale d’Administration, the graduate school for France’s top civil servants. She started her career as a Judge at the Conseil d’Etat, the highest administrative jurisdiction and was appointed adviser to French President Jacques Chirac in 1998, focusing on emerging technologies. She was elected member of the National Assembly in June 2002, re-elected in 2007 and 2012. Appointed Minister for Higher Education and Research by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007, she was the youngest member of the cabinet. Her sweeping reform of France’s higher education system is widely perceived as one of the main achievements of Sarkozy’s presidency. Appointed Budget Minister and Government spokesperson in 2011, she helped manage public finances in a challenging post-crisis context. As a Member of Parliament, member of the Finance Commission, she maintained a high level of scrutiny on budgetary matters from June 2012 to December 2015. Concomitantly, she was also the leader of the opposition group at the Regional assembly of the Greater Paris region. In December 2015, she won the regional elections, putting an end to 17 years of uninterrupted rule by the Socialist Party. The Greater Paris region is home to 12 million citizens and at $847 billion its GDP is the largest of any region in Europe, comparable in size with Indonesia, Saudi Arabia or Turkey. She has since then resigned from her seat at the National Assembly, in accordance with her campaign promise to focus exclusively on her term of President of the region.
  • Laurence Pessez
    Global Head of CSR BNPPARIBAS
    Laurence Pessez heads the Corporate Social Responsibility of BNP Paribas since 2010. Under her leadership, the Bank has joined Corporate Knights' "Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the World" ranking and is in 2017 the n°1 bank in Europe for its sustainability performance, according to the extra-financial analysis Vigeo-Eiris. Prior to her current role, she occupied a variety of positions in Communications, Marketing, and HR in several other corporations. Laurence graduated from Sciences Po Paris. She is a Board member of the French think tank Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) .
  • Clodine Pincemin
    President of Stop Hunger SODEXO
    Clodine Pincemin was born in July 20th,1952 in Moulin (France). After graduating in Modern Literature, she began her career as Assistant to the Founding President who gave her soon new responsibilities: she became Head of Public Relations and Head of Communication for France and Europe (1974-91). She was then promoted Group Communication Director (1991-2004), Group Communication and Sustainable Development Director (2007-12) and Group Executive Vice President Corporate Giving Programs (in 2012). Since 2012, she is President of Stop Hunger endowment fund. She enjoys Literature and Theater and has a strong interest in fighting against hunger.
  • Caroline Ramade
    CEO 50INTECH
    For several years, Caroline has been working every day to support women entrepreneurs in tech. After running the biggest incubator for female founders in Europe WILLA (ex Paris Pionnières), she's launching a new project 50inTech. Caroline was previously Deputy Head of the Digital Department of the City Hall of Paris. She is also Board member of French Comity UN Women.
  • Gabriela Ramos
    Chief of Staff and Sherpa ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    As OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20 and G7, Gabriela Ramos has been advising and supporting the Secretary General in his efforts to transform the OECD into a high-powered international institution. She ensures policy coherence across the organisation with his strategic agenda. A champion for gender equality, Ms Ramos has overseen the launching of the OECD’s Gender Strategy, and pioneered initiatives such as NiñaSTEM Pueden, an initiative to challenge stereotypes and encourage young girls in Mexico to take up STEM subjects. In recognition of her efforts on inclusive growth and gender equality, Ms Ramos was awarded the Forbes Prize for Entrepreneurial Excellence in June 2017.
  • Laurence Rathier
    HR Legal Counsel 3M FRANCE
    Post graduate degrees in Law- Montpellier University in 1988 Post graduate in Pharmaceutical law - Université de Sceaux in 1995 I joined 3M France in 1988 as a legal advisor; after being legal manager for 3M Healthcare until 2002, I became HR Manager for all businesses in 3M in France. From 2008, I am the employment Law Senior Legal Advisor for all 3M entities in France
  • Connie Reimers-Hild
    Executive Director (Interim) & Chief Futurist RURAL FUTURES INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
    Researcher, entrepreneur and high-touch futurist, Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild uses strengths-based strategic foresight to help leaders and organizations pursue their desired futures. Dr. Connie serves as Executive Director (Interim) and Chief Futurist at the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute. She is also the CEO of Wild Innovation - a strategic foresight and futuring firm that supports leaders, especially women in midlife, through transition. Her role as host of the Rural Futures podcast, combined with over twenty years of successfully helping more than 150 companies and leaders, provides Dr. Connie with unique insights about the evolution of the future as well as humanity.
  • Nicholas-Philippe RÉmillard
    President and CEO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM OF THE AMERICAS
    Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA), is responsible for the direction and strategy of the IEFA’s four major economic events: the Conference of Montreal, the Toronto Global Forum, the World Strategic Forum and the Conference of Paris. Beyond his role at the IEFA, Nicholas Rémillard also serves as Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Montreal and President of RDÉE Canada’s working group, the Economic Corridor of La Francophonie Nicholas Rémillard holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa.
  • Patricia Ricard
    President INSTITUT OCÉANOGRAPHIQUE PAUL RICARD
    Patricia Ricard has for more than 20 years been actively engaged in the protection of the environment. Since 1991 she has been chairing the Mardis de l’Environnement, a cycle of lectures. She is a Member of the Board of Administration of several government or non-profit organisations : Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (French Southern and Antarctic Lands), Parcs Nationaux de France (French National Parks Authority), WWF… Since 2010 she has been appointed to the Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental (French Economic, Social and Environmental Council) as a person qualified in matters regarding the environment. She has been President of the Institut Paul Ricard since 2005.
  • Stéphane Richard
    Chairman and CEO ORANGE
    Stéphane Richard graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (1983) and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1987). When he left ENA, he was assigned to the French inspectorate of public finances from 1987 to 1991. In 1991, he was appointed technical advisor in the cabinet of the minister for industry and foreign trade. In 1992, he joined Compagnie Générale des Eaux, before being appointed chairman of Compagnie Générale d’Immobilier et de Services in 1997, now Nexity. In January 2003, he was appointed executive vice president of Veolia Environnement and chief executive officer of Veolia Transport. From May 2007 to June 2009, he was chief of staff for the French minister for the economy, industry and employment. He joined France Telecom – Orange Group on 1st September 2009 and became Chairman and CEO on 1st March 2011.
  • Holly Richards
    Public Affairs Manager ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    Holly Richards is Public Affairs Manager at the OECD. She works on various communications activities, including building relationships with parliamentarians and civil society organisations across a number of issues covered by the organisation. She is also responsible for promoting the Better Life Index, a tool for citizens to voice their priorities for well-being and see how their country and others compare. Prior to joining OECD HQ, she worked for 8 years at the OECD Washington Center, a satellite office responsible for communications with the U.S. and Canada.
  • Virginie Robert
    Journalist and Editor LES ECHOS
    Virginie Robert is the Foreign Desk Editor of Les Echos, the French business newspaper. Previously, she was the daily’s New York correspondent (2008-2012) where she covered the financial crisis and the two Obama presidential elections. Earlier in her career at Les Echos, she held various position as an IT writer and created in 2000 a special section dedicated to the internet economy and to innovation. Her first job was as a business writer for “01 Informatique”, the leading IT trade magazine in France. She is the author of a book “L’irrésistible montée de l’économie sociale, Editions Autrement, published in March 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University, IN. and a Master of Journalism from Medill School, Northwestern University, ILL. Virginie is the vice-president of the European-American Press Club in Paris and a member of the French Diplomatic Press Association.
  • Jessica Robinson
    Founder MOXIE FUTURE
    Jessica is the Founder of Moxie Future - the world’s first education, insights and community platform empowering women as responsible and impact investors. She also works as a strategic advisor to institutional investors, think tanks and governments on all things relating to green finance, sustainability and responsible investment. An extensive background in professional services and business consulting, focusing on financial services, environmental finance and sustainability industries, she frequently contributes articles, authors reports and speaks at conferences on issues including green financing, climate finance policy and broader sustainable finance issues.
  • Mary Robinson
    Elder THE ELDERS
    Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. She served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is a member of the Elders and the Club of Madrid and the recipient of numerous honours and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States Barack Obama.
  • Cindy Rose
    Chief Executive Officer MICROSOFT UK
    Cindy is the CEO of Microsoft UK. She joined Microsoft in July 2016 and leads a team of more than 1,800 people driving Microsoft’s commercial business in the UK, helping UK Government, businesses and organisations on their digital transformation journeys. After graduating from law school, Cindy spent 15 years at Disney, before senior management roles at Virgin Media and Vodafone.
  • Ariel Rubin
    Head of Digital Content INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS(ICRC)
    Ariel Rubin is the lead on digital content at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • Rémi Sabouraud
    Creativity Minister GOUT D'IDÉES
    After a time in TV production as a copy-writer, Rémi followed 15 years ago a training to become a facilitator in creativity. Now he designs collaborative sessions in France and abroad. He believes in Codesign as the new way to create a better future. He gives lectures about applied creativity in various universities (SciencesPo, Montpellier Business School).
  • Mahasti Saghatchian
    Head of Breast Unit AMERICAN HOSPITAL OF PARIS
    Dr Mahasti Saghatchian, MD, MSc, is a medical oncologist, Head of the Breast Cancer Unit at the American Hospital of Paris since 2018, a Unit dedicated to Preventive Predictive Personalised and Participative care. She is also working at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre Gustave Roussy (Paris) since 2002, where she is involved in clinical and research programmes. She is a Board Certified Oncologist from University of Paris Medical School. On the research side, after a Masters in Immunology, she followed a Doctoral Research Fellowship in Amsterdam. At European level, she is leading the quality certification programme for cancer centres for the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes.
  • Jennifer Salinas
    Executive Director IP Litigation LENOVO
    Jennifer Salinas is Executive Director of IP Litigation at Lenovo. Prior to joining Lenovo, Jennifer was a partner at the law firm of Troutman Sanders where she focused on intellectual property litigation, primarily patent litigation, and strategic counseling on all aspects of intellectual property. In her private practice, Jennifer appeared in federal courts around the country at both the trial and appellate levels and litigated international patent licensing disputes before the ICC. Ms. Salinas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and a juris doctor from Loyola Law School. She is an active member and President of the Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Syl Saller
    Chief Marketing Officer DIAGEO PLC
    Syl Saller is the Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo, a member of Diageo’s Executive Committee. Syl oversees all Global Marketing, Design, Innovation, the Futures Group, and Reserve, Diageo’s luxury division. Before she was appointed CMO, she was Global Innovation Director, responsible for Diageo’s innovation strategy, including all new product development, launch programmes and R&D. Prior to that, she was Marketing Director for Diageo Great Britain. Syl is President of the Marketing Society, a member of the 30 Club, MGGB and WACL. Syl graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
  • Sandra Sancier-Sultan
    Senior Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY
    Sandra Sancier-Sultan is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Paris office and co-leads the firm’s Banking, Insurance and Asset Management Practices in Europe. She works with banking and insurance clients in Europe and Africa, advising top management on strategic, organizational, and operational questions. She has a passion for the challenges of digital transformation and helps clients transform their customer experience, digitize their end-to-end processes and embed innovation at the core of their culture. Sandra Sancier-Sultan is also very involved with McKinsey's Women Initiative. She regularly addresses conferences and the media on gender diversity and co-authored the report Women Matter 2012:
  • Marie-Ange Saraka Yao
    Managing Director GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE
    Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao is a senior executive with a relentless drive for results and a 20 year track record in strategic leadership, policy development, innovative finance and resource mobilisation in emerging markets and globally. Ms. Saraka-Yao is currently the Managing Director of Resource Mobilisation and Private Sector Partnerships reporting to the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since joining Gavi in 2011, her leadership was instrumental in raising the largest amount of resources ever for Gavi close to USD 18 billion by 2015. She is the lead negotiator with G7 and G20 leaders, corporates and high networth individuals in the expansion of Gavi investors’ base.
  • Fares Sayegh
    Vice President, Product Supply, Go-To-Market Operations, Europe, Integrated Global Business Services/Information Technology and Global Supply Network Organization PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROPE S.A.
    Fares was born in Lebanon and studied Electrical Engineering in Washington DC. He joined P&G in 1988. Following various assignments in plant management, leadership roles in supply chain as well as a commercial assignment, Fares was appointed in 2017, in addition to his current role as Vice President -Product Supply and Go-To-Market operations for Europe, to lead the Integrated Global Supply Network Operations & Global Business Services/Information Technology. Fares is an active leader in championing Diversity & Inclusion. He is the sponsor of the P&G Geneva Supply Chain Women Network and passionate about coaching the next generation of leaders both in and outside of P&G.
  • Paola Scarpa
    Director, Client Solution, Data & Insights GOOGLE
    Paola Scarpa joined Google in February 2007 as Strategic Partnership Senior Manager, becoming Industry Leader on June 2008. She has been nominated Branding Sector Leader on June 2012. In 2014 She has been promoted Director for Lead Gen, Tech, Consumer Packaged Goods industries, integrating to Branding responsibility the coordination of Performance activities for Google Italy.  From March 2017 she took a 20% role as Emea Leader for Women@ community. She is also senior member of Emea Hiring Committee and  GMS Steering Committee to support digitalisation of SMB companies in Italy. Management engineer, married with two kids, Paola started her career in Monitor Company (Michael Porter Consultancy firm), where she worked for 7 years as strategic consultant, moving to Vodafone for additional 7 years where she covered different roles from Marketing to Sales and Business Development.
  • Jennifer Schenker
    Editor-in-Chief of The Innovator GROUPE LES ECHOS LE PARISIEN
    Jennifer L. Schenker is a veteran technology journalist who has worked full-time, at various points in her career, for The Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently editor-in-chief of The Innovator (www.innovator.news), a new global English-language print and digital media owned by Groupe Les Echos. The Innovator is aimed at senior executives at large corporates who are grappling with digital transformation. Jennifer was named one of the 25 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and has been a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer judge for the past 18 years.
  • Marlène Schiappa
    MINISTER SECRETARIAT D'ETAT À L'EGALITE ENTRE LES FEMMES ET LES HOMMES
    Born in Paris on 18 November 1982, Marlène Schiappa is a graduate in communication and new media. Her professional career - Assistant, then in charge of monitoring new media for the Euro RSCG agency - Journalist for Yahoo.fr - Editorial director of a news agency - Founder of the "Maman travaille" network - Novelist and essayist Her previous electoral offices - Deputy to the Mayor of Le Mans, Jean-Claude Boulard; delegate for equality from 2014 - Community adviser, delegate for French Tech at Le Mans Métropole On 17 May 2017, Marlène Schiappa was appointed Minister of State for Gender Equality, attached to the Prime Minister.
  • Linda Scott
    Founder DOUBLEXECONOMY INC.
    Linda Scott is Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford, and Senior Consulting Fellow to Chatham House, the Royal Institute for International Affairs. She is founder and owner of DoubleXEconomy, Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on women’s economic empowerment. Professor Scott founded, and is Senior Advisor to, the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment. Scott works with corporations, international agencies, governments, and NGOs designing and testing programs to better include women in the economy. Her book, The Double X Economy, will be published in 2019 by Farrar Straus & Giroux in the US and Faber & Faber in the UK.
  • Maithreyi Seetharaman
    Anchor, Real Economy EURONEWS
    Maithreyi is an Economic/Business Journalist, Television Anchor, Executive Editor and a Content Creator. She is currently the Co-Chair of Fortune Magazine’s ‘Most Powerful Women International’. She is also the Creator, Host, Executive Editor & Producer of ‘Real Economy’, the flagship macroeconomic show of pan-European network, euronews. A veteran of global business news, for more than 15 years she has been on the frontline of the financial world’s successes and failures in the United States, Europe and Asia as an anchor and editor of CNBC (Europe; India), Bloomberg Television (United States; EMEA) and reporting for newspapers like the Financial Express, Courier Mail (India; Australia).
  • Elena Serova
    Moscow THE STATE DUMA
    Elena Serova performed a spaceflight as a flight engineer of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-14 and of 41/42 long-term expedition to the International Space Station (26 September 2014 – 12 March 2015; 167 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes in space). During the flight, Elena Serova performed more than 60 scientific experiments. In March 2016, Elena Serova was awarded with a high state honor – the title of the Hero of the Russian Federation. In September 2016, Elena Serova was elected to the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the United Russia party. Besides, Elena Serova took the position of deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection.
  • Leslie Serrero
    SVP - Global Operational Marketing CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE
    Leslie is currently Senior Vice President of Marketing, Global Client Development & e-Retail at Christian Dior Couture, reporting to the CEO. Previously, Leslie was Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Lacoste SA., where she was responsible for repositioning the brand globally, after four years of declining sales. The turnaround was successful, leading to double digit sales growth. Prior to joining Lacoste, Leslie was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group, in New York, Sydney, then Paris. She was specialized in the development of consumer companies, focusing on growth, marketing and retail strategies, as well as brand turnaround, in the fashion, consumer and retail industries. She started her career at General Electric, initially as a financial Analyst, to be then promoted to “Black Belt”. In 2013, Leslie was nominated “Young Leader” by the French American Foundation, and in 2014, “Rising Talent” by the Women’s Forum. She is on the Board of the Harvard Business School Club of France, and is on the advisory board of Laiteries Triballat, as part of the BPI program to accelerate French medium companies’ growth (“Accelerateur ETI”). Leslie graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2003, and ESSEC in 1997.
  • Ranya Shamoon
    Vice President Feminine Care Europe PROCTER & GAMBLE SWITZERLAND
    Ranya is Vice President for P&G’s Baby Care business, leading the European region as well as programs designed to empower both women and families across the globe. She has dedicated her 25-year career at P&G to leading global, regional and local assignments, and making a positive impact to the lives of consumers in multiple categories, including Fabric, Home, Baby and Feminine Care. Ranya is from Middle Eastern origins, but was born in London and grew up in a number of countries, including the UK, France and Greece. She is married and has two children.
  • Mary Ann Sieghart
    Visiting Fellow UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
    Mary Ann Sieghart is a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she is writing a book about women and authority – why we take women less seriously than men. She has spent most of her life as a journalist and broadcaster. She was at The Times for nearly 20 years, as Assistant Editor, Comment Editor, Arts Editor and political columnist, and has also worked at the FT, The Economist and The Independent. She currently presents programmes on BBC Radio 4. She also chairs the non-partisan Social Market Foundation think tank and has sat on the boards of Tate Modern, Ofcom’s Content Board, the Kennedy Memorial Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund and two large FTSE-quoted investment trusts.
  • Antoine Sire
    Head of Company Engagement BNP PARIBAS
    Antoine Sire graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and holds a doctorate (DEA) in public law. In September 2017 he was appointed as a Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Company Engagement at BNP Paribas, with the mission to make the bank's commitment to society one of its strategic assets.
  • Kevin Sneader
    Global Managing Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY HONG KONG
    Kevin Sneader is the global managing partner of & Company, based in Hong Kong. Kevin has been involved in research efforts on global economic and business trends, productivity growth and innovation in China and Asia, as well as gender and diversity. He is the coauthor of several reports, including The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific, Overcoming global turbulence to reawaken economic growth and China’s Choice:Capturing the $5 trillion productivity opportunity. Kevin is a frequent speaker on business topics at events across the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
  • Alexandra Sombsthay
    VP Europe AKUO ENERGY
    Alexandra Sombsthay currently holds the position of VP Europe at Akuo Energy, while being advisor to the Solar Impulse project led by Bertrand Piccard. She previously worked at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Energy. Alexandra was posted 2006-2007 at the EU delegation in Beijing where she initiated the Euro-China Clean Energy Center. She has previously worked as adviser for European Affairs to the Belgian Minister for Environment and Energy. She has given lectures, inter alia, to Master students of the Business school ESSEC (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris) and the Chinese Academy of Governance. She is also President of the Foundation Be Planet.
  • Pascale Sourisse
    Senior Executive Vice President, International Development THALES
    Pascale Sourisse is Senior EVP, International Development of Thales and CEO of Thales International. She is a Director of Renault and Vinci. After several positions with France Telecom and the French Ministry of Industry, she joined Alcatel in 1995. She became CEO of Alcatel Space in 2001 and CEO of Alcatel Alenia Space in 2005. In 2007, she joined Thales’ Excom as CEO of Thales Alenia Space. Between 2008 and 2012, she ran the Secure Communications and Information Systems Division. She is a graduate of the Ecole polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech. She is an Officier of the “Légion d’honneur” and a Commandeur of the “Ordre du Mérite”.
  • Julia Sperling
    Partner MCKINSEY FRANKFURT
    Dr. Julia Sperling is a Medical Doctor, Neuroscientist and Partner at McKinsey&Company. She a global leader in McKinsey’s Organization Practice. Julia is also a founding member and has been the leader of McKinsey’s healthcare practice in the Middle East. Julia is an expert in addressing organisation and people related topics across different industries. Julia has also overseen for a decade McKinsey’s work on women in leadership in Saudi Arabia. She has been recently awarded with the Saudi Aramco Partnership Award for her leadership. In 2017, she took over the Initiative “Chefsache” that aims to help women reach and thrive in leadership positions in Germany.
  • Amanda Taub
    Columnist TNE NEW YORK TIMES
    Amanda Taub is one of the writers of the Interpreter, a New York Times column that uses social science and other tools to explain world events. A former lawyer, she holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Timothy Tawney
    NASA Europe Representative NASA HEADQUARTERS
    Mr. Tawney is based at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and has served as the NASA Europe Representative since 2016. Since coming to NASA in 2000, he has worked in the Offices of Space Flight and International and Interagency Relations at NASA Headquarters and at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Before NASA, Mr. Tawney interned and/or worked for the U.S. State Department in the Philippines, Caterpillar, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the British House of Commons as an aide to Nigel Jones (now Lord Jones of Cheltenham). Mr. Tawney received his Bachelor’s Degree from Washington College and his Master’s Degree from Georgetown University.
  • Carlyn Taylor
    Co-Leader Corporate Finance & Restructuring FTI CONSULTING
    Carlyn Taylor is the Global Co-Leader of the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, the Industry Initiative Leader, Chairperson of FTI Capital Advisors, FTI Consulting’s investment banking subsidiary, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Taylor is a widely recognized expert in financial and business consulting in the telecom, media and technology (“TMT”) industries. She has 25+ years of experience leading hundreds of engagements involving strategy, business transformation, restructuring and transaction related services. Sought for her vast industry expertise, Ms. Taylor has provided expert testimony in dozens of litigations, arbitrations and other cases.
  • Serpil Timuray
    CEO Europe Cluster VODAFONE
    Serpil joined the Group ExCo in January 2014. She was appointed as the CEO of the Europe Cluster in October 2018, which comprises Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Turkey. In this capacity she also oversees Vodafone’s interest in the Netherlands joint venture with Liberty Global. Prior to this, she was the Group CCO& Strategy Officer and formerly was the CEO for Region. She served as a Board member of the listed companies of Vodacom Group, Safaricom and Vodafone Qatar, our subsidiaries in India and Egypt, our joint venture Vodafone Hutchison Australia and is the Chairperson of Vodafone Turkey. Serpil joined Vodafone in 2009 as the CEO of Turkey
  • Jean Todt
    President FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE
    In 1966, he began his career and participated in the WRC until 1981. He was appointed Peugeot’s Director of Racing and founded Peugeot Talbot Sport (PTS). In 1990, he became Director of Sporting Activities of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group and in 1993, Director of Ferrari’s Racing Division. In 2001, he took on responsibility for all motor sport activities of the Ferrari- Maserati Group and was appointed Gen. Manager of Ferrari in 2004, CEO in 2006. He was then elected President of the FIA on October 2009, re-elected in 2013 & 2017. Since April 2015, he was appointed by the UNSG Ban Ki-moon as his Special Envoy for Road Safety. He was confirmed on April 2017 by the new UNSG António Guterres.
  • Halla TÓmasdÓttir
    CEO THE B TEAM
    Halla Tómasdóttir is the CEO of The B Team, a group of courageous  business and civil society leaders working together to transform business for a better world. Halla started her leadership career in corporate America working for Mars and Pepsi Cola. She was on the founding team of Reykjavík University where she established the Executive Education Department, founded and led a successful women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative and was an assistant professor at the Business School. She was the first female CEO of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce and later went on to co-found an investment firm with the vision to incorporate feminine values into finance. The company successfully survived the infamous economic meltdown in Iceland. In 2016 Halla was an independent candidate for the President of Iceland. She entered a crowded field of candidates and finished as the runner-up with nearly 30 percent of the vote.
  • Rafaèle Tordjman
    Founder & Chairwoman WITH ASSOCIATION
    Rafaèle is medical professional with 20y+ of experience in Healthcare inc. VC in Eu & US. She is Founder & Chairwoman of W.I.T.H. (Women Innovating Together in Healthcare), international non-profit association for promoting medical innovation driven by women. In 2001, she joined Sofinnova as analyst and became Managing Partner & Deputy CEO in 9y, til 02.2017. She was instrumental in developing Sofinnova’s investment business. In 2017, she founded Jeito to invest in the next generation of biotech and promoting talented women. Rafaèle is a medical doctor in France who specialized in clinical haematology & internal medicine and scientist at Inserm.
  • Kathleen Tregoning
    Executive Vice President, External Affairs SANOFI
    Ms. Tregoning has more than 20 years of professional experience in policy, advocacy, and external engagement. She began her career in 1993 with Andersen Consulting and later served as Assistant Deputy Mayor for the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Tregoning became a staff member with the United States Congress in 2001. She joined Biogen in 2006 as Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs and in 2015 was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs. She was appointed to her present position at Sanofi in February 2017. Ms. Tregoning has a B.A. in international relations from Stanford and an M.A. in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Aizel Trudel
    CEO & Founder AIZEL
    AIZEL TRUDEL is the founder and CEO of AIZEL (AIZEL Concept Store, www.aizel.ru, www.theoutelt.ru and more than 17 stores in Moscow). It’s online fashion marketplace platform connecting more than 700 brands and stores to more than 1 million visitors every month. Aizel Trudel is the representative of Christian Louboutin, Agent Provocateur, Bonpoint, Aquazzura and Ladurée brands in Russia. Aizel is involved in many local charities that take care of the protection of women and children and is a member of the advisory board of Naked Heart Foundation. She is a strong supporter and ambassador of Russian young designers that she promotes in Russia and on foreign markets.
  • Karen Tso
    Anchor CNBC
    Tso has a rare combination of extensive business and journalistic experience after more than 15 years reporting and commentating for television, radio, print and digital in both developed and emerging markets. Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC International's flagship programme in EMEA, Squawk Box, a fast-paced three-hour show that sets the daily news agenda. In 2012, Tso swapped studios, moving from Squawk Box Asia in Singapore to London and since then has talked viewers through the all-important start of the European trading day, while sign posting significant trend changes in commodities, technology and retail.
  • Tea Uglow
    Creative Director GOOGLE AUSTRALIA
    Tea Uglow is a founder member of Google’s Creative Lab. She works on a range of projects with cultural organisations and practitioners to enable artists, writers and performers to use digital tools to amplify or augment their artistic, theatrical or musical practice. She has 3 books including : A Universe Explodes and A Curiosity of Doubts and was awarded a Peabody for digital storytelling in 2018. Her 2016 TEDx talk has more than 1.6m views. She mentors queer, BAME, female and other intersectional creators and coders worldwide.
  • Anna Ukhanova
    Sr Research Program Manager GOOGLE
    Anna Ukhanova is one of the research leads in Google AI in Europe which focuses on a wide array of ML and AI related topics. Anna received a M.Sc. in Information and Communication Systems from St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation in Russia, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She is a grantee of the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation for research work in the field of visual perception. She has been working with Google Switzerland since 2014.
  • Sirma Umur
    Vice-President PROCTER & GAMBLE SWITZERLAND
    Sirma was born in Turkey and studied Business Administration in Bosphorus University . She has dedicated her 28-year career at P&G to leading global, regional and local assignments, growing and developing large business Units for P&G like Feminine Care, Babycare and Fabric & Home care. Sirma worked in Europe, US & in the IMEA region. She has been championing Diversity & Inclusion since many years. She has also sponsored several P&G Corporate partnerships such as with UNESCO and UNICEF which delivered scalable impact for Girls Education & Women Economic Empowerment. She is passionate about coaching the next generation of leaders both in and outside of P&G.
  • Karien Van Gennip
    CEO ING France ING
    Karien van Gennip serves as CEO of ING Bank France since October 1, 2015. ING in France comprises ING Direct, the leading online bank and ING Wholesale Banking, an international top 5 player. Before joining ING in 2008, Karien served as State Secretary of Economic Affairs / Minister for Foreign Trade in the Dutch government. Karien started her career at McKinsey & Company, in Amsterdam and in San Francisco. She also serves as Board Member at the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Florence Verzelen
    Executive Vice President INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS, MARKETING, GLOBAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS
    Florence Verzelen started her career as a financial analyst in investment banking in New York. She then acquired more than 5-year experience in the public sector: she worked in the European Commission in Brussels where she has been responsible for the trade relationships between EU and China, and thereafter of the antitrust case against Microsoft.  She joined the team of the French Minister of European Affairs, as his advisor on trade and industry issue in 2007.  From 2008 to 2017, she worked at Engie, a world leader in the energy sector. She was first in charge of Business Development for the Group, then became CEO of Engie in Qatar and later VP for the group procurement performance plan. She finally was appointed COO of Engie Europe and Russia.  She is also an experienced board member, with board position at PSA and currently at Air France. Florence has been nominated Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2013. Florence is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique / Corps des Mines.
  • Nuria Villanova
    Junior Communications Campaign Manager ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    Nuria Villanova works for the OECD on the coordination and mainstreaming of communication campaigns and the promotion of the OECD Better Life Index, a project on citizen engagement and measurement of well-being. Prior to working at the OECD, she worked in the private sector as a consultant for EU Government Affairs in Brussels. Ms. Villanova graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holds a Dual Masters’ Degree in International Public Management and Political Economy from the Paris School of International Affairs and the London School of Economics.
  • Isabelle Vitali
    Head of Innovation and Business Excellence France SANOFI
    Isabelle Vitali is Head of Innovation and Business Excellence at Sanofi France, since November 2016. Before joining Sanofi, she was Head of Innovation & Partnership and Rare Diseases in Roche France from September 2014. She was previously Marketing Director in Neuroscience and Cardiology from 2011 to 2014, Head of Operations for Oncology and Hematology from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Roche, she held various management roles in Merck Sharp and Dohme Chibret Paris in Marketing, Sales and Training Departments in Cardiovascular and Rheumatology Divisions. Isabelle holds an Executive MBA CPA HEC.
  • Mary-Frances Wain
    Senior Vice President for External Affairs NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER
    Mary-Frances Wain joined the National Women’s Law Center in June 2018 as Senior Vice President of External Affairs, where she builds visibility and support for The Center by engaging influencers, celebrities, media, activists and investors as champions of gender justice through legal, policy and culture change. Mary-Frances has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic communications and partnership development, including most recently serving as Executive Director of Philanthropy for the United Nations Foundation, where she led global investment and partnership strategy and implementation.
  • Ann Walker Marchant
    CEO THE WALKER MARCHANT GROUP
    Ann is CEO of The Walker Marchant Group (WMG), the leading strategic communications firm recognized for managing global issues and crises while positioning many of world’s most recognized organizations. After serving in the White House as Special Assistant to the President & Director of Communications Research, she founded WMG to create sustainable, impactful partnerships for corporations, NGOs and policy leaders. With over 20 years experience counseling political and corporate leaders, Ann creates impactful, transformative media campaigns that change perceptions and lives. Ann resides in Washington, DC and has one daughter.
  • Isabelle Wekstein
    Partner WAN AVOCATS
    Isabelle WEKSTEIN is Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite, and has received the Academic Palms. She has made several interventions in front of the European Commission and the European Union Court of Justice in cases of mergers implementation and has developed significant experience in the area of competition law. She advises banks, companies, and corporate groups, in the framework of mergers and acquisitions operations and restructuring plans. She is also an expert in the area of Intellectual Property and Data Protection. Isabelle is highly active in the Media and Entertainment industry. In parallel, for more than 10 years, she has been dedicated to the fight against racism and anti-Semitism. In 2003, she participated in the creation of the “Informal Group”, composed of Jews and Arabs, to fight Anti-Semitism and racism.  Since 2005, she also has done pioneering work in high schools with the purpose of fighting prejudice and intolerance in the school environment, and stopping the trivialization of Anti-Semitic and racist speech and acts.
  • Gary White
    CEO Water.org & WaterEquity WATER.ORG
    Gary is the CEO and Co-founder of Water.org and WaterEquity, nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering people in the developing world to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Gary developed Water.org’s WaterCredit Initiative, creating new financing options for poor populations to meet their water supply and sanitation needs. Gary also developed and now leads WaterEquity, an innovation of Water.org focused on raising and deploying impact investment capital. Gary is a leading advisor in the water and sanitation space, counseling organizations such as the Skoll Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, and IKEA Foundation on responses to the global water crisis.
  • Olivier Wigniolle
    CEO and Member of the Management Committee of the Caisse des Dépôts group ICADE
    Olivier Wigniolle, a graduate of HEC business school (1985), began his career at Arthur Andersen as an accounting and financial auditor. He then served as Deputy Head of the Key Accounts Department at Auguste-Thouard, Deputy CEO of SARI Conseil, Associate Director at DTZ Jean Thouard and Sales Director at Bouygues Immobilier Conseil. He was Deputy CEO of Société Foncière Lyonnaise from 1998 to 2005 and CEO of Crédit Agricole Immobilier from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 to March 2015, he was CEO of Allianz Real Estate France and a member of Allianz Real Estate’s Executive Committee. In March 2015, he was appointed CEO of Icade and member of the Management Committee of the Caisse des Dépôts group. He is a member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). Olivier Wigniolle was awarded three “Pierres d’Or”: in 2014 in the category “Investor of the year”, in 2009 in the category “Asset, Property, Facility managers” and in 2017 in the category “Professional of the year”.
  • Alicia Wittmeyer
    Gender Editor, New York Times Opinion TNE NEW YORK TIMES
    Alicia is the gender editor for The Times opinion section. Prior to joining The Times she worked at Foreign Policy magazine, where she helped pioneer their Europe coverage from London and, along the way, oversaw coverage of Brexit, and the Brussels and Paris terror attacks. Prior to her London posting, Alicia was Foreign Policy’s assistant managing editor in Washington. She earned her BA in political science and economics from U.C. Berkeley, and Masters degrees in international history from the London School of Economics and Peking University.
  • Sarah Zeid
    Patron UNHCR
    H.R.H. Princess Sarah Zeid is an advocate for women’s, newborn, child and adolescent health and wellbeing in humanitarian and fragile settings. As UNHCR Patron for Maternal & Newborn Health, Special Advisor to WFP on Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, and Chair of the Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings Initiative, Princess Sarah supports efforts to reduce maternal, child and newborn mortality and morbidity in populations affected by violence and conflict, and champions the health, wellbeing, empowerment and contribution of girls and women in humanitarian settings. She is supported by and partners with the Women Deliver Humanitarian Advocacy Initiative.
  • Linda Zukauckas
    EVP, Deputy CFO AMERICAN EXPRESS
    Linda Zukauckas is EVP and Deputy CFO at American Express, where she leads all Business Unit CFO activities globally. Linda is also the Executive Sponsor of the company’s global Women’s Interest Network. Linda joined American Express in 2011 from Ally Financial where she was Managing Director, Corporate Strategy. Her prior experience includes General Motors, Deutsche Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since its establishment in mid-2014, Linda has served on the Board of Directors of American Express Global Business Travel, a 50/50 JV between American Express and third-party investors.  Linda is active in the finance profession, currently serving as Chairman of the Board, Financial Executives International. Linda and her husband live in New York City.
  • Marc Abensour
    Ambassador EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN SINGAPOUR
    Marc Abensour is a career diplomat, appointed Ambassador of France to Singapore on 18 November 2016. His professional experience mainly covers Asian Affairs and politico-military issues. He has served as an Inspector of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014-2016). Previously, he was Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Defense in 2014 and Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs of the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security (Prime Minister’s Office) in 2012-2013. From 2008 to 2012, he was Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), where he contributed to a process whereby France has regained its rank within the organisation. He also served as Deputy Director of Industrial and Sustainable Export Issues (2005-2008) and Deputy Director of the Far East (2003-2005).
  • Kamal Ahmad
    Founder ASIAN UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
    Kamal Ahmad is the Founder of the Asian University for Women. Based in Bangladesh the University is dedicated exclusively to the education and leadership development of women from throughout the region (www.asian-university.org). Opened in 2008, the University has 800 students from 15 countries. Kamal also serves as the President & CEO of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and in that capacity spearheads a global effort to mobilize resources for the University. Kamal holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
  • Hana’A Alsyead
    Founder & CEO WUJUD LLC
    Hana has combined experience in systems’ engineering, business & banking operations, marketing & international relations. Her work on women empowerment received accolades including a best practice recognition by the World Economic Forum. She is an Advisor on Women’s Economic Participation to the Global Women’s Leadership Program, an initiative by Penn-Law, a member of the Board of Directors Institute & a founding Steering Committee member of the 30% Club GCC Chapter. She holds a MSc. degree in computer information systems from Boston University & a BSc. degree in computer science and international management with a minor in French literature from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Esther An
    Chief Sustainability Officer CITY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
    Ms Esther An is the Chief Sustainability Officer of City Developments Limited (CDL). A pioneer in sustainability in Singapore for over 20 years, she has spearheaded CDL’s strategic sustainability integration, reporting, stakeholder engagement and green financing. She sits on board several sustainability organisations including World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, UNEP Finance Initiative Real Estate Group, GRI Corporate Leadership Group for Integrated Reporting and Global Compact Network Singapore Management Committee. The founder of the Women4Green Network, Esther is committed to engaging and empowering women to drive sustainable practices at home, at work or at play.
  • Yolyn Ang
    Director, APAC Business Development GOOGLE ASIA PACIFIC
    Yolyn is Director for APAC Partnerships in Google’s Global Business Development organisation and leads a team responsible for Partnerships to support Google’s Emerging Ads, Assistant Distribution and Marketplace businesses. She started at Google in 2011 in a Strategy Operations role for Southeast Asia and thereafter moved to the business development team which operates at the intersection of negotiating deals and bringing new products to market. In this capacity, she has worked at the edge of a wide range of product partnerships ranging from maps, retail and payments, advertising and product distribution in Asia Pacific.
  • Bernise Ang
    Chief Alchemist ZEROTH LABS
    Bernise Ang is Chief Alchemist at Zeroth Labs, an urban innovation lab which uncovers behavioural insights, analyses complexities of hyper-local issues, and applies them to tackling urbanization challenges in emerging cities. Although trained in psychology, her work at Zeroth involves playing “alchemist” of that and other fields - such as data science, public policy, system dynamics, anthropology, technology and design. Previously, Bernise had previous lives in private equity, UN climate negotiations at CSD and UNFCCC, and co-founded Syinc, the youth nonprofit from which Zeroth Labs was a spin-off. Bernise is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
  • Saurabh Arora
    Founder & CEO LYBRATE
    Saurabh Arora is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lybrate, India’s first and largest online doctor consultation platform. With Lybrate, Saurabh is striving to make healthcare accessible in India and bridge the demand-supply gap of healthcare experts by seamlessly connecting doctors and patients with the help of technology and letting them communicate using mobile phones. Prior to founding Lybrate, Saurabh worked with Facebook in US where he connected SMEs and large advertisers to their customers using Facebook Ads. Saurabh is an MBA from Columbia Business School. He pursued his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
  • Nandita Bakhshi
    President and CEO BANK OF THE WEST COMMERCIAL BANKING - BNP PARIBAS GROUP
    Nandita Bakhshi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West, Chief Executive Officer of BancWest, and co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc. Bakhshi also serves on the Board of Directors of Bank of the West, BancWest and BNP Paribas USA. As President and CEO of Bank of the West, she is leading a major transformation focused on growth, customer and employee experience, digital innovation, and the bank’s commitment to making a positive impact on society. Bakhshi was named one of the top 5 Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2017 by American Banker and was the #1 Woman to Watch in Banking in 2016.
  • Laurence Batlle
    Chief Executive Officer RATP
    Laurence Batlle is Chairwoman of the RATP Dev Executive Board, and has sat on the RATP Group Executive Board since 1st January 2017. She joined RATP Dev in 2007 as CFO, and since then has played a major role in defining its strategy and supervising its international growth. She became a member of the Executive Board in 2011, and was in charge of its Americas-Africa and Sightseeing Business Units from 2014 to 2016. She has also been an independent Board member of Elior Group from 2014 to 2017. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Institut Commercial de Nancy, and is a Knight of the French National Order of Merit.
  • Jean-Philippe Caude
    President CAUDE MANAGEMENT
    Executive Search assignments. Main focus upon Management Committee Members. Full international scope; lead Partners in the UK, USA & China. Prior responsabilities: Procter & Gamble/ Marketing; Playtex/International Management, Hachette Lagardère/Media Management. Move to Executive Search: Korn/Ferry [Int] ; Co-founder of Beigbeder Caude, grown into the ACCOR Group /160 Consultants; Leaders Trust/ Managing Partner Lecture at the Jao Tong University of Shanghai – May 2018. ‘About Leadership : are some facets universal, irrespective of Geography ?’ Education HEC Paris Business School, Graduation Paris University Economic Science, Diploma
  • Heng Chee Chan
    Ambassador-at-Large MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF SINGAPORE
    Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is Ambassador-at-Large with the Singapore Foreign Ministry; Chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design; Chairman  of the National Arts Council; Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council; Member of the Executive Board of the China Cultural Centre and Global Co-Chair of the Asia Society. Ambassador Chan served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States from July 1996 to 14 July 2012. She served as Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and concurrently High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.
  • Serey Chea
    Assistant Governor NATIONAL BANK OF CAMBODIA
    Serey Chea is an Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia. She is a member of different policy-driven national committees. Capitalizing on her position, she has been championing women economic empowerment. She has been involved with the UNCDF Shift Program, serves as AFI Committee Member on Gender and Women Financial Inclusion, and is currently sitting with the Southeast Asia Advisory Council of Women World Banking. She led the “Let’s Talk Money” campaign in Cambodia, which aims to promote financial literacy, particularly among women, and has paved the way for the successful incorporation of financial literacy in the general education program in Cambodia.
  • Jessica Cheam
    Managing Editor ECO-BUSINESS PTE LTD
    Jessica Cheam is the Managing Editor of Eco-Business, an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer, and a social entrepreneur.
  • Sara Cheng
    Chief Executive Officer FUJI XEROX SINGAPORE PTE LTD
    Sara is the Chief Executive Officer of Fuji Xerox Singapore. She brings more than 25 years of experience in general management, strategic market entry and business consulting with Xerox, IBM, Teradata, NCR and Procter & Gamble across US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Sara is a veteran in building high performance teams and establishing collaborative leadership models in multinational companies. She was a pioneer in introducing data analytics and business outsourcing to major countries in Asia Pacific. Sara was born and raised in Taiwan and an US citizen. She has a MBA degree from Indiana University in the US.
  • Sharon Chew
    Vice President, International Growth Optimization, International Consumer Services AMERICAN EXPRESS
    Sharon Chew is the Vice President and Head of Marketing & Partnerships, Asia of American Express International, Inc. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the marketing strategies, digital marketing platforms and partnerships development across 4 proprietary markets and 17 partner markets in Asia. Sharon has over 18 years of experience in the consumer card business. Since joining American Express in 2004, she has held key roles across local and regional teams, focusing on marketing acquisition, product management as well as customer engagement and experience. Sharon is married with 3 children and enjoys spending her free time with her family, playing tennis and traveling.
  • Heang Chhor
    Managing Partner QUALGRO
    Heang Chhor is the Founder and Managing Partner of Qualgro, a Venture Capital firm based in Singapore, investing in technology companies in Southeast Asia and AU/NZ. Until 2015, he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, a member of McKinsey Global Board, and has worked many years in Europe and the last decade in Asia, especially in Japan (Head of McKinsey Japan) and in Southeast Asia. He advised multinationals on their growth strategy and performance improvement. He has experience and network in Consumer, Retail / e-commerce, Banking / Fintech and Technology areas. He is a French citizen, was born in Cambodia, educated in Europe and has worked across continents.
  • Siak Ching Chong
    Chief Executive Officer NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
    Ms Chong Siak Ching is the Chief Executive Officer of National Gallery Singapore and Head of the Visual Arts Cluster (VAC) Singapore since April 2013. The VAC comprises the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Tyler Print Institute and the National Gallery Singapore. Prior to this, she was the President and CEO of Ascendas since 2001, and was recognized as ‘Outstanding CEO of the Year’ in the Singapore Business Awards 2009 for her leadership and dynamism in establishing Ascendas as Asia’s leading provider of business space. She is a Director of the Board of Singapore Press Holdings and Mandai Park Holding Pte Ltd. She sits on the Board of the National Arts Council, is a member of the Advisory Board at Nanyang Business School and a member of the Yale-NUS Governing Board, as well as Chairperson of the Singapore Note and Coin Advisory Committee. She is Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Chile.
  • Yolanda Conyers
    Chief Diversity Officer, Lenovo and President, Lenovo Foundation LENOVO
    Yolanda Lee Conyers is the Vice President of Global Human Resources, Chief Diversity Officer and President of the Foundation for Lenovo – a $43 Billion global Fortune 500 company and leader in personal computers, smart phones, tablets, enterprise servers, and gaming technologies. Yolanda’s broad-based experience, not only in Human Resources, but in Operations and engineering as well, was acquired while working in the high-tech sector in the U.S. and from living and working in China for three years. With a deep understanding of Asian culture, Yolanda is credited with helping to transform Lenovo from a Chinese heritage company to a successful, culturally-integrated global brand.
  • Chiara Corazza
    Managing Director WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Since 1985, Chiara Corazza dared to build bridges across the world while uplifting women’s leadership, beginning with her establishment of the Metropolis that connected Paris region to the world. Ever since, Chiara has gleaned over 30 years of experience in international affairs that have taken her from Shanghai to Singapore, from the UAE to India, from the US to Japan - first as Head of International Affairs at the Ile de France Region and then as General Manager of the Greater Paris Investment Agency. Chiara is currently a member of the Board of RATP, the Arab International Women’s Forum and APRIL Insurance. She was also awared the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Christine Lagarde in 2009.
  • Leah Daughtry
    Principal ON THESE THINGS, LLC
    The Reverend Leah D. Daughtry is an in-demand political strategist and strategic planning expert. She has served as Chief of Staff for the US Democratic Party, and CEO of two historic Democratic Conventions (2008 and 2016). She is founder of On These Things, LLC, which provides strategic planning, management consulting, event production, and community engagement services to a variety of businesses and organizations. For her work as creator of Faith In Action, the US Democratic Party’s outreach to communities of Faith, Religion News Service named her one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics.
  • Sandhya Devanathan
    Country Director FACEBOOK
    As Country Director for Facebook Singapore, Sandhya Devanathan works with the largest brands and startups in the region on building for the mobile world. Prior to this, Sandhya was a Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore, running their half-a-billion-dollar revenue retail banking and payments business. During her 15-year international career across Citi and SCB, Sandhya has managed multiple businesses and spearheaded innovation in consumer banking and payments. A passionate advocate of women in leadership, Sandhya launched Girls2Pioneers STEM program with UN Women, co-chaired the Women’s Council at SCB and is actively involved with Women@Facebook.
  • Joris Dierckx
    Regional Head for South East Asia - Chief Executive Officer for Singapore BNP PARIBAS
    Joris Dierckx is the Regional Head for South East Asia and CEO of Singapore at BNP Paribas. From 1995 Joris held positions in Export and Project Finance in India, Ireland, Singapore and Tokyo. From 2008 to 2010 Joris was country head for Japan at Fortis. He was also interim Head of Merchant Banking Asia during the BNP Paribas integration process. In 2010 Joris became country head of Greece for BNP Paribas and in 2012 country head of South Korea. From 2015 to August 2018 Joris was country head for India. Joris holds a Post-Graduate diploma in Sustainable Development and a Master of Laws degree from the University of London, and a Post-Graduate degree in Finance from the University of Leuven.
  • Amelie Dionne-Charest
    Founder HEALTHY MATTERS
    Amelie Dionne-Charest co-founded two Hong Kong based businesses in the health space. Healthy Matters which is the leading source of trusted health information for women and families in Hong Kong and AD MediLink which provides health insurance advisory services. Amelie is a Canadian lawyer specialized in medical law. She is Chair of the Insurance & Healthcare Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has received various prizes including the 2016 Entrepreneurial Achievers Under 35 Award by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Catherine Nance Common President of the Year Award by McGill University.
  • Thi Thao Do
    HEAD OF DEPARTMENT INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, VIETNAM ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    After obtaining PhD in Biotechnology in 2006, I have worked as a researcher at the Ins. of Biotech. (VAST). My researches focused on animal cell culture and applications such as bioassay-guided drug discovery, monoclonal antibody research, traditional herbs and the application in modern medicine etc. I held the position as Head of Bioassay Lab of IBT since 2013 and as Bachelor Coordinator of Pharmacological, Medical and Agronomical Faculty, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (Vietnam France University) since 2010. With more than 100 publications, I obtained the Associate Professor position in 2016 and became one of key researchers in the field.
  • Grace Fu
    Minister MINISTRY OF CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND YOUTH
    Ms Grace Fu is Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. She has held office in the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ministry for Environment and Water Resources and helmed senior appointments in other ministries. Before politics, Ms Fu had experience in corporate planning, financial controls and business development at the Overseas Union Bank and the Haw Par Group. She was later Chief Executive Officer of PSA South East Asia and Japan. Ms Fu is a strong advocate for women in Singapore. She chairs the Women’s Wing of the People’s Action Party, and the Young Women’s Leadership Connection Council of Advisors.
  • Clara Gaymard
    Executive President WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Clara Gaymard is President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and was appointed in December 2014. She is also Co-Founder and President of Raise, a capital investment company which gives 50% of the team revenues to the Foundation Raise, dedicated to the support of entrepreneurial growth in France. Prior to this, she was President of GE France until January 2016 and was Ambassador, President of Invest in France Agency, in charge of promoting foreign investments in France and she was a Deputy Director in the French Ministry of Finance. Clara is a graduate from the French national school of administration, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from The Paris Institute of Political Sciences.
  • Swee Chen Goh
    Chairman SHELL SINGAPORE
    Goh Swee Chen has been the Chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore since October 2014. Concurrent to her Country Chair role, she is also Vice President, City Solutions - New Energies. She joined Shell in 2003 and was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM. Outside of Shell, she has chosen to focus her contributions in Education, Human Capital and Sustainability. She is a Trustee on the Board of Singapore University of Technology & Design and Vice President of Singapore National Employer Federation, President of Global Compact Network Singapore and Chairman of Institute of HR Professionals.
  • Marie Guillemot
    Member of the Executive committee of KPMG France in charge of Strategy & Business Development for global accounts and sectors, Tech-Media-Telecom Head, KPMG France KPMG
    Marie is Member of the Executive committee of KPMG France in charge of Strategy & Business Development for global accounts and sectors. Marie is also Global Lead Partner for multi-national clients of KPMG, responsible for some global financial audit engagements and for developing high value and innovative audit and advisory services. She is Tech-Media-Telecom Head with an in-depth knowledge and international experience in the sectors as well as Luxury industry. Active in several leadership programs, Marie represents KPMG as co-chair of the WCD'French Chapter.
  • Smita Gupta
    Senior Director, Regional Marketing, APAC FINASTRA
    Smita Gupta is a Senior Director of Regional Marketing, APAC at Finastra, one of the world’s leading financial technology company. She champions technology, strategic relationships and innovative marketing initiatives to boost business performance. Smita initiated the creation of the first in APAC Future of Banking Center of Excellence for Finastra at Cyberport, HK with McKinsey & Co as its knowledge partner; leads the ‘Diversity & Inclusion and Women@Finastra’ program and was selected for “Leader@Finastra” program for high potential future business leaders. She is a mentor with CMO Council at the SMU Mentorship Program. Smita joined Finastra from Tata Communications where she was Head of Strategy and Marketing. APAC. She graduated with an MBA from Ohio University, USA and a Bachelor of Economics from Delhi University, India.
  • Maya Hari
    VP & Managing Director, Asia Pacific TWITTER
    Maya is the VP & MD, Twitter APAC. Her focus has been to fuel Twitter strategy and growth in markets such as China, India, Australia and Indonesia. Prior to Twitter, Maya spent 16+ years in the digital media, mobile and eCommerce for brands such Google, Samsung, Microsoft & Cisco. She was also responsible for the digital transformation & re-engineering of media powerhouse Conde Nast in Asia-launching and bringing internet and mobile offerings for publication titles-Vogue, GQ and Condé Nast Traveler. She serves as a board advisor of startups in Data Science & Commerce. She is an avid hiker, art collector, architecture & design enthusiast and an urban farmer.
  • Limin Hee
    Director CENTRE FOR LIVEABLE CITIES
    Dr Limin Hee is Director of Research at Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), a nexus and knowledge centre for liveable and sustainable cities, where she focuses on research strategies, content development and international collaborations.
  • Karoli Hindriks
    CEO & co-founder JOBBATICAL
    Karoli is the CEO & founder of Jobbatical, a company nominated by Forbes as one of Europe's 10 Most Exciting Technology SMEs For 2018. With the tagline Hire the World, Jobbatical sits squarely at the intersection of the future of travel, work and talent mobility. In 2017 she was nominated as a speaker at the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women International Summit. In 2016 and 2017 EU-Startups named Karoli one of the 50 most influential women in the European startup and VC space. She founded her first company at the age of 16, officially becoming the youngest inventor of Estonia. She lead the launch of seven television channels in Northern Europe, incl. National Geographic Channels and MTV.
  • Kwon Ping Ho
    Executive Chairman BANYAN TREE HOLDINGS LTD
    HO Kwon Ping is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and Laguna Resorts and Hotels, and Executive Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company. He is also the founding and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University and a Board Director of Diageo, the UK-listed spirits company. Mr Ho has received the London Business School Entrepreneurship Award; CEO of the Year at the Singapore Corporate Awards; and Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National University of Singapore. For his services to the country he has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Order by the Singapore Government.
  • Nadya Hutagalung
    Founder and UNEP Ambassador LET ELEPHANTS BE ELEPHANTS
    Nadya Hutagalung became a household name as an MTVAsia VJ in 1995. In 2006, she founded online eco-directory - GreenKampong. In 2014, she launched Let Elephants Be Elephants campaign and documentary on NatGeo to reduce the demand for ivory. In 2015, she addressed the UN General Assembly on WorldWildlifeDay in New York. Nadya served as board of the Green School and WWF EarthHour Global Ambassador for 5 and 7 years respectively. As UN Environment Ambassador in 2017, Nadya helped launch the #cleanseas campaign urging governments to pass plastic reduction policies and fronted the UN WildForLife global campaign representing Orangutans. Nadya is organising the Sumatran Elephant Round Table 2018.
  • Kantha Phavi Ing
    MINISTER OF THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN'S AFFAIRS MINISTRY OF WOMEN'S AFFAIRS OF CAMBODIA
    Dr. Kantha Phavi ING is the Minister for Women’s Affairs and Chairwoman of the Cambodian National Council for Women since 2004. Dr. ING contributed to levy Gender in the national development agenda and continues to mainstream gender in state reforms, to promote women economic empowerment and their increasing role in public decision. In the 1990s, Dr. ING worked in France as a medical doctor and director of the drugs trials in a French company. In 2012, in addition to her public position, Dr. ING became a co-founder for the Nokor Tep Foundation in charge of building the first nonprofit hospital for women health care.
  • Pearly Ingkakul
    Executive Director UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT THAILAND
    The 31 year-old works hard from the age of 19. A graduate in Business Administration and Hotel Management from Switzerland. She is currently the Executive Director of UN Global Compact Local Network Thailand. She also holds the position of Asia Director of One Young World, a not for profit organization based in London. She was the Vice President of Miracle Group with over 10 years of professional hospitality experience. She has been invited to speak at INSEAD, France on numerous events on Family Business and Social Entrepreneur. A sought-after public speaker and philanthropist.
  • Liz Kamaruddin
    Managing Director FTI CONSULTING
    Liz Kamaruddin is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications including reputation management, strategic planning, corporate & government stakeholder management, crisis communications, corporate social responsibility, media relations and internal communications. Liz is a ‘turnaround’ communications expert, constructing ‘out-of-the box’ solutions that proactively address business and communications challenges. She is the only Malaysian to have been named one of PR Week’s ‘Top 500 Most Influential PR Professionals’ in 2014 and 2015.’ The Internationalist, New York, also recognised her as ‘Internationalist of the Year 2014’.
  • Ayesha Khanna
    CEO ADDO AI
    Dr. Ayesha Khanna is Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) advisory firm and incubator. She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to clients such as SMRT, Singapore's largest public transport company, SOMPO, Japan's largest insurance firm, and Smart Dubai, the government agency tasked to transform Dubai into a leading smart city. In 2017, ADDO AI was featured in Forbes magazine as one of four leading artificial intelligence companies in Asia and Ayesha was named one of South East Asia's groundbreaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018.
  • Evelyne Kuoh
    President HEC WOMEN'S CLUB
    After graduating from HEC in 1984, Evelyne built up extensive experience across both line and management operations within the mining and metal industries, including large industrial groups such as Alucam & Pechiney. From there she moved into B2B business development, specialising in innovative e-business. Evelyne brings her considerable talents to managing large, complex projects and building entrepreneurial partnerships and sits on the boards of different companies, in the industrial sector as well as in the start-up ecosystem. She has recently created Executive Art to leverage business performance through art.
  • Pascal Lambert
    Group Country Head, Singapore SOCIETE GENERALE
    Pascal has been Group Country Head for Singapore, and Head of South East Asia for Societe Generale since 2012. He joined Societe Generale in Hong Kong in 2009. Prior to Societe Generale, he worked for 15 years at Bear Stearns, focusing mainly in derivatives and prime brokerage activities, in Hong Kong, Dublin and London. Pascal started his career at Banque Indosuez, in various international assignments, including India and Japan. He is a graduate from ESSEC, and is currently the President of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
  • Linda Lee
    Head of Communications, Southeast & North Asia LINKEDIN
    Linda Lee is the Head of Communications for Southeast and North Asia. She plays the role of connecting the dots, building and maintaining relationships across the growth markets with our members, stakeholders and employees. She has spent more than a decade in marketing and communications agencies. Linda also founded White Parachute, a mentoring programme serving "seemingly average" students in Singapore.
  • Xin En Lee
    Multimedia Journalist CNBC INTERNATIONAL
    Xin En Lee is a multimedia journalist for CNBC International, based in Singapore. She writes articles and produces videos for CNBC's digital platforms. Xin En has worked, lived and studied in Bangkok, Beijing and London. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics - Peking University double MSc in International Affairs, where she studied history and political economy with a focus on US-China trade disputes. Prior to joining CNBC, Xin En was a business reporter at The Straits Times, covering Singapore's foreign economic relationships and real estate.
  • Steve Leonard
    Founding CEO SGINNOVATE
    In his current role as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of SGInnovate, a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government, Steve has been chartered to lead an organisation that builds ‘deep-tech’ companies. Capitalising on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, Steve’s team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations to help technical founders imagine, start and scale globally-relevant early-stage technology companies from Singapore.
  • Julia Leong
    Director, Business Strategy and Operations LINKEDIN
    Julia Leong leads the LinkedIn Business Operations team & drives the business strategy to accelerate growth for Linkedin APAC & China. At Linkedin, she also leads the “WiN” Women initiative program in APAC to grow & develop more women leaders, and advocates for diversity within LinkedIn and the industryJulia brings with her more than a decade of leadership, strategic planning, operations & advertising sales experience in the region. Prior to joining LinkedIn in Apr 2012, she worked at CNN, driving advertising initiatives and sponsorships across both broadcast and online platforms in Singapore, Hong Kong & New York.
  • Lydia Lim
    Head, Training and Talent Development THE STRAITS TIMES, SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS
    Lydia is a career journalist who has specialised in reporting and writing on Singapore politics and policy and now heads training for the English, Malay and Tamil publications within the Singapore Press Holdings group. She also writes a regular Sunday column in The Straits Times in which she shares her views on socio-economic and cultural issues, including future readiness and smart cities - two topics in which she has a particular interest. She is also a member of the SPH Innovation core team which is driving the media giant’s efforts to foster a more innovative culture and train and develop intrapreneurs.
  • Diaan Yi Lin
    Senior Partner - Managing Partner Singapore MCKINSEY & CO
    Diaan-Yi Lin is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and the Managing Partner of McKinsey‘s Singapore office. She is also a leader of the Public Sector, Private Equity, and Infrastructure practices in Asia. She helps direct work with sovereign-wealth funds in the region. Having worked extensively with government entities and government-linked companies across Asia, Ms. Lin is passionate about working with governments to drive workforce transitions in a new era of work. She has published research on this topic and has spoken extensively on automation, jobs, and the future of work at global and regional gatherings, such as the Asian Human Capital & Leadership Symposium.
  • Karen Linehan
    Executive Vice-President and General Counsel SANOFI
    Karen Linehan graduated from Georgetown University with bachelor of arts and juris doctorate degrees. Prior to practicing law, she served on the congressional staff of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from Sept. 1977 to August 1986. Until Dec. 1990, she was an Associate in a law firm in New York. In Jan. 1991, she joined Sanofi as Assistant General Counsel of its US subsidiary. In July 1996, she moved to Paris to work on international matters within the Company and she has held a number of positions within the Legal Department, most recently as VP - Deputy Head of Legal Operations. She was appointed to her current position, Executive VP and General Counsel, in March 2007.
  • Christine Liu
    Founder SHERO
    Founding sHero in 2007 Christine began her crusade in the promotion of ‘dialoguing’ among women that cultivates collaborative actions and collective responsibility. Based in Shanghai, Christine has held leadership positions in multinational companies ranging from luxury fashion to pharmaceuticals including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell and Richemont.  She is an accomplished Human Resources Executive with practical insights into human capital and organizational development.  She is also an alumnus of the world-class “Women and Power” program conducted by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
  • Zenaida Maglaya
    UNDERSECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & INDUSTRY OF PHILIPPINES
    Ms. Zenaida Cuison Maglaya started her career in government as a MASICAP Scholar under the then Department of Industry, where she was assigned in Northern Mindanao and Eastern Visayas assisting small and medium entrepreneurs in preparing project feasibility studies to enable them to borrow money from the bank. She is currently Undersecretary for Regional Operations supervising sixteen regional offices nationwide. As the Department's in ensuring sustainable development of the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) sector thru banner programs such as Negosyo Centers, the Shared Service Facilities (SSF), SME Roving Academy, and the OTOP, to name some.
  • Marina Mahathir
    Member SISTERS IN ISLAM
    Marina Mahathir is a writer and women's rights activist. She is a member of Sisters in Islam, an advocacy group for justice and equality for Muslim women in Malaysia. She has also been writing a column in The Star newspaper for over 20 years, about current issues in Malaysia and globally, especially human rights, censorship and politics. Marina has also co-produced a TV programme for young women, several movies and founded Zafigo.com, a travel website for women travellers in Asia. She has received several awards including UN Malaysia Person of the Year, the Chevalier de la Legion D'Honneur and in July 2018 an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, the University of Sussex.
  • Hayden Majajas
    Head of D&I APAC BLOOMBERG LP
    Hayden obtained his Masters degree from the Chuo University Graduate School of Law in Tokyo, Japan - where he lived for 15 years. Upon graduation Hayden worked for top US law firms in their Tokyo offices before moving into the financial services sector. Hayden’s professional career has taken him from legal advisory to business strategy before he moved into the ‘people’ space, leading diversity as head of D&I for Asia Pacific for Lehman Brothers, then Nomura followed by UBS. Prior to Bloomberg Hayden lead D&I in the Oil & Gas Industry for BP. Hayden is a Trustee of “The Women’s Foundation” in Hong Kong and served on its Board between 2012-2015.
  • Prasanna Meduri
    Chief Operating Officer GRAPHENE SERVICES PTE LTD
    Prasanna leads operations at Graphene Services, and brings with him over 20 years of work experience in the IT industry – 16 years of which were spent with Microsoft, where he primarily dealt with international markets. His diverse business experience includes managing the Microsoft Windows brand, leading the Public Sector Vertical for APAC, engaging the world’s-largest developer community in India, and building customer engagement frameworks across 14 countries. A graduate of the University of Texas, he has Master’s degrees in Advertising and Marketing and Bachelor’s degrees in Broadcasting and Economics.
  • Ilian Mihov
    Dean INSEAD SINGAPORE
    Prof. Ilian Mihov was appointed Dean of INSEAD on October 1, 2013. He joined INSEAD economics area in 1996 teaching macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and executive education programmes. Prof. Mihov research topics are related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth. He is a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (UK) and currently a Board Member of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and VP of the Asian Bureau for Finance and Economics Research (ABFER). Prof. Mihov holds a PhD degree from Princeton University.
  • Eva Nguyen Binh
    French Ambassador to Cambodia FRENCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
    Eva Nguyen Binh is the French Ambassador to Cambodia. As a career diplomat, she has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs both in Paris and abroad (India, Portugal, Vietnam, Cambodia). She has focused on political affairs as well as technical and cultural co-operation. She has also worked for the private sector, as Corporate Public Affairs manager for the Michelin tire company. She contributed to create the association "Women and diplomacy" at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of women and a more inclusive workplace. She also chaired that association. She was awarded the prestigious title of Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 2016.
  • Karin Nilsdotter
    CEO, Senior Advisor, Keynote Speaker and Future Astronaut SPACEPORT SWEDEN
    Karin has extensive experience in the commercial space industry, is an advocate for children’s rights and women’s equality and has been recognized for her innovative work. Karin is CEO of Spaceport Sweden and is also a future astronaut. She serves as advisor to the blockchain and airtaxi company VIMANA and is a board member of Plan International Sweden, working to advance children's rights and equality for girls. Further, Karin is a member of the UN Expert Group Women in Space and of Space Angels. She is a keynote speaker, founder of TEDxKiruna and has an Executive MBA. Karin has been highlighted by WIRED as a game changer in the world and awarded Tech Woman of the Year in Sweden.
  • Balaka Niyazee
    Director, Sales, SK-II Worldwide PROCTER & GAMBLE
    Balaka has a long standing career at Procter & Gamble which started in 1999 in Sales in India. She has diverse experiences working across businesses in APAC, Greater China, India and Ireland. She has lived and worked in 4 countries and done many leadership roles including Sales Director for Korea and most recently Sales Leader for Global SK-II. She has been a Change leader and led transformation of Business & Organization on several occasions. She is a passionate Organisation builder and groomed many leaders including top women talents. She has been recently announced to be the VP and GM for P&G Korea. She is also the Executive sponsor for P&G APAC’s Gender Equality Program #WeSeeEqual.
  • Josephine Ong
    Head of Marketing DASSAULT SYSTEMES
    Josephine Ong is Marketing Director (Asia Pacific South) at Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management solutions. As head of Marketing, she is responsible for strategy development, value business generation and new market awareness for a diverse and dynamic region across more than 10 countries including Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam.
  • Sylvie Ouziel
    Global CEO Allianz Assistance / Asia Pacific CEO Allianz Partners ALLIANZ WORLDWIDE PARTNERS
    Sylvie Ouziel graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris (engineering with a specialization in economics) and holds an Executive MBA from Kellogg’s. Sylvie spent 20 years at Accenture leading missions for global industries like Pharmaceutical or Automotive worldwide around operating model design and deployment,postmerger integration,product portfolio rationalization,international software deployments,IT and non IT shared service,CRM and e-strategy. She held leadership positions as Managing Partner for Health and Life Sciences Industries, for Management Consulting or Global COO of Accenture Management Consulting. Sylvie joined Allianz in Feb 2012 as Chairwoman of AllianzManagedOperationsServices SE.
  • Margherita Pagani
    Professor of Digital Marketing and Co-Director MSc in Digital Marketing and Data Science EMLYON BUSINESS SCHOOL
    Margherita Pagani is Full Professor of Digital Marketing at EMLYON Business School (France), Academic Co-Director of the MsSc in Digital Marketing and Data Science, Adjunct Professor of Digital Marketing at Bocconi University (Milan). She holds a Ph.D. in Management and the HDR. She was Visiting Scientist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management (2003-2008). Her current research examines Artificial Intelligence in user behavior and business ecosystems. She published several books, two encyclopedias and articles in leading international journals. For her research activity and publications she won several awards and the 2009 Mobile Marketing Association Global Award "Academic of the Year".
  • Fleur Pellerin
    CEO and founder KORELYA CAPITAL
    Fleur Pellerin was born in 1973 in Seoul. She graduated from ESSEC Business School, the Paris Institute of Political Studies and ENA and started her career at the French Court of Auditors in 2000. Between May 2012 and February 2016, she became successively Minister for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy, State Secretary for Foreign Trade, and Minister of Culture and Communication. She quit government in February 2016 and resigned as a civil servant so as to found Korelya Capital, a 200 M€ venture capital Fund. Fleur Pellerin sits on the boards of Schneider Electric and KLM. She is also the president of the International Cannes Series Festival.
  • Duangmala Phommavong
    Vice President VIENTIANE CAPITAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
    Women Entrepreneur with Over 15 years experiences in Laos Hospitality&Tourism industry, Managing Director of EXO Travel Laos, Villa Maly Hotel and Parasol Blanc Hotel in Luangprabang. Retail business Monument Books and Toys in Laos, recently Director Be-Bound Laos doing the business development in Technology of connectivity without Internet by using GSM system to access to Data via mobile applications. And others volunteer Positions such the Vice president of Vientiane Capital Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chair person of PATA Laos chapter, Academic Advisory of Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality.
  • Jacqueline Poh
    Deputy Secretary PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE SINGAPORE
    Jacqueline is the Deputy Secretary leading the Strategy Group in the Prime Minister’s Office in Singapore. Prior to this appointment she was founding CEO of the Government Technology Agency of Singapore and MD for the InfoComm Development Authority where she managed tech for public good, data science, AI, cybersecurity, Telecom policy and engineering teams working on Singapore’s Smart Nation vision. She has held positions in the Ministries of Defence, Finance and Manpower. She is alumni of Oxford, Cambridge, INSEAD and Stanford and a member of the YPO.
  • Amy Qin
    Asia Culture Reporter THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Amy Qin covers culture, politics, and society across Asia for The New York Times. She has reported from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand. Her work has also appeared in Foreign Policy, California Sunday Magazine, ChinaFile, PIN-UP Magazine, and The Atlantic. Amy received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science and Development Studies and an MPhil in Comparative Government from the University of Oxford. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Pamela Qiu
    Associate Director, South-east Asia, The Economist Corporate Network THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT
    Pamela Qiu is associate director at The Economist Corporate Network. She advises multinational corporations on the latest economic, political and market developments affecting business in Asia. She regularly chairs Economist events and roundtables, delivers custom briefings to C-suite executives, and appears in international media. She joined The Economist in 2011. Before joining The Economist, Pamela was a policy analyst at the Singapore Ministry of Finance. She was also a researcher at the Civil Service College, the Singapore government’s core institution for public policy research. From 2004-06, Pamela also worked as an analyst with Prudential, based in London.
  • Pierre Robinet
    Senior Consulting Partner OGILVY CONSULTING
    Pierre is a senior consultant with extensive experience in conceiving, and structuring marketing, digital and business transformation strategies, breaking the rules of traditional marketing and catalysing innovation-led and data-driven mindsets for his clients. Pierre is also the founder of the LIVE WITH AI (LWAI) non profit organization, Singapore-based, gathering 100 though leaders, start-up owners, academics, from France & Singapore, leading working groups and research on the positive impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to our society.
  • Jessica Robinson
    Founder MOXIE FUTURE
    Jessica is the Founder of Moxie Future - the world’s first education, insights and community platform empowering women as responsible and impact investors. She also works as a strategic advisor to institutional investors, think tanks and governments on all things relating to green finance, sustainability and responsible investment. An extensive background in professional services and business consulting, focusing on financial services, environmental finance and sustainability industries, she frequently contributes articles, authors reports and speaks at conferences on issues including green financing, climate finance policy and broader sustainable finance issues.
  • Martin Roll
    Business & Brand Strategist MARTIN ROLL COMPANY LTD.
    Martin Roll is an experienced global business & brand strategist, senior advisor and facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, Asian firms and global family-owned businesses on how to build and manage strong, global brands as well as the leadership of high-performing, marketing-oriented businesses in a hyper connected and fast-paced, digitalized world. Martin Roll is the founder and CEO of Martin Roll Company and brings with him more than 25 years of C-suite counselling experience. He is a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD. He is a highly accomplished keynote speaker at global conferences, an experienced conference moderator and executive workshop facilitator. INSEAD MBA.
  • John Rossant
    Founder & Chairman NEWCITIES
    John Rossant is the Founder and Chairman of NewCities, a major global non-profit institution dedicated to improving the quality of life and work in cities. He is also leading LA CoMotion, the new global annual event on the future of urban mobility, which takes place in the heart of Los Angeles. John previously led the production of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and of the e-G8.
  • Yu Serizawa
    President and CEO FORMA CORPORATION
    After studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, joined Crédit Lyonnais and worked in Paris and Tokyo. Co-established InfoPlus, which published Nippon Finance, the first English-language newsletter on the Japanese Financial Markets. Established Forma Corporation in 1992. Senior Advisor for Japan to the World Economic Forum (1989-2005). First Secretary General of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum (2003-2013) and currently Director-General (Int’l Affairs). Concurrently Advisor to the President at Mori Building Company Limited since 2000, Director, Japanese Committee of Honour, Royal Academy of Arts (London). Board Member of Renault Group since 2016.
  • Ann Sim
    Senior Minister of State MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION OF SINGAPORE
    Sim Ann was educated at Hwa Chong Junior College from 1992 to 1993. In 1997, she obtained a B.A (Honours) from Oxford University, before receiving an M.A from Stanford University in 2009. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma from the Nanyang Technological University. Sim Ann started her career in 1998 as an Assistant Director for Finance Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Health. From 2000 to 2003, she worked at the Ministry of Home Affairs as an Assistant Director for Implementation Planning, before moving to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, where she was Deputy Director for Trade until 2006. Between 2007 and 2009, she was the Regional Director (East China) for IE Singapore. In 2009, she became the Director for the National Population Secretariat, before leaving the Civil Service in 2011.  Sim Ann first stepped into the political arena in the 2011 General Elections when she contested in the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC as one of the four-member PAP team led by incumbent Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. She is currently the MP for the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.
  • Anisha Singh
    CEO MYDALA.COM
    Anisha Singh is the Founder and CEO of mydala.com. The company started under her leadership in 2009 and since then mydala has grown to become India’s largest local services marketing platform. She has been ranked amongst the Top 7 women CEOs located outside the US by Crunchbase. Anisha won The Most Enterprising Brands & Leaders of Asia Award 2018 and is also on the list of 50 Most Influential E – Commerce Professionals 2018 by Asia Retail Congress. She is on the global jury board of the Cartier Women Initiative Awards and is a judge on the start-up reality show on MTV- Dropout Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lauren Sorkin
    Managing Director, Asia Pacific 100 RESILIENT CITIES
    Lauren is a specialist in environment, climate change and knowledge management currently working as the Managing Director for Asia Pacific of the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge (100 RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. Previously, she worked for the Asian Development Bank devising sustainable development strategies and programs for regional and country portfolios in excess of US$7 billion. Before joining the ADB, Lauren led knowledge management efforts for two USAID programs: the Eco-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program in China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam; and the Initiative for Conservation in the Andean Amazon in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Working with the Worldwatch Institute, she published work on biofuels, climate change, infant mortality and HIV/AIDS. She holds an MS in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Relations and Environmental Justice from Tufts University.
  • Su Shan Tan
    Group Head of Consumer Banking & Wealth Management DBS BANK
    Tan Su Shan is Group Head of Consumer Banking & Wealth Management at DBS and the President Commissioner for PT Bank DBS Indonesia. She was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012-2014, is the founder of the Financial Women’s Association in Singapore, and a board member of Aetos Holdings Pte Ltd. Su Shan sits on the investment committee of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd and is co-chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Private Banking Industry Group. In 2016, Su Shan was appointed Independent Non-Executive director of Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust. In 2014, she became the first Singaporean to be named the “World’s Best Leader in Private Banking” by PWM/The Banker.
  • Georgette Tan
    President SINGAPORE COMMITTEE FOR UN WOMEN
    Singapore-based Georgette Tan is Senior Vice President, Communications at Mastercard. She joined MasterCard in 2000 and has been responsible for a number of roles including external and internal communications and corporate reputation for the organization in the Asia Pacific region. She also spearheaded the organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, focusing on education and development programs to help empower women and children across the region. Georgette currently serves on the Committee of BoardAgender in Singapore, and also serves as President of the Singapore Committee for UN Women, where she is recognized as a co-founder for the award-winning Project Inspire initiative.
  • Naw Pann Thin Zar Myo
    Regional Minister of Information, Tourism and Karen Ethnic Affairs YANGON REGION GOVERNMENT
    Naw Pann Thinzar Myo was elected as a MP in 2015 Myanmar general election. She became a Karen ethnic affairs minister in Yangon Region Government. Additionally, she is holding regional portfolios of e-Government, Public Information,Hotels and Tourism. She graduated from National University of Singapore in 2009 with a BSc degree in project & facilities management. Prior, she obtained a diploma from Temasek Polytechnic.
  • Indigo Triplett
    CEO, Speaker and Author 4D PERFORMANCE
    Dr Indigo has 25 years of owning and operating a business, in the US. She launched 4D Performance, in Malaysia in 2017. She has been featured in INC Magazine, Fox News, New York Times, Huffington Post and many other media outlets that took notice of her ability to grow and manage a multi-million dollar HR consulting firm. Her passion is providing transformational coaching. Through a variety of purpose driven techniques, clients are surrounded with support and guidance. Her commitment is to offer services that help women become career resilient by tapping into their uniqueness and strengths to develop their best self through a unique blend of her expertise and methods designed to empower.
  • Federico Vescovi
    President - Asia, Africa, Australia BARILLA SINGAPORE PTE LTD
    Federico is President – Region Asia, Africa, Australia, based in Singapore, building with his teams in Turkey, Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, the route to market, communication and product proposition to bring Barilla purpose, products and experience in new markets. Federico was previously in charge of Finance for Bakery Business, including the brands Mulino Bianco, Wasa, Harrys; then in Singapore as of 2012, he was Regional CFO of the Asia, Africa, Australia Region before his current role. Prior to joining Barilla, he worked at Procter and Gamble serving in Finance roles in Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, with experience in Business Partnering in Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain and R&D.
  • Linabelle Ruth Villarica
    Representative, 4th District, Bulacan, Philippines HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PHILIPPINES
    Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, Deputy Speaker of the Philippines’ House of Representatives, chaired the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Women and Gender Equality. The President of the Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. authored the law to expand coverage and increase penalties of the Anti-Mail Order Spouse Act. The state university graduate’s 30-year advocacy for women led to prestigious citations—the Pride of Heritage Award for Public Service and Outstanding Woman—from her home province of Bulacan, and her election as Governor of Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region as well as Federation Director of Soroptimist International of the Americas.
  • Helene Von Reis
    President & CEO IKEA JAPAN K.K.
    Helene von Reis is a native of Malmo, Sweden. Graduated Lund University, Major in Marketing and Communication. 1998, started career at the IKEA Group. Over the years, has held a number of positions within the company. Worked within IKEA Communications as Managing Director, Information Manager at IKEA of Sweden and Store Manager in China. From 2013, Deputy Retail Manager in IKEA US, August 2016, appointed Chief Executive Officer and President, IKEA Japan K.K.
  • Lavanya Dhananjay Wadgaonkar
    Vice President Communications, Nissan Asia & Oceania RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
    As vice president for Asia and Oceania, Lavanya leads Nissan’s communications efforts across the region covering mature, mass and emerging automotive markets. Reporting to the head of the region, she is responsible for strategic communications planning, knowledge dissemination and outreach to the key audiences that Nissan seeks to influence. Lavanya is a multi-faceted individual who has won two national awards from the Prime Minister of India for her radio documentaries as producer and script writer.  Lavanya holds a PhD and MPhil from Osmania University, India, with specific focus on the language of cinema in India and its effectiveness in representing socio-economic issues.
  • Sui-Lee Wee
    Correspondent THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Sui-Lee Wee has been a business correspondent for The New York Times in the Beijing bureau since October 2016. She covers Chinese consumers, health care and the intersection of demographics and the economy. Previously, Ms. Wee was a correspondent at Reuters, where she worked for nearly nine years, based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. She has covered everything from organized crime in Macau, the rising ambitions of China’s state-owned energy companies and human rights in China. She was part of a team that won an Overseas Press Club award in 2016 for “The Long Arm of China,” a series that looked at China extending its influence across its borders. She is a native of Singapore.
  • Vincent Wijnen
    Senior Vice President RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
    Vincent Wijnen oversees business performance of Nissan in A&O. Vincent is responsible for leading teams across various functions, including marketing, sales, aftersales, network development and product planning. He joined the company in 1986 and has held leadership positions in sales, aftersales and marketing. He was instrumental in driving significant growth in the aftersales business and improvement of overall customer quality. He also concurrently served as the Managing Director of Nissan Motor Parts Center B.V. in the Netherlands and Managing Director of Nissan Automotive Europe SAS in France. Vincent holds a Masters-equivalent from Automotive Business School, IVA in the Netherlands.
  • Claire Williams
    Deputy Team Principal WILLIAMS RACING
    After graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in Politics, Claire joined Silverstone Circuit as a press officer. Claire joined Williams in 2002 and was promoted to Head of Communications in 2010, responsible for all internal and external communications. Claire was appointed to the Board as Commercial Director in April 2012 and extended her role to Deputy Team Principal in March 2013. In June 2016, it was announced that Claire was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to Formula One.
  • Su-Yen Wong
    Chairperson NERA TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Su-Yen Wong is Chairperson, Nera Telecommunications, and Independent Director at MediaCorp, Yoma Strategic Holdings, and NTUC First Campus. She is a Board and C-Suite advisor on strategy, human capital, leadership development, and the future of work. Previously she was CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute; Chairman (Singapore), Marsh & McLennan Companies; Southeast Asia Managing Director, Mercer; Asia Managing Partner, Communications, Information, and Entertainment Practice, Oliver Wyman. She holds a BA in music and computer science, and an MBA. She is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and member of Women Corporate Directors and the Young Presidents’ Organisation.
  • John Wood
    Founder ROOM TO READ
    John Wood is the Founder of Room to Read, an organization that believes World Change Starts with Educated Children. The organization has opened over 20,000 libraries serving 12.4 million children across 15 low-income countries. John’s award-winning memoir, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, chronicles how the founding team was able to develop one of the fastest-growing and most impactful nonprofits in history. He was named by Goldman Sachs as one of the world’s 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and was selected as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. John has 4 honorary PhD’s, is an avid runner, and lives in Hong Kong with his wife Amy.
  • President Halimah Yacob
    President REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
    Mdm Halimah Yacob began her career in 1978 as a legal officer with the National Trades Union Congress, and rose up the ranks to be the Executive Secretary of the United Workers of Electronics and the Director of the Women’s Development Secretariat. In 1999, she became the first Singaporean to be elected into the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) which she served for four terms. Mdm Halimah was elected as an MP in 2001 for Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC). Her final and fourth term as an MP was in the newly formed Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. She was Deputy Secretary General of the NTUC before she was appointed Minister of State for MCYS in 2011. In 2013, she was appointed as the ninth Speaker of Parliament, and was the first woman to serve in that capacity. Mdm Halimah is active in social causes, and is the Patron to more than 40 organisations. Mdm Halimah was sworn in as the 8th President of the Republic of Singapore on 14 September 2017.
  • Wy-Lene Yap
    Founder & Managing Editor HIGH NET WORTH
    Wy-Lene Yap is the founder and managing editor of High Net Worth (www.hnworth.com), an online magazine that features inspiring stories of successful people ranging from CEOs, trendsetters, and tastemakers around the world. To date, the magazine has profiled over 140 personalities in depth and provided insights on topics such as Finance, Fashion, Travel, Dining, Culture and Property. In the span of 3.5 years, she has grown the magazine’s strong digital presence which now garners around 40,000 page views per month. The magazine is regarded as a content creator which produces highly original and meaningful pieces, that highlight business and thought leadership across multiple industries.
  • Val Yap
    CEO and Founder POLICYPAL NETWORK
    Val Ji-hsuan Yap is the Founder and CEO of PolicyPal Network and PolicyPal Singapore. Before founding PolicyPal, Val Yap worked as the Assistant Vice President at OCBC Bank in Singapore, where she headed a wide range of digital initiatives and campaigns, working closely with wealth and marketing to drive innovations. Previous to this position, Val served as Risk Assurance Associate at PwC in London. Former sales broker at Allianz, Val feels passionately about making insurance protection simple and accessible to everyone. Val who was recently named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list for Finance and Venture Capital and Fellow at Singapore University of Social Sciences.
  • Michelle Yeoh
    Actress
    Michelle Yeoh, an internationally acclaimed actress and producer, has starred in more than thirty films including global hits James Bond's “Tomorrow Never Dies”, Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”, “Memoirs of a Geisha”, “Sunshine”, “Mummy 3”, the soul-stirring biopic “The Lady” and Marvel smash Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2.
  • Elaine Yew
    Senior Partner and Global Executive Committee Member EGON ZEHNDER - SINGAPORE
    Elaine Yew is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Executive Committee, and is one of the Firm’s leading practitioners of Leadership Development and Organisational Effectiveness work. In addition to her work at Egon Zehnder, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and chairs the Industry Advisory Board of NUS’ Centre for Future-Ready Graduates. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the CHIJ group of schools in Singapore, the Board of Leap Philanthropy, the Board of Workforce Singapore and serves on the Lifelong Learning Council. She sits on the independent Nominating Committee of BW Offshore, and is a member of the Allianz Asia Advisory Council.
  • Alicia Yi
    Managing Director, Asia Pacific Consumer Market KORN FERRY
    Alicia Yi is the Managing Director of Korn Ferry’s Asia Pacific Consumer Market. Based in Singapore, she is also member of the Board & CEO Services Practice. Ms. Yi is an active member of the Young President Organization (YPO). She is on the Advisory Board for Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society.  She is also a frequent speaker on leadership, human capital strategy and diversity & inclusion. Ms. Yi received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University in Illinois.
  • Kevyn Yong
    Associate Dean of Executive Education ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL, ASIA PACIFIC
    Prof. Kevyn Yong is Dean of ESSEC Asia-Pacific and Associate Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School. Kevyn received his Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a Masters degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University. Prior to joining ESSEC, he was Associate Professor of Management at HEC Paris and also taught courses at Cornell University and the National University of Singapore. Kevyn's research and expertise focuses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
  • Stefanie Yuen Thio
    Joint Managing Partner TSMP LAW CORPORATION
    Stefanie Yuen Thio heads the corporate practice at TSMP Law Corporation. As its Joint Managing Partner, she is instrumental in establishing various gender-diversity initiatives in the firm. These have won the firm awards such as Best National Firm for Women in Business Law and Best Gender Diversity Initiative. Elsewhere, Stef has widely spoken and written on gender equality. TSMP specialises in high-end corporate and commercial legal work and was named the Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2016, Transactional Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2017 and Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2018 in the ALB SE Asia Law Awards.
  • Lori Adelman
    Director, Youth Engagement WOMEN DELIVER
    A feminist advocate and communicator, Lori has a decade of experience promoting the health and rights of women and girls in the U.S. and globally. Currently the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Executive Director at Feministing.com, a popular and award-winning online community run by and for young feminists. Lori has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General’s flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch.
  • Zahra Al-Harazi
    Co-Founder ELANGOGO
    Zahra is CEO, and Co-Founder of Elangogo, a tech startup that has just closed its seed round of financing. She is the former CEO Foundry Communications. Zahra is an internationally acclaimed Speaker and her book with Harper Collins will be published in January 2019. Zahra is one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40, Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women -WXN and she has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to Canada and the RBC Top 25 Immigrants to Canada Award. She is the Canadian Ambassador to UNICEF and sits on the GTH board of directors.
  • Niven Al-Khoury
    President and CEO SANOFI CANADA
    Graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Niven became a pharmacist in Montréal before joining J&J Egypt as Dir. Public Affairs. In 2009 she joined Sanofi Egypt as Dir. Public Affairs & Communications and was promoted to GM Sanofi Egypt & Sudan. She received external recognition for her contribution to healthcare, commitment to values, ethics, CSR & women’s career development. In 2015 Niven was appointed President & CEO, Sanofi Canada and became Country Chair in 2016. She received one of the 1st Sanofi Gender Balance Awards for her successful career, impact as role model & contributions to the company’s growth. She serves on Innovative Medicines Canada’s Board of Directors.
  • Danielle Azoulay
    Head of CSR and Sustainability for L'Oreal USA L’ORÉAL
    Danielle Azoulay is the head of CSR and Sustainability for L’Oréal USA. As part of her role, she oversees the implementation of L’Oréal’s global sustainability program Sharing Beauty With All which addresses environmental and social impacts across L’Oréal’s value chain. Prior to joining L’Oréal USA, Danielle established the environmental sustainability program at Marc Jacobs International and worked on supply chain sustainability issues at PVH.
  • Navdeep Bains
    Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
    The Honourable Navdeep Bains has been the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development since November 2015. He is the MP for Mississauga–Malton and a member of Privy Council. Since he was first elected in 2004, he has served in various roles, including Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and critic for International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism. Minister Bains has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York and a MBA from the University of Windsor. He also holds a Certified Management Accountant designation. He is a long-time resident of Mississauga, where he lives now with his wife and two children.
  • Eleni Bakopanos
    Treasurer and member of the Executive and the National Board of Directors EQUAL VOICE NATIONAL
    Member of Parliament (1993-2006); member of the Canada's Privy Council; public service career; Treasurer and member of the Executive and Board of Directors of EQUAL VOICE, a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada. Extensive experience in public policy, strategic analysis, advocacy, communications and public and media relations, with the provincial and federal governments as well as McGill University. A track record in community leadership, mentoring and stakeholder management with women's groups . A publicly recognized advocate for the social economy and social justice issues,locally and nationally.
  • Rhonda Barnet
    Chair of the Board CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS
    Rhonda Barnet, B.Sc. – President & COO, Steelworks Design. Rhonda Barnet is a graduate of Trent University with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science. Since graduation Rhonda has spent the last 28 years working in advanced manufacturing sector. Rhonda is the Chair of the National Board of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, an historic appointment as the first female chair in 148 years. Rhonda was recently appointed to the Federal Advanced Manufacturing Strategy Council and the board of NGM Canada, the advanced manufacturing super-cluster. Rhonda is regularly called upon to provide thought leadership on innovation, skills and diversity in the manufacturing industry.
  • Norma Bastidas
    CEO ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARIES
    Norma Bastidas broke and more than doubled the Guinness World Record for the longest triathlon 95 miles of swimming, 2,932 miles of cycling and 735 miles of running, 3,762 miles in total. The record was part of a documentary that follows Norma along her quest to break the record and to change the perception of what courage really is, not climbing dangerous mountains or running deserts but rather speaking up against violence and to change society’s perception of who a victim of human traffic is by telling her story, the documentary titled Be Relentless was released 2017.
  • Christiane Bergevin
    Chair of the Board & President, BERGEVIN CAPITAL CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    A C-Suite executive with a track record across the world, Christiane was previously Executive Vice President for Desjardins Group and the President of SNC-Lavalin Capital. She and her teams have arranged in excess of $10 B in transactions including Euromoney Deal of the Year, $3.1 B Highway 407 acquisition in Ontario. Christiane started her career at Standard Life and EDC. Christiane is a Director of Yamana Gold, RATP Dev and AGF Group. She brings extensive governance including as a former Director of CDPQ. She is a member of the McGill President’s International Advisory Board. A graduate of McGill University, the Wharton School and the ICD program, she is a recipient of Canada’s WXN Top 100. She is the fourth woman elected as Chair of the Board since the foundation of the Chamber in 1925.
  • Lourdes Berho
    President and Chief Catalyst ALCHEMIA
    Lourdes Berho has more than 25 years of experience in C-Suite positions heading global organizations and has been an indisputable growth leader. Her professional career focuses on senior management, business plan development, media, strategic marketing communications, travel and tourism, luxury and sustainability. In 2011 she founded Alchemia Communications Group, where she currently is President and Chief Catalyst. In 2018 she was appointed as Regional Director for Brand USA in Mexico. In this position she is responsible for the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts of the company in the Mexican market. Prior to that, she served as head of the Mexico Tourism Board and occupied positions such as VP of Premium Marketing at Banamex-City, CEO at Condé Nast Mexico and Latin America and CEO of Publicitas Promotion Network and CMG for Mexico and Latin America. As an activist, she co-founded Casa Hogar Alegría IAP and is a member of several non-profit organization’s Advisory Boards. She is frequently invited as a speaker on travel and tourism marketing, sustainability and women empowerment in international forums.
  • Rebecca Bermont
    Portfolio Director IDEO
    Becky Bermont is a Portfolio Director, Design for Change at IDEO. Prior to IDEO, Becky spent six years at the Rhode Island School of Design, leading the marketing group and serving on the leadership team for the College. She has lead partnership programs between academia and corporations at the MIT Media Lab and RISD, launched mobile products at Yahoo! and started a quantitative market research consulting practice at Forrester Research.
  • Shelby Blackley
    Newsroom SEO Specialist THE GLOBE AND MAIL
    Shelby is a member of the audience team at The Globe and Mail, specializing in SEO, audience behaviour and trends. She is the editor of Amplify, a weekly newsletter that highlights the voices, opinions and insights of women.
  • Alexandra Boivin
    Head of Regional Delegation for the US and Canada INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS(ICRC)
    Alexandra Boivin is ICRC's country director for the US and Canada, covering questions of international humanitarian law (IHL), humanitarian policy and operational impact of military action overseas. This includes the ICRC’s regular visits to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Prior to moving to the US, Alexandra was Chief of Staff to the ICRC’s President, serving simultaneously as Secretary to the Governing Board. She joined the ICRC in 2006 as a legal adviser, working on education and outreach programming. Alexandra holds degrees in Political Science, Middle East Studies and Law from McGill University, as well as a Master’s in International Law from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
  • Norie C. Campbell
    Customer and Colleague Experience TD BANK GROUP
    As Group Head, Customer and Colleague Experience, Norie leads the teams responsible for TD Bank Group's HR, Marketing, Corporate & Public Affairs, Financial Crimes & Fraud Management, and Enterprise Projects. Norie has been recognized with many awards, including Canada's "Top 40, Under 40", one of Canada's Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network, and with a World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel award. During her tenure as chair of TD's Women in Leadership Committee, she championed the increase of women's leadership representation and forward-thinking programs for all TD employees. Recently, she was named Chair of the Inclusion & Diversity Leadership Council.
  • Maria Cantillon
    Executive Vice President, Head of Sector Solutions, State Street EMEA STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS
    Maria was promoted to the role of Head of Sector Solutions for EMEA in June 2018, and now represents assets of USD $7.2 trillion. Maria is responsible for driving the sales strategy for the most important prospects and clients in the region. Of the 11,000 State Street employees in EMEA, Maria is one of 22 members of the region’s Management Committee. Maria is a keen advocate of diversity in the workforce and acts as a "Champion for Women in Business" as well as being co-chair and founder of State Street's EMEA Diversity Council. Maria is a Diversity Ambassador for the Milken Institute and has presented at International Women's day.
  • Jean Charest
    Partner MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT
    As a former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and a former Premier of Québec, Jean Charest is one of Canada’s best known political figures. He is notably the initiator of the negotiation for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Furthermore, the Charest government initiated an unprecedented labour mobility agreement between France and Québec and was best known for a major initiative for the sustainable development of Northern Québec called “Plan Nord”. Jean Charest is a Partner at McCarthy Tétrault. He provides invaluable expertise to the firm’s clients with his in-depth knowledge and experience with public policy, corporate Canada and international matters.
  • Caroline Codsi
    President & Founder WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE (LA GOUVERNANCE AU FEMININ)
    After a very successful career as a corporate executive, Caroline Codsi founded in 2010 Women in Governance with mission to facilitate the access of women to decision-making bodies. In 2017, she created the very first parity certification in Canada. A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline was recognized as Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, Top 75 Canadian Immigrants and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is recipient of multiple awards including a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations, a Leadership Award from the Federation of chambers of commerce etc.
  • Chiara Condi
    President and Founder LED BY HER
    Chiara founded Led By HER to work on women's entrepreneurship, innovation and gender-based violence. In partnership with two business schools, IESEG School and ESCP as well as the support of companies LBH helps women who have suffered from violence rebuild their lives through entrepreneurship. With over 200 volunteers it offers a program of courses, individual mentoring, and events with the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The organization is launching a platform to mobilize companies worldwide around women’s entrepreneurship. Previously at the EBRD, Chiara worked to maximize the gender impact of investments. She graduated from Harvard and she has a masters from Sciences Po/LSE.
  • Saniye Gülser Corat
    Director, Division for Gender Equality and Cabinet of the Director-General UNESCO
    Currently the Director for Gender Equality at UNESCO, she was the pioneer in making gender equality a global priority at UNESCO in 2007. She is a senior executive in international development with over 25 years of field experience in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South America, Europe, and North America. She holds post-graduate degrees from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School and graduate degrees from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium; Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Political Science Department at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada
  • Chiara Corazza
    Managing Director WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Since 1985, Chiara Corazza dared to build bridges across the world while uplifting women’s leadership, beginning with her establishment of the Metropolis that connected Paris region to the world. Ever since, Chiara has gleaned over 30 years of experience in international affairs that have taken her from Shanghai to Singapore, from the UAE to India, from the US to Japan - first as Head of International Affairs at the Ile de France Region and then as General Manager of the Greater Paris Investment Agency. Chiara is currently a member of the Board of RATP, the Arab International Women’s Forum and APRIL Insurance. She was also awared the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Christine Lagarde in 2009.
  • Beatrix Dart
    Professor UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
    Prof. Beatrix Dart served for seven years as the Associate Dean at the Rotman School of Management and is the Executive Director for the Initiative for Women in Business, which she started in 2008. She is a founding member and country lead of The 30% Club Canada, compromised of over 180 CEOs and board chairs. She also co-chairs the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance, which she initiated in 2017. Additionally, she serves as a corporate director at EllisDon. She joined the Rotman School of Management in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey&Co. She was named “Top 25 Women of Influence” in 2013, and “WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” in 2016 among other awards.
  • Marie Delorme
    CEO THE IMAGINATION GROUP
    Dr. Marie Delorme is CEO of The Imagination Group of Companies. She is past chair of the RCMP Foundation and serves on the River Cree Enterprises Board, the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, and The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking. Dr. Delorme is a Member of the Order of Canada. She has received the Indspire Award in Business and Commerce; and was named as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Dr. Delorme holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University, and PhD from the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on inter-cultural leadership.
  • Sandrine Devillard
    Senior Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY CANADA
    Sandrine Devillard is a Senior Partner in the Montréal office of McKinsey & Company. She is a leader of McKinsey’s Global consumer and retail sector. For more than 25 years, she has served clients in consumer goods, retail, apparel, fashion and luxury, and commercial real estate in North and South America, as well as in China, Europe and the Middle East. Sandrine has been the global leader of McKinsey’s Women Matter research program, which she initiated 10 years ago, having published widely on the role of women in business since then and she is a speaker or active member within a number of international conferences on the subject of gender diversity.
  • Jerry Dias
    President UNIFOR
    Jerry Dias has been active in the labour movement for nearly four decades.He began his work life in 1978 at de Havilland Aircraft (Bombardier) where he served a steward, plant chair and President of Local 112.In 1993, he was appointed to the union’s national staff as the aerospace sector coordinator. In 2007 he was appointed an assistant to the CAW National President and in 2013 became National President of Unifor.Over the last six years Jerry, along with his son Jordan, has participated in the Hope in High Heels walk where they have been a top fundraiser for the Halton Women’s Place, a women’s shelter and centre in Milton, Ontario.
  • Francesca Donner
    Director, Gender Initiative THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Francesca Donner is director of the Gender Initiative at The New York Times. Its goals are to lead the global conversation around women and gender issues, amplify diverse women’s voices, and engage female readers with The New York Times. Previously, Francesca was the director of Times Insider, which brought readers behind the scenes of Times journalism. Before she joined The Times, Francesca was a deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the business of management and worked on digital newsroom strategy.
  • Stephenie Foster
    Co-Founder SMASH STRATEGIES
    Stephenie speaks globally on why investing in women and girls is critically important. She has deep & broad expertise in women’s economic & political empowerment, & decades of experience in government, the non-profit sector, and law. From 2012-2017,  Stephenie served at the U.S. Department of State, most recently as a Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. As a member of the office’s leadership team, she coordinated, managed and implemented a wide range of policies and programs central to the work of the office. This included the women, peace and security initiative, women’s political participation and women’s economic empowerment.
  • Dagmar Freitag
    Member of Parliament DEUTSCHER BUNDESTAG
    Dagmar Freitag has been a Member of the German Parliament since 1994. She is chairwoman of the Sports Committee, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and has served as deputy foreign policy spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group as well as spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group's discussion group on the USA/North America since 2014. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Freitag was chairwoman and since 2018 is deputy chairwoman of the German-American Parliamentary Friendship Group. Additionally, from 2009-2013, Ms. Freitag has been the deputy chair of the German-Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group.
  • Leigh Gallagher
    Senior Editor at Large FORTUNE
    Leigh Gallagher is Senior Editor at Large at Fortune, where she writes and edits feature stories and co-chairs the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference. She is also a seasoned media commentator, appearing on CBS News, MSNBC, CNBC and Marketplace and serving as a frequent speaker and moderator. She is the author of two books, The Airbnb Story and The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving; she is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining Fortune, Gallagher was a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine and a writer for Forbes. She lives in New York.
  • Clara Gaymard
    Executive President WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Clara Gaymard is President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and was appointed in December 2014. She is also Co-Founder and President of Raise, a capital investment company which gives 50% of the team revenues to the Foundation Raise, dedicated to the support of entrepreneurial growth in France. Prior to this, she was President of GE France until January 2016 and was Ambassador, President of Invest in France Agency, in charge of promoting foreign investments in France and she was a Deputy Director in the French Ministry of Finance. Clara is a graduate from the French national school of administration, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from The Paris Institute of Political Sciences.
  • Nicole German
    Vice President, Enterprise Digital Marketing SCOTIABANK
    Nicole is a passionate marketing and communications executive with over 20 years of building brands and marketing enterprise B2B and B2C technology solutions around the globe. As the Vice President of Enterprise Digital Marketing for Scotiabank, Nicole is responsible for leading Scotiabank’s digital marketing function and a pivotal contributor to the Bank’s digital transformation. Previously, Nicole has led marketing organizations including SAP, LinkedIn, Descartes Systems Group, Cube Route Inc., and more. She also serves as a Board Advisor at a number of startup organizations including Talentoday, PieSync and EmoijiHealth.
  • Gioia Ghezzi
    Chair FERROVIE DELLO STATO ITALIANE SPA
    Gioia Ghezzi is the Chair of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, an Integrated Mobility Group with 9bn€ revenues, 81k employees, 6bn€ investments per year. Previously, she covered Executive and Partner position at Zurich Insurance Group, Willis Group and McKinsey&Company. She graduated in theoretical physics at the University of Milan and hold an MBA from London Business School. Member of the Italian Group of the Trilateral Commission, member of the General Council of Confindustria, Vice President for Sustainable Development and Smart Cities of Assolombarda, Member of the Executive Board of Assonime and Member of the Board of Humanitas S.p.A.
  • Arancha Gonzalez
    Executive Director INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE UNCTAD/WTO
    Ms. González, a Spanish national, has extensive knowledge about international trade and economics, coupled with broad experience in trade and development matters in the public and private sectors, as well as in management at multilateral organizations. Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative (Sherpa) at the G-20. Ms González holds a degree in law from the University of Navarra and a postgraduate degree in European Law from the University of Carlos III, Madrid.
  • Mary Goudie
    Member of the House of Lords HOUSE OF LORDS
    A senior member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Mary Goudie was granted a life peerage in 1998. She currently sits on a number of influential committees focusing on policy issues ranging from matters of regional development, gender equality, human trafficking, human rights, and children. Baroness Goudie is an expert in charity law, constitutional affairs, and the implementation of international treaties, and she has directed a wide range of public affairs assignments in parliaments based in Westminster, Scotland, and the European Commission in Brussels. Baroness Goudie is a worldwide advocate for the rights of women and holds prestigious standing in several organizations.
  • Patricia Greene
    Director WOMEN'S BUREAU
    Dr. Patricia G. Greene is Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Dr. Greene is a former entrepreneurship professor at Babson College, where she held the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. While at Babson, she served as Dean of the Undergraduate School, then as Provost. Dr. Greene was the founding National Academic Director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and the Global Academic Director for the 10,000 Women program, a global initiative that fosters economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with business and management education, mentoring and networking, and access to capital.
  • Sabrina Grover
    Strategic Partnerships Advisor YOUNG DIPLOMATS OF CANADA
    Sabrina currently works with Nutrition International as a policy and advocacy officer to advance nutrition and health and well-being. NI works to transform the lives of vulnerable people, especially women, adolescent girls and children by improving their nutritional status. NI uses nutrition as a pathway for gender equality. Sabrina also serves as part of the executive team of the Young Diplomats of Canada focused on business development and strategic partnerships for the organization. Additionally, Sabrina is currently serving as the co-chair of the Youth 7 (Y7) summit which serves as the formal side engagement to the G7 as part of Canada's 2018 G7 presidency.
  • Gloria Guevara
    President & CEO WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL
    Gloria joined WTTC in August 2017, following a varied career in the Travel & Tourism sector. Recognised as one of the most influential women in Mexico by CNN and Expansion, Gloria began her professional career in 1989 at NCR Corporation. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Anahuac University and MBA from Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University. Since 1995 she has worked for the travel industry, starting at the Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Holdings, she was later CEO of JV Sabre Mexico. In March 2010 President Calderon appointed her as Mexico’s Minister of Tourism and two weeks after she was given in addition the full responsibility of the Mexican Tourism board.
  • Dayle Haddon
    CEO & Founder WOMENONE
    Dayle Haddon founded WomenOne, an internationally recognized non-profit focused on increasing girls access to quality education globally. Dayle has been the international spokesperson for beauty companies; L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder and Max Factor and written two international bestselling books on beauty and living in balance. She has graced the covers of more than 100 magazines in her career. Dayle has been nominated to Vanity Fair’s Hall of Fame and was recently named one of the top 50 philanthropists by Town & Country magazine. She is a member of the US Foreign Policy think tank, The Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of the Klosters Forum.
  • Kathryn Hanley
    Global Director, PR MOTOROLA MOBILITY, A LENOVO COMPANY
    Kathryn is a passionate, fearless communications leader with 15 years of experience. As Global Director of PR at Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company, she guides global strategy and is responsible for end-to-end external communications across all touch points. She won a Gold SABRE award in 2016 and was named PR Woman of the Year in Canada in 2017. She thrives on the excitement of a fast-paced industry and is always up for the challenges that it brings. Kathryn has a decade of agency experience working on a variety of businesses including technology, alcohol and various consumer clients.
  • Rahaf Harfoush
    Co-Founder RED THREAD INC.
    Rahaf is a Digital Anthropologist and NYT Best Selling Author. She is the Executive Director of the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture. Rahaf is the author of "Yes We Did: An Insider's Look at how Social media Built the Obama Brand" (2009), "The Decoded Company" (2014), and "Hustle & Float" (2018). She teaches Innovation and Disruptive Business Models at Science Po's Masters of Economics and Finance program in Paris. Rahaf is the host of "The Digital Deep" a podcast focusing on web culture. She was named as one of the top future thinkers to shape the world by the Hay Literary Festival, and a Young Global Changer by the G20 Global Think Tank Summit.
  • Julia Harrison
    SMD - Managing Partner Brussels FTI CONSULTING
    Having worked in political communications in the UK, US & EU for some 30 years, Julia set up a women-owned business (Blueprint) in 2003 to provide strategic communications counsel to international firms.In 2008 she sold Blueprint to FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) where she is currently Senior Managing Director and sits on the European Leadership Team.She has held various Non-Executive Director roles including at SustainAbility, a privately held UK & US think tank and consulting firm.Julia has been involved in the Women’s Forum since the outset and was a member of its Belgian Founding Board.She is British with an MA in English literature from Downing, Cambridge; has one son and lives in Brussels.
  • Judith Hartmann
    Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer ENGIE - HEADQUARTERS
    Judith Hartmann has extensive international experience as financial and operational manager. She worked for major international groups (including Walt Disney, GE, Bertelsmann) in 7 countries (including USA, Brazil and Germany) in both services and industry. CFO of ENGIE since 2015, she fosters growth and value creation by driving ENGIE’s transformation. She also brings her operational expertise by steering Group’s operations in the UK and North America. She serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of UNILEVER. She holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from the WU Vienna University of Business Administration & Economics.
  • Lalla Hasnaa
    President FONDATION MOHAMMED VI POUR LA PROTECTION DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
    Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection Younger Sister of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa is committed since 1999 in advocacy for the protection of the environment. She campaigns to educate and raise awareness of sustainable development for all audiences, especially the youngest through the deployment of educational tools and capacity building through the 20 programs of its Foundation.
  • Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner
    Member of the Directoire, Secretary General PUBLICIS GROUPE
    Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is a Member of the Directoire (Management Board) and Secretary General of Publicis Groupe. She oversees Legal affairs, Human Resources, Procurement, Governance, Compliance, Internal Audit and risk management. A former member of the Inspection Générale des Finances and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she is also a graduate of Paris business school ESCP and of Sciences Po and holds a postgraduate degree in Law. After holding positions at the French Treasury and in a number of ministerial cabinets, including at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked at Euris/Rallye, at the SNCF and as a Senior Banker at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. She is the mother of 4 Children.
  • Mike Henry
    Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer SCOTIABANK
    Mike Henry was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer for Scotiabank in November 2017. In this newly-created role at Scotiabank, Mike is responsible for the creation of an enterprise-wide data governance strategy for the bank and an operating model. Mike joined Scotiabank in 1996 and has held progressively senior positions in Sales Management, Marketing, Wealth Management, Distribution Strategy, and Product Development. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. Mike is a passionate champion for gender equality, and a founder of Scotiabank’s HeForShe movement.
  • Amy Hepburn
    Executive Director WOMENONE
    Amy is a social impact and venture philanthropic advisor who has spent 20 years driving social change in the public and private sectors. She is a recognized expert on the advancement of women and girls globally and protection of children in adversity. She is the Executive Director of WomenOne, a non-profit focused on increasing the most vulnerable girls access to a quality education globally. Amy is on faculty at Duke University and George Washington University and and advises social impact strategies related to the economic empowerment and advancement of women and girls in the private sector. She is a Delegate on the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council.
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
    Coordinator PEUL INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND PEOPLES ASSOCIATION OF CHAD (AFPAT)
    Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an indigenous  woman from Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad; She is a Coordinator of the Peul Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad (AFPAT) “Association des Femmes Peules et peuples Autochtones du Tchad. Hindou is a co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC). She is also a member of the Executive committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), with a background in indigenous peoples' rights and environment protection through the three Rio Conventions (Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification) with multiple responsibilities. Hindou is a recent National geographic 2017 Emerging.
  • Huda Idrees
    CEO DOT HEALTH
    Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. With a background in engineering from the University of Toronto and a prolific career at some of Toronto's best known startups including Wattpad, Wave, and Wealthsimple, her latest venture is transforming the way people access and control their own health information for good. Huda's work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Metro News, CNBC, and Metro Morning. She has been recognized amongst the Top 5 CEOs in Toronto Life and as a Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017. Huda serves on the Business Innovation and Development committee at Sinai Health System and on the Federal Strategy Table for Health.
  • Sarah Iqbal
    Program Manager WORLD BANK GROUP
    Sarah Iqbal is the Program Manager of the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law dataset and report. She also provides guidance on the interaction of the law and women’s economic activities in areas such as entrepreneurship and employment. Sarah is a member of the California Bar and she holds a BA in English and History from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a JD concentrating in International Law from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
  • Monique JÉrÔme-Forget
    Special Advisor OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT
    Throughout her life, she has been a civil servant, politician, academic and administrator. She studied economics and politics in the U.K. and Johns Hopkins. She completed a Phd in psychology at McGill University. She was elected at the National Assembly in Quebec and served as minister of Finance and Treasury Board President. She headed an economic think tank, ran a major Occupational Health and Safety Organization and was assistant Deputy Minister in Ottawa. She published a book on Health Care Reform, and recently a book on Women and Their Impact in the economy. She is now chair of the McCord Museum, Global Goodness and was involved at the OECD, at the WHO and was president of IRPP and more. She is a member of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Quebec.
  • Roxanne Joyal
    CEO ME TO WE
    Roxanne first travelled to Kenya as a teenager, where she was struck by the impoverished yet resourceful women she met. She went on to graduate from Stanford, earn a Rhodes scholarship and a law degree from Oxford. But rather than pursue a conventional career, she brought her training back to the communities that first inspired her.  Roxanne founded ME to WE Artisans, an empowerment initiative for women in Kenya and Ecuador providing fair wages to more than 1,500. As CEO of ME to WE, she has also led the creation of unique volunteer travel to communities where ME to WE’s charitable partner, WE Charity, does sustainable development work. Roxanne received the Order of Canada in 2017.
  • Sarah Kaplan
    Professor & Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
    Sarah Kaplan is Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is author of the business bestseller, Creative Destruction and more recently Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business both of which address the challenges of organizational change. She studies innovation and the emergence of new fields and technologies. Previously, she was a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where she remains a Senior Fellow) and a consultant and innovation specialist for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Co. She has her PhD from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
  • Kathryn Kaufman
    Managing Director, Global Women's Issues OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Kathryn Kaufman, Managing Director of Global Women's Issues at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), is responsible for leading the Agency’s Women’s Initiative, a top priority for the Administration. Before joining OPIC, she was a founding Partner at New Magellan Ventures (NMV), a venture capital and project development firm in Washington, DC. Prior to joining NMV, Kathryn was a defense policymaker in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving as a Country Director for China and Taiwan on the Asia Pacific desk in the Secretary’s policy office. She also served in the United States Embassy Beijing, has worked on Capitol Hill and in the White House.
  • Dacher Keltner
    Professor UC BERKELEY
    Dacher Keltner is a professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center (greatergood.berkeley.edu). Dacher’s research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. Dacher is the author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Dacher has published over 200 scientific articles, written for many media outlets, and consulted for the Center for Constitutional Rights (to help end solitary confinement), Google, the Sierra Club, and for Pixar’s Inside Out.
  • Ann Kim
    Portfolio Director IDEO CAMBRIDGE
    Trained as an anthropologist & filmmaker, Ann is curious about what makes people tick. As Portfolio Director at IDEO, Ann has led work in health, including HIV prevention work for USAID, and public sector work on immigration. From 2016-2017, Ann served as Chief Design Officer at the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, bringing human-centered design to addressing addiction, opioids, and emotional well-being. Prior to IDEO, Ann worked for over a decade as a producer/journalist for U.S. public television and radio. Her latest documentary, Lovesick, explores matchmaking for HIV-positive singles in India. Ann holds a joint degree in Anthropology and Religion from Harvard College.
  • Lisa Kimmel
    President & CEO EDELMAN CANADA
    As President & CEO of Edelman Canada Lisa provides senior counsel to clients and is responsible for Canadian strategy development and execution. She has led the region’s strategic evolution to a best-in-class communications marketing firm. Lisa is a member of Edelman’s Global Management Team and was recently named chair of Edelman’s Global Women’s Executive Network, championing programs and policies to help Edelman reach its global target of a 50/50 split in male/female leadership by 2020. Passionate about supporting future leaders she is actively involved with mentorship programs through the Women’s Executive Network, American Marketing Association and Women in Communications and Technology
  • Frank Kollmar
    President and CEO L'OREAL CANADA
    As President and CEO of L’Oréal Canada, Frank Kollmar heads one of the L’Oréal Group’s Top 10 subsidiaries amongst the 130 countries where the company operates. L’Oréal Canada is the Canadian leader in the beauty industry and as such, Mr. Kollmar’s mandate is to ensure the continued growth of the overall business and develop the equity and unique experiences of L’Oréal Canada’s 38 brands. Key priorities include accelerating the company’s digital transformation and ensuring the development of its internal talents. Finally, he spearheads the Canadian development of Sharing beauty with all, L’Oréal’s ambitious CSR program, whose goal is continued positive impact on society and the environment.
  • Jodi Kovitz
    Founder & CEO #MOVETHEDIAL
    Jodi is the Founder & CEO of #MoveTheDial, a movement founded in January 2017 to advance women in tech. Jodi was recognized in 2017 by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women. Jodi is serving on the SickKids Foundation Capital Campaign Cabinet to raise $1.3B to transform children’s health and conceptualized and is leading the first-ever tech community strategy to raise $25M with a team of 25 tech leaders. She serves on the advisory boards of Brim Financial, Maple Corporation and Mediseen, Mayor John Tory’s Toronto Innovation Council and the Lazaridis Institute Scale Up Program in Waterloo. She has an LLB from Osgoode and an HBA from Ivey.
  • Victoria Labillois
    Co-owner WEJUSEG CONSTRUCTION
    A Mi’gmaq entrepreneur, Victoria owns Wejipeg Excavation; owns rental properties; co-owns Wejuseg Construction, and partner to other JVs. Victoria served the Indigenous public service, working at the Band, regional and national levels.  She holds a BA and MBA from UNB at Fredericton. Victoria serves as mentor for the Coady Institute’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership and the JEDI Aboriginal Business Accelerator Program. Victoria is bilingual, and actively learning Mi’gmaq. She belongs to a woman’s hand drum group, sharing ancestral songs. Victoria is a proud alumna of the 2017 Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference.
  • Brenda Larose
    Partner HIGGINS EXECUTIVE SEARCH/LEADERS INTERNATIONAL
    Ms. Brenda LaRose, CMC, CPHR, brings over twenty five years of experience leading executive search engagements across a broad range of industries and sectors throughout Canada and internationally. Before joining Leaders International, Ms. LaRose founded Higgins Executive Search and developed a national practice that is now recognized as a Canadian leader in the recruitment of diversity and Indigenous executives and Board members. Ms. LaRose currently serves as Past Chair of the Board of trustees of The Seven Oaks Hospital, and is current Chair of the Governance Committee. Board Memberships include the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Air North- Yukon's Airline, Métis Infinity Investments.
  • Augusto Lopez-Claros
    Senior Fellow GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
    Augusto Lopez-Claros is on leave from the World Bank as a Senior Fellow at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. During 2011-17 he was the Director of the World Bank’s Global Indicators Group. Previously he was Chief Economist at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. Before joining the Forum he worked for several years in the financial sector in London. He was educated in England and the United States, receiving a graduate degree from Cambridge University and a PhD in Economics from Duke University. He is a sought-after speaker, having lectured in the last several years at some of the world’s leading universities and think tanks. (www.augustolopez-claros.net)
  • Sheila Macvicar
    Documentary filmmaker, journalist, consultant LITTLE BLACK DRESS PRODUCTIONS
    Sheila MacVicar is an acclaimed TV journalist, working as a foreign correspondent for nearly thirty years. Throughout her career she has covered war and conflict, humanitarian disaster, political uprising, and terrorism. Her most recent work focused on issues of migration, climate change, dispossession and disenfranchisement. She is the recipient of multiple Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a DuPont, and others. Ms. MacVicar currently works as a freelance consultant, host and moderator, and is producing an international multi-part documentary film project.
  • Dawn Madahbee-Leach
    General Manager WAUBETEK BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Dawn Madahbee Leach is a proud member of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario where she has served as a member of her community’s Council. Since 1988, she has been General Manager of the Waubetek Business Development Corporation, an Aboriginal Financial Institution that provides financing and economic services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and First Nation communities throughout North-East Ontario. Waubetek also delivers an Aboriginal business program to Aboriginal people in Southern Ontario and aquaculture services to Aboriginal people in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Under her leadership, Waubetek has proudly invested $78 million in 3,200 Aboriginal businesses who experience a business success rate of 94%. A graduate of the University of Waterloo Economic Development Program, Ms. Madahbee also holds a degree in Political Science with a minor in Law from York and Laurentian Universities.
  • Sapna Mahajan
    DIRECTOR MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
    Ms. Mahajan has had more than 10 years of executive experience working in health policy and management in Canada, the United States and overseas. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Mahajan worked at the Queen’s Center for Health Services and Policy Research, William J Clinton Foundation and the Centre for International Health and Development. She currently leads the global file for the Commission, and oversees the areas of Workplace, Post Secondary Schools and Cannabis. Sapna holds a Masters in International Public Health and is a Project Management Professional. In 2015, she chosen to participate in the Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference.
  • Carmina Mancenon
    MBA/MA in International Relations YALE UNIVERSITY
    Carmina Mancenon is completing a joint degree programme at Yale with the School of Management (MBA) and the Jackson Institute (MA in International Relations), and is concurrently a part of KKR's Global Macro group. Prior, her experience is in intersection of entrepreneurship and financial policy in relation to economic development. She has worked at Bridgewater, BlackRock, and the financial stability unit of Mexico’s Central Bank. In 2010, she presented Stitch Tomorrow, a sustainable fashion social enterprise she co-founded, at the World Economic Forum in Davos and was a delegate of the Girls20 Summit. She studied Engineering at Princeton, and is originally from the Philippines and Japan.
  • Kate Marshall
    Associate BSR
    At BSR, Kate works with the organization's financial services members on ESG strategies including integration, due diligence, and performance management. She also coordinates BSR's Business Action for Women collaborative initiative which brings together companies that are working to empower women in their value chains. Prior to BSR, Kate was an ESG Analyst at Sustainalytics for the Materials sector (mining, forestry, and steel) where she supported clients in ESG integration and shareholder engagements. Kate has also worked for international development organizations in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish. She is originally from Toronto, Canada, but now resides in New York City.
  • Karla Martinez
    Editor In Chief VOGUE MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICA CONDE NAST
    Karla Martinez de Salas is the Editor in Chief of Vogue México and Latin America. She started her career in New York in 2000 at Mademoiselle magazine after graduating from the University of Arizona and spending a year in Paris, France studying French. After Mademoiselle Magazine, she held titles at Elle, Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Interview and lastly W Magazine. In 2015, she moved to México City and had two twin girls and in 2016 became the Editor in Chief of Vogue México and Latin America. Karla founded Project Paz a charity that helps children that have been victims of violence in México and is a board member at Unicef in Mexico.
  • Barbara Mason
    Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer SCOTIABANK
    Barb is the Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer for Scotiabank with global responsibility for Human Resources, Marketing, Real Estate and Corporate Communications. As a member of the Bank’s operating committee, she is responsible for helping to determine and guide the overall strategic direction of the Bank. She joined the Bank in 1982 and has held progressively senior positions in retail banking, credit cards, marketing, sales and service, wealth management and human resources. In 2010, she was inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women – Top 100 Hall of Fame by the Women’s Executive Network.
  • Laura Mcgee
    Founder & CEO DIVERSIO INC.
    Laura McGee is the founder of Diversio, an AI startup that helps companies overcome diversity & inclusion challenges. She is also the co-founder of #GoSponsorHer and one of Canada's Top 25 "Women of Influence" for 2017. She previously worked at McKinsey & Company where she advised companies on strategies to develop top talent for improved business performance. Laura's recent work includes supporting the Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders and co-authoring the Women in the Law Firms report jointly published by McKinsey, LeanIn.org, and the Wall Street Journal. Laura holds degrees in Canada-US Relations and Law.
  • Shelley Mckinley
    General Manager MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
    Shelley McKinley is the GM of Microsoft’s Technology and Corporate Responsibility. The TCR group delivers on Microsoft's mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more by driving the digital transformation and readiness through leadership and innovation of technology in high impact areas of Human Rights, Accessibility, Environmental Sustainability and Broadband Access. Shelley most recently served as Associate General Counsel, based in Amsterdam, leading the legal and corporate affairs work across Europe. She is a graduate of Austin College, Seattle University School of Law, and University of Washington School of Law.
  • Kate Mcneill-Keller
    Partner MCCARTHY TETRAULT LLP
    Kate is a partner in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. Kate represents and advises private and public sector employers in all aspects of labour and employment-related issues, including workplace harassment and human rights matters. Her clients carry on business in a wide range of sectors, including government, retail, education, communications, banking and finance, insurance, energy, technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, and automotive. Kate is a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is actively engaged in the firm's culture and people initiatives. Kate is called to the New York and Ontario bars, having received both her JD and LLB.
  • Estelle Metayer
    President and CEO COMPETIA
    Entrepreneur, trend-spotter, reputed public speaker. Facilitator strategic governance workshops on future trends and industry disruption. Adjunct professor at McGill University. Guest lecturer, IMD (Switzerland). Faculty, Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada). Formerly at McKinsey (Canada); CAE (Canada); ING Bank( Netherlands, Poland); Bouygues (France, UK). Board member BRP inc (TSX: $DOO). Board member, Audemars Piguet (Switzerland). Board member, Blockstream (Silicon Valley), Former Board member, Zag Bank (Canada). Former board member, Ubisoft (France) (Euronext: $UBI) Advisory board member, Ricardo Media and Reseau Selection (Canada). Drs/MBA, Nijenrode University, The Netherlands
  • Anastasia Mikova
    Director HOPE PRODUCTION
    A French journalist and director of Ukrainian origin. Co-director of the film WOMAN which aims to give voice to the women of the world. The film based on 3000 interviews in 50 countries will be released in September 2019.
  • Farah Mohamed
    CEO MALALA FUND
    As Chief Executive Officer, Farah leads Malala Fund in working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. Prior to joining Malala Fund, Farah was the founder and CEO of G(irls)20, where she built an organisation dedicated to girls’ education and female labour force participation. Prior to G(irls)20, she served in senior leadership positions at The Belinda Stronach Foundation and VON Canada and worked for several leading Canadian politicians, including Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan and the Honourable Paddy Torsney. She has served as an advisor to Virgin Unite, Clinton Global Initiative and several other organizations.
  • Maryam Monsef
    Minister of Status of Women GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
    Maryam Monsef is the Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, and the Minister of Status of Women. She is a dedicated community organizer, former Peterborough mayoral candidate, and co-recipient of the YMCA’s Peace Medallion. Maryam is widely recognized as 5 one of Peterborough’s most influential people and represented her city in 2013 at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. A passionate volunteer, Maryam has sat on the boards and committees of several high-profile organizations. She was the Vice-President of the YWCA of Peterborough and Haliburton Board of Directors, and a former director of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group, and of the New Canadians Centre—a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers in the Peterborough and Northumberland regions.
  • Alyse Nelson
    President & CEO VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    Alyse Nelson is president and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership. Alyse has worked for the organization for 15 years, serving as vice president and senior director of programs before assuming her current role in 2009. Under her leadership, Vital Voices has tripled in size and expanded its global reach to serve a network of over 14,000 women leaders in 144 countries. Previously, Alyse served as deputy director of the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative at the US Department of State aiding former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Alyse is the author of the best-selling book Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World.
  • Sandie Okoro
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group WORLD BANK GROUP
    Sandie Okoro was appointed Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group in February 2017. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she had been a General Counsel of HSBC Global Asset Management and Deputy General Counsel of HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management since 2014, prior to which she was Global General Counsel at Barings. Sandie qualified first as a barrister and then re-qualified and trained as a solicitor. In July 2014, Sandie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by City University London in recognition of her career in business and law, and her voluntary work. On July 18, 2017, Sandie was made an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in the United Kingdom. Sandie is also a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Sandie was also on the Equality Standards Panel UK the Premier League from 2015 to 2017. Sandie has received several accolades in the United Kingdom and Europe for her volunteer efforts and contribution to the legal profession as a diversity champion.
  • Nathalie Palladitcheff
    President IVANHOE CAMBRIDGE
    Nathalie Palladitcheff is responsible for developing and ensuring the execution of the company’s global strategy and to supervise the alignment of its investment and corporate activities. She leads the strategic planning process, ensures that portfolio development be achieved in an optimal and balanced way according to asset allocation and the risk-return ratio. She is also responsible for specialized research activities and she guides the business units concerning the identification of investment opportunities in various sectors, geographies and products.
  • Anjuli Pandit
    UK Head of Corporate Sustainability BNP PARIBAS
    Anjuli is the UK Corporate Sustainability Head for BNP Paribas UK, based in London. She has always been engaged in climate action, launching Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project India chapter, managing communications at the solar company, Greenlight Planet, and through short stints at the International Energy Agency and the Obama Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality. She spent 4 years in Mumbai with the Tata Group, supporting business development, government relations, and operations, respectively, at TCS, Tata Sons and Taj Hotels. Anjuli has a master in International Public Management from Sciences Po, Paris and a bachelor’s in Education from the University of Miami, Florida.
  • Holly Paul
    Chief Human Resources Officer FTI CONSULTING
    Holly Paul serves as FTI Consulting’s Chief Human Resources Officer and is based out of the Company’s executive headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ms. Paul leads the efforts to attract, engage, hire, develop and retain FTI Consulting’s leading professionals. In her role, Ms. Paul is responsible for overseeing all areas of human capital including talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, workforce planning, compensation and benefits. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Paul served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Vocus, Inc., a high growth marketing and public relations software company.
  • Mia Pearson
    Co-founder of North Strategic and Notch Video, and the CEO of MSL Canada NORTH STRATEGIC
    A serial entrepreneur with a reputation for being an innovator, corporate strategist, and pioneer at fusing digital innovations with earned media, Mia Pearson is the co-founder of North Strategic and Notch Video, and the CEO of MSL Canada, a Publicis company. With more than 25 years of experience in PR, social media and brand strategy, Mia is one of the most respected voices in Canadian media, specializing in cutting edge digital communications and advocating on behalf of women in business. In 2015, Mia was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and named RBC’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the start-up category.
  • Andrew Pickersgill
    Managing Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY CANADA
    Andrew Pickersgill is a Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Toronto office, and Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company Canada. He has worked with the Economic Growth Council of Canada, and has spent over 20 years serving clients in financial services, telecom, and retail topics. He is a co-author of The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada and has written numerous articles on marketing, sales, and analytics. Andrew is on the board of directors of the Century Initiative, the United Way of Toronto/York Region and The Conference Board of Canada. Andrew has an honors BA in economics from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
  • Kendra Pierre-Louis
    Reporter THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Kendra Pierre-Louis is a New York Times reporter on the Climate Desk. Before joining the Times, Ms. Pierre-Louis wrote for Popular Science and Inside Climate News. Ms. Pierre-Louis holds a Master of Science in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master of Arts in Sustainable Development from the SIT Graduate Institute, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University. She is also the author of the book Green Washed: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to a Green Planet.
  • Nathalie Pilon
    President ABB CANADA
    Nathalie Pilon is President of ABB Canada & member of the Exec. Board of ABB Americas since Oct. 2015. She was President of Thomas & Betts Canada since 2008, & with them since 1996. Prior to that, she was Senior Manager for KPMG LLP. In 2011, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Exec. Ntwk & in 2015, the Leadership Award by the Assoc. of Women in Finance. Ms. Pilon holds a BBA from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales at the University of Montréal. She is a member of the Business Council of Canada, Board of Directors of Electro-Federation Canada, the CSA Group & a board member sitting on the audit committee for the Montreal Port Authority.
  • Catherine Porter
    Canada Bureau Chief NEW YORK TIMES
    Catherine Porter is the Toronto bureau chief for The New York Times. Previously, Ms. Porter was a journalist at the Toronto Star, where she started as an intern, and worked her way up to columnist. She proved herself as an international correspondent, covering the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and returning to the country 18 times to report on its reconstruction efforts. Her book about the experience, entitled “A Girl Named Lovely,” is slated for publication in 2019 (Simon & Schuster). Ms. Porter has received two National Newspaper Awards, the Landsberg Award for her feminist columns and a Queen’s Jubilee Medal for grassroots community work.
  • Katherine Power
    Vice President Corporate Affairs SODEXO
    Katherine is responsible for developing a comprehensive and integrated strategy for managing Sodexo Canada’s overall external relationships and reputation including with media, stakeholders and community groups as well as leading communications, corporate responsibility, Indigenous relations and diversity & inclusion to help the company achieve its business goals and objectives in Canada. She is also Executive Director of Sodexo’s STOP HUNGER Foundation in Canada. She is Chair of the Board of Directors for Food4Kids Ontario as well as sitting on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).
  • Gabriela Ramos
    Chief of Staff and Sherpa ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    As OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20 and G7, Gabriela Ramos has been advising and supporting the Secretary General in his efforts to transform the OECD into a high-powered international institution. She ensures policy coherence across the organisation with his strategic agenda. A champion for gender equality, Ms Ramos has overseen the launching of the OECD’s Gender Strategy, and pioneered initiatives such as NiñaSTEM Pueden, an initiative to challenge stereotypes and encourage young girls in Mexico to take up STEM subjects. In recognition of her efforts on inclusive growth and gender equality, Ms Ramos was awarded the Forbes Prize for Entrepreneurial Excellence in June 2017.
  • Madeleine Redfern
    Mayor CITY OF IQALUIT
    Madeleine Redfern’s expertise is grounded in partnership-building between the south and the emerging north. She works closely with Nunavut institutions to help assess and identify strategies and approaches that will attract and retain the highest quality professionals. In her various roles, she has garnered a wealth of experience in a wide range of issues, including governance, laws, policies, program and service development and delivery both in Nunavut and the rest of Canada. Ms. Redfern’s 30 years of experience in public service, law and business has led to an established record of working with industry, governments, indigenous organizations and communities.
  • Kareen Rispal
    Ambassador EMBASSY OF FRANCE TO CANADA
    Graduated at ENA, joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Technical advisor of Secretary of State responsible for humanitarian Aid ; Deputy Director of European and International Economic Law at the MFA ; First Counsellor at French Embassy in London ; Chief of staff of the Minister delegate for European Affairs. First Counsellor at France’s Permanent Mission to the UN ; Cultural Counsellor – French Embassy to the US ; Director of Sustainable Development and Public Affairs, Lafarge Group ; Director for the Americas and the Caribbean ; Senior Officer for Gender Equality with the MFA and sits on High Council for Equality between Men and Women. She is married and has four children.
  • Maya Roy
    CEO YWCA CANADA
    Maya is a diversity specialist with 20 years of experience in a variety of sectors in public policy development, public health, adult education and social work. She has extensive experience working in marginalized and disadvantaged communities, and is skilled in human resources, financial management, grant writing and project planning as well as in strategic communications and marketing. Maya is fluent in English, French and Bengali. Her work has taken her to Thailand, Brazil, India and the UK where she worked with NGOs to support human rights and violence prevention.
  • Jodi Rudoren
    Associate Managing Editor, Editorial Director NYT Global THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Jodi Rudoren, a veteran journalist who has been at The New York Times since 1998, is an associate managing editor and editorial director of NYT Global, the companywide initiative to grow the international audience and make The Times a truly global news organization. She is a longtime newsroom innovator and collaborative leader who was an author of the 2020 report on newsroom structure and vision.
  • Ana Maria Salazar Slack
    CEO GRUPO SALAZAR SLACK SC
    Ana Maria Salazar Slack is a recognized international law and national security expert and popular speaker at business, military and government forums. In addition to a frequent guest on CNN and BBC, for more than a decade, has anchored news programs and political talk shows for TV and radio in Mexico, in both Spanish and English. In addition to her media work, Ms. Salazar heads Grupo Salazar, a consulting firm based in Mexico that specializes on crisis management, political and communications strategies. She served at the US Pentagon and at the White House as Policy Advisor for President Clinton’s Special Envoy for the Americas in 1998. She is a graduate of Harvard law and UC Berkeley.
  • Marie-Ange Saraka Yao
    Managing Director GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE
    Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao is a senior executive with a relentless drive for results and a 20 year track record in strategic leadership, policy development, innovative finance and resource mobilisation in emerging markets and globally. Ms. Saraka-Yao is currently the Managing Director of Resource Mobilisation and Private Sector Partnerships reporting to the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since joining Gavi in 2011, her leadership was instrumental in raising the largest amount of resources ever for Gavi close to USD 18 billion by 2015. She is the lead negotiator with G7 and G20 leaders, corporates and high networth individuals in the expansion of Gavi investors’ base.
  • Vicki Saunders
    CEO SHEEO
    Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Vicki is Founder of SheEO and #radical generosity a global initiative to radically transform how we support finance and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Vicki was recently named one of the 100 most influential leaders of 2015 from “EBW – Empowering A Billion Women”, In 2001, Vicki was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
  • Thomas Shapiro
    Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University INSTITUTE ON ASSETS AND SOCIAL POLICY
    Thomas Shapiro, Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. His primary interest is in racial inequality and public policy and the racial wealth gap. He co-authored Black Wealth/White Wealth with Melvin Oliver, the 1997 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award from the American Sociological Association. The Hidden Cost of Being African American, 2004, was widely reviewed. Co-authored a groundbreaking study, The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap. He studied the wealth gap in South Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship. Toxic Inequality was released March 2017.
  • Anar Simpson
    Executive TECHNOVATION
    Anar is a key influencer for Women, Girls and Technology & led this initiative at Mozilla. She was appointed as a Deputy to United Nations High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment which focussed on women’s digital inclusion. She is the Global Ambassador for Technovation and has grown this program to over 100 countries. She is the Special Advisor, Partnerships for the US State Dept. TechWomen program. Anar has been awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Calgary, GEM Tech Award, GSMA GLOMO Award for her leadership and outstanding contribution to closing the industry gender gap, as well as being recognized as Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence.
  • Julie Linn Teigland
    Managing Partner EY Germany Switzerland Austria (GSA) / Member of the Area Executive Committee for EY EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India, Africa) EY
    Julie Linn Teigland was born in Michigan and has been living in Germany for around 30 years. With over 28 years of experience in professional services Julie is leading one of the largest EY regions in EMEIA and has clearly prioritized EY’s market organization and digital transformation. She is a strong advocate of digital solutions and deeply connected to the central European network of tech leaders. She is equally recognized as a leader in progressing parity issues across the globe. Julie is a prominent voice of the W20 global agenda and is member of the UN EQUALS Advisory Board connecting the public and private sector to advance digital equality.
  • Jess Tomlin
    President & CEO THE MATCH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FUND
    Named by the Stevie Awards as 2017’s Most Innovative Woman of the Year, Jess is the President and CEO of The MATCH International Women’s Fund– Canada’s only global fund for women. Jess has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia for a range of actors including the World Bank, the UN and USAID. Jess was the Director-Women’s Platform for CARE Canada’s signature ‘I am powerful’ campaign. Prior to her appointment at The MATCH Fund, Jess was with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), managing large-scale reform for the Agency that supports Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.
  • Lila Tretikov
    Chief Executive Officer TERRAWATT INITIATIVE
    Acclaimed by Forbes, Times, San Francisco Chronicle as visionary leader in harnessing innovations for global impact, invited by the World Economic Forum to join the Young Global Leaders in 2016. Ms. Tretikov is the CEO of Terrawatt, international cross-sector incubator that brings together all the stakeholders necessary to build a large and competitive clean power market. Former CEO of Wikipedia, she worked to democratize knowledge in 300+ languages for billions and transformed the organization for the age of ubiquitous Internet and machine learning. She advises leaders in identifying and navigating through major market and consumer behavioral shifts propelled by technical innovations.
  • Sébastien Turbot
    Executive Director NEWCITIES
    Sébastien Turbot is the Executive Director at NewCities where he oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s mission, activities, events and outreach. He has also been the Curator of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), the leading global event on education organized by the Qatar Foundation. Sébastien was also Editor-in-Chief of TEDxParis and has held several senior positions in the Middle East and Central Asia. He cofounded and served as the CEO of Sayara Strategies, a top social communication and public information agency operating in Afghanistan. Sébastien has also been a visiting professor at Sciences Po, one of the most prestigious universities in France.
  • Katherine Tweedie
    Executive Director, Investment Institute - Country Head, Canada INVESTEC ASSET MANAGEMENT
    Katherine leads the Canadian Institutional business for Investec Asset Management and is Executive Director of the Investec Investment Institute. Katherine was formerly a director and Head of Africa for the World Economic Forum where she was responsible for CEO and government engagement at Davos and the WEF's regional initiatives. She spent her early career in investment banking and private equity in Toronto with BMO Nesbitt Burns and CIBC Capital Markets respectively. Katherine holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Victoria, Canada. Katherine is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
  • Susan Uthayakumar
    President SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC CANADA
    Susan has been with Schneider Electric for the past 13 years working in both the U.S. and Canada. She is currently the Country President for Canada responsible for the entire operation of Schneider Electric Canada. Previous to this role, she worked in a variety of roles including leading National Sales; leading the Building Business Unit in Canada, Finance leadership roles in the U.S. and Canada and leading Acquisitions for North America.Susan has an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of anagement at Northwestern University with a focus on international business practices. In addition, she holds a Master of Accounting (MAcc) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo
  • Tanya Van Biesen
    Executive Director, Canada CATALYST
    Tanya van Biesen is Executive Director of Catalyst's operations in Canada. She is responsible for leading Catalyst's growth in Canada and shaping strategies to advance Catalyst’s mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion with corporate partners, public stakeholders, CEOs, and senior leaders. A recognized leader and influencer with deep experience in the executive search sector at the most senior levels of corporate Canada, Tanya brings more than two decades of corporate leadership and diversity experience to Catalyst.
  • Helene Von Reis
    President & CEO IKEA JAPAN K.K.
    Helene von Reis is a native of Malmo, Sweden. Graduated Lund University, Major in Marketing and Communication. 1998, started career at the IKEA Group. Over the years, has held a number of positions within the company. Worked within IKEA Communications as Managing Director, Information Manager at IKEA of Sweden and Store Manager in China. From 2013, Deputy Retail Manager in IKEA US, August 2016, appointed Chief Executive Officer and President, IKEA Japan K.K.
  • Carole Wainaina
    Chief Operating Officer AFRICA50
    Ms. Carole Wainaina is the Chief Operating Officer of Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure investment platform that collaborates with African Governments and the private sector to develop, finance and deliver bankable infrastructure projects to accelerate the continents growth. Prior to joining Africa50, she served as the Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources of the United Nations, where she led transformational initiatives for the Secretary General and Member States. Ms. Wainaina has also served in as a Senior Leader for global organizations such as Coca-Cola and Phillips. Ms. Wainaina is passionate about inclusion and empowerment and works actively in her various roles to promote policies and initiatives to advance women in the workplace and society. She currently serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations United Success-a global network of women entrepreneurs and the Discovery Learning Alliance-which fosters women’s empowerment, learning and education. Ms. Wainaina lives in Casablanca, Morocco where Africa50 is headquartered.
  • Ann Walker Marchant
    CEO THE WALKER MARCHANT GROUP
    Ann is CEO of The Walker Marchant Group (WMG), the leading strategic communications firm recognized for managing global issues and crises while positioning many of world’s most recognized organizations. After serving in the White House as Special Assistant to the President & Director of Communications Research, she founded WMG to create sustainable, impactful partnerships for corporations, NGOs and policy leaders. With over 20 years experience counseling political and corporate leaders, Ann creates impactful, transformative media campaigns that change perceptions and lives. Ann resides in Washington, DC and has one daughter.
  • Kresse Wesling
    Co-Founder & Director ELVIS & KRESSE
    Kresse Wesling, MBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience. After first meeting with the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which turns industrial waste into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to charities. Elvis & Kresse’s first line is made from decommissioned fire hose, 50% of the profits from this line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.The company now collects 12 different waste streams, has several charitable partnerships and is involved with collaborations across industries, from fashion houses to FTSE 100 companies.
  • Carolyn Wilkins
    Senior Deputy Governor BANK OF CANADA
    Carolyn A. Wilkins was appointed Senior Deputy Governor for a term of seven years beginning 2 May 2014. In this capacity, she oversees the Bank’s strategic planning and economic and financial research, and shares responsibility for the conduct of monetary policy as a member of the Bank’s Governing Council. She is also a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors.
  • Anja Wyden Guelpa
    Chancellor of State CHANCELLERY OF STATE OF GENEVA
    Anja Wyden Guelpa was the first woman elected Chancellor of State in Geneva in 2009, reelected in 2013. Fascinated by innovation and change as a natural order, she began her career at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs as project manager. She went on to work for IBM Business Consulting as project manager. In 2003, she joined the public administration of Geneva, first as Deputy Director, then as General Director of Social Policy. As Chancellor, Anja manages projects related to modernization of the administration and ensures organization of voting and elections. She leads major innovative projects such as public private partnerships in philanthropy, and promotes youth participation.
  • Haruno Yoshida
    Vice Chair of the Board of Councillors of Keidanren / President & Representative Director of BT Japan Corporation KEIDANREN / BT JAPAN CORPORATION
    Haruno Yoshida was appointed as President and Representative Director at BT Japan in 2012. With extensive experience as a top salesman and a working mother in the male-dominated communications industry over twenty plus years, Haruno has worked for five ICT companies – both western and Japanese - in four countries. She brings unique experience and global perspective. In 2015 was appointed as the first female Vice Chairman of the Board of Councillors for Keidanren, and was appointed as a member of the Council for Regulatory Reform - an advisory committee established within the Cabinet Office to advise on policy and social structural reforms from an economic perspective in 2016. Taking a leadership role to promote diversity & inclusion at the workplace, Haruno regularly advocates to increase productivity through the use of technology, and has attracted attention as a new role model for the working women in Japan. In 2017, she was chosen as only one Japanese of the World’s Greatest Leaders 50 by Fortune.
  • Holly Andersen
    Attending Cardiologist, Professor of Clinical Medicine THE RONALD O. PERELMAN HEART INSTITUTE
    Dr. Holly Andersen is a Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and Director of Education & Outreach at The Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. Castle Connolly has selected her as one of America’s Best Doctors every year since 2010. She is the Scientific Advisor to the Women’s Heart Alliance and has been an on-air consultant to ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Evening News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Fox Television Network. Dr. Andersen is a member of the Board of Trustees for Rockefeller University, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Dartmouth Medical School.
  • Rania Anderson
    Founder THE WAY WOMEN WORK
    Rania Anderson is on a mission to unleash the careers of 100,000 women by guiding business men and women and university students to take the actions that make a difference. She is the foremost expert on the career advancement of businesswomen in developing and emerging economies, a global speaker, an executive coach and the author of the award-winning book Undeterred: The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies. Rania founded The Way Women Work and speaks at conferences and companies including: P&G, Microsoft, GM, American Express, Barclays, PwC, GE, & Alsea. She is also the co-founder of a women's angel investor network in the U.S that invests in high-growth women led businesses.
  • Yolanda Arellano
    PR & Editorial Director TIME CONTACT
    Graduated in Communication, Yolanda started her carreer working in the hotel industry in the advertising area. Later on she became involved in international media customized marketing programs, for the promotion of Mexican touristic destinations. Today she is PR & Editorial Director of Time Contact magazine where she puts emphasis in spreading the word and supporting people and causes that contribute to make Mexico and the world a better place.
  • Maria Ariza
    GENERAL DIRECTOR ASOCIACION MEXICANA DE CAPITAL PRIVADO, A.C.
    María Ariza has been recently appointed CEO of AMEXCAP, the Mexican Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds. The AMEXCAP is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the growth of the private equity and venture capital industry in Mexico. AMEXCAP’s membership is comprised of over 95 funds, from leading investment firms active in our country to local fund managers. Members have raised accumulated capital of more than USD $45 billion to be invested in the country. AMEXCAP is also formed by over 50 specialist service providers such as financial and legal specialized firms and strategic allies involved in Mexico’s economic development.
  • Maria Teresa Arnal
    Country Manager GOOGLE MEXICO
    Maria Teresa Arnal is Google Mexico’s Country Manager. Before Google, Maria Teresa led Twitter’s operations in Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. Her experience in Digital Marketing, Technology and Telecommunications was exerted as Director in J. Walter Thompson Mexico, Mirum and Clarus, company that she founded. Likewise, she was part of the team that founded the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in Mexico and was President of the Board of the World Internet Project in Mexico.
  • Bárbara Arredondo Ayala
    Cultural Curator WE MATTER STRATEGIES
    Bárbara has dedicated her life to giving visibility to the lives of our generation’s most inspiring leaders. She currently advises women focused initiatives through her consulting agency, We Matter strategies. Bárbara has created and advised movements and forums in Latin America, New York and Japan. Her latest project is Decididas is a docu-series focused on creating awareness on the decisions we make as women alongside Mexican producer Olga Segura. Bárbara is also the co-owner of Hüngry Beast, a juice bar & gluten free kitchen at the heart of Roma Norte.
  • Lilia AvendaÑo
    CEO DIDCO / DISEÑO E IDENTIDAD CORPORATIVA SA DE CV
    In 1998 Lilia founded Didco , since then she has led projects in the design and manufacturing of commercial, corporate and traffic signaling. In 2013 her company got certified with WEConnect International and thanks to her WECI certification DIDCO has became a supplier to corporations such as Accenture and JW Marriott Mexico. In 2016 AT&T gave DIDCO the opportunity to developing of their Branding in their main offices in Torre Diana in Mexico City and supplier other promotional items, business cards, banners, welcome kits so becoming a big income to her company where the annual sales are up to 250,0000usd, generating more jobs.
  • Nathalie Baaklini
    Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer THE MOONSHOT CO.
    Nathalie was born in Lebanon, nationalized Canadian and Mexican at heart. She has held senior positions at LVMH, Gap, Levis and El Palacio de Hierro. She is a founding partner of a fashion brand “Children of our Town” and a strategic investor in the Ready-to-Wear brand Trista. She is an active mentor at Endeavor and has scaled a variety of start-ups in Mexico. Recently, she launched The Moonshot Co., a boutique firm that is reinventing the way companies and brands connect with their consumers. She is currently leading the most ambitious wellness project in Mexico, set to launch in 2018.
  • Norma Bastidas
    Athlete NORMABASTIDAS.COM
    Norma Bastidas broke and more than doubled the Guinness World Record for the longest triathlon 95 miles of swimming, 2,932 miles of cycling and 735 miles of running, 3,762 miles in total. The record was part of a documentary that follows Norma along her quest to break the record and to change the perception of what courage really is, not climbing dangerous mountains or running deserts but rather speaking up against violence and to change society’s perception of who a victim of human traffic is by telling her story, the documentary titled Be Relentless was released 2017.
  • Monica Bauer
    Corporate Affairs LATAM Vice President PEPSICO
    In her role as VP, Corporate Affairs LatAm, Mónica leads external, internal and transformation communications, as well as brand communications and corporate citizenship across Latin America. She also handles executive communications for LatAm’s leadership team and is responsible for protecting and strengthening PepsiCo’s corporate reputation in the region by engaging with key stakeholders, including employees, NGOs and the media. She also leads the development of a unified PepsiCo narrative for both food and beverages across Latin America.
  • Alberto Manuel Bello GarcÍa De Vinuesa
    Business Editorial Director GRUPO EXPANSIÓN
    A journalist, an economist at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MBA from Kellogg-Northwestern University, he has led the launching or repositioning of several media brands within Grupo Expansión, such as CNNExpansión.com and CNNMéxico.com, now Expansion. mx in alliance with CNN, Mediotiempo.com or ADNPolitico. as well as the renewal of publications such as the magazine Expansión or the industrial publications Obras y Manufactura. He has been a regular contributor to radio or television programs on CNN, Foro TV, Radio Fórmula or W Radio. He has been a middle leader of the World Economic Forum since 2005.
  • Amanda Berenstein
    Managing Director WEBER SHANDWICK MÉXICO
    Amanda is Managing Director of Weber Shandwick Mexico a leading global communications agency. She has over ten years of experience in providing direction to clients in strategic communication, reputation building and CSR. For three years she worked in the area of Social Communications of President Vicente Fox. Amanda is on the board of various non-for profit organizations including CEMEFI, COMEXI, CEMDA, Causa en Común, and ProRP. In 2017, Amanda was named one of Mexico´s Most Powerful Women by the top business magazine Expansion. Amanda has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana.
  • Lourdes Berho
    President and Chief Catalyst ALCHEMIA
    Lourdes Berho has more than 25 years of experience in C-Suite positions heading global organizations and has been an indisputable growth leader. Her professional career focuses on senior management, business plan development, media, strategic marketing communications, travel and tourism, luxury and sustainability. In 2011 she founded Alchemia Communications Group, where she currently is President and Chief Catalyst. In 2018 she was appointed as Regional Director for Brand USA in Mexico. In this position she is responsible for the strategic travel trade and marketing efforts of the company in the Mexican market. Prior to that, she served as head of the Mexico Tourism Board and occupied positions such as VP of Premium Marketing at Banamex-City, CEO at Condé Nast Mexico and Latin America and CEO of Publicitas Promotion Network and CMG for Mexico and Latin America. As an activist, she co-founded Casa Hogar Alegría IAP and is a member of several non-profit organization’s Advisory Boards. She is frequently invited as a speaker on travel and tourism marketing, sustainability and women empowerment in international forums.
  • Eduardo Bolio
    Director MCKINSEY & COMPANY
    Eduardo Bolio is a Director in the Mexico Office of McKinsey & Company. Eduardo holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Diploma in Finance from ITAM in Mexico City. Since joining the firm in 1994, he has concentrated his client service efforts on the sectors of Energy and Basic Materials, Private Equity, Retail and Education. Eduardo is married, has two daughters and lives in Mexico City.
  • Jana Boltvinik
    Managing Partner CAPITAL INVENT
    Jana Boltvinik is managing partner at Capital Invent since 2013. For the last 10 years, Jana has been immersed in the development and management of internet properties. Since 2004 she was a key part of Metroscubicos team, where she created a business intelligence unit. Later on, she was in charge of the innovation area and led two re launchings of the site, and designed and launched an online application for real estate agents. Later as a Publisher for Grupo Expansion, she launched adnpolitico.com in 2011, and was in charge of other digital properties. Jana was born in Mexico City and in 1994 she received her bachelor’s degree in economics from ITAM. She is married and has two daughters.
  • Jana Boltvinik
    CAPITAL INVENT
  • Sofia Bonnet
    Cloud Executive Development Leader IBM
    Sofia is a multi-cultural Human Resources Leader with vast experience in leading organizations in constant transformation. As Global Diversity Leader at IBM, she focused on driving a progressive agenda regarding equality, to provide access and representation to diverse constituencies like Women, Minorities, LGBT+ and People with Disabilities. Her achievements in development talent programs and workplace environment improvements have significantly contributed to extending IBM’s societal influence around the globe. She has published two books (Dos/Twins: Seeing Double), has BS in Psychology, a Masters in Human Resources, and speaks 4 languages ((English, Spanish, French and Portuguese).
  • Breanne Butler
    Global Director WOMEN’S MARCH GLOBAL INC.
    Breanne is a chef and activist in NYC. Starting from humble beginnings in Detroit, she moved to NYC to pursue her career as a chef. Her work as Pastry Sous Chef at the Michelin starred Rouge Tomate led her to open the Facebook NY kitchens as their Executive Pastry Chef. 2 years later, she left to open by Breanne, fusing her love of food and fashion. After making cookies for a Hillary Clinton campaign fundraiser, she began to be more politically aware. On November 9th, Breanne and a few other women founded The Women's March, a historic event on 1.21.17 that over 5 million women attended. Today, Breanne is leading the Women’s March as their Global Director.
  • Lorna Campbell
    Exploration Vice President Mexico EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION COMPANY
    ExxonMobil Exploration Vice President, Mexico. Upstream executive responsible for ExxonMobil's participation in Mexico's new energy model. Joined ExxonMobil as a geoscientist in 2000 and moved through positions in Exploration, Development and Production organizations in Melbourne, Australia and Houston, USA. Key areas of experience include deepwater projects in West Africa, Eastern Canada and Gulf of Mexico. Recent positions include Supervisor for USGOM Exploration and Manager for New Opportunities in Asia Pacific region. Assumed role of Mexico Exploration Manager in 2015 and promoted to current position in 2016.
  • Alejandro Cardoso
    CEO Publicis Communications Mexico PUBLICIS MEXICO
    Alejandro has been working in the Communications Industry for 25 years.He has been an industry leader in the Advstg. sector working for companies such as JWT, TBWA, Leo Burnet and for the last 14 years with Paris based Publicis Groupe. He has also worked and led world class companies such as: Westin & Intercontinental Hotels, Yahoo, Citibank and Aeromexico where he designed the Premier concept (Premier Class, Lounge) as well as Club Premier Aeromexico`s freq. flyer program.Alejandro has been the Regional CEO for Publicis in Latam for 8 years and is now responsible of all the Group's operations in Mexico. These are: Leo Burnett, Publicis, Saatchi&Saatchi,Nurun,Arc,MSL,Marcel & P. Healthcare.
  • Itziar Carracedo
    Editor in chief, QUIÉN magazine GRUPO EXPANSIÓN
    Media and communications professional with 12 years in internal and external communications, social media and editorial media relations. I'm currently performing as Editor in chief of Quién and Instyle magazine and digital plataforms. Before being part of grupo Expansión, I work for the Federal Government, as Communication Advisor, for the Ministry of Finance. I graduate in International Relations at Universidad Iberoamericana and also I did some studies at the Université Catholique du Liile, France, on European Studies.
  • Carlos Carriedo
    General Manager Global Corporate Payments Latin America & Canada, American Express AMERICAN EXPRESS
    Carlos Carriedo is Senior Vice President & General Manager at American Express and is responsible for the operation of the Commercial Services business across Europe. His team is responsible for delivering innovative payment and cash flow solutions to businesses of all sizes in the region.
  • Pilar Castillo
    Partner, Member of the Executive Committe of Mazars in Mexico, Member of the Diversity Steering Committe MAZARS
    Born in Naranjos, Veracruz. Thanks to her mothers’ tenacity she lived since she was 3 years old in Mexico City. She studied at Colegio Guadalupe. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree as an accountant from the Universidad Iberoamericana. Pilar is the partner responsible for the Queretaro and Toluca’s office of Mazars in México, and she is responsible for the BD of the Bajio region. As the first partner who is a woman in Mexico, she is a reference to the 50% of women who are part of our staff at Mazars in Mexico. Member of the Executive Committee in Mexico, Member of the Diversity Steering Committee of Mazars.
  • Panmela Castro
    Founder PANMELA CASTRO / NAMI
    Panmela Casto (Rio de Janeiro, 1981) has a Masters in Contemporary Artistic Processes from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She is a feminist, human rights activist, art collector, cultural entrepreneur and a promoter of street art produced by women in Brazil. Also,She is a deductive artist whose main areas of interest are the female body in dialogue with the urban landscape and questions of otherness and binary gender. She dedicates herself to the production of a wide range of art work such as performance art, photos, videos and her world renowned murals, those are in more than ten countries worldwide and has also exhibited in art galleries and museuns; Nominations for the “Business Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2015 for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, one of “150 Women Who Shake the World”, (Newsweek, 2015),and Brazilian´s queen graffiti, CNN, 2017.
  • Alberto Chaia
    Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY
    Alberto Chaia is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Mexico City office. His client work has focused on the areas of strategy and growth. He has served clients in the social, education and financial sectors in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Alberto started working on microfinance topics in 1995 when he served as project leader for the establishment of rural banks in Mexico while working for the Ministry of Finance. Since joining McKinsey in 2002, he has worked with low-income mortgage providers and other financial institutions focused on serving low-income clients. He was also the co-leader of McKinsey’s financial inclusion knowledge initiative, as well as leading several economic development-related projects in Latin America.
  • Valeria Chapa Garza
    Vice President & General Counsel, Latin America HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC
    Valeria provides general commercial, corporate governance and compliance advice to Honeywell's operations in LATAM. Before joining Honeywell, Valeria was a partner at Baker & McKenzie based in Monterrey, Mexico and worked at the firm’s New York (2004) and Mexico City (2006-2008) offices. She holds a JD from the Universidad de Monterrey (Cum Laude, 2001) and a Master of Laws from Columbia University in New York. In 2015, Valeria co-founded an NGO formed by Mexican in-house and law firm attorneys called Abogadas MX, which aims to increase the representation of female attorneys in leadership positions through mentoring, networking and leadership opportunities.
  • Caroline Codsi
    President & Founder WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE (LA GOUVERNANCE AU FEMININ)
    After a very successful career as a corporate executive, Caroline Codsi founded in 2010 Women in Governance with mission to facilitate the access of women to decision-making bodies. In 2017, she created the very first parity certification in Canada. A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline was recognized as Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, Top 75 Canadian Immigrants and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is recipient of multiple awards including a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations, a Leadership Award from the Federation of chambers of commerce etc.
  • Pablo Constain
    CEO ADVENIO
    Born and raised in Colombia, Pablo has lived in 12 countries throughout his career. BA in hospitality and Tourism from Glion Hotel School, with MA in Finance in ITESM and MBA from INSEAD. After a three years working in hotels in Spain, Thailand, Belgium and Mexico, he switched careers to become a consultant at BCG for 6 years. After a one-year sabbatical at the Clinton Foundation as a Regional Manager for South America, he returned to Colombia to become General Manager of Seguros Falabella. In 2013 he founded Advenio in Colombia to become the CEO of the company in 2016. He now lives in México City and is a happy husband and a father of a two-year old.
  • Claudia Contreras
    Marketing Director SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS MEXICO
    Claudia Contreras assumed the position of Marketing Director at Samsung Electronics México in 2015. Owing to her extensive knowledge of the technological market, her responsibilities include leading a team of experts to strengthen the bonds between users’ needs and the company’s innovation through a more continuous and emotional communication. With over 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising, sales, e-commerce, consumer experience and strategic planning, Claudia has developed skills in leadership and business management in multinational companies, working in Mexico, the United States and Brazil in different companies such as Aeroméxico, Apple, Televisa, Turner and Tycoon.
  • Chiara Corazza
    Managing Director WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Since 1985, Chiara Corazza dared to build bridges across the world while uplifting women’s leadership, beginning with her establishment of the Metropolis that connected Paris region to the world. Ever since, Chiara has gleaned over 30 years of experience in international affairs that have taken her from Shanghai to Singapore, from the UAE to India, from the US to Japan - first as Head of International Affairs at the Ile de France Region and then as General Manager of the Greater Paris Investment Agency. Chiara is currently a member of the Board of RATP, the Arab International Women’s Forum and APRIL Insurance. She was also awared the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Christine Lagarde in 2009.
  • Patricia Corsi
    Head of Marketing HEINEKEN MÉXICO
    Patricia Corsi began her professional career in 1994, since then, she has forged countless successes in various consumer industries in Latin America and Europe. During her work, she has excelled by her work in companies like Kraft and Unilever, in this last Patricia led brands and equipment at international level. She joined CM / HEINEKEN Mexico in September 2016 as Senior Vice President Chief Marketing Officer. Her leadership has allowed her to focus the efforts of different areas of the company to position the products of the brewer group in the top of mind of the consumers. Her passion for brands and vision to connect them with the consumer have earned her multiple awards in this area.
  • Laetitia Courtois
    Deputy Head of Mexico Regional Delegation INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC)
    Since her arrival in Mexico, Laetitia Courtois has been supporting the development of ICRC's activities in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama, contexts where the ICRC maintains an operational presence. She has been following humanitarian issues of regional outreach to insure a coherent approach adapted for each context, particularly in the field of migration, internal displacement, on the issue missing persons and in the use of force by law enforcement agencies. On the multilateral front, she is in charge of bringing to regional stakeholders’ attention on humanitarian issues of ICRC’s interest for the region.
  • Xavier De Bellefon
    Chairman PREVITA
    Xavier de Bellefon is an entrepreneur living in Mexico with several business ventures in health (providing primary care to the middle class) and banking (money lending to families and SMEs). Xavier has worked extensively as a global senior executive for Axa, the world insurance leader. Following several executive positions in Europe, he was CEO for Mexico and Latin America since 2008. Xavier started his career at Booz Allen & Hamilton, a US management consulting firm. He chairs the Instituto Marillac foundation dedicated to nursing education and is a board member of Museo Tamayo, Mexico leading contemporary art museum. Xavier is a French citizen living in Mexico for the last 10 years.
  • Claudia De Heredia Romo
    Growth’s Director and Co-founder KICHINK
    Claudia is co-founder of Kichink and growth director, where she is in charge of planning, development and execution of strategies, focused on increasing the client portopholio, and the company’s growth. She studied at tec de monterrey, campus sta. Fe,  marketing degree. Claudia’s work experience  involves companies such as nube 9 tecnología méxico y procter & gamble méxico, places where she implemented and executed strategies and plans for clients at social media, and analized new scenarios for new targets and potential clients. Besides of her knowledge at the bussiness, Claudia injects to Kichink lots of passion, persistence and discipline.
  • Paola De La Rosa
    Managing Director LAZO
    Paola De la Rosa, Managing Director of “Lazo”, a new business created by NIDO. LAZO is an e-commerce plataform for consumers to purchase handmade pieces made by master craftsmen from Mexico. The goal of LAZO is to promote the craftsmen through online sales, connecting the creators of popular art to the consumers. While providing the craftsmen with the 80% of the final sales income. With this she seeks to generate new and better opportunities for the disadvantage communities of the country.
  • Denise De La Rue
    Artist DENISE DE LA RUE
    The first artist in history to whom the Picasso Trust grants the use of "Guernica" for a contemporary work of art. On April 26, 2014, she presented her video "A Cry for Peace" at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. From 16 February to 2 April 2017, “Angelas” exhibition was shown at the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida in Madrid, which contains the most important of Goya’s frescoes and is where his remains rest. This was the first time in two centuries that an exhibition was held within the chapel. Her current exhibition "Witches" (from June 22nd to October 31st, 2017) is a unique opportunity to see two of Goya’s original artworks of witches together with De La Rue’s reintegration of feminine power.
  • Maria Del Carmen Bernal Gonzalez
    Academic Director DALIA EMPOWER
    María del Carmen Bernal is the Academic Director in Dalia Empower a center dedicated to the empowerment and advocacy in leadership of those women who are transforming the world in the corporate world and public policies. She was delegate of Mexico in Turkey, China and Germany at the G20 to elaborate the agenda for women. Forbes Mexico named her in 2016 and 2017 one of the 100 powerful women in Mexico. She is author of several books and articles about Women in Senior Management. Her passion is promote female talent to senior positions and be a bridge between women leaders.
  • Georges Desvaux
    Senior Partner and Managing Partner Africa MCKINSEY & COMPANY - SOUTH AFRICA
    Georges Desvaux is a leader of McKinsey’s marketing practice and has authored articles and research on consumer and macroeconomic trends, in addition to building consumer insight and analytics capabilities at the company. He initiated their “Women Matter” research, which he has co-led since 2007. Georges is a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders’ Council.
  • Melanie Devlyn
    Chairman of the Board DEVLYN HOLDINGS
    Melanie is Chairman of Devlyn Holdings since 2015. She is member of the third generation of the mexican family owned company leader in Optical retail in Mexico. Devlyn owns and operates 1,200 opticals through out Mexico and Central America. A bachelor in B.A. by Universidad Anahuac,she is currently participating in the AD2 program from IPADE Business School.President of Grupo Ace (specialty retail association)from 2013 to 2015.Member of the Forbes Women's consulting comitee(Mx)and named one of 100 most influential women in 2016 and 2017. President of the Devlyn Family Council and member of ANTAD.Married for 25 years has 3 children. Passionate advocate of gender inclusion in the workforce.
  • Sofia Diaz Pizarro
    Founder SOFIA DIAZ PRODUCCIONES SA DE CV
    With studies on Neuroscience at Harvard University, studies on children's education, more than 20 years practicing meditation, Sofía Diaz Pizarro created Conscious Maternity and Paternity, educating with respect & unconditional love® (MPC) & the pro-lactation campaign Darle Pecho es tu Derecho® Produces & directs www.sofiadiaz.tv with free content & online MPC courses that have transformed the relationship of thousands of parents with their children. Collaborates in TV, radio, newspapers & magazines. Also, offers conferences committed in creating a major paradigm shift in the way children are perceived and treated, ensuring their outmost development. Her first book will be released in 2018.
  • Maria De Lourdes Dieck-Assad
    Vice President for Hemispheric and Global Affairs UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
    Dr. María de Lourdes Dieck-Assad, a world-renowned economist who has held positions in academia, business, and government, including serving as Mexico’s ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and chief of the Mexican Mission to the European Union,has been appointed Vice President for Hemispheric & Global Affairs for the University of Miami. Dr. Dieck-Assad, previously dean emeritus and distinguished professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business Administration at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, in Monterrey, Mexico, began her new post in September, 2017. She will promote & manage collaborations between the University & worldwide partners, with a special focus on the Americas.
  • Gina Diez Barroso
    President & CEO GRUPO DIARQ
    Gina Diez Barroso has been a pioneer in the fields of arts and education for over 20 years beginning in 1990,she created and launched Grupo Diarq. DIARQ is a holding company with eight subsidiaries currently employing over 1,000 people. One of the most prestigious real estate development and design firms in Latin America, DIARQ has completed over 850 residential and hospitality projects to date. In 2004, Mrs. Diez Barroso founded CENTRO; the first university in Mexico City specialized in creative studies. She is one of the two Mexicans belonging to C200 (200 Women Business Leaders of the World) and represents Mexico in W20, the women initiative from G20. She is Founder of Dalia Empower.
  • Erika Ender
    President ENDERTAINMENT INC.
    Erika Ender has a unique musical versatility that has established her as one of the most successful composers in the Latin music industry; also renown as a singer-songwriter, producer and Latin American television personality. Ender, who writes in Spanish, Portuguese and English, has written important hit songs for such distinguished stars as: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, Chayanne, Gloria Trevi, Leonardo (Brazil) and Azúcar Moreno, among more than a hundred others. Ender, recently inducted to the Latin Songwriter Hall of Fame, has been the winner of the industry's most important awards, including the Latin GRAMMY and Latin Billboard, among other awards and nominations.
  • Anne EngÉrant
    Senior Vice President of RB Health in Latin America RECKITT BENCKISER MEXICO
    Anne Engérant is the Senior Vice President of RB Health in Latin America, married to a Bee Keeper and mother of 4 girls. Her professional life is 25 incredible years spent at developing brands, businesses and our family, in 3 continents”. She joined RB in France in 1997 in Marketing. She moved to UK to lead AirWick for Europe, then to India in 2003 as Marketing Head, then back to UK to manage RB sustainability program. In 2010 she went as GM Belgium and in 2012 took the global lead of RB Sore Throat category till she moved to Mexico in 2014. Anne is driven by her interest for people, grateful of her opportunity to grow in different cultures, a journey which transformed her family in citizens of the world.
  • Gabriela Fenton
    CEO SAATCHI & SAATCHI MEXICO
    Hard worker, passionate about creativity and ideas that transform business, Gabriela Fenton is the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi and Marcel Mexico. A professional with more than 27 years of experience. Gabriela is a natural leader that integrates teams to create strategies and ideas that transform and grow brands in multicultural and international environments. In her first year as CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Mexico has doubled in size, skills and results for both the agency and its clients. Now that Saatchi is in a good place, she assumes the challenge of also managing Marcel Mexico, absolutely committed to the people, the brand and the clients.
  • Monica Flores
    President Latin America MANPOWERGROUP
    President Latin America ManpowerGroup, responsible for the company’s operation across 18 countries, with 3,500 employees & 120,000 associates. President of American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, member of the Board of several universities, public institutions, and private organizations. President of the ManpowerGroup Foundation, Counselor of the STEM movement, author of the book “How to find your first job”, one of the Most Powerful Business Women in Latin America, one of the Ten Main Global Promoters of Diversity. Avowed by the Mexican Senate as 2011 Distinguished Woman and by the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants as Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year in Mexico and Latin America.
  • Angeline Fournier
    President MAEVA INVESTMENTS
    Angéline Fournier, is the President and founder of Maeva Investments inc, a Boutique Investment Company that has now arranged transactions in more than 20 countries over 3 continents mainly in energy & telecom/tech. She leads the development of Maeva and its active presence in Mexico, Latam & Africa. In Mexico she concentrates on Energy Trading and Tech. She is member of the Paris Bar and received the "women Leaders of the Future" award. She comes from a long family tradition of french builders (English Channel, Itaipu Dam & the Louvre Pyramide). She holds a Masters of Paris & McGill) & has been trained at Harvard in Negotiation. She conducts her practice in French, English and Spanish.
  • Victoria Fuentes
    General Director FUNDACION MEXICANA PARA LA PLANEACION FAMILIAR (MEXFAM)
    Victoria is a Mexican/American citizen with a BA in International Relations (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) and a post-graduate degree in Strategic Studies. Her work experience includes: the National Autonomous University of Mexico; IPPF's Resident Coordinator in Mexico; the Senior Programme Officer for UNFPA and is currently the General Director of MEXFAM. 
  • Juan A. Gaitan
    Director MUSO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO INTERNACIONAL RUFINO TAMAYO
    Director at Museum Tamayo. 2015-present. Curator of the 8th Biennial of Berlin. 2012-2014. Curator of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts. 2009-2011. Canada and associate curator of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. As an independent curator and art critic, he has worked on exhibitions and research projects on the historic modernism & cultural uses of the public sphere, in relation to art, architecture, design & urbanism. Studied art history and aesthetic theory at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
  • Jimena Gallego
    Co-Founder MOTHERS FRONT
    Jimena has been in the entertainment business since a very young age. She started as a singer and then as a T.V host in popular shows. Which include: Pequeños Gigantes (USA, Univision), Objetivo Fama (USA, Univision) and Despierta América (USA, Univision). She was also part of a daily talk show named Cuéntamelo Ya (Mexico, Televisa) and hosted several special programs for the network. Two years ago, together with Alexia Camil she founded Mothers Front; organization dedicated to building community among mothers. MF hosts an annual forum that deals with important topics concerning motherhood. Its point of view is humanistic as it deals with issues directly from the point of view of Moms.
  • Guadalupe Garcia Alvarez
    Founder and CEO MUJERES, LUCHA Y DERECHOS PARA TODAS AC
    Guadalupe García Álvarez is a Mazahua woman. Her life story is like the stories told by thousands of girls and women marked by violence and discrimination. The difference is that she has used her experiences to transform her own life and the life of her community. In 2009 she founded the Women, Struggle, and Rights for All (Mujeres, Lucha y Derechos para Todas) organization and is now working on the “Playing for my Rights” project that uses soccer as an empowerment tool that has also served to obtain academic and sports scholarships for Mazahua girls. In 2015, she participated in the “Women’s Stories” Series produced by Mexico’s TV Channel 22 that received the Best Social Relevance Content in Latin America Award.
  • Luis Garza
    ADVENIO
  • Kimberly Gire
    Founder, Global Women Leaders for the ICRC INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS(ICRC)
    Kimberly is the Founder of Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy. A career banking and finance senior executive, now a private equity investor and Fintech advisory board member. Kimberly was previously the Chief Financial Officer for the retail, business and private banking divisions of Westpac Banking Corporation in Australia and has worked extensively in the international capital markets with Westpac and Citibank. As strategic philanthropists, Global Women Leaders work collaboratively to donate their professional skills and experience in innovative finance and philanthropy as advisors to cornerstone partner International Committee of the Red Cross and other humanitarian actors.
  • Amy Glover
    CEO, Mexico SPEYSIDE CORPORATE RELATIONS
    With over twenty years of public affairs and business experience, Glover recently joined Speyside as the CEO for Mexico. Prior to this, Glover was the Director of the Mexico practice at McLarty Associates in Washington, DC. Glover has worked as a risk manager for Citibank, a public affairs consultant for multinational companies and more recently as the Director of External Affairs at the American Chamber of Commerce. She has a BA in political science from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins (SAIS). She speaks Spanish fluently and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Danie Gomez Ortigoza
    Journalist and digital brand strategist JOURNEY OF A BRAID
    Nomad with a chameleonic career, and an absolute passion for Latin America, and for fashion as a reflection of the self. Creativity has been the only constant in her career, having worked as a TV host for Disney, Digital Strategist and Marketing Director. She discovered her inner-feminist, as she built the first Mexican Delegation for the Women's Forum, presided by Salma Hayek, in France. She had a love-affair with writing while being the Correspondent for Glamour México and Latin America, and currently defines herself as a Story-Teller, working with clients such as Isabel Marant, and Estilo Costa Rica. She's been featured as a style icon in vogue.mx, and Who What Wear among other media.
  • Mayra Gonzalez
    President and Managing Director RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
    Mayra Gonzalez is currently the president and managing director of Nissan Mexicana, a company that has achieved more than seven consecutive years of sales leadership in the automotive industry in Mexico. She is the first female executive ever to be appointed president of a country within the Nissan Group, and also the youngest person to assume this position in the history of the company. Gonzalez was also the first woman to become a member of NMEX's executive committee. Mayra Gonzalez holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing by the Technological University of Mexico (1998); a master’s degree in Advertising from Anahuac University in Mexico (2001).
  • Luis Miguel Gonzalez
    Editor-in-Chief EL ECONOMISTA
    Hizo el master de periodismo en El País de Madrid y una especialidad de periodismo económico en Columbia, NY. Ha sido reportero, editor de negocios y director editorial del Periódico Público de Guadalajara. Desde 2009 es el director editorial de El Economista de México.Es profesor de la Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano. Fundador de la Red Iberoamericana de Periodismo Económico que une a ocho de los periódicos económicos más importantes de América Latina. Es articulista de la revista Expansión y del periódico Milenio. Participó como profesor y conferencista en la Fundación Nuevo Periodismo. Escribe dos columnas semanales en El Economista y una colaboración quincenal en la revista Expansión de México.
  • Daniela Victoria GonzÁlez Villarreal
    Founder CODE PARTY
    Daniela Gonzalez is a Mexican entrepreneur considered as a dream-seeker. She founded Code Party, ed tech startup that integrates STEAM education where children become Tech creators in a playful way. She is the former Co-founder and director of Epic Queen, the first Mexican NGO for girls and women in tech in the region. Ambassador for México in Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in India, she's one of the 33 Mexican innovators by BBVA Bancomer, LaTam ambassador of Samsung, spokeswoman for brands like Coca Cola Mexico and Always, winner of the Women Tec Award 2015 in the entrepreneurship category and TEDX speaker.
  • Lorena GuillÉ
    Director of Corporate Social Responsibility CINÉPOLIS
    Lorena Guillé has devoted her life to CSR, philanthropy and next generation leadership. She is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cinépolis and Executive Director of Fundación Cinépolis since its creation. She has led the efforts to recover the sight of 29,000 people suffering cataracts, bring the cinema experience to +300k people in rural communities, and produced DHFEST, the first Human Rights Film Festival in Mexico(now in its 7th Year). Currently she is a member of the Global Philanthropist Circle, Nexus Global Youth Summit, and the Mexican Center for Philanthropy Advisory Committee; mentors at Unreasonable Institute and Endeavor Mx. She is married and has three beautiful children.
  • Dayle Haddon
    CEO & Founder WOMENONE
    Dayle Haddon founded WomenOne, an internationally recognized non-profit focused on increasing girls access to quality education globally. Dayle has been the international spokesperson for beauty companies; L’Oreal, Revlon, Estee Lauder and Max Factor and written two international bestselling books on beauty and living in balance. She has graced the covers of more than 100 magazines in her career. Dayle has been nominated to Vanity Fair’s Hall of Fame and was recently named one of the top 50 philanthropists by Town & Country magazine. She is a member of the US Foreign Policy think tank, The Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of the Klosters Forum.
  • Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner
    Member of the Directoire, Secretary General PUBLICIS GROUPE
    Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is a Member of the Directoire (Management Board) and Secretary General of Publicis Groupe. She oversees Legal affairs, Human Resources, Procurement, Governance, Compliance, Internal Audit and risk management. A former member of the Inspection Générale des Finances and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she is also a graduate of Paris business school ESCP and of Sciences Po and holds a postgraduate degree in Law. After holding positions at the French Treasury and in a number of ministerial cabinets, including at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked at Euris/Rallye, at the SNCF and as a Senior Banker at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. She is the mother of 4 Children.
  • Brian Heilman
    Senior Research Officer PROMUNDO
    Brian Heilman's work focuses on eliminating harmful masculine norms, preventing all forms of violence against women, and achieving broader gender justice both in the U.S. and around the world. Brian is a co-author of the 2017 State of the World’s Fathers and 2016 State of America's Fathers reports, the lead author of The Man Box study on harmful effects of rigid masculine norms in the U.S., U.K., and Mexico, and a co-author of multiple reports using International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) data. Brian has extensive program and research experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East, and is deeply engaged as a sexual violence prevention advocate in Minnesota.
  • Martha Herrera
    Corporate Social Responsibility Director CEMEX
    Martha Herrera is the Director for Corporate Social Responsibility. She has an academic background on government and public policy, and social development, with professional experience in both the public and private sector. For over 22 years she has developed alliances and led programs that have benefited more than 12.6 million people, showing the CSR culture as a successful part of the business strategy that aims to eradicate multidimensional poverty with tangible results by improving communities’ life quality. She has received world-wide awards, such as "Leading Women Award" given by WBCSD (march 2017), among others and in the last 7 years, she has been recognized by Mexico's most influential publishers as one of the most prominent women currently working in corporate social responsibility and in the construction industry.
  • Martha Higareda
    actress, producer and writer
  • Sofia Valentina Ibarra
    Associate Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY
    Valentina Ibarra is an Associate Partner in the Mexico City Office, and a core member of the Oil & Gas Practice in the Americas and the Middle East She has been with the Firm for 5 years. During her career at McKinsey she has served mainly clients within the Energy Sector, as well as the Public Sector. She specializes in Strategy, Organization, and Large Transformation Programs across the value chain of the Oil & Gas Industry, as well as Global Energy and Basic Materials. Valentina holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. She also holds a dual degree in Law & Economics from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), in Mexico City.
  • Pascuala Jara
    Founder COBIJO PARA MEXICO
    I am a Landscape Architect, I am Chilean and in 2007 I came to live in Mexico because of my husband's work. The year 2009 is born my first daughter, which awakens my interest in parenting and education. For reasons familiar from a very young age I lived very closely Waldorf pedagogy and over time I deepened my training in it. With the earthquake of September 19, it occurs to me to ask for support to the organization COBIJO PARA CHILE, who work with emergency pedagogy, which is born of waldorf pedagogy. For these reasons and in order to help those in need, we have formed COBIJO PARA MEXICO and are representatives of the German NGO Emergency Pedagogy.
  • Altair Jarabo
    Actress & Entrepreneur
    Altair is a 31 year old Mexican actress and businesswoman. For over a decade she has been working as an actress in film, theater and television in Mexico, gaining a privileged place in the social sphere where her voice can reach many ears. Throughout her working years she has also worked in becoming a business woman, and in spreading information about social content. She recently found a particular interest in issues of women's empowerment and gender equality.
  • Mélanie Joly
    Minister of Canadian Heritage GOVERNMENT OF CANADA | CANADIAN HERITAGE
    A lawyer by training, Mélanie Joly is passionate about her city of Montréal and the power of positive politics. Mélanie worked at two major law firms in Montréal before making the leap into communications, as a managing partner of the Montréal office of the international communications firm Cohn & Wolfe. Founder of Le Vrai Changement pour Montréal party, Mélanie ran for mayor of Montréal in 2013. Mélanie has served on numerous boards of directors, including those of the Régie des rentes du Québec, Fondation du CHUM, and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. She has also served as a spokesperson for Logis Rose-Virginie and as an ambassador for Herstreet.
  • Christine Kenna
    Principal IGNIA
    Christine Kenna, a Principal at IGNIA, Mexico’s largest venture capital firm, invests in innovative entrepreneurs who are reinventing the way to do business with the emerging middle class. Previously Christine worked at EF Education First as the Marketing and Sales Director in Mexico, at Google in California and France, and The Guggenheim Foundation as the Managing Director in Mexico. The Latin American Venture Capital Association recognized Christine as one of the top female investors in LATAM in 2016. Christine co-founded Women in PE & VC in Mexico and MBA Mujeres de México, and graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics and from Harvard Business School with a MBA.
  • Mairead Lavery
    Senior Vice-President, Business Development EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA
    Mairead Lavery joined Export Development Canada in 2014, taking on the role of Senior Vice President for Business Development. She leads a team that is the face of EDC, across Canada and around the world. She came to EDC from Bombardier, after sixteen years of assuming roles of increasing responsibility and managing large and complex portfolios. These positions included Vice-President Finance, Vice-President Strategy, as well as V-P Business Development and Structured Finance for Bombardier’s Aerospace Group and, finally, as V-P Transformation and Shared Services. Mairead earned her degree in Management and Accounting from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
  • Anuar Layon
    Creative Director ANUAR LAYON
    Born in Mexico City1985. He has 10 years of experience as a Fashion Designer in Mexico. In 2014 he founded WHITE TAG, a line of ties. In the same year he begins with the creative development of "PRIMA VOLTA" a high street wear men's Premium brand with a timeless design of garments. He is creative director and designer of Mexico is the Shit, Prima Volta, White Tag and Mercadorama Custom where he has had the opportunity to develop clothing for different projects like: Daft Punk, Wu Tang Clan, Iggy Pop, Molotov, Phoenix and Queens of the Stone Age.
  • Camila Lecaros
    Managing Director MASSCHALLENGE
    Camila Lecaros is the Managing Director of MassChallenge in Mexico. She has over 10 years of experience and exposure in the entrepreneurial and investment scenes in Latin America. She holds a MPA from Columbia University, a BA in Industrial Engineering from Los Andes University. During her first years before joining the entrepreneurial scene, Camila worked as a consultant for public and non-profit sectors. After completing her MPA, Camila joined Endeavor Colombia as Entrepreneur Services Manager and moved to Director of Outreach. Before​ ​joiningMassChallenge she was partner​ ​MassChallenge she was partner​ ​a​t ​Nazca Ventures in Colombia.
  • Daniela Lecuona
    Head of Investor Relations AMÉRICA MÓVIL
    She manages the Investor Relations Office of América Móvil since 2008. She is in charge of generating all the financial reports required by the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores and the New York Stock Exchange. Additionally, she is the main point of contact in the company with investors and in general with the financial markets and for managing the information provided to América Móvil’s Board Members and to C-level executives for strategic decision processes. Lecuona holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.
  • Nicolle Lekare
    Editor-in-Chief HOTBOOK
    Studied in Mexico, Brazil and France. Worked in PR with different brands in Mexico City such as Grupo Habita, Daniel Ovadia, Fuga, Mar del Zur among others. For the last 3 years I have been Editor in chief, first for HOTBOOK magazine, and now, I'm editing or supervising the edition of all of our publications. My main goal is to make sure Hotbook is not only aspirational in the “lifestyle” sense of the word, it should also transmit to our readers the aspiration to live in a better place, in a more involved and conscious society.
  • Francisco Salvador LÓpez Brito
    Senator of Sinaloa, President of the Health Commission SENATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MEXICO
    A surgeon from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, specialist in Gynecology from UNAM. He has collaborated with various publics sectors agencies in Sinaloa, hospitals and academia Active member of the National Action Party as Secretary of the Municipal Committee of Ahome, Sinaloa. Local Deputy for the Congress of the State of Sinaloa, occupying the position of President of the Commission of Health and Social Assistance, Major of Ahome. From 2000 to 2003, he was elected Federal Deputy, presiding the Health Commission, which approved, among others, the resources for the Seguro Popular program, that currently benefits more than 50 million Mexicans.
  • Pedro Lopez Sela
    Chief Imagination Officer CANOU
    Pedro is a tech entrepreneur with more than 2 decades of experience in founding, building, investing, mentoring, coaching and consulting entrepreneurs, start-ups, SME’s, global corporations, international organizations, think tanks, NGO’s and governments at all levels in the American, European and Asian markets. He helps develop innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets for organisations such as the US Department of State and NSF, Mass Challenge, Village Capital, Endeavor, Tecnológico de Monterrey and UNAM, to name a few. Pedro is a dreamer and doer, and has always been proud to push for change, to search for purpose and imagine and execute initiatives that change people’s lives.
  • Brenda Lozano
    Writer NO ORGANIZATION
    Brenda Lozano (b. Mexico City, 1981) is a fiction writer and essayist. She has a Masters from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at NYU. Her first novel is Todo nada (Tusquets, 2009) which is in the process of being adapted for film. In 2014 she published Cuaderno ideal (Alfaguara). In 2015, she was named by Conaculta, Hay Festival and the British Council as “one of the most important Mexican writers under 40”, and she was recently selected as part of Bogotá39 among the best Latin American writers under 40. Cómo piensan las piedras, a collection of short stories, will be published in August this year. She currently lives and works in Mexico City.
  • Roberta Maceda
    Founder OCTAVIA
    Roberta Maceda was born in Mexico City 27 years ago where she studied and work until she move to the city of Milan to start her career. She studied Business & Merchandising at Marangoni fashion school meanwhile she started her career as an intern and buying assistant at Lambert & Associates office. In this office she worked closely with the team and clients from the top department stores in the world such as: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, My Theresa and Lane Crawford. After 4 years she moved back to Mexico where she developed Octavia a contemporary Mexican ready-to-wear brand which is currently sold at El Palacio de Hierro in 10 doors across Mexico.
  • Laura Manzo
    Editor in Chief HUFFINGTON POST MEXICO
    With more than 15 years of experience in media, Laura has a very good reputation as an editor-in-chief, and she is well known as an innovator for the brands she has worked for. Laura was the editor responsible for the launch in Mexico of InStyle magazine, with great local success. Before accepting the challenge to launch HuffPost Mexico, Laura was leading Quién, one of the most relevant publications in the country. Her work in both, InStyle and Quién, was recognized because for what both titles accomplished in terms of brand extension beyond its native platform. Also, she has a deep knowledge of the most influential Mexican personalities, and she's an opinion leader in both social issues and in matters related to women empowerment.
  • Luz Marina Martinez
    CFO Mexico & LATAM ABB
    Luz Marina Martinez, is the CFO ABB Mexico & Latin America, she has been head of Financial and Administration since end 2016, and has also held several positions since she joined ABB in 1991. Her current role also includes the responsibilities of SAS, Fiscal, Treasury, Taxes, Real State, IT/IS , Risk, SOX, Accounting and Reporting. She contributed in the implementation of the San Luis Potosi expansion project in Mexico as well as the creation of the GBS in SLP too ; Luz Marina has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial areas; she has a degree in Foreign Trade and Economics, as well as a postgraduate degree in Finance; a diploma in HM from IPADE and FT from ITAM.
  • Victor Martinez
    Head Origination and Sales Capital Markets CITIBANK
    Victor Martinez is the Business Head in the Institutional Clients Group at Citibank in New York for equity and debt access products covering Latin America. Prior at JPMorgan held several positions in the Investment Bank, Venture Capital, Financial Planning, Credit Markets, Credit Portfolio and CFO for the Americas M&A group and the Industrials group. Victor is an Advisory Board Member of WOMEN’S FORUM MEXICO and served as Co-Chairman of Adelante (the JPMorgan Hispanic Networking Group), Founding Member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Advisory Board Member of Women's World Banking, El Museo del Barrio, the Benefit Committees of Promujer and the Childhood Foundation.
  • Alba Medina
    Managing Partner GRUPO FAME-ALTOZANO
    Alba is a serial entrepreneur and investor in global start-ups. She is a Co-founder of Dalia Empower (the first vertically integrated ecosystem for the empowerment of women in Latin America). She is a passionate advocate for women and girls, as well as an active member in more than 15 national and international boards.She holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Masters in Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. She has held multiple positions in the financial sector, mainly in the area of investment banking.
  • Adela Micha
    Broadcast journalist FINANCIERO BLOOMBERG MEXICO
    Throughout her career, Adela Micha has interviewed personalities of Mexico of all ambits, politics, cultural, show business, and even sports, such as international leaders, statesmen, presidents and heads of state. Adela Micha has received many awards and distinctions for her television programs: “The Way We Are” and “Warning: Women at Work”. She also received the ACE award given by The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York and the National Journalism Award: José Pagés Llergo, for a series of interviews made to five women who were unfarily incarcerated in Guanajuato. Adela Micha has also been an anchorwoman in News broadcast and entertainment shows in television and radio in important networks like Televisa and Grupo Imagen. Currently she is working at TV network Financiero Bloomberg México.
  • Miguel Mier
    Global Chief Operating Officer CINÉPOLIS
    MS Stanford GSB and Double Degree MS in Information Technology, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon. Miguel is the Global COO at Cinépolis, the largest cinema chain in Latin America and the 3rd largest worldwide with 5,000+ screens in 13 countries (in LATAM, Europe & Asia) based in Mexico. He manages Operations, Film booking, Marketing, IT, HR, Sales & International Operations. He was appointed as the only non-family board member. Mentor at Endeavor México, Professor at the MIEM program in Carnegie Mellon. Co-founder Greenlight Productions and Film Producer of “3 Idiotas” 2nd largest Boxoffice for a Mexican Movie in 2017.
  • Aura Mione
    Founder & General Manager HEADSEEKERS
    Aura Mione is the founder of HeadSeekers, an executive search firm with offices in Mexico and the USA. She became an international search consultant 17+ years ago, following a multifaceted career as a Foreign Affairs TV news reporter, a Creative Director for 2 global advertising agencies and Clinical Director of 4 addiction treatment centers. She holds a BA from Barry University in Florida, a Master in Psychology from The University of the Americas in Mexico, and an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Spain. Aura has lived in the US, France, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico, and speaks Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese and French.
  • Jacqueline Mongrut
    Vice-president - Business development HYDRO-QUEBEC INTERNATIONAL
    Fluent in four languages, with a Masters in Project Management, Jacqueline has over 26 years of success in managing business units (P & L) at the country and global levels, divisions, operations and business development at the international level. In the past, she was Vice-President Service & Projects for Schneider Electric Canada, Vice President of the International Transmission and Distribution Division for SNC-Lavalin and Managing Director of Alstom/AREVA. Jacqueline is also Coach for Women and Young Leaders, providing mentoring services to enhance their performance, help them achieve their objectives and develop self-confidence.
  • Carlota Montoya
    General Editor and Corporate Publisher GRUPO MUNDO EJECUTIVO
    Carlota Montoya has more than ten years of continuos activity in editorial business, she’d worked with international brands as T3 and Newsweek, and is the director of the book collection “Maraton de la Ciudad de México”. Now is the general editor and corporate publisher of the multimedia house Grupo Mundo Ejecutivo, enterprise with 41 years in the market and 16 publications brands (including a Tv show, a newspaper and a radio show). Carlota is also one of the few registred Maestro Tequilero, and she’s studying viticulture.
  • Zulema Mosri
    Magistrate FEDERAL COURT OF ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE
    Magda Zulema Mosri Gutiérrez received a B.A. from the University of Sonora Law School and a Master’s Degree in Applied Public Management by ITESM. She is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and an academic numerary of the Mexican Academy of Tax Law (Academia Mexicana de Derecho Fiscal, A.C.) During her 25-year career path, she has held various positions in Public Administration in different branches and levels of government, such as the Office of the Executive Branch of Sonora, a state she represented during the LVII Legislature. In 2012, she was appointed to the Superior Chamber of the Federal Administrative Court, which she now presides, and in 2014 Magda was appointed President of that Court’s Gender Equality Committee.
  • Arlenne MuÑoz
    Editorial Director MUJERES DE EXITO
    Journalist and Tv host, with more than 15 years in media experience, her career includes various sources, including business, lifestyle and especially female empowerment. Her Tv Show, Mujeres de Éxito, highlights the achievements of women who make important changes in the Mexican society and the world in different spheres: business, politics, social, activism, sports, design, science, entertainment, books, architecture and culture. It is a different and novel project that exposes the most intimate corners of their careers and the scene they live day by day. She has interviewed many powerful people such as: Rigoberta Menchú, Lisa Gibbons, Blanca Treviño, Paula Santilli, Karla Iberia Sánchez.
  • Angella Nazarian
    Speaker and Author VISIONARY WOMEN
    Angella Nazarian is a noted international speaker and best-selling author of three books: Life as a Visitor, Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World, and Visionary Women.  She is the co-founder of VISIONARY WOMEN, a non-profit women’s leadership organization in Los Angeles that brings together some of the most dynamic thought leaders in the country together for in depth conversations. Visionary Women’s funds are targeted toward supporting Women’s initiatives both nationally and internationally.  Angella is also a member of Women Moving Millions: a global community whose members pledge at least $1 million dollars to organizations that benefit women and girls.
  • Alyse Nelson
    President & CEO VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    Alyse Nelson is president and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership. Alyse has worked for the organization for 15 years, serving as vice president and senior director of programs before assuming her current role in 2009. Under her leadership, Vital Voices has tripled in size and expanded its global reach to serve a network of over 14,000 women leaders in 144 countries. Previously, Alyse served as deputy director of the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative at the US Department of State aiding former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Alyse is the author of the best-selling book Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World.
  • Saskia NiÑo De Rivera
    President REINSERTA UN MEXICANO A.C.
    Saskia Niño de Rivera grew up concerned with social justice and the state of insecurity in her home country of Mexico. After law studies at the prestigious ITAM, she went to UNAM to study psychology, with a specialization in criminal and prison psychology.  Saskia founded a non-profit organization named Reinserta un Mexicano in 2013 and started working as a Prison Laison for the Anti Kidnapping Division for the Federal Government. Today Saskia serves full time as Reinserta un Mexicano’s General Director. She was selected as a fellow for ASHOKA in 2015, TIME Magazine named her “Next Generation Leader”, part of the Hatch Network, and is currently a Rising Talent for the Women´s Forum.
  • Daniel Parfait
    CEO SAFRAN MEXICO
    Daniel Parfait is the President of SAFRAN Mexico since April 2013. A career diplomat, he was Ambassador to Mexico from 2008- 20012 and previously to Colombia from 2000-2004. He held several responsibilities within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2004-2008, he was Sub-secretary in charge of the Americas and the Caribbean. Previously, he had occupied diplomatic positions in Peru, Germany and the United States (Washington DC) where he was in charge of the relations with the American Congress. Finally, he was also Director for the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Daniel Parfait graduated from the École Nationale d'Adminstration in 1983.
  • Rosario Perez
    President & Owner RP ADVISORS
    Rosario Pérez PRESIDENT/OWNER RP ADVISORS LLC based in New York City. Prior to that Ms. Pérez was CEO of Pro Mujer Inc a non for profit organization serving 300,000 women in Latin America with 1,900 employees. Before joining Pro Mujer in 2008, Ms. Pérez spent 21 years in various senior positions for J.P. Morgan Chase, culminating in managing its Private Bank Latin American division. In this role, Ms. Pérez was responsible for overall client management, operations, and financial performance from 1997 to 2005.Ms. Pérez received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad de las Américas (Mexico) and a Master in European History from Yale University.
  • Zenaida Perez Gutierrez
    Coordinator of the Indigenous Women Program INSTITUTO DE LIDERAZGO SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR
    An ayuujk woman, Zenaida holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences, with postgraduate studies in Gender and Communication. She has a diploma in Legal Counseling for Women Victims of Violence and an international diploma in Gender and Human Rights. She has participated in various training processes for young people and indigenous women, and has been a speaker at national and international forums. She has held public offices at the municipal and state levl. Since 2014 she has been Coordinator of the Indigenous Women Program of the ILSB. She is a member of the National Political Assembly of Indigenous Women and of the Mesoamerican Network of Community Communicators.
  • Bruno Ramos
    CEO SWAP
    Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the FinTech industry. Skilled in iOS, Differential Equations, Entrepreneurship, Databases, Financial Services, and Software Development. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Engineer's degree focused in Engineering Physics and Computer Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México. Passionate about innovation, technology and future abundance.
  • Abby Raphel
    Founder ABBYRAPHEL.COM
    Abby Raphel is passionate about self-discovery and facilitating conversations that lead to personal growth and action. She is the creator of The Redwoods Initiative, a financial education company for wealth holders, and The Blank Canvas Method, a self-discovery workshop that finds clarity and designs action for intentional living. The Badassery and The Roundtable are community initiatives which drive her purpose forward. She offers her creative process that allow participants to explore their fullest selves. Abby has a Master's from NYU's Gallatin School, is a content partner for Inspiring Capital and serves on the advisory board for Human and International Connector.
  • Lorena Rayo Moreno
    Founder TEJIENDO TAPETITOS
    Lorena Rayo was born and raised in Mexico City, she studied International Business Management at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Living in one of the most thriving and diverse countries of the world, she finds passion in meeting new faces from other cultures that teach her a bit about the world, but especially about herself and her culture. Exposed, on the other hand, to one of the most unequal societies in Latin America, she is set to challenge the stereotypes which govern Mexican culture. Lorena also enjoys being in touch with nature, hiking, yoga and asking lots of questions.
  • Marion Reimers
    President VERSUS, A.C.
    Marion Reimers is one of sports television’s brightest stars and part some of the leading sports news programs. Reimers has covered many high profile sporting events including World Cups, and Olympic Games. She has also profiled several top newsmakers in the sports world. She moved to Argentina to work as host for the primetime edition of CENTRAL FOX, while studying her master in journalism. For her work, Reimers received a Sports Emmy nomination and was the recipient of the Female Sports Reporter Award in Argentina and Medal of Merit in Communications and Journalism in Mexico. She is also the founder and president of Versus an NGO that Works towards gender equality in sports and journalism.
  • Mariel Reyes-Gil
    SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER SOCIEDAD INTERNACIONAL DE VALORES DE ARTE MEXICANO
    Mezzosoprano born in Mexico, she completed her studies at Escuela Superior de Música from Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes with Marta Santibáñez Hernández. She is the winner of the prize for La Mejor Interpretacion de Zarzuela in the 2012 Concurso de Canto Maritza Alemán, finalist of the Concurso Nacional de Canto Carlo Morelli 2016, third prize in the Concurso Internacional de Canto de Durango 2016 and Second prize in the Primer Premio de Canto del Estado de México 2017. She has had a scholarship from Sociedad Internacional de Valores y Artes Mexicano for the last three years.
  • Regina Reyes-Heroles
    Editor-in-Chief for Supplements MILENIO
    Regina Reyes-Heroles is a journalist specialized in business and personal finance. She is the editor in chief for supplements in Grupo Milenio. She writes a weekly column on personal finance for the Milenio newspaper and also co-hosts the weekly TV show, Milenio Negocios in Milenio TV. Regina is the author of the book: Vivir como reina y gastar como plebeya (Live like a queen and spend like a plebeian). She has a Masters degree in the science of journalism by Boston University, and a Bachelor degree in Literature by Universidad Iberoamericana.
  • Gabriela Rocha
    Partner & Mexico Executive Director LABORATORIA
    Gabriela’s friends joke that they still don’t know where she’s from. Having lived in 13 cities in seven different countries, she’s discovered a passion for travel, different cultures and languages that has guided her dedication to issues of development in the last several years. Before leading Laboratoria in Mexico, a social enterprise focused on empowering young women by providing them with a quality education and a career in tech, Gabriela worked as a public policy consultant in Mexico CIty, as project coordinator for different development projects in the slums of Rio de Janeiro with the IDB and in the Andes mountains of Peru. She is driven by a strong conviction that social enterprises have the potential to impact millions of lives and contribute with an economy that supports greater equality in opportunity. She holds a BSc in Psychology from Boston College and a Master degree in Public Administration and Development Practice from Columbia University in New York.
  • Christian Rodriguez
    Photographer PRIME COLLECTIVE
    Christian Rodriguez (Montevideo, Uruguay) explores themes related to gender and identity, working with communities all over the world. Currently, he is developing two main long term projects: “Teen Mom,” about teenage pregnancy in Latin America, and a personal project on Realismo Mágico (Magical Realism), the Latin American literary trend. His work has been published internationally, including National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, El Mundo and others. Member of Prime Collective (www.primecollective.com). He is a photographer, contributor of National Geographic. He became a 2017 TED fellow for his long term project TEEN MOM.
  • Brenda Rogel
    Partner HOGAN LOVELLS BSTL
    Brenda Rogel is the first female partner at Hogan Lovells Mexico. She is known for taking an active role in supporting industries and being extremely effective in understanding and responding to their needs. As an environmental lawyer, Brenda helps clients to understand environmental risks associated with a target business, providing advice to manage these risks moving forward. She also helps clients to go through the varied, dynamic and ever-changing environmental legislation to initiate, continue or expand operations while complying with the federal, local and municipal environmental law.
  • Maria Betsabeé Romero Gonzalez
    Visual Artist and Director BETSABEÉ ROMERO
    She lives and works in Mexico City, her work has been focused on: migration, cultural and social mobility, high and low culture, pollution and recycling on over-consumption society. She has had more than 100 individual exhibitions all over the world, specially in British Museum, Zocalo, Nelson and Atkins Museum of Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum, Museo de San Ildefonso, MARCO en Monterrey, Museo Amparo etc. She has participated on more than 10 international biennales: Bienal de la Habana, Cairo Biennale, Trienal de Poligrafica en Filadelfia, trienal de Puerto Rico, InSite, Bienal de Portoalegre. Her work is part of important collections: British Museum, Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, m, British Museum, LACMA L.A, Banco Mundial, Daros Collection, Nelson & Atkins Museum, Neuberger Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, MUAC and others.
  • Jonathan Ruiz
    Chief of digital and printed business and economy content EL FINANCIERO
    Journalist since 1999. Chief of digital and printed business and economy content at El Financiero. Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek Mexico magazine. Kind of a showman at daily El Financiero Bloomberg TV show: Mesa Central. Former reporter and editor at Grupo Reforma and Grupo Milenio.
  • Romina Sacre
    Founder ROMINA SACRE
    Born and raised in Mexico City, Romina Sacre studied acting in NYC but her plans changed when she launched a website called Púrpura. On January 2017, she decided to go solo on the online world and started rominasacre.com, a blog where she talks about empowerment and the tools women need in order to succeed through written posts and videos.
  • Ana Maria Salazar Slack
    CEO GRUPO SALAZAR SLACK SC
    Ana Maria Salazar Slack is a recognized international law and national security expert and popular speaker at business, military and government forums. In addition to a frequent guest on CNN and BBC, for more than a decade, has anchored news programs and political talk shows for TV and radio in Mexico, in both Spanish and English. In addition to her media work, Ms. Salazar heads Grupo Salazar, a consulting firm based in Mexico that specializes on crisis management, political and communications strategies. She served at the US Pentagon and at the White House as Policy Advisor for President Clinton’s Special Envoy for the Americas in 1998. She is a graduate of Harvard law and UC Berkeley.
  • Alicia Salgado
    Economic Journalist (columnist/radio and tv anchor and analyst) ENFOQUE NOTICIAS (ENFOQUE FINANCIERO)
    Mexican Economic Journalist, 30 years experienced on financial,economic, telecom, infrastructure, corporate and energy sectors. Anchor at Enfoque Noticias, radio daily show at 18-20.00 hours (www.enfoquenoticias.com.mx) , TV analyst and opinion shows anchor at ADN40, daily columnist (Cuenta Corriente) at Dinero/Excelsior Newspaper. International Relation Degree, Master in Economics and an active promoter of women inclusion in all activities and professional role of a society. Love family life and exercise, tennis.
  • Cristina Sanchez
    Partner SÁNCHEZ-DEVANNY ESEVERRI, S.C.
    Cristina provides legal guidance and advice to foreigners entering and that already have operations in Mexico to do business. She also helps clients coordinate their operations with other jurisdictions and provides day-today legal advice. She strives to understand the needs of each foreign and domestic client and advises on practical legal solutions to meet those needs and resolve their legal issues. She coordinates different areas of law, such as tax, labor and foreign trade, to offer a complete solution that can be implemented to meet the client’s needs as a whole.
  • Mari Loli Sanchez Cano
    President JAFRA COSMETICS
    After an ascending trajectory that began as trainee in the sales department, Mari Loli Sánchez Cano was designated member of the Jafra International Management Board in 2005. By 2007 she assumed the Presidency of Jafra Mexico, spearheading the growth of this company leader in direct sales through a vision centered on people, their empowerment and their fulfillment. The Jafra Multilevel program is an opportunity for over 500,000 Mexicans to build their own independent business, and Mari Loli has been passionate about inclusion and diversity as strategic axes for Jafra’s growth and the development of leadership as a foundation for its future.
  • Olga Sanchez Cordero
    Notary Public & Minister in Retirement of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico NOTARIADO PUBLICO 182
    Ms. Olga Maria Del Carmen Sánchez Cordero Dávila was Minister of the National Supreme Court of Justice, Mexico from 1995 to 2015. Ms. Del Carmen Sánchez Cordero Dávila serves as an Independent Director of Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A.B. de C.V. Ms. Del Carmen Sánchez Cordero Dávila has been an Independent Director of Banco Mercantil Del Norte, S.A since April 22, 2016. She was Member of the Federal Supreme Court of Justice, Mexico from 1993 to 1995. Ms. Del Carmen Sánchez Cordero Dávila is a Member of the International Women’s Forum, International Federation of University Women and International Association of Women Judges. She has a Notary Public Certification and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Post-graduate Degree in Social Politics and Administration from University College of Swansea and a Degree Honoris Causa from Universidad Autónoma de Morelos and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
  • Paula Santilli
    President PEPSICO
    Paula Santilli is President of PepsiCo Mexico Foods (PMF), which includes the operation of Sabritas, Quaker, Gamesa, and Sonric’s, and is one of the biggest food companies in Latin America, with over $4 billion dollars in sales. PMF supports over 41,000 direct jobs, and has 17 production plants and over 18,000 sales routes that reach over 900,000 customers. Paula is highly committed with Diversity and Inclusion, and has represented PMF before several dedicated fora in the USA and LatAm, as a member of PepsiCo's Executive Women Committee. Paula was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and holds a degree in Communications & Advertising and a postgraduate degree in Marketing & International Studies.
  • Lorena Saravia
    CEO LORENA SARAVIA
    Mexico City born LORENA SARAVIA is considered one of the best Mexican designers worldwide. Not only is her style constant, but also her collections are highly acclaimed and documented by the press. Lorena obtained her fashion degree at the Universidad de Diseño y Moda Felicidad Duce in Barcelona, Spain. Before creating her own firm, she worked and collaborated with important fashion brands such as: Bread and Butter Barcelona, Gstar – Raw and famous mexican designer Macario Jiménez. Lorena has won several awards including Vogues Who’s on Next Mexico.
  • Vicki Saunders
    CEO SHEEO
    Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world. Vicki is Founder of SheEO and #radical generosity a global initiative to radically transform how we support finance and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Vicki was recently named one of the 100 most influential leaders of 2015 from “EBW – Empowering A Billion Women”, In 2001, Vicki was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
  • Olga Segura
    Founder DECIDIDAS
    Mexican producer based in Los Angeles, Olga Segura has a degree in International Business and a Master in Project and Management from the prestigious school ESCP-EAP in Paris, France. Olga founded her production Company Producciones A ciegas along her brother Juan Carlos Segura and his friend and actor Hector Jimenez. Since then the company has helped financed and produced one play and seven movies, including The Truth About Emanuel (premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival). Olga has also independently produced The Dinner (starring Richard Gere), which premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. Olgar is also certified as an advocate to end violence against women and children on behalf of the organization Peace Over Violence and the Assembly of the State of California. Now her new project is called "Decididas" a docu-series focused on creating awareness on the decisions we make as women.
  • Claudia SepÚlveda
    Medical Marketing Manager NESTLÉ
    Claudia holds a bachelor in Science, Nutrition, and Science of Food Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA). Master degree in Public Health and Epidemiology; New York University (NYU) Steinhardt; Department of nutrition, food studies, and public health. High enthusiasm, creative and exercise; Health and Wellness passionate. She believes that she has the most expensive hobby in the world, jogging and exercise outdoors, because you need health and a safe environment.
  • Pepita Serrano
    President SOCIEDAD INTERNACIONAL DE VALORES DE ARTE MEXICANO
    Pepita Serrano is one of the leading promoters of the fine arts in Mexico. In 1996, she founded the International Society of Mexican Arts Value, SIVAM and has since sponsored more than 100 young talents. In 2015, she received the Mozart Medal for her work in the promotion, preservation, and dissemination of music. She chairs the SIVAM Board of Trustees and is the President of the SIVAM Foundation USA. To talk about philanthropy and training young opera singers is to talk about Pepita Serrano. Her vision, passion for music and profound love for her country make her one of the most relevant personalities in our culture. She is married to José Serrano and has four children and ten grandchildren.
  • Naomi Shaw
    Senior Vice-President, HR Relationship Management SCOTIABANK
    Naomi Shaw is currently the Senior Vice President - Human Resources, with HR responsibility across almost 50 countries for our International Banking, Digital Banking, Information Technology & Systems and Global Banking & Markets groups. Previously, she was based in Hong Kong as the HR Head for the Asia Pacific and Middle East Region, where she was responsible for strategic HR support across all business lines in 12 countries. Naomi has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of HR roles within Scotiabank. Before her role in Asia, she was the Vice President of Leadership, responsible for succession planning and leadership development globally.
  • Javier Solorzano
    Journalist
  • Ethel Soriano
    Founder and CEO of Active Therapy, journalist and Host Imagen Radio and Excelsior, international speaker IMAGEN TELECOMUNICACIONES
    Mom of three fantastic girls, with the economical, and social responsability of the family, Founder and CEO of ActiveTherapy, a success business based on physical therapy and Rehabilitation. Specialist in health communication in radio, press and television. Host of radio show for 14 years, "Bien y Saludable", Imagen Radio, and columnist periodico Excelsior, and International speaker, and women's motivator.
  • Fern Starke
    ExxonMobil Functional General Auditor - Downstream EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
    Fern Starke is a Finance Executive with ExxonMobil who began her career with Imperial Oil Ltd. in Toronto, Canada. She has a Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and is a Canadian CPA. Fern progressed through many Finance positions in locations across Canada and the U.S.A. She is currently the Functional General Auditor – Downstream with staff located throughout the world. Fern served as the Downstream Assistant Treasurer responsible for ExxonMobil’s credit portfolio during the “Great Recession”. She is a single mother of four and has a passion for helping others achieve their full potential. Fern enjoys family, travel and exercise and is happiest when all three are combined.
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
    Director ORGANIZACIÓN EDITORIAL MEXICANA (OEM)
    Born in Mexico City, Takahashi (42 years old), is part of a new generation of Latin American journalists. Experienced Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry, from Newspapers to Magazines, and everything around content development online. El Sol de México newspaper, Editor in Chief. Freelance columnist at Playboy, Central, La Silla Rota, Huffington Post and El Heraldo. Former writer at Excélsior, El Universal, El Financiero, larevista, EjeCentral, Milenio and Forbes.
  • Monica Tapia
    Director RUTA CÍVICA
    Works in supporting civic initiatives, networks and leadership for systemc transformations. Founder and leader of civil society organizations and coalitions. Urban activist organizer of #AlcaldiasAbiertas, #TúConstituyente, #Corruptour, #ObraChueca and #wikibanqueta. After co-creating Verificado19s for Mexico City’s earthquake, she co-founded CIUDADania19s to strengthen the collaboration and solidarity to rescue, imagine and transform Mexico City into an inclusive, sustainable and resilient city. Graduated from El Colegio de México, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, specializing in social policy and development.
  • Leonor Adriana Tena
    GOOGLE MEXICO
  • Daniel TreviÑo
    Medical Student ANAHUAC UNIVERSITY
    Daniel Treviño was born in Mexico City in a private hospital, he started his studies in Montessori school then in Instituto Cumbres México. In Instituto Cumbres, he started volunteering in a lot of different non-profit organizations. During his high school in Cumbres, he enrolled into a paramedic education and then became a paramedic while he was still at school. While volunteering as a paramedic, he got the opportunity to volunteer as a firefighter, learning all sort of skills as a paramedic, rescuer, and firefighter. After finishing high school he started studying medicine in Anáhuac, where he is still a student.
  • Alexia Ulibarri
    Creative Director and Founder ALEXIA ULIBARRI
    Alexia Ulibarri is a designer based in Mexico City where she has been established since F/W 2009. She creates through concept and functionality and believes that fashion is a mixture of inspiration and the understanding of the woman’s form. After studying fashion design and pattern cutting at London College of Fashion and Marangoni Alexia returns to Mexico in order to develop her own label ALEXIA ULIBARRI. She showcased her first collection FW09 "Dark Romance" in Mexico City and has gone on to showcase her collections in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mexico every season since.
  • Josefina Urzaiz
    Co-Founder CIELO HAMMOCKS
    Josefina grew up in Mexico and has over 13 years of experience in finance, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. She co-founded Cielo Hammocks, a socially driven organization who alleviates poverty and promotes gender equality, manufacturing and distributing Mayan hammocks. A Fair Trade and B Corp Certified organization. Josefina co-founded Fundacion Cielo, a nonprofit set up to end the generational poverty cycle in Mayan Communities. Her and their business model have been awarded by Google, VentureScale, ANA and others. She started her career at J.P. Morgan's IB team in NYC. Holds an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown Univ. and a BS from Anahuac Univ. and received the Achievement medal.
  • Mauro Vargas Urias
    General Director GENDES, A.C.
    Mauro Antonio Vargas Urías studied sociology at UNAM, and received a Master’s Degree in U.S. Studies from the UDLA at Puebla. He was trained in the facilitation of groups for the reeducation of male aggressors at CECEVIM, and trained as a Psychotherapist in the Humanist Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Mauro’s work has brought him to participate in numerous forums of analysis which promote work with men from a gender-based perspective and to write several books and articles on the analysis of masculinities. In 2014, the Michoacan University in San Nicolás de Hidalgo awarded him the “Simone de Beauvoir Recognition” for his contributions to gender-based transformation in Mexico.
  • Elizabeth Vazquez
    President, CEO and Co-Founder WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL
    Elizabeth A. Vazquez is a world leader in global supplier diversity and inclusion. She is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, a corporate led non-profit that helps to empower women business owners to succeed in global markets. WEConnect International registers and educates women-owned businesses in 100 countries, and also certifies women’s business enterprises and connects them with member buyers.  WEConnect International members represent over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power. Ms. Vazquez is the co-author of the book, “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World.”  She was born in Mexico and has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy.
  • Melanne Verveer
    Director GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY
    Melanne Verveer is the Director of the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She is also the founding partner of Seneca Point Global, an international women strategy and advisory firm which works with clients to advance women’s economic empowerment. She was appointed by President Obama to be the first US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues in 2009. Prior to being Ambassador, she was the co-founder and CEO of Vital Voices, a global NGO that invests in emerging women leaders. During the Clinton Administration she served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady. She is the co-author of a best selling book, "FAST FORWARD, How Women Can Achiev
  • Paulina Villegas
    Reporter THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Paulina Villegas is a mexican journalist based in Mexico City. She works for the New York Times' Mexico City bureau covering Mexico, Central america and the Caribbean. Paulina works covering , researching and writing breaking news, as well as enterprise and feature stories. Among her top stories are the coverage of grave human rights violations and organize crime-related events like the dissappearance of 43 students in southern Mexico and the rise of vigilante groups in violence-ridden states in Mexico.
  • Alexandra Von Wobeser
    Counsel VON WOBESER Y SIERRA, S.C.
    Alexandra is a Mexican and US-trained international attorney who focuses her practice on international comercial and investor-State arbitration and mediation. She has participated in the representation of parties in international disputes involving bilateral investment treaties, oil and mining ventures, and sovereign debt, among other subjects. She has also participated in international human rights disputes before the Interamerican Court of Human Rights and in pro bono matters involving sexual trafficking, sexual freedom, and freedom of expression. After working at the N.Y. based law firm Debevoise and Plimpton LLP she recently joined the Mexico City firm Von Wobeser y Sierra.
  • Claus Von Wobeser
    Managing Partner VON WOBESER Y SIERRA, S.C.
    Managing partner of VWYS with more than 40 years of experience advising multinational Fortune 500 clients as well as governments. He has an undisputed track record acting as counsel and arbitrator appointed by international companies and governments involved in investor-state and commercial disputes. He has a strong background in corporate and litigation matters and has been the leader in some of the most groundbreaking transactions in Latin America in the past 30 years. Representative work includes advising Anheuser Busch Inbev in its acquisition of Grupo Modelo for 20.1 billion and counseling The Coca Cola Company in various of its many key strategic M&A deals.
  • Esther Wojcicki
    Founder Palo Alto Media Arts Center PALO ALTO HIGH MEDIA ARTS CENTER
    Esther Wojcicki is a internationally known journalism teacher and the founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program, a program that focuses on empowering students through the use of media (newspaper, magazine, yearbook, websites, video production, photography, radio, & television). The program started in 1984 with an already established (1918) 6 -8 page newspaper and 19 students; it has grown to become one of the most distinguished and the largest scholastic media program in the nation today (2016) with 600+ students, five additional teachers, nine publications, and a new 25,000 sq. ft Media Arts Center (2014).
  • Jose Maria Zas
    EVP Card Services LAC & International Insurance Services AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY
    José Maria Zas, PhD is President and CEO for American Express in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and throughout Latin America, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. He is also responsible for the International Insurance Business globally. He studied Social Sciences at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa; holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the IAE School of Business, and a PhD in Business Administration by Universidad de Belgrano. He is member of the Mexican Banking Association, of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, of the Consejo de la Comunicación and Consejo Ejecutivo de Empresas Globales.
  • Ness Zertu
    ZERTU
    Ness, who was born in Mexico City, has dedicated her life by transforming our era through a journey into a spiritual awakening living a full life. She practices this philosophy as a businesswoman and as a mother of three children. Founder of DASSAMI food company, certified 500-hour Ayurvedic yoga teacher, meditation, transformation, and health coach. Ness has written four books: Your Master Work, Meditative Cooking, Meditative Cooking Desserts, and Spiritual Detox. Ness created the Zertú Facebook page. With 309k followers, she promotes her philosophy of life. Ness believes that you acquire mental peace with practice, controlling your thoughts, rather than focusing on your circumstances.
  • Ness Zertu
    ZERTU
  • Enrique Zorrilla
    CEO GRUPO FINANCIERO SCOTIABANK
    Before his appointment as CEO Grupo Financiero Scotiabank, Enrique Zorrilla was SVP, Commercial Banking, being responsible for Commercial Banking, Global Transaction Banking, Shared Services and IT.Prior to joining Scotiabank, Enrique was CEO of Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex) and member of the Board of Directors of Banamex and Grupo Financiero Banamex. He is currently Vice-President of the Association of Banks of Mexico (ABM). Enrique is a CPA by UNAM, holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and has an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
  • Sandra Zuluaga
    President BESTEAM, ARQUITECTURA HUMANA
    Became as entrepreneur in 2017 and Found Besteam, Human Architectures, where she is President and CEO. Besteam provides Professional Services and Strategy for Human Capital, and became an option for entrepreneurs, and organizations in an inflection moment to ensure the exponential growth with methodologies of scalability, leveraging the organization with leadership and talent. Sandra is Chair Lady of the Instituto Mexicano de Mejores Prácticas Corporativas – Chapter Mexico City. Speaker for HR Governability and Diversity topics. Lecturer in Human Resources Strategy. Writer for magazines such as "Best Practices" among other publications. More than 20 years of experience.
  • Valerie Accary
    CEO BBDO
    Graduated from ESSEC, Valerie began her career at Saatchi & Saatchi Paris, working on major international accounts including P&G and Danone where she ultimately became Joint Managing Director. In 1996 Valerie joined CLM BBDO Paris as Managing Director and was appointed Managing Director of BBDO Paris in 2001. Valerie moved to London in 2003 as Managing Director of BBDO Europe responsible for multi-national clients and accounts. In 2005, BBDO named her to the Worldwide Board and she returned to Paris as CEO of BBDO in France. Valerie has handled major brands including Total, Mercedes-Benz, Masterfood, France Telecom. With her longstanding relationships and international experience, Valerie has been able to lead international clients out of the Parisian office including PepsiCo and has been responsible for an award-winning team renowned for their creative excellence.
  • Francesca Aceto
    President SNCF au Féminin SNCF
    For 20 years, Francesca Aceto has been pursuing an international career in the railway industry, particularly in BtoB and BtoC communication and marketing. She has held various positions in SNCF (French Railways) in customer relation, communication and international development in the field of Stations and on behalf of the Corporate. Since 2017, she is President of SNCF au Féminin, the leading women's corporate business network in France with more than 6,000 members, with the mission of actively participating in increasing the mix and place of women and bringing performance and values of progress within the SNCF Group. She is member of the Board of the CCI (Chamber) France- Italy since 2016.
  • Roxane Adle Aiguier
    Director, Gender Equality ORANGE
    Roxane has over 25 years of experience in the Telecommunication industry and consulting. She has a solid reputation and an established track record for managing large scale international outsourcing; E-Gov. contracts, programs and customer strategic transformations; and achieving significant financial performance while maintaining the highest degree of customer satisfaction. She developed her leadership and innovation skills through various other positions such as contract presales, sales, project management, and digital programs where she was responsible for the launch of the French government’s portal activities in a challenging technical environment.
  • Christine Albanel
    Vice-President in charge of CSR, Diversity, Partnerships and Philanthropy ORANGE
    State Advisor Holder of the “Agrégation” in Modern Literature Vice-President at Orange, in charge of CSR, Partnerships and Solidarity, she is also Deputy Chairman of the Orange Foundation. Throughout her carreer, she gathered an unique expertise and a sensible look on artistic creation, particularly in its international dimension: she was the adviser for Education and Culture at Mr. Jacques Chirac’s office, President of the French Republic, then she managed the « Château de Versailles » as the institution’s chairman, before she was nominated Minister of Culture and Communication in 2007. Christine Albanel wrote 3 plays and a novel published by Flammarion.
  • Liz Alderman
    Chief European Business Correspondent NEW YORK TIMES
    Liz Alderman is the chief European business correspondent for the New York Times, covering economic and inequality challenges. From Greece to Sweden, she chronicles the hit to societies from weak growth and joblessness, and reports on emerging innovations to address inequality. Her coverage has included Europe’s refugee crisis and the Paris terrorist attacks. In 2013, Ms. Alderman received The Times’s Nathaniel Nash Award for her “excellence in business and economics journalism. From 2008 to 2010, she was an assistant business editor for The Times in New York focusing on the financial crisis. Before that, she was the Business Editor of the International Herald Tribune.
  • Muzoon Almellehan
    GOODWILL AMBASSADOR UNICEF
    Muzoon Almellehan, 19, is a Syrian refugee and education activist. She has been campaigning for children’s education in emergencies since she was forced to flee Syria in 2013 with her family. Muzoon started her campaign in Jordan, where she was living as a refugee in camps for three years, including 18 months in Za’atari. Over the next two and a half years she became synonymous with standing up for the rights of children, particularly girls, to stay in or go back to school. Most recently Muzoon attended the G20 in Germany where she represented UNICEF and met with world leaders including Angela Merkel to ask them to protect every child’s right to an Education regardless of their background.
  • Geraldine Amiel
    Paris Bureau Chief BLOOMBERG NEWS
    Geraldine Amiel, 46, is Bloomberg News Paris bureau chief since Sept. 2014. She joined after 8 years as The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires News Editor for its Paris bureau, where she also covered the energy industry. Prior, Geraldine was briefly CNCB's Paris correspondent after 8 years at Agence France-Presse as deputy chief of the Economics department in Paris and various jobs in New York and London. She holds a MD in International and European Law from Assas-Paris II university and graduated from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes, one of France's top journalism schools. She's also an alumnus of Die Zeit/Bucerius Foundation, in Hamburg, focused on foreign affairs.
  • Roei Amit
    Head of Digital REUNION DE MUSÉES NATIONAUX - GRAND PALAIS
    Head of Digital RMN-GP, in charge of the digital strategy: web, applications, ePublishing, social media, digital mediation et communication, audiovisual production and publishing, Art Photo Agency; Former Head of multimedia publishing at INA and project director at MK2. PhD in social sciences at the EHESS.
  • Rohini Anand
    Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer SODEXO
    Dr. Rohini Anand is Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexo's integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as Sodexo's sustainable development, wellness and corporate social responsibility strategies. reporting to the Global CEO, Dr. Anand is a member of the North America Regional Leadership Committee for Sodexo, the 19th largest employer. With 19.8 billion Euros in annual revenues globally, Sodexo's 420,000 employees provide more than 100 unique services that improve performance at 32,000 client sites and improve Quality of Life for 75 million consumers every day around the world. .
  • Borina Andrieu
    Managing Director WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS
    Graduated in Art History at the Ecole du Louvre, International Relations and Finance at the Political Sciences Institute of Paris and Literature and Communications at the Sorbonne University, Borina Andrieu started in publishing and economic press. Multilingual and with strong knowledge in diplomatic and trade relations for France to International countries, she is firstly mandated by the AFAA of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before joining the Architecture Practice Wilmotte & Associates SAS in 2004 as Director of Development and Communications. Nowaday as Managing Director she aims to develop the presence of W&A in France, as well as in all major strategic economic places worldwide.
  • Bernise Ang
    Chief Alchemist ZEROTH LABS
    Bernise Ang is Chief Alchemist at Zeroth Labs, an urban innovation lab which uncovers behavioural insights, analyses complexities of hyper-local issues, and applies them to tackling urbanization challenges in emerging cities. Although trained in psychology, her work at Zeroth involves playing “alchemist” of that and other fields - such as data science, public policy, system dynamics, anthropology, technology and design. Previously, Bernise had previous lives in private equity, UN climate negotiations at CSD and UNFCCC, and co-founded Syinc, the youth nonprofit from which Zeroth Labs was a spin-off. Bernise is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
  • Ashton Applewhite
    Author, Speaker, Activist THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A MANIFESTO AGAINST AGEISM
    Writer and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, a call to wake up to the age bias in and around us, embrace a more nuanced and accurate view of growing older, and push back against the forces that frame it as decline. (“Blows up NNN ten to a page” - Los Angeles Review of Books) The stakes are high, especially for women, whose lives are constrained by the toxic ways in which ageism and sexism intersect. Seeing the longevity revolution as a social and economic problem - the ageism-fueled scenario - will generate a very different set of responses than seeing it as the remarkable opportunity it also presents. Ashton blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of the Yo, Is This Ageist? blog. In 2016, she joined PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. In 2015 she was included in Salt magazine’s list of 100 inspiring women - along with Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Arundhati Roy, Germaine Greer, Pussy Riot, and other remarkable activists - who are committed to social change. She has been named as a Fellow by the Knight Foundation, the New York Times, Yale Law School, and the Royal Society for the Arts. Ms. magazine described Ashton's previous book, Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, as rocket fuel for launching new lives. As the pseudonymous author of a series of joke books, she was the first person to have four books on the New York Times best-seller list and was a clue on Jeopardy. "Ashton speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the United Nations, where she delivered a keynote in 2016 calling for a UN convention on the rights of older people. In Spring 2017, she received a standing ovation from the TED mainstage for her appeal to recognize ageism as a global human rights issue. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age.
  • Emelia Arthur
    Consultant INDEPENDENT CONSULTING
    Emelia, a Social Development Advocate, has over 26 years work experience mainly in Knowledge and Learning Management with exposure to the private, non-governmental and public sectors at local, regional, national and international levels. Emelia has also worked at high political levels as an Advisor to a former President of Ghana in the office of the President.
  • Gilles Babinet
    Serial Entrepreneur & Digital Champion of France EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Gilles has set up several successful ventures in the digital space. He is passionate about everything linked to technology and big data. He truly believes in the social impacts digital can have on our societies and strives to bring more of them to light. He also talks about succeeding when you do not fit in the traditional schooling system, failure and the power of believing in yourself. He is the entrepreneurship founder of various companies and author of several books including ‘The Numerical Era; A New Age of Humanity’, ‘Big Data, How to Think Mankind and the World Differently’, and ‘The Digital Transformation: The Advent of Platforms’. He was the First President of the French Digital Council (CNNum) in 2011, and France’s Digital Champion among the European Commission since 2012.
  • Robert Baker
    Senior Partner MERCER
    Robert Baker is a Global Client Director at Mercer, the leading global human resources consulting firm. Robert has a passion for diversity and inclusion and is a member of the steering committees for Mercer’s Gender Parity Networks for the European Region. He is also a member of Mercer’s UK Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Robert is Co-President of PWN Global, a major global women’s network and is focused on engaging men to support gender equality, at work, at home and in all aspects of life. He has spoken at numerous conferences and has contributed to many publications and blogs on the importance of gender balanced leadership.
  • Amélie Banzet
    In charge of open government and consultation portal ETALAB
    Amélie Banzet is in charge of Open government projects within Etalab, the French Prime minister task force for Open data and Open government. Amélie has worked on the use of civic tech and digital resources to improve transparency and citizen participation for several years. Within Etalab, Amélie is also in charge of international projects and activities of France within the Open Government Partnership. Graduated from Harvard University and ESCEM, Amélie has also experiences in development projects and international relations. She has worked for a Strategy Consulting firm, was the Director of the French Institute in Erbil, Iraq and worked for several years for NGOs in Afghanistan.
  • Celine Bardet
    Founder & President WWOW
    A War Crime specialized Lawyer who quickly became a public leader influencing justice policies. World recognized expert, started her career at the ICTY then UN Office on Drug and Crime. She choose to work in the field, in post conflict zones from the Balkans to Iraq, CAR, DRC, Afghanistan, Libya etc. More than 50 countries. She has worked for prestigious organizations like Interpol, Europol and the EU. Witnessing the scourge of sexual violence in fragile environment and the lack of adequate response to it, she set up the Non Profit Start Up We Are NOT Weapons Of War in 2014, using innovative approach for justice and technology for ensuring access to services for survivors. #NOTaWeaponOfWar
  • Celine Bardet
    President & founder WE ARE NOT WEAPONS OF WAR
    A War Crime specialized Lawyer who quickly became a public leader influencing justice policies. World recognized expert, started her career at the ICTY then UN Office on Drug and Crime. She choose to work in the field, in post conflict zones from the Balkans to Iraq, CAR, DRC, Afghanistan, Libya etc. More than 50 countries. She has worked for prestigious organizations like Interpol, Europol and the EU. Witnessing the scourge of sexual violence in fragile environment and the lack of adequate response to it, she set up the Non Profit Start Up We Are NOT Weapons Of War in 2014, using innovative approach for justice and technology for ensuring access to services for survivors. #NOTaWeaponOfWar
  • Christina Baroudi
    student STUDENT
    Christina Baroudi is a high academic achiever who also speaks Arabic, French, English and Chinese. She is a recipient of an MUN diplomacy award, and many gold, silver & bronze medals in national competition in swimming, skiing and taekwondo for the past five years in a row. Christina engages in several high profile community services, one of which is a visit to a refugee camp in the Bekaa to distribute goods which was documented in an emotionally-charged short film inspiring an award-winning film producer to plan an epic film on the refugee crisis. Christina Baroudi is a truly inspiring young woman, a leader in countless accomplishments, with boundless dreams and a promising future.
  • Victoria Barruet
    Senior Manager - Customers & Channels ACCENTURE
    Victoria Barruet Senior Manager - Customers & Channels, member of the global Automotive practice. Victoria studied international management and marketing at Telecom School of Management and University of Technology in Sydney. She holds a Masters of Science in International Management. During her career at Accenture, Victoria has helped clients in designing new customer journey improving multichannel experience and customer treatment, defining brand strategy, optimizing sales performance and transforming Distribution network in a number of industries such as automotive, consumer goods and retail.
  • Ellen Barry
    Chief International Correspondent TNE NEW YORK TIMES
    Ellen Barry is currently the London-based Chief International Correspondent for the New York Times. Prior to that, she was New Delhi-based South Asia bureau chief and bureau chief for The Times in Moscow. Last year she won the Osborn Elliott Prize for reporting in Asia. In Russia, she was part of a team which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for International reporting for a series on impunity in Russia’s justice system. Before joining The Times, Ellen covered wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and on mental health and rural America. She is married to Keith Wilson and mother to two girls, Alice and June.
  • Claire Bauchart
    Editor BUSINESS O FÉMININ
    After graduating from Sciences Po Paris in 2010, I started working for the all-news TV channel iTélé. I then made several documentaries (on breast cancer, domestic violence, prison…), broadcast both in France and Belgium. I have worked for French newspapers L’Opinion and Les Echos. I have also been writing on digital and career issues for Business O Féminin since 2013. I am the author of two published books. The first one, Moi, Lilou, hors-la-loi par amour, is the biography of a prisoner’s spouse, the second one, Valsent les jours, is a novel focusing on the lives of three different women, living in three different time periods.
  • Prisca Bauer
    Post-doctoral researcher LYON NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER
    Prisca Bauer is a physician and neuroscientist. She studies how contemplative practices influence the brain, mind and body, and how these practices can improve health and happiness. After completing her PhD on epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at University College London, she was granted a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship by the European Commission.
  • Erin Baumgartner
    Assistant Director, Senseable City Lab MIT
    As the Assistant Director of the Senseable City Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Erin Baumgartner guides the Lab's research agenda and directs industrial and non-profit partnerships. Senseable is multidisciplinary research group that studies the interface between cities, people, and technologies, and Erin’s focus is on the crucial step of implementation, spanning the urban, organizational, and individual scales. Prior to joining Senseable City, Erin was the Managing Director of the MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) in France, Switzerland and Belgium.
  • Inga Beale
    CEO LLOYD'S OF LONDON
    Inga Beale joined Lloyd’s in January 2014. Previously she was Group Chief Executive of Canopius, a prominent Lloyd’s managing agent. Prior to that she spent four years with Zurich Insurance, including a period as Global Chief Underwriting Officer. She was Group CEO of Converium Ltd, the Swiss mid-sized independent reinsurance company and, while there, she led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007. She started her career as an Underwriter with Prudential before spending 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions. She is a member of the UK Government’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board and the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Board. In July 2016 she also joined the Board of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute.
  • Bedria Bedri
    Partner KPMG
    Bia is a Partner at KPMG, a specialist in cyber risk with specific focus on Financial Services. Bia is an experienced consultant with 20 years industry knowledge, leading large-scale complex transformation and change programmes to enable clients to effectively manage emerging cyber threats, risk and regulatory expectations whilst delivering business objectives, innovation and growth. Bia has a very strong network in the market working with clients at senior levels who trust Bia as an advisor and delivery lead.
  • Amina Belghiti
    Creative Partnerships INSTAGRAM
    Amina is head of creative partnerships at Instagram in Paris. She enables established and emerging creatives across disciplines to grow and engage their communities around meaningful story-telling. She is focused on helping unheard stories emerge and inspiring new ways of telling stories to connect people. She has also held senior new ventures & business development roles at Facebook, Ebay and PayPal in both the US and across EMEA. She believes technology can play a key role in community-building in the arts. She is a member of the Tokyo Art Club, Ideas City Arles, African Art in Venice Forum (Venice Biennale) and a jury member of Pulsar Art Prize and AKAA Digital Art Prize.
  • Uri Ben Ari
    President ATHENA FUND
    Uri is a social entrepreneur who is the founder and president of Athena Fund, which is dedicated to empowering teachers (85% are women) in Israel by providing them with laptop computers and professional training www.athenafund.org. Uri is a seasoned international businessperson with 30 years of experience in senior management and entrepreneurship. Uri is an expert in the area of “smart cities". Over the last 6 years, he has aided cities in Israel in becoming “smart cities”. Uri was a member of the senior management team that led the successful IPOs on NASDAQ of two leading Israeli companies – Ness Technologies (NSTC) in 2004 and Internet Zahav (IGLD) in 1999.
  • Laurent Benichou
    Director R&D AXA
    Laurent Benichou is an innovation expert. Laurent started his career in strategy and digital consulting firms WMI and Greenwich Consulting. In 2010, Laurent opened Think Lab, an innovation and digital transformation consulting firm and started his contribution to AXA Group’s digital transformation. In 2014, Laurent joined AXA GIE as Director of innovation and foresight in Group Marketing,where he lead the international idea crowdsourcing program Start-in. Since Sept 2016, Laurent reports to the newly-appointed Group’s Chief Innovation Officer and is the project leader of fizzy, a parametric insurance platform. Laurent graduated from HEC School of Management Paris in 2002.
  • Jean Bennington Sweeney
    Chief Sustainability Officer & Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility 3M COMPANY
    Jean Bennington Sweeney is Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at 3M Company. Ms. Sweeney has held a diverse array of positions at 3M ranging from product development to manufacturing. Her leadership includes assignments as Manufacturing Director 3M Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director of 3M Taiwan and Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability. With a career at 3M that spans more than three decades, Jean approaches Sustainability from the unique perspective of a seasoned operating executive who also has a deep passion for leveraging the potential of business to make a difference.
  • Rebecca van Bergen
    Founder & Executive Director NEST
    Rebecca van Bergen is the Founder and Executive Director of Nest, a nonprofit bringing transparency, business development and advocacy to the global artisan community, including the millions of people who work from home. Rebecca founded Nest immediately after receiving her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University and has since grown the organization to improve the lives of more than 60,000 artisans. In partnership with recognized philanthropic partners as well as brands like West Elm, Target, Maiyet, PVH, Mara Hoffman, Patagonia, and Eileen Fisher, Nest’s Standards for Ethical Compliance for Artisans and Homeworkers are radically improving transparency and development in complicated decentralized and home-based supply chains. Rebecca is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Levi Strauss Collaboratory and Ashoka Fellow, and has led Nest to receive numerous awards such as the C&A Foundation’s 2016 Fabric of Change Award.
  • Kavita Beri
    Medical Director BERI ESTHETIQUE MED SPA BE: MIND BODY SKIN
    Dr. Kavita Beri is a Board-Certified Physician and Scientist in the field of Regenerative Medicine. She is the Chair of the International Society of Regenerative Medicine: Anti-Aging and Aesthetics. She is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Scientist at the Center for Dermal Research at Rutgers University New Jersey.  Is also recently appointed as the first Female Fellow of Regenerative Cosmetics at TRI Princeton Research Institue New Jersy.Dr. Beri is also the Founder of Beri Esthetique Med Spa that is an Integrative center with a Mind Body& Skin Approach to Anti-Aging located in Ocean New Jersey.
  • Sylvie Bermann
    Ambassador FRENCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
    A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, the French Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Chinese) and the Beijing Languages Institute, Mme Bermann embarked on her diplomatic career in 1979. She was appointed French Ambassador to China from February 2011 to July 2014, becoming the first woman to hold the post of French Ambassador in a country which is a permanent member of the Security Council. Then, she was appointed French Ambassador to the United Kingdom in July 2014 and French Ambassador to Russia in September 2017.
  • Sylvie Bernard-Curie
    Partner, Head of People & Talent Development KPMG IN FRANCE
    Currently Partner, Head of People & Talent Management & Development.Chair of the Programme EVEWise Committee. Career history: Financial Auditor at KPMG in France Audit (1986-95), Skills Development Director (1996-98). I subsequently created and became the Head of the Human Resources department for the Audit and Advisory divisions which serve large national and international accounts. Education and professional qualifications: EDHEC Business School – French Certified Public Accountant. Qualified occupational psychologist. Book writing with Christophe Deval: "You Have Everything to Succeed" & "Simplify your relationships
  • Federica Berra
    Director, Global Natural Gas Strategy EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
    Federica Berra is the Director for Global Natural Gas Strategy at ExxonMobil and has a key role in developing strategies for advocacy for natural gas utilization. Federica has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering cum laude from the Universita’ La Sapienza of Rome. She joined ExxonMobil in Italy in 2000 and over the course of her career, she has held various positions in London, Houston and Calgary, including Canada Gas & Power Marketing Director and Global LNG Business Analysis Manager. Federica is an advocate for diversity of thought and leads the Inclusion & Diversity Council for the Upstream at ExxonMobil. Federica is married and has two daughters.
  • Louise Beveridge
    Communication & Brand Advisory, Speaker LOUIZIA SAS
    30 years’ experience in branding & communications & Executive Committee member, Louise has implemented international strategies for listed & midsize companies. Now an independent consultant her expertise covers institutional brands, internal & management communications, press, public relations, digital & social media. Working in diverse sectors: financial services, luxury & fashion, real estate, hotels & industry. She lectures & speaks on communication strategy in a digitalized world, career management and has an active commitment to promoting gender equality. Elected communications personality of the year in 2015, she also Chairs the Executive Master Communication at Science Po.
  • Corinne de Bilbao
    President and CEO, GE France GE FRANCE
    Corinne de Bilbao is President & CEO of GE France, where she supports the growth and digital transformation of the group’s activities. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President of Sales for Subsea Systems, a $4 Billion division of GE Oil & Gas. Corinne possesses 25 years of industrial experience within GE. She began her career at GE Healthcare and has held several leadership positions in the energy sector in Europe, including in supply chain, services and sales. Corinne is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux and holds an MBA in sourcing.
  • Doris Birkhofer
    President ARCONIC FRANCE
    Doris is President of Arconic France, Arconic’s 2nd market after the US, with ~ 3000 employees and 13 industrial sites. She also represents the Arconic Foundation in France. Doris serves as well as VP Strategy & Growth of Arconic’s Engineered Products & Solutions group and is leading Arconic’s Womens’ Network with almost 600 active members. Prior to Arconic, Doris held a variety of operational, strategy and consulting positions at Saint Gobain in France, and at Siemens in Germany and the US. Doris holds a double degree in international management of ESB Business School Reutlingen, Germany, and CESEM Reims (NEOMA Business School), France. She lives in Paris with her husband and 2 children.
  • Christiane Bisanzio
    Management Consultant HEIDRICK & STRUGGLES
    Christiane Bisanzio is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Zurich office. She is a member of the global Financial Services Practice and Human Resources Practice. With 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Christiane focuses on the insurance and reinsurance sectors to place senior-level leaders such as CEOs, CHROs, and members of the C-suite for multinational clients. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Christiane was chief diversity & inclusion officer and head of HR for EMEA at AXA Group. Previously, she was chief human resources officer at a Swiss reinsurance organization, and at GE Capital. In 2015 and 2016 Christiane was recognized as a Global Top 50 Diversity Executive by The Economist. The Global Diversity List recognizes achievements of individuals who have made the practice of diversity and inclusion their career. Christiane began her career as an associate in the legal search business. She is fluent in English, German and Italian. Christiane is a German qualified lawyer with the High Court of Hamburg.
  • Vanessa Bisconti-Cateau
    Country Marketing and Business Development Director ABB
    Vanessa Bisconti-Cateau, Country Marketing & Business Development Director, Member of ABB France Executive Committee. Vanessa has been graduated from Grenoble Business School and holds a MBA in Energy Management from ENSE3 – Grenoble INP. She joined ABB France Marketing department in 2013 and took over the role of Head of Department two years later. Appointed in 2016, as Country Marketing & Business Development Director, she supports the cross-division initiatives in terms of market orientation and improves sales efficiency. She also led company’s transformation program from internal CRM deployment to Digital transformation.
  • Laurent Blanchard
    Executive Vice-President, Global Field Operations (EMEAR), Worldwide Alliances and Services DASSAULT SYSTÈMES
    Laurent Blanchard is in charge of developing the EMEAR market and the global ecosystem of Consulting and System Integrators Partners. Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes in April 2014, Mr Blanchard was Vice President of Cisco’s Enterprise Business Group with responsibility for accelerating technology growth in Enterprise, Public Sector and Commercial markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) region. He had joined the company in 2007 as Managing Director. A graduate of ENSEM in Nancy (France), Mr Blanchard started his career at IBM France in 1989 where he managed the SAP competence center at worldwide level, amongst other positions.
  • Erwin Boer
    President ENTROPY CONTROL, INC
    Erwin R. Boer received his PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the U-Illinois in 1995 on adaptive manual control. He currently holds academic appointments at UCSD in ophthalmology, U-Leeds in transport and, and TU-Delft in cognitive robotics. He is also president of Entropy Control, Inc. in California and works part time as a senior research scientist at NAUTO, a Silicon Valley focused on smart vehicle safety technologies. His research interests include human machine cooperation, haptic shared control and human performance and state quantification across a number of domains. His design interest focuses on creating fluid symbiotic interaction between humans and machines.
  • Constance Bommelaer De Leusse
    Senior Director, Global Internet Policy THE INTERNET SOCIETY
    Constance Bommelaer de Leusse is the Senior Director of Global Internet Policy of The Internet Society, the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards and future development. Strategic thinker, coupled with experienced and practical hands-on approach, she leads the organization's engagement with multilateral and private sector organizations with a focus on Internet governance, sustainable development, security and human rights. She has extensive experience working at senior levels, leading campaigns and capacity building programs internationally. In 2015, she was appointed Advisor to the Chair of the UN Internet Governance Forum. Before joining The Internet Society, Constance served as a policy officer in the French Prime Minister's office, on issues ranging from the reform of the national pension system to ICT policies.
  • Sylvia Bongo Ondimba
    FIRST LADY OF GABON PRESIDENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF GABON
    Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, is actively involved in empowering women and young people. She is the Chairman of a non-profit organization (FSBO) that provides impactful educational and health initiatives as a means to support Gabon’s communities and inclusive growth. She has a continuing role in the fight against HIV and cancer prevention. Her ongoing commitment to enable widows’ rights to be fully recognized led to the adoption of the International Widows Day by the UN. Convinced by the positive impact of Education, she chose to launch the Ozavino scholarship program for outstanding Gabonese students to boost young leaders and founded an international bilingual school, Ruban Vert.
  • Jean de Bony
    Biotypologist FINGERPRINT CONSULTING
    Jean de Bony, member of I.E.S.F. (Engineers and scientists from France) and researcher in the human sciences, created in 1980 a method based on a statistical analysis of the psycho-genetic characteristics of more than 10,000 hands: Biotypology®. He developed it in France and Canada. Jean de BONY, consultant in professional evolution, specializes in the evaluation of innate potential. He is also a trainer and lecturer in mutual understanding, including multicultural and multi-ethnic teams. In association with Stéphanie Leclair De Marco, Jean has published three books on Biotypology®. Jean de BONY is also a member of the international network 2PS.com and founder of the Oudinot Network.
  • Olivier Brandicourt
    Chief Executive Officer SANOFI
    Olivier Brandicourt joined Sanofi as Chief Executive Officer in April 2015. He had served as CEO of Bayer Healthcare AG for two years and prior to that, held a series of leadership positions at Pfizer. O. Brandicourt started his career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1987 as a Medical Director for Africa at Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis. A doctor by training, he spent his early career with the Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris with a focus on malaria research. He also holds and Advanced Degree in Cellular and Immunological Pathoshysiology and a Master's Degree in Biology.
  • Lyse Brillouet
    Vice President Digital Society Research ORANGE LABS
    Lyse Brillouet is in charge of Digital Society Research at the Orange group: how the digital technologies are going to transform the society? What will be the new learnings and practices in mobility, urban environment, healthcare, industry…? Graduate of the ESCEM) Lyse Brillouet began her career in direct marketing and commercial management for bank and mass-market retailing before joining Orange, where she occupied several managerial functions for the Business and Innovation divisions of the Group. She was a co funder of the Healthcare division of the operator in 2007 and she is a lecturer in several French engineering and marketing schools.
  • Beth Brooke-Marciniak
    Global Vice Chair, Public Policy EY
    Beth is on EY’s Global Executive, handling operations in 150+ countries & is the global sponsor for EY D&I efforts. She’s been named 9 times to Forbes "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" and named Woman of the Year by Concern Worldwide. She chairs Vital Voices Board, co-chairs the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, serves on the Advisory Board for Out Leadership as well as the Boards of The Conference Board, The Aspen Institute and the Women’s Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum. She’s a member of the Henry Crown Fellows of The Aspen Institute, the Committee of 200, and the International Women's Forum. Beth played basketball at Purdue University.
  • Tim Brown
    CEO IDEO
    Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks "Serious Play" and "Change by Design" appear on TED.com. An industrial designer by training, he takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts, as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies. Tim advises senior executives and boards of global Fortune 100 companies. He chairs the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Creative Economy and writes for various prominent publications. His book on how design thinking transforms organizations, Change by Design, was released by Harper Business in September 2009.
  • Méka Brunel
    Chief Executive Officer GECINA
    A business leader in the real estate industry, Méka Brunel is an ETP engineer, an Executive MBA from HEC and FRICS. From 1996, she held various executive management positions with Simco, which later merged with Gecina. In 2006, she became CEO of Eurosic, before joining Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2009 as Executive Vice President Europe. She has been a Director at Gecina since 2014 and was appointed as its Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Actively engaged in community life and industry associations, particularly as a Director of Crédit Foncier de France, Honorary President of the HQE-France GBC association, a Director of FSIF and EPRA, Méka Brunel was appointed in October 2017 to chair the Métropole du Grand Paris (Grand Paris metropolitan authority) development board. She was also named Professional of the Year in the 2013 and 2018 Pierres d’Or awards.
  • Thomas Buberl
    CEO AXA
    Thomas Buberl is CEO of AXA (2016). He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group (2000). From 2005 to 2008, he worked for the Winterthur Group, before joining Zurich Insurance Group as CEO for Switzerland. In 2012 he joined AXA as CEO of AXA Germany and member of the AXA Executive Committee. In 2015 he joined the Management Committee as CEO of the Global Health Business Line. Thomas Buberl holds a Master’s Degree of Economics from WHU Koblenz, an MBA from Lancaster University and a PhD in Economics from the University of St.Gallen.
  • Kate Burns
    CEO, NextTech HAMBRO PERKS
    Kate paved her way as one of the best known internet advertising pioneers in Europe before joining Google as Director of the UK, Ireland and Benelux. Most notably, Kate was Google’s first employee outside of the US, driving strong international success under her watch. Following Google, Kate was CEO of AOL Europe, and also BuzzFeed as EU GM. For her current role, Kate works alongside Dom Perks, co-founder of Hambro Perks to grow the company's media division, overseeing companies such as SeenIt, Takumi, Mettr, and Blend Media.
  • May Busch
    Managing Director MAY BUSCH & ASSOCIATES LTD
    May Busch is an international executive and career consultant, coach, speaker and facilitator, and the author of Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage. She is passionate about helping people thrive at work and reach their full potential. Previously, May enjoyed a 24-year career at Morgan Stanley where she rose through the ranks to become COO for Europe. May is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and Senior Advisor in the Office of the President at Arizona State University where she helps develop its next generation of leaders. Find her on MayBusch.com and follow her on Twitter at @maybusch.
  • Charlotte Cade
    MADAME FIGARO
  • Patrice Caine
    Chairman & CEO THALES
    Patrice Caine was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales in December 2014. Prior to joining Thales in 2002, he held several executive positions in the French administration. He was awarded the National Defence Medal, he was named Knight of the National Order of Merit in 2014 and Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2017. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris and holds the rank of Ingénieur en Chef of the Corps des Mines.
  • Benjamin Cardoso
    CEO LECAB
    Benjamin Cardoso founded LeCab in 2012, pioneering the first standardized service in the private transport market. LeCab launched a sleek “made in France” Peugeot 508 fleet with drivers dressed in black suits, providing a more upscale experience while competitively charging a fixed rate at a lower price than regular taxis. Since 2017, the company has expanded and is currently in the midst of a new major urban transport revolution. LeCab partnered with Via, the American leader in smart-shared rides, and now offers the cheapest and most efficient service on the market – LeCab Plus. LeCab’s next ambition is to improve the residents’ daily transportation needs.
  • Laurence des Cars
    President of Musées d’Orsay & Orangerie MUSÉE D'ORSAY ET DE L'ORANGERIE
    After having been scientific director for the Agence France-Muséums – operating the Louvre Abu Dhabi – and director of the musée de l’Orangerie, Laurence des Cars was appointed President of the musées d’Orsay and Orangerie in 2017. Specialist in 19th and early 20th century art, she curated international exhibitions on major artists, as Courbet, Vuillard or Apollinaire, was one of the curators of the exhibition and editor of the catalogue “Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Birth of a Museum”, and published Nineteenth Century French Art (1819-1905) in 2006. Laurence des Cars is Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, Chevalier of the National Order of Merit and Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.
  • Marisol Casado
    IOC Member INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
    Marisol Casado is the President of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the only female President of a Summer Federation and an IOC Member. She has been a Field hockey player, a long distance and medium distance runner and has practiced trekking, cycling, mountain cycling, triathlon (she participated in the first triathlon race held in Spain). Among other achievements, Marisol created the Spanish Triathlon Federation; is the founding member of the ITU representing the Spanish Triathlon Federation. She served as member of the Spanish NOC and President of the European Triathlon Union. She has recently been elected as an ASOIF Council Member and is serving on several IOC Commissions.
  • Anne-Sophie Castelnau
    Head of Wholesale Banking France ING
    As Head of Wholesale Banking France, Anne-Sophie is in charge of managing and expanding the Wholesale Banking business in France.She has also actively participated to the set-up of a local ‘women network’ to promote diversity at ING. Anne-Sophie joined ING in France 12 years ago first with a Senior banker position for Telecom and Utilities clients, then as Head Corporate Lending and finally as Head of Corporate Client Coverage. Her early career started in French banks : CIC and Natixis, mainly in coverage and risk management positions. Anne Sophie graduated from EDHEC Business School – Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord – Lille, with a specialization in International Finance.
  • Mathilde Cazenave
    Consultant EGON ZEHNDER
    Mathilde Cazenave, based in Paris, is deeply experienced in luxury, fashion and retail. She is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Mathilde was a successful senior leader in the luxury and fashion industries, where she developed expertise in strategy, branding, multi-channel marketing, retail operations, and corporate finance (Marc Jacobs, LVMH, Louis Vuitton). Mathilde started her career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where she focused on the consumer goods and luxury industries. She earned a MA in Business Economics from HEC Paris.
  • Sabine Cazenave
    curator MUSEES D’ORSAY ET DE L’ORANGERIE
    Born in 1962 Native from south west of France, in "Pays Basque" near Spanish frontier in " Nouvelle Aquitaine" Live in Amiens ( Hauts de France) and Paris Chief Curator Department of painting Musée D'Orsay since february 2017 DEA Art and Sociology, University of Bordeaux, 2000 Art , sociology, and territories Special studies in xxth century, 1950-2000. Curator from Institut National du Patrimoine , 2002-2003 , "Jacques Tati" Promotion . Curator in Centre National des Arts plastiques, 2003-2007 Director of Musées d'Amiens 2007-2016 Agrégative professor in Arts, history and practice, 1985-2002
  • Melissa Cefkin
    Principal Scientist and Senior Manager NISSAN RESEARCH CENTER SILICON VALLEY
    Dr. Melissa Cefkin (PhD Anthropology) leads social research for Nissan in Silicon Valley. She joined Nissan in 2015 from IBM Research and was previously a Director of Advance Research and User Experience at Sapient and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Learning. Melissa was a member of the National Academies of Science committee on IT, Automation and the Workforce and served on the Board of Directors and conference co-organizer for the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC). A Fulbright award grantee, she is the editor of Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter (Berghahn Books 2009) and numerous other publications.
  • Nadereh Chamlou
    Former Senior Advisor, The World Bank WORLD BANK
    Nadereh Chamlou is an international development advisor and formerly Senior Advisor at the World Bank. Over a three-decade career, she held managerial, technical, coordination, and advisory posts in diverse sectors and regions. She authored seminal publications on gender and economy, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. Her research centers on talent pool issues and the knowledge economy, stressing competitiveness and growth through diversity. She sits on the boards of several international NGOs and academic institutions, is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and the 2015-recipient of The International Alliance for Women’s “Making a Difference” award.
  • Dipty Chander
    PRESIDENT ASSOCIATION E-MMA FRANCE
    Dipty Chander is presidente of association E-mma and she study computer science at Epitech in fifth-year. It’s really important for her to fight for a gender equality in IT fields. Having experienced how difficult it is for a woman to strive in the tech world, Dipty took on the presidency of E-mma - and has taken gender equality in tech to a whole new level: from Paris to every major cities in France. She sees failure as a path to success, and has one motto: determination.
  • Anne-Sylvaine Chassany
    Paris bureau chief FINANCIAL TIMES
    Anne-Sylvaine Chassany is the Paris bureau chief for the Financial Times, writing about politics and the economy. Prior to this role, she was the FT's global private equity correspondent. Before joining the FT in 2012, she worked for Bloomberg News, Dow Jones / The Wall Street Journal and French newspaper La Tribune in Paris and London, reporting on mergers and acquisitions, energy and European financial institutions. A graduate of HEC, she won the ‘OneToWach’ award from The Work Foundation’s WorkWorld Media Awards in 2006 for ‘Heat builds on Mittal to improve safety and wages’, an article published in the Wall Street Journal following an investigation in Kazakhstan.
  • Marion Chaygneaud-Dupuy
    CEO GLOBAL NOMAD
    A meditation practitioner, Marion has lived in the Himalayas for 20 years, and studied Tibetan Buddhism at the philosophy department of Lhasa in China. She is a Himalayan mountain guide, and was the first European woman to summit Mt Everest three times. Leading the Clean Everest expedition, she set up a waste management model to keep Himalayan glaciers’ water pure. Fifteen years ago she set up a project on the Tibetan nomadic plateau, determined to restore the cultural values of Tibetan nomads as guardians of the environment. This plateau is the water tank for billions of people in Asia. Her vision is to serve life by merging two streams of tradition and modernity, with a Tibetan Nomad University delivering nomadic knowledge and wisdom, and acting as a business incubator to adapt with Chinese economic development.
  • Siri Chilazi
    Research Fellow, Women & Public Policy Program JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
    Siri Chilazi is a research scholar at the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is a recognized expert in advancing women and promoting gender equality within organizations. Siri specializes in translating academic research into practical approaches and tools to design more inclusive workplaces. As an advisor and speaker, she frequently collaborates with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and leading professional service firms in order to close gender gaps. Siri has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College.
  • Luis Cilimingras
    MD London & Partner IDEO
    Luis Cilimingras is IDEO London’s Managing Director & Partner. He is passionate about how organisations embrace creativity to grow, deliver more impact, be masters of their destiny. Since joining IDEO, Luis has led a wide portfolio of work in diverse sectors including mobility, retail, healthcare and education. Before returning to London two years ago, Luis spent a year in Peru, starting an innovation studio for Intercorp, a large national conglomerate, called La Victoria Lab. Its mission: to create new products, services and experiences for the country’s emerging middle class.
  • Caroline Codsi
    President & Founder WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE (LA GOUVERNANCE AU FEMININ)
    After a very successful career as a corporate executive, Caroline Codsi founded in 2010 Women in Governance with mission to facilitate the access of women to decision-making bodies. In 2017, she created the very first parity certification in Canada. A highly sought-after speaker, Caroline was recognized as Top 20 Diversity Leading Figures in Quebec, Top 75 Canadian Immigrants and Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She is recipient of multiple awards including a Gender Equality Award by the United Nations, a Leadership Award from the Federation of chambers of commerce etc.
  • Estelle Colas
    Great Causes Director MAKE.ORG
    Make.org (civic tech) : Great Causes Director - 2017 We Like The World / Trip4Good (non-profit Organization) :Co-founder and Charity partners Director - 2016 Silea International (Wholesaler in decoration) : General Manager - 2014-2015 BETC : Global Brand Director, Member of the management Committee - 2002-2013 EQUATOR : Account Director in Brussels - 1999-2001 Other experiences : World Tour : humanitarian experience of one year around the world based on the help of Facebook network. 17 countries, 52 hosted families and 1 built school in Burkina Faso for 250 kids TedX speaker Lived in USA, Belgium, Portugal and France Studies : Business school, Art Acdemy, Fashion college
  • Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
    President REPUBLIC OF MALTA
    Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca took the oath of Office on 4 April 2014, as the youngest and second woman to become President of Malta, after being active in politics for forty years and serving in Parliament for sixteen years. Within the Labour Party, she served on the National Executive, as Assistant General Secretary and as General Secretary. Coleiro Preca is the first-ever, and only woman who occupied this important elected position at the highest echelon of a Maltese political party. On becoming President, Coleiro Preca established a number of entities to nurture dialogue and to foster unity and a culture of positive peace among communities and people.
  • Gary Coombe
    President, P&G Europe PROCTER & GAMBLE SWITZERLAND
    Since joining P&G in 1986, Gary Coombe, has been at the heart of the consumer goods industry, working in the UK, Europe and US. Gary joined P&G in a graduate sales job in the UK. He then moved into marketing where he held several senior positions, including Marketing Director and General Manager roles on P&G’s two biggest brands—Pampers and Gillette. Gary then moved to the US, based in P&G’s global headquarters in Cincinnati, where he was responsible for Global Innovation & New Business Development. Following roles leading P&G’s Global Air Care and Home Care businesses, Gary was appointed President of Europe in 2014, where he is responsible for one-third of P&G’s global workforce and a quarter of total company sales and profit.
  • Chiara Corazza
    Managing Director WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Since 1985, Chiara Corazza dared to build bridges across the world while uplifting women’s leadership, beginning with her establishment of the Metropolis that connected Paris region to the world. Ever since, Chiara has gleaned over 30 years of experience in international affairs that have taken her from Shanghai to Singapore, from the UAE to India, from the US to Japan - first as Head of International Affairs at the Ile de France Region and then as General Manager of the Greater Paris Investment Agency. Chiara is currently a member of the Board of RATP, the Arab International Women’s Forum and APRIL Insurance. She was also awared the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by Christine Lagarde in 2009.
  • Ertharin Cousin
    Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture Program THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS
    Ertharin Cousin is the Stanford University Spogli Institute Payne Distinguished Lecturer and a Visiting Fellow in their Center for Food Security and Environment. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of global agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She previously served as executive director of the World Food Program from 2012 until 2017. In this role, Cousin led the world’s largest humanitarian organization with 14,000 staff serving 80 million vulnerable people across 75 countries. From 2009-2012 Cousin was the U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Food and Agriculture organizations in Rome, Italy.
  • Stephanie Covington
    Co-Director INSTITUTE FOR RELATIONAL DEVELOPMENT/CENTER FOR GENDER & JUSTICE
    Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, is an internationally recognized clinician, organizational consultant, lecturer and author. For more than 35 years her work has focused on the creation of gender-responsive and trauma-informed services. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna and was selected for the United States Advisory Council on Women’s Services. Dr. Covington has conducted seminars for behavioral health professionals, community organizations, criminal justice professionals, and recovery groups in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Iceland, and New Zealand. She has published extensively.
  • Mary Crass
    Head of Institutional Relations and Summit INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT FORUM, OECD
    Mary Crass is Head of Institutional Relations and Summit for the Paris-based International Transport Forum, an intergovernmental organisation linked to the OECD. She is responsible for the ITF’s relations with Member countries, international organisations and associations, and the annual ITF Summit in Leipzig each May. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Crass worked as a private consultant focusing on transport and environment issues for among others the UN Environment Programme, the European Commission and OECD, as well as private enterprise. Ms. Crass has a Masters Degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from the University of Texas.
  • Axel Dauchez
    CEO MAKE.ORG
    Axel Dauchez a débuté chez Procter & Gramble. Il devient en 1998 Président de la première agence digitale française BDDP interactive. En 2002, il prend la Direction Générale du groupe Moonscoop, leader mondial de la production audiovisuelle d’animation. En 2010, il devient CEO de Deezer et permet à la société de devenir un leader mondial du streaming. En septembre 2014, il devient Président de Publicis France où il pilote la première édition de Viva Technology. Il fonde alors Make.org, une plateforme européenne et indépendante de mobilisation de la société civile dans des actions concrètes de transformation de la société. Axel Dauchez a 49 ans et est diplômé de l’Ecole Polytechnique.
  • Paul Daugherty
    Chief Technology and Innovation Officer ACCENTURE -NEW YORK
    Paul is Accenture’s chief technology & innovation officer. He oversees Accenture’s overall technology strategy, R&D, and ecosystem relationships, and is responsible for developing business in emerging technologies. He serves as chairman of the board of directors of Avanade, a global IT services provider. Paul was named as Computerworld's Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2017 and the Institute for Women’s Leadership has also recognized Paul with the “Guys Who Get It Award”. He is co-author of Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a management guide to Artificial Intelligence, to be published by Harvard Press in early 2018 and member of the Board of Directors for Girls Who Code.
  • Leah Daughtry
    Principal ON THESE THINGS, LLC
    The Reverend Leah D. Daughtry is an in-demand political strategist and strategic planning expert. She has served as Chief of Staff for the US Democratic Party, and CEO of two historic Democratic Conventions (2008 and 2016). She is founder of On These Things, LLC, which provides strategic planning, management consulting, event production, and community engagement services to a variety of businesses and organizations. For her work as creator of Faith In Action, the US Democratic Party’s outreach to communities of Faith, Religion News Service named her one of the 12 most influential Democrats in the nation on faith and values politics.
  • Marie-Claire Daveu
    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs KERING
    After embarking on a career as a senior civil servant in the agriculture and environment fields, Marie-Claire Daveu was Technical advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the Principal private secretary to Serge Lepeltier, Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development, before joining Sanofi-Aventis Group in 2005 as Head of sustainable development. From 2007 to 2012, she was PPS to Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, first within the Ministry of Ecology, then in charge of forecasting and digital economy, and lastly, within the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport, Housing. She is a graduate of INA PG, ENGREF and holder of a Master in public administration.
  • Kristen Davis
    Founder / CEO CINQC
    Follow me @daviskris10 for Disruption, Tech & Gender news! My strength is discovering and leveraging new tech & business models to resolve problems and turn great ideas into reality. After >19 years in international media I've many great tools in my bag including: digital development, organisational design & strategy, a good sense of humour and a strong sense of humility. I created CinqC to share this experience with startups and large organisations looking to disrupt and evolve. I’m Secretary of ‘Quelques Femmes du Numérique’, using images and role models to illustrate how diverse a range of careers are available to women, have been a Google DNI Assessor and am on the APOPO US Board.
  • Viviane De Beaufort
    Tenure professor and director of Women programms ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL
    Tenure Professor at ESSEC, PHD in European Law& in Political Science. Co-Director of the “law cursus”,Director of the European Center Law and Economics. Author of numerous publications on European maters & public and Corporate Governance. Adviser of several think-tanks and organisations CDC, FFA, PWN paris, founder of Women-ESSEC EXEC programmes (Women Be European Board Ready). Committed to the progression of Gender Diversity and Women empowerment she is especially involved in #Techforgood with the Club Génération #Startuppeuse on @wirate and @essec &Co
  • Silvia De Dominicis
    Vice President JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL ITALY
    Silvia joined J& in 1995, holding positions of increasing responsibility across Medical Devices sector in Europe, ME & Africa, functional roles in Finance, Business Operations, Market Access and business roles in Ortho and General Surgery markets. In 2015 she was named VP Ethicon EMEA, responsible for regional business strategies for Ethicon’s surgical technologies and solutions (sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats) and the commitment to treat serious medical conditions (obesity and cancer) worldwide. In 2017, was named co-lead of J&J Women’s Leadership Association, the Company’s largest employee resource group.
  • Leonore De Roquefeuil
    CEO VOXE.ORG
    CEO of voxe.org, french civic startup aiming at changing the User Experience of democracy & citizenship.Voxe.org created a chatbot, VoxeBot, that helps millennials understand public debate and act upcon it. Léonore studied International Politics, worked for the United Nations and a major industrial company and decided to turn into a civic entrepreneur. Passionate about #civictech, #democratictransition #youth&politics.
  • Philippine De T'Serclaes
    Head of Thought Leadership & Strategic Partnership SCHNEIDER-ELECTRIC
    Philippine de T’Serclaes runs Strategic Partnerships & Thought Leadership at Schneider Electric. She has worked in the energy and finance sector for 15 yrs. Starting in investment banking (Rothschild, JPM), she then joined the International Energy Agency where she advised governments on Energy & Finance policies. She has authored numerous articles, books and opinion pieces on the energy transition, the role of the private sector and creative finance, to unlock the new energy world. She served on the World Economic Council board from 2013 to 2016, is a Rising Talent of the WFE, a Future Energy Leader (CERA), and a Young Leader of the French American Foundation
  • Donna De Varona
    Consultant EY
    Donna de Varona is the lead advisor for EY's Women athletes business network. WABN is a global mentoring program designed to help elite women athletes transition from sports into the professional marketplace. A two time Olympic gold medalist in swimming she is an Emmy award winning pioneer in the sports broadcasting business having covered some 18 Olympic Games. She has been awarded five honorary doctorates for her ground breaking work in education and sports related federal legislation. The first President of the Women's Sports Foundation she has been a long time board member of Special Olymipics International. The Chair of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, she oversaw history unfold.
  • Janine De Villiers
    Relationship Account Manager LENOVO
    Janine De Villiers began her career in Supply Chain Management at the City of Cape Town. In 2002, she moved into an Account Management role within the channel partner landscape. She joined Pinnacle Africa in 2007 as Senior Account Manager before leading the Managed and Public Sector Division. In 2013, she was appointed as a member of the Pinnacle Africa Cape Town Management team. She joined Lenovo in 2015 as the Relationship Account Manager for the Western and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  • Nicolas Demassieux
    Senior Vice President ORANGE LABS
    Nicolas Demassieux started his career in academia, as a professor in the area of digital electronic. He was involved in the early days of hardware and software, applied to digital image processing, wireless communications and artificial intelligence. He then spent 15 years at Motorola, where he led international R&D teams which developed Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G. Nicolas became one of the 9 Motorola fellows. Then, he worked 2 years at creating an Internet start-up in the area of big data, and joined Orange in 2010 as Senior VP for Research. Nicolas is passionate about the interactions between innovation, human society and complex natural ecosystems, and is working towards a “Human Inside” ethics.
  • Kalpana Denzel
    Managing Director RUSSELL REYNOLDS ASSOCIATES
    Based in Singapore, Kalpana is a member of Russell Reynolds' Consumer Practice, conducting leadership assignments across Asia Pacific for both global and Asian multi-nationals. She also co-leads the firm's Diversity and Inclusion practice. Kalpana was with the Young Presidents' Organization, a CEO network, in regional and global leadership roles. Previously, she was on the leadership team for the IMD MBA Program in Switzerland. She was also in brand management with Procter & Gamble in Europe and began her career with Andersen Consulting in the Washington and London offices. Kalpana received her B.S. from Virginia Tech University and her M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
  • Claire Dorland Clauzel
    Executive Vice-President Brands and External Relations, Member of the Group Executive Committee MICHELIN
    Claire Dorland Clauzel holds a degree from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Class of 1988, “Montaigne”). In 1988, Claire Dorland Clauzel joined the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, in the Treasury Department. In 1995, she became Chief of Staff for the Director of the Treasury Department, and then joined the Cabinet of the Minister of the Economy and Finance. She joined the AXA Group in 1998 to head the Audit and Control Department of AXA France. In 2003, she was appointed Executive Vice President, Communications, Brand and Sustainable Development for the AXA Group. In January 2008, she joined the Michelin Group, where she was appointed Executive Vice President Communication and Brands, member of the Group Executive Council. She also managed the Public Affairs Department, Sustainable development, Michelin Travel Partner (maps, guides and mobility digital services), Michelin Lifestyle Ltd. She is a member of the Michelin Group Executive Committee.
  • Rachel Dry
    Editor, Sunday Review THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Rachel Dry is the editor of the Sunday Review section at The New York Times. She joined the Opinion section as a staff editor in 2015. Before coming to The Times, Rachel spent nine years at The Washington Post, where she was the deputy editor of the Outlook commentary section and the features editor in the Style section. Rachel was a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan and also performs around New York as a stand-up comedian.
  • Stephen Dunbar-Johnson
    President, International THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL
    Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is the President, International of The New York Times Company and is responsible for the P&L oversight and strategic development of the NYT Co’s international digital and print business. Stephen was appointed President, International for the New York Times Company in October 2013 to lead the global expansion of the Company. Previously, he was Publisher of the International Herald Tribune (IHT), a position he assumed in January 2008. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President of the IHT with responsibility for worldwide commercial operations and strategic development.
  • Helen Durham
    Director of International Law & Policy INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (ICRC)
    Dr Helen Durham is Director of International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva. In her role she oversees a large global network of international lawyers, policy advisers, armed forces delegates, weapons specialists, sociologists, researchers and academic experts who work towards the respect of international humanitarian law (IHL). Dr Durham regularly represents ICRC at venues such as the UN Security Council and in bi-lateral engagements with Minister, senior government officials and military decision makers. In the last few years she has undertaken missions including Bagdad and wider Iraq, Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Nairobi, Moscow, Beijing, Dakar, London, Vienna, New Delhi and Brussels to engage on matters relating to the protection of civilians during times of armed conflict, in particular the protection of women. Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia, she has a law degree with honours (Melbourne University) and a PhD (Melbourne University with research at New York) in international law, with a focus on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and international criminal prosecution. Dr Durham is widely published on IHL topics, in particular those relating to women and armed conflict. She has been involved in ICRC operational work in the field (in Burma, Aceh, the Philippines and the Pacific) and has been part of negotiations for international treaties in New York, Geneva and Rome. In 2014 she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, in 2015 she was awarded as an Australian Centenary Peacewoman and this year she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia.
  • Ilona Dzierzanowska
    COO ING France ING
    Ilona serves as COO as from July 1st 2015. Ilona joined ING Nationale Nederlanden in 1998 where she held different positions in Warsaw and in Amsterdam. In 2005, she joined ING Bank Slaski as Director Business Management Development for Corporate Clients and took in 2008 the responsibility of the Corporate Clients Support Department in Operations. Since December 2009, she is Executive Director of the Services Division, including Procurement, Real Estate and Facility Management, reporting to the COO of ING Bank Slaski.
  • Sucharita Eashwar
    Founder & CEO CATALYST FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CWE)
    Sucharita has promoted and mentored women entrepreneurs since 2011. Before she founded Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurship, she headed WEConnect International in India – a US based organization that connects women owned businesses to global market opportunities. Earlier, as Senior Director at NASSCOM, she set up and led the Diversity and Inclusion initiative to attract and mentor women in the ICT industry. Sucharita started her career with communication agency Ogilvy & Mather, creating successful brands and corporate identity for major FMCG and industrial clients.  As Founder of two not for profit organizations (Madhyam and VOICES) focused on policy advocacy for equitable access to media and telecom, she led two initiatives: licencing FM community radio in India and South Asia; a Telecom Development Fund to accelerate universal telecom access.
  • Colleen Ebbit
    Senior Policy Advisor UK GOVERNMENT, INCLUSIVE ECONOMY UNIT
    Colleen Ebbitt is a Senior Policy Advisor and Investment Finance Specialist in the UK Government Inclusive Economy Unit where she advises government departments on the creation social investment funds that will lever external investment to tackle social challenges. The Inclusive Economy unit is a 30-person cross-government team that works to leverage partnerships with private investment, responsible business and social enterprises to address complex social issues such as homelessness or health inequalities. Prior to joining the civil service in 2016, Colleen worked as a Vice President banker at J.P. Morgan from 2007 to 2016 managing investments for ultra high net worth families and foundations in Switzerland. Colleen was also a LGT Impact Ventures fellow in South Africa at mothers2mothers, a charity working to eliminate paediatric HIV/AIDs, where she worked on innovate finance models including the first Social Impact Bond in the Emerging Markets.
  • Hassan El Shabrawishi
    Group Chief Innovation Officer AXA
    Hassan El-Shabrawishi is Chief Innovation Officer, AXA Group. In 2016, he was selected as one of the top economic young leaders in Africa by “Institut Choiseul”. Hassan joined AXA in 2010 and was previously AXA Egypt, CEO for AXA since September 2014. Before joining AXA, he held several positions in the insurance sector and at the International Finance Corporation (IFC, member of the World Bank Group). Hassan holds an honors degree in Finance and Economics from Richmond University. He holds an international MBA from the prestigious IE Business School in Spain. Hassan is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, which is the highest recognition a business graduate anywhere in the world can receive.
  • Joëlle Fabre-Hoffmeister
    Secretary General CHARGEURS
    Aged 55 and a graduate of the ISG business school, Joëlle Fabre-Hoffmeister began her career in banking. In 1987, she joined Aéroports de Paris (Groupe ADP) where she was initially responsible for supporting the group's international expansion, before working on the HR strategy - she created the Management Institute - and some critical transformation projects. In 2015, she took the Head of the Customer Service Academy. From May 2016, she is Secretary General of Chargeurs. Member of the Executive Committee, she is contributing to the development of the Group, acting as a leader on selected markets, with a strong international footprint. She is also responsible for the Group CSR Policy.
  • Valérie Faillat
    Head of Sanofi Espoir Foundation SANOFI
    After earning a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 1989, Valérie began her career at Sanofi where she held positions with increasing responsibilities in Regulatory Affairs. In 2005, she joined the Access to Medicines department, in the Corporate Social Responsibility Division. For more than 10 years, she has developed a recognized expertise and network with WHO, NGOs, etc, in the area of access to healthcare for vulnerable people and quality of medicines in developing countries. Recently, Valerie has been appointed Head of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation which contributes to reduce health inequalities and responds to humanitarian crisis to assure access to healthcare for the victims and displaced people
  • April Feick
    Vice President Global Supply Chain EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
    April Feick is vice president of the global supply chain for ExxonMobil Chemical.April has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She started her career with Exxon in Baytown manufacturing where she held multiple positions in technical, business coordination, turnarounds/projects, maintenance, and operations. April has worked in both the Chemical and Downstream headquarters where she has held positions in sales and product management, product optimization, and strategic planning.
  • Beatrice Felder
    CEO ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES
    CEO of Orange Applications for Business in France
  • Florence Ferraton
    MANAGING DIRECTOR RUSSELL REYNOLDS ASSOCIATES
    Florence Ferraton leads the Consumer Sector globally, co-leads the Consumer Products Practice, and is a member of the Luxury & Retail and Leisure & Hospitality Practices. With more than 20 years of executive recruiting experience, Florence focuses on senior-level assignments for consumer products clients and has led numerous searches and assessments for senior executives at French and international companies in both consumer and retail environments. Based in Paris, Florence is fluent in English, French and German. Florence graduated from École Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliquées and received an M.B.A. from Sorbonne University.
  • Tina Fordham
    Managing Director, Chief Global Political Analyst CITI RESEARCH
    Tina Fordham is Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi, the first to hold this position. Named a “Changemaker” in the London Evening Standard’s 2016 Progress 1000 list, as well as three times in the “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance", Fordham joined Citi in 2003, where she advises corporate boards and institutional investors on the implications of macro political, security and socio-economic factors. In 2016, Fordham was appointed to the UN's first High-Level. Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, which also included IMF president Christine Lagarde. She serves on the International Advisory Boards of the think tank Carnegie Europe and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where she earned her Masters degree in International Affairs. Previously, she served as senior advisor in the UK Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and head of global political risk at Eurasia Group, where she started the firm's financial markets research business in 1999. She is a frequent commentator in the international press. Fordham lives in London with her two daughters.
  • Véronique Forge
    Founder and CEO BUSINESS O FEMININ
  • Antoine Frerot
    Chairman and CEO VEOLIA
    A graduate from the École polytechnique and PhD in Civil Engineering from the École nationale des ponts et chaussées, he started his career in 1981 as a research engineer at the Bureau central d'études pour l'Outre-Mer. In 1983 he joined the Research centre at the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. From 1988 to 1990 he was head of Financial Operations at the Crédit National. He joined the Compagnie Générale des Eaux in 1990. In 2000 he was appointed CEO of Veolia Transport. In 2003 he was appointed CEO of Veolia Water, and Executive VP of Veolia Environnement. At the end of 2009, Antoine Frérot was appointed CEO and, in December 2010, Chairman and CEO of Veolia Environnement.
  • Latanya Mapp Frett
    Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA
    Latanya Mapp Frett is the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global, the international arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Ms. Frett previously worked for 8 years as a human rights officer for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and for 10 years with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). An attorney by training, she has received two Esteemed Meritorious Honor Awards and the highest honor in civil service, the Superior Honor Award, from the U.S. State Department. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Oxfam America and CHANGE, and is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
  • Carolin Gabor
    Managing Partner FINLEAP GMBH
    Carolin steers the strategic development and further growth of existing FinLeap Ventures. Prior to joining our company-builder, Carolin was CEO of TopTarif.de and autohaus24.de which were successfully exited to Verivox GmbH and Sixt Leasing AG respectively. Furthermore, Carolin has ten years’ experience as a strategic consultant at BCG, especially in Financial Services, and is actively engaged in advocating female leadership in finance with the Fintech Ladies Europe Initiative, strongly supported by FinLeap.
  • Christine Gaertner
    Partner LATHAM & WATKINS
    Christine Gärtner is a partner in the Litigation Department of Latham’s Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices. Ms. Gärtner has longstanding experience in advising members of boards and supervisory boards as well as shareholders in challenging situations, including complex corporate disputes. She has litigated several large and prominent cases, including director's and officer's liability matters before German courts and in arbitration. Her expertise encompasses complex commercial matters, especially in banking-related disputes including in the context of the reorganization and liquidation of banks. She is a member of both the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and Associates Committee.
  • Alessandra Galloni
    Global News Editor THOMSON REUTERS
    Alessandra Galloni has been Reuters Global News Editor, based in London, since January. She joined Reuters in September 2013 as Editor of the Southern Europe bureau, after spending 13 years at The Wall Street Journal in various positions as correspondent, economics and business writer and editor in New York, London, Paris and Rome. Alessandra is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award in the U.S. and a UK Business Journalist of the Year Award. She is co-author of “From the End of the Earth to Rome,” an e-book on Pope Francis. Alessandra, an Italian national, is a graduate of Harvard University and has a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.
  • Nina Gardner
    Strategy International, Founder and Director STRATEGY INTERNATIONAL
    Nina L. Gardner is the director of Strategy International, a corporate sustainability advisory firm she founded in 2000. She works with companies to improve their commitment to sustainability and the SDGs, and with investors to better understand Environmental, Social & Governance risks in their portfolios. She has been teaching Corporate Sustainability, Business & Human Rights since 1998, for the last five years at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC. She is on the Scientific Board of the Milan based Global Thinking Foundation, focussing on Financial Education, and on the Board of Farm from a Box, a sustainability tech AG start up.
  • Katherine Garrett-Cox
    CEO GULF INTERNATIONAL BANK UK
    Katherine is Chief Executive of Gulf International Bank (UK) with responsibility for expanding asset management and treasury services in the GCC and internationally. She is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Baring Foundation. She was previously Chief Executive of Alliance Trust PLC a FTSE 250 investment company.  Katherine served as a member of both the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and the Scottish Business Board from 2012-15. She was nominated as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006. Katherine was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for services to asset management and char
  • Christine GÄrtner
    Partner LATHAM & WATKINS
    Christine Gärtner is a partner in the Litigation Department of Latham & Watkins’ Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices. Ms. Gärtner has broad experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, especially in banking-related disputes including in the context of the reorganization and liquidation of banks. Her experience also encompasses deposit protection claims, directors’ and officers’ liability, post-M&A disputes as well as product liability claims. She represents clients before state courts and in international and domestic arbitration proceedings. She is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and hiring partner of the Düsseldorf office.
  • Alice Garton
    Company & Financial Lead CLIENTEARTH
    Alice Garton manages the Company and Financial Project at Europe’s leading environmental law charity, ClientEarth. The Project uses existing laws to drive corporate decision-makers to address climate risk in their business and investment models. Prior to joining ClientEarth, she worked as a litigation lawyer at Olswang (in London) and Clayton Utz (in Australia), and as a company lawyer at Brookfield Multiplex, where she managed the complex Wembley Stadium litigation. In addition, Alice has researched and written about various issues in international environmental law through her work at Chatham House in 2006 and in her other roles.
  • Marianne Gasser
    Head of Delegation COMITE INTERNATIONAL DE LA CROIX ROUGE (CICR)
    Ms Marianne Gasser is the Head of Delegation at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria since January 2015. In her role she acts as the official representative of the ICRC and its operational activities in Syria. She leads and coordinates the ICRC activities in Syria in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). This is her second assignment as Head of Delegation for the ICRC in Syria. She was the Head of Delegation of ICRC Damascus from 2009 until 2013. Ms Gasser has thirty years of ICRC experiences, working in different fields and contexts such as the Near- and Middle East and Africa.
  • Coumba Gawlo
    GAWLO OFFICE MEDIA GAWLO OFFICE MEDIA
    At the age of 7 she started her singing career by accompanying her mother Fatou Kiné Mbaye (a known griot). At 14 Coumba was named the Golden voice of Senegal with the song "Soweto" written by her father in homage to Nelson Mandela and a true cry against apartheid. In 1998, the single "Patapata" from her album "Yomalé" produced by the French singer Patrick Bruel, earned her recognition on the international stage. This song, which was the summer hit of 98 in Europe, earned her a double gold disc of gold and wentplatinum. 2004: UNDP Ambassador for Poverty Reduction 2011: Youth Ambassador in the fight against HIV / AIDS.
  • Clara Gaymard
    Executive President WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Clara Gaymard is President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and was appointed in December 2014. She is also Co-Founder and President of Raise, a capital investment company which gives 50% of the team revenues to the Foundation Raise, dedicated to the support of entrepreneurial growth in France. Prior to this, she was President of GE France until January 2016 and was Ambassador, President of Invest in France Agency, in charge of promoting foreign investments in France and she was a Deputy Director in the French Ministry of Finance. Clara is a graduate from the French national school of administration, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from The Paris Institute of Political Sciences.
  • Thais Gaymard
    RAISE
  • Christele Genty
    Sales Manager Google Cloud GOOGLE
    Christele is Google Cloud Lead in france, helping companies to get the best from their DATA through IT and Business Transformation. Artificial intelligence is leading her business. She is an addict of "Live your life with Passion" and gives attention to well-being and health. Last year was her first Women Forum. It was recommended as a must event by a man & it was an amazing experience. Christele is looking for meeting great women and men and to try to make sense of, learn, share and shape the future.
  • Fanny Giansetto
    Founder ÉCOTABLE
    Fanny Giansetto defended her Law PhD thesis last year at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on sovereign debt issues. She regularly teaches at the university, participates in research projects and works for law firms. She is also involved in an NGO called Notre affaire à tous which aims at engaging legal actions for climate justice. As part of the C40, she founded a social business called Ecotable. Ecotable is a label certifying sustainable restaurants. Its ambition is to promote ecofriendly restaurants and help them in their ecological transition. She is now developing the project with the help of the Women4Climate initiative.
  • Raphael Gielgen
    Head Research & Trendscouting VITRA
    Always on a journey to discover how tomorrow’s work place will look,I regularly meets business leaders, architects and designers, a community who can put this knowledge to the service of the society. My work informs Vitra’s approach to improving the quality of offices and public spaces through the power of design by serving the varied Vitra team with the results of my observations and cognitions by trend clusters, market analysis and business cases.
  • Cynthia Gire
    Consultant INDEPENDENT
    Cynthia Gire has spent most of her career working on foreign policy and international development issues. Ms. Gire has worked as Director for Planning at the U.S. National Security Council, Deputy Chief of Staff at US Agency for International Development and as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Ambassador in Australia. Recently, she served as chief of sports diplomacy programming in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and as the head of the Department’s East Asia and Pacific Media Hub. She received her BA in international relations from University of California at Davis and her MA from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
  • Kimberly Gire
    Founder, Global Women Leaders for the ICRC INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS(ICRC)
    Kimberly is the Founder of Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy. A career banking and finance senior executive, now a private equity investor and Fintech advisory board member. Kimberly was previously the Chief Financial Officer for the retail, business and private banking divisions of Westpac Banking Corporation in Australia and has worked extensively in the international capital markets with Westpac and Citibank. As strategic philanthropists, Global Women Leaders work collaboratively to donate their professional skills and experience in innovative finance and philanthropy as advisors to cornerstone partner International Committee of the Red Cross and other humanitarian actors.
  • Kate Glazebrook
    CEO & Co-Founder APPLIED
    Kate Glazebrook is CEO and co-founder of Applied, the Behavioural Insights Team’s first tech venture. Applied is a web platform that uses the best behavioural research to help organisations find the best person for the job regardless of their background. Put simply, we aim to make hiring smart, fair, and easy. We also care about being able to prove impact, so we publish the results of our experiments and research that inform our product design. Prior to joining Applied, Kate was Principal Advisor and Head of Growth and Equality at the Behavioural Insights Team, and has previously worked for UNESCO and the Australian Treasury. Kate holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.
  • Lynn Goldman
    Dean MILKEN INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Lynn R. Goldman, a pediatrician and an epidemiologist, is the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She was previously Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She completed a BS and MS from UC Berkeley, an MD from UC San Francisco; and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and a recipient of the Heinz Award for Global Environmental Change. She serves on a number of board: the NAM, National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Defense Fund, CDC Director, and the FDA.
  • Anthony Gooch
    Director of Public Affairs and Communications ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    Anthony Gooch is Director of Public Affairs & Communications at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Over the last decade he has led OECD’s major international campaigns on key issues such as fairer global tax systems. He pioneered the OECD Better Life Index (www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org) to promote wellbeing. Anthony is the Director of the annual OECD Forum (www.oecd.org/forum) and the OECD's Global Parliamentary Network. As an active promoter of gender diversity, he established an institutional partnership with the Women's Forum. Prior to OECD he spent 13 years with the EU Commission specialising in trade and foreign affairs including diplomatic postings.
  • Ulysse Gosset
    International Editor BFM TV
    Currently international editor on BFM TV, Ulysse Gosset worked for TF1, France Télévisions, France 3, LCI, France 24, the French international news channel and Radio France. Graduated from the École Supérieure de Journalisme of Lille, Ulysse Gosset was for many years a permanent reporter for TF1 and Radio France in Tokyo, Moscow and Washington. Between December 2003 and August 2005, he was director of the national redaction of France 3. He is one of the creators of the French international news channel France 24 in 2005, as well as its director until August 2006. At the end of 2006, he hosted a televised debate on international politics: "Le Talk de Paris", where he received heads of state and government. Between 2009 and 2011, he is Deputy Director at France Télévisions. Since 2012, Ulysse Gosset has been at BFM TV, as an editorialist in charge of international affairs, a journalist specializing in foreign politics. Ulysse Gosset was awarded the Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale in 2013 for "the excellence of his analysis on international news and for his exemplary career".
  • Josephine Goube
    CEO TECHFUGEES
    Nominated two times in a row by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur in 2016 and 2017, Joséphine is an hacktivist for migrants and refugees' inclusion in Europe. As CEO of Techfugees, a non-profit coordinating the tech community' response to the refugee situation, Josephine promotes the use of new technologies to empower the displaced and provide them access to information, healthcare, and education. She previously worked as tech evangelist for the web-based recruitment platform, Yborder, worked as an informal expert on immigration for the EU commission and helped build a web-based AI for migrants to apply to visa to Europe for tech startup Migreat.
  • Mary Goudie
    Member of the House of Lords HOUSE OF LORDS
    A senior member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Mary Goudie was granted a life peerage in 1998. She currently sits on a number of influential committees focusing on policy issues ranging from matters of regional development, gender equality, human trafficking, human rights, and children. Baroness Goudie is an expert in charity law, constitutional affairs, and the implementation of international treaties, and she has directed a wide range of public affairs assignments in parliaments based in Westminster, Scotland, and the European Commission in Brussels. Baroness Goudie is a worldwide advocate for the rights of women and holds prestigious standing in several organizations.
  • Anna Gowdridge
    Head of Strategic People Initiatives VIRGIN UNITE
    Anna has worked on developing and driving the 100% Human at Work initiative, which aims to build a more equitable, prosperous world for all through work. It is currently a global network of 250 organisations creating workplaces that put people at their heart, collaborating to shape the future of work. Until December 2016 she held a dual role as Head of People at Virgin Unite. Prior to Unite, Anna was Head of HR at Hotcourses, an international educational publishing company, helping with the establishment of international offices in India, Australia and America. She also ran their charitable foundation, supporting children impacted by HIV in Kenya, and remains a Trustee.
  • Kate Grussing
    Managing Director and Founder SAPPHIRE PARTNERS
    Kate is one of the best networked women in finance in the UK. She is the founder of Sapphire Partners, a London-based executive search boutique, with a long term commitment to supporting female talent. Her firm recently won the recruiter of the year award for their work with the financial services sector. Before Kate turned her full time focus to maximizing human capital, she was a corporate financier at JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley and a consultant at McKinsey. She is a thought leader and expert on the subjects of diversity on boards, corporate governance, rethinking career management, targeted networking and building more diverse talent pipelines. Her career has straddled the UK and US.
  • Gloria Guevara
    President & CEO WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL
    Gloria joined WTTC in August 2017, following a varied career in the Travel & Tourism sector. Recognised as one of the most influential women in Mexico by CNN and Expansion, Gloria began her professional career in 1989 at NCR Corporation. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Anahuac University and MBA from Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University. Since 1995 she has worked for the travel industry, starting at the Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Holdings, she was later CEO of JV Sabre Mexico. In March 2010 President Calderon appointed her as Mexico’s Minister of Tourism and two weeks after she was given in addition the full responsibility of the Mexican Tourism board.
  • Lorena GuillÉ
    Director of Corporate Social Responsibility CINÉPOLIS
    Lorena Guillé has devoted her life to CSR, philanthropy and next generation leadership. She is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cinépolis and Executive Director of Fundación Cinépolis since its creation. She has led the efforts to recover the sight of 29,000 people suffering cataracts, bring the cinema experience to +300k people in rural communities, and produced DHFEST, the first Human Rights Film Festival in Mexico(now in its 7th Year). Currently she is a member of the Global Philanthropist Circle, Nexus Global Youth Summit, and the Mexican Center for Philanthropy Advisory Committee; mentors at Unreasonable Institute and Endeavor Mx. She is married and has three beautiful children.
  • Catherine Guillouard
    CEO RATP
    Catherine Guillouard was appointed CEO of RATP in August 2017. Previously, she served as deputy CEO and Group Senior Vice-President of Rexel. Prior to this position, Ms. Guillouard was Chief Financial Officer of Eutelsat and a member of its Executive Committee (2007-2013). She has equally held various management positions within Air France, including Deputy Vice-President of Corporate Control, Senior Vice-President of Flight Operations, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Change Management, and lastly, Senior Vice-President of Finance (2005-2007). She is currently a member of the board of directors for both Airbus and ENGIE.”
  • Angel Gurria
    Secretary-General ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    As Secretary-General of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since 2006, Angel Gurria has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including the G7, G20 and APEC, and a reference point in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives. He has broadened OECD's membership with the accession of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Latvia and Slovenia, and has made the organization more inclusive by strengthening its links with key emerging economies. Under his watch, the OECD is leading the effort to reform the international system, and to improve governance frameworks in anti-corruption and other fields.
  • Sylvain Guyoton
    Senior Vice President Research ECOVADIS
    Sylvain Guyoton, is Senior Vice President of Research at EcoVadis since its inception in 2007. EcoVadis is a web-based collaborative platform, allowing companies to assess the environmental, social and ethical performance of their suppliers on a global basis. Sylvain has 15 years of experience in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility and 8 years at KPMG Consulting reorganizing supply chains around the world. At INSEAD in 2002, he led the first-ever ethical graduation pledge in a European MBA school. In 2003, Sylvain joins Vigeo, an European CSR Rating agency, as head of research. Sylvain holds a MSc in Industrial Management from Cranfield University and a MBA from INSEAD.
  • Heather Hammond
    Managing Director RUSSELL REYNOLDS ASSOCIATES
    Heather Hammond serves as the Area Manager for Russell Reynolds Associates New York office. She co-leads the Global Banking and Markets Practice and conducts a broad range of senior-level searches across the financial services industry. She is also a member of the Private Equity Practice. Heather is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Heather spent her career at Morgan Stanley in Corporate Finance. Heather is on the board of directors of the Robert Toigo Foundation. She also serves on the U.S. steering committee of the 30% Club. Heather received her B.A. in economics from Smith College and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
  • Meena Harris
    Founder PHENOMENAL WOMAN ACTION CAMPAIGN
    Meena Harris is a tech-policy adviser and entrepreneur. Most recently Meena worked at a tech startup where she provided strategic advice on issues relating to cloud-based software. Previously she was a data privacy and cybersecurity attorney at a major global law firm. Meena has been engaged in local and national politics since 2007, when she joined Barack Obama's presidential campaign, primarily focusing on youth-vote organizing and grassroots fundraising. In 2016, Meena served on now-Senator Kamala Harris's campaign for U.S. Senate as Senior Adviser for Communications and Policy. This year, Meena launched the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, which promotes activism and empowers women.
  • Julia Harrison
    SMD - Managing Partner Brussels FTI CONSULTING
    Having worked in political communications in the UK, US & EU for some 30 years, Julia set up a women-owned business (Blueprint) in 2003 to provide strategic communications counsel to international firms.In 2008 she sold Blueprint to FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) where she is currently Senior Managing Director and sits on the European Leadership Team.She has held various Non-Executive Director roles including at SustainAbility, a privately held UK & US think tank and consulting firm.Julia has been involved in the Women’s Forum since the outset and was a member of its Belgian Founding Board.She is British with an MA in English literature from Downing, Cambridge; has one son and lives in Brussels.
  • Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner
    Member of the Directoire, Secretary General PUBLICIS GROUPE
    Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is a Member of the Directoire (Management Board) and Secretary General of Publicis Groupe. She oversees Legal affairs, Human Resources, Procurement, Governance, Compliance, Internal Audit and risk management. A former member of the Inspection Générale des Finances and an alumna of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), she is also a graduate of Paris business school ESCP and of Sciences Po and holds a postgraduate degree in Law. After holding positions at the French Treasury and in a number of ministerial cabinets, including at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she worked at Euris/Rallye, at the SNCF and as a Senior Banker at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking. She is the mother of 4 Children.
  • Alexis M. Herman
    President & CEO NEW VENTURES
    Alexis M. Herman began her career with Catholic charities, pioneering efforts to place the first women of color in professional jobs in the South. At 29, President Carter appointed her the youngest director of the Women's Bureau in the history of the Labor Department. In 1992, she became the 1st African American woman to serve as Assistant to the president as the Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison. In 1997, she became Secretary of Labor and the 1st African American to lead the US Department of Labor and was a member of the National Economic Council in the President’s cabinet. Herman is chair and CEO of New Ventures, LLC, a Risk Management Firm. She is recipient of honorary doctorates from major colleges and universities, an inductee in the Minority Business Hall of Fame, and a former trustee of Xavier University of Louisiana. She chairs the Toyota Diversity Advisory Board, is the Lead Director of Cummins Inc, and a member of the boards of directors of Entergy, MGM Resorts International, and the Coca-Cola Company.
  • Anne Hidalgo
    Mayor of Paris MAIRIE DE PARIS
    On 2014, Anne Hidalgo became the first woman to be elected Mayor of Paris. After she graduated with a Master of Advanced Studies in social law, she became a labor inspector. She has been a member of the socialist party since 1994, serving as national Secretary for Culture and Media, she later was in charge of the vocational training. From 1997 to 2002, she worked as an adviser in three Minister’s cabinets, under Lionel Jospin Government. She served as Paris First Deputy Mayor of Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, for thirteen years, in charge of gender equality at first then of urban Planning and Architecture. She led the Parisian left coalition to victory in 2004 and 2010. She leads as Mayor, an active policy focusing on social inclusiveness, sustainable development, climate change, air quality, solidarity, innovation and civic participation, central elements for the future of Paris. She has undertaken to promote these issues at an international level. First she organized in Paris the climate summit for local leaders (a major side event of COP21 (December 2015), then Cities for Life in Paris (November 2016). Within the C40 she launched Women4climate initiative in New York (March 2017) and a plan for air quality (Air’Volution, Paris March 2017). She started with other cities and international agencies the Global urban Air Pollution Observatory (GUAPO). First vice-president of the Great Paris Metropolis, she was elected in 2016 Chair of the C40 Cities Leadership Group, which consists of 90 megacities committed to fight Climate Change. As a Mayor of Paris, she is also the President of the Francophone Mayors International Association (AIMF), co-chair of the cities world organization, United Cities and Local Governments (CGLU) where she chairs the gender equality commission. Born in Spain, she is a mother of three She has published several essays (none of them translated): Une femme dans l'arène, co-written with Jean-Bernard Senon, Du Rocher, 2006 Travail au bord de la crise de nerfs, co-written with Jean-Bernard Senon, Flammarion, 2010 Mon combat pour Paris : quand la ville ose, Flammarion, 2013
  • Solveigh Hieronimus
    Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY
    Solveigh Hieronimus is a Partner at McKinsey & Company. She serves clients in the Public Sector (Governments, Multilateral Institutions, Foundations) on topics covering Education, Employment, Public Health, Sustainability & Resource Productivity and Public Finance across Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. She leads work on Refugees and Migration as well as on Welfare and Employment in Europe and has special expertise in youth and long-term unemployment as well as integrated labor market strategies. Moreover, she is a leader of McKinsey's Organizational Practice, working on institutional capability building, talent and diversity strategies across the private and public sectors.
  • Andrew Hill
    Management Editor FINANCIAL TIMES
    Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the FT. He writes a weekly column on business, strategy and management. His book Leadership in the Headlines was published in 2016. Since joining the FT, Andrew has worked in various roles, including Financial Editor, Comment & Analysis Editor, New York Bureau Chief, and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. He headed the editorial team behind the original FT Women at the Top initiative. He was named Business Commentator of the Year 2016 in the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards and Best Commentator at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received the Decade of Excellence award.
  • Delphine Horvilleur
    Rabbi MOUVEMENT JUIF LIBÉRAL DE FRANCE
    Delphine Horvilleur is one of France’s three female rabbis. She holds a dual degree from the HUC-JIR in New York, where she was ordained in 2008. She joined the Liberal Jewish Movement of France. In 2009, she became chief editor of the quarterly Jewish magazine Tenou’a, which features essays written by intellectuals on contemporary social issues. She makes frequent appearances in the media and has published two books. In 2015, she was received in the French National Order of Merit as a Knight. A 52' documentary about her journey and commitment entitled ‘Delphine Horvilleur, Madame le Rabbin’, was broadcast in 2015. Her third book will be published in October 2017.
  • Sarah Howell
    Global Brand Advisor, Marketing Communications, ExxonMobil Chemical Company EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
    Sarah joined ExxonMobil Public Affairs in 2009 as the Regional Communications Advisor for Europe, Africa and the Russia Caspian. She held various positions within this group including managing the Europe wide STEM programmes. In 2017 she joined the Chemical Company marketing team as a global brand advisor for their intermediates business. Prior to working at ExxonMobil Sarah spent several years working for the European Mission in Kosovo and also worked for UK local government at a European level. Sarah holds an MBA from Leeds University Business School and a BSC in Politics and History from Brunel University. She currently lives in Houston, Texas.
  • Rosalind L. Hudnell
    Chair & President, Retired INTEL FOUNDATION
    Rosalind (Roz) L. Hudnell served as vice president, Human Resources, and president of the Intel Foundation. She was also Intel’s first Chief Diversity Ifficer leading the strategy which propelled the company to industry leadership culminating with the $1b Diversity in Technolgy Inititative. Her global leadership has involved serving on the Internet for All Steering Committee of the Workd Economic Forum, the Global Business Coalition for Education where she helped launch the Jobs and Skills Commission and chairing the 10k Engineers Project for President Barack Obama’s Jobs Council.
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
    Coordinator PEUL INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND PEOPLES ASSOCIATION OF CHAD (AFPAT)
    Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim is an indigenous  woman from Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad; She is a Coordinator of the Peul Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad (AFPAT) “Association des Femmes Peules et peuples Autochtones du Tchad. Hindou is a co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC). She is also a member of the Executive committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), with a background in indigenous peoples' rights and environment protection through the three Rio Conventions (Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification) with multiple responsibilities. Hindou is a recent National geographic 2017 Emerging.
  • Ebru Ilhan
    Senior Consultant KITE GLOBAL ADVISORS
    Ebru Ilhan joined Kite Global Advisors as Senior Consultant in 2015. Before, she worked on sustainability management, reporting and communications and innovation at the Eczacıbaşı Group. She holds a PhD on Islam, business interests and democratic institution building in Turkey from the Department of War Studies, King's College London. She previously worked in civil society organizations and think tanks in Turkey, the UK and the USA on democratization, gender equality, education and social policy issues. She continues to passionately engage in community work, civic activism, and women's social, political and economic empowerment.
  • Cynthia Illouz
    Editor in chief CHARI-T MAGAZINE
    Cynthia Illouz is the founder and editor in chief of CHARI-T Magazine, the first feminine charity magazine, dedicated to philanthropy. As a journalist she conducts interviews with companies and personalities about their commitments. She supports many causes such as: breast cancer awareness, the fight against HIV/Aids, children's and women's rights, the eradication of poverty and environment protection. She is a member of the “Brands&Values" research department of the Sorbonne-Paris1 Business School. She is about to finish her Ph.D in Marketing on philanthropy in luxury industry. She teaches on MBA courses such as: Philanthropy, Art Patronage, CSR, sustainable development and sponsorship.
  • Lisa Jackson
    VP - ENVIRONMENT, POLICY & SOCIAL INITIATIVES APPLE INC
    Lisa Jackson is Apple's VP of Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Lisa oversees Apple's efforts to minimize its impact on the environment by addressing climate change through renewable energy and energy efficiency, using greener materials and inventing new ways to conserve precious resources. She is also responsible for Apple's education policy programs, such as ConnectED, its product accessibility work, and its worldwide government affairs function. From 2009 to 2013, Lisa served as Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Star Jones
    President PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY NETWORK (NASDAQ: IPDN) AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN
    Star Jones is an attorney, business executive, best-selling author and award winning TV personality who is best known to TV viewers as the Emmy award nominated host of ABC's "The View" and for her 25 years in broadcasting as a legal journalist and commentator. Skilled in law, media and business, Ms. Jones is a member of the Board of Directors and President of Professional Diversity Network, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: IPDN) with offices in the US and China. As such, Ms. Jones helps lead an international company offering members comprehensive services to achieve their personal and career goals through numerous networking events, online & offline tools, resources and opportunities.
  • Shira Kaplan
    CEO & Founder CYVERSE
    Shira is the Founder & CEO of Cyverse, a Zurich-based cyber-security firm which provides next-gen cyber-security solutions made in Israel to global and local corporations. Shira’s training dates back to her military service in the Israeli 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Intelligence, where she was an Intelligence Analyst. She held positions at publicly-traded companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. in Zurich. Shira is an alumna of Harvard University (B.A.) and holds an MBA from St. Gallen University in Switzerland, where she was awarded the Women in Business Scholarship. In 2017, Shira was selected by the World Economic Forum as Young Global Leader.
  • Arunima Kapoor Duque
    Senior Design Research Lead IDEO
    Arunima is Senior Design Research Lead at IDEO; and has worked around the world, investigating anything from mobiles and life insurance to toys and pizza, for companies like British Airways, Microsoft, LEGO, and the UK and Dubai Government. She's passionate about bringing people together to create the ‘future of...' and has written the The Guide to Co-creation in the Definitive Book of Branding. Born and brought up in India, she moved to London in 2005 for an MSc in Media and Gender from the LSE. Gender issues have been on her mind she was 4 and disagreed with everything her grandmother told her about how girls should be; from then till now she is trying to question everything, endlessly.
  • Jude Kelly
    Artistic Director SOUTHBANK CENTRE
    Jude Kelly has been the Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre in London for over 10 years. Southbank Centre is Europe’s largest Arts Institution and London’s 3rd biggest tourist attraction. She created the WOW - Women of the World Festival in 2011 which celebrates the achievements of Women and Girls. WOW is now entering its 7th year at Southbank Centre as well as taking place in other parts of the UK and 20 countries in 5 continents across the world. She is an award winning theatre and opera director and has been the recipient two Olivier awards. Her recent TED talk currently has over 1.4 million views. She has founded a range of arts institutions including the international artists space METAL. In 1997, she was awarded an OBE for her services to theatre and in 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the Arts.
  • Gail Klintworth
    Business Transformation Director BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
    Before joining the BSDC, Gail served as ED for Old Mutual PLC, leading their global customer, brand and digital portfolio. Under Gail’s leadership, Old Mutual developed their Positive Futures Plan which placed financial wellbeing and responsible investment as key drivers of their growth strategy. Previously Gail was CSO at Unilever, positioning it as a pioneer in corporate, social and environmental stewardship. Prior to that Gail led a number of Unilever’s businesses including as EVP for global savoury category and CEO of South African business. She is also a partner at SYSTEMIQ, an advisory and investment business which works to help drive systemic change to a more sustainable economy.
  • Laurent Kocher
    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING INNOVATION AND SERVICES KEOLIS
    Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Laurent Kocher began in 1989 at IBM France as a sales engineer. He started as Director of Operations of the Business Consulting and Systems Integration division then became Head of the Hosting and Transactional Solutions Business Unit. In 2004, he was Head of the banking & insurance sectors within IBM Global Services. In 2005, he joined France Telecom to develop service activities for major Companies. In 2009, he was named CIO. He joined Orange France in 2010 as Senior VP for SoHo, SMEs and Entreprises markets From 2011 to 2013, he was CEO for Atos France In 2014, he was appointed Executive VP for Marketing, Innovation & Services at Keolis
  • Isabelle Kocher
    Chief Executive Officer ENGIE - HEADQUARTERS
    Born : 9-12-1966 Married – 5 children Studies : 1987 - 1991: Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm 1991 : Ecole des Mines Professional course 1994-1997 : Ministry of Industry 1997-1999 : Ministry of Finance Budget Department in charge of the Telecommunication and Defense sector 1999-2002 : Adviser for the Prime Minister for industrial affairs 2002-2005 : Manager – Strategy Department - SUEZ 2005-2007 : Group Senior Vice President : Performance Management Department – Suez 2007-2009 : Vice President – Lyonnaise des Eaux 2009-2011 : CEO - Lyonnaise des Eaux 2011-2014 : CFO - ENGIE (ex GDF Suez) 2014-2016 : Deputy CEO and COO - ENGIE Since April 2016 : Chief Executive Officer - ENGIE
  • Henriette Kolb
    Head Gender Secretariat INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION, IFC
    Henriette is the Head of the Gender Secretariat at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. She is also a Harvard Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program. Henriette serves as an advocate for gender equality issues in the private sector. Prior to this role, Henriette was the CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Henriette graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental & African Studies in London and received her MA from Freiburg University, Germany. She is a frequent contributor to blogs hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Huffington Post, and Business Fights Poverty.
  • Rachel Kyte
    CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL
    Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy for All. A leading advocate for sustainable development and recipient of many awards, she drives SEforAll’s work to mobilize action towards its 2030 goals on universal energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. As SRSG, she is the UN point person for the new global goal on sustainable energy. Her previous roles have included World Bank Group Special Envoy for Climate Change and World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development. She is a Professor of practice in sustainable development at Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
  • Peter Lacy
    Global Managing Director - Growth, Strategy & Sustainability ACCENTURE STRATEGY
    Peter advises leaders of Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, the European Union and public sector organizations on issues of sustainability. He specializes in strategy, with a strong focus on environmental and social sustainability, governance and ethics. Peter contributes regularly to publications such as the Financial Times and Fast Company, and co-chairs the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Taskforce on Circular Economy. Peter is based in London.
  • Catherine Ladousse
    Executive Director Communications EMEA LENOVO
    Catherine Ladousse began her career with the Association of Francophone Universities before joining the Communications department of Crédit Agricole in Paris, then in Cairo. In 1991, she became Communications Director & Customer Satisfaction at American Express Bank France. She joined IBM in 1995, first as Head of Media for EMEA PC division then as Communication Director for IBM France. She joined Lenovo EMEA in 2005 as Executive Director of Communications. She contributed to the creation of the global diversity program "Women In Lenovo Leadership" in 2007. Since April 2012, she is leading Corporate and Executive Communications, Events and Diversity Initiatives in Lenovo EMEA.
  • Laurence Lafont
    General Manager MICROSOFT
    I spent 20+ years in the Digital Economy, Information and Technology services, which I'm passionate about (internet, télécommunications, mobile industry, digital technology to transform businesses and administrations to do more in a constrained and sustainable manner). Currently General Manager at Microsoft France, Leading Marketing and Operations for the company. Leading Digital Transformation, Transforming customers and partners businesses through Digital technology is my day to day focus.
  • Sophie Lamb
    Partner LATHAM & WATKINS
    Sophie J. Lamb is a litigation partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and global Co-chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice. She is a recognised expert in international law, international arbitration and complex litigation. Ms. Lamb advises clients on sustainable investment, human rights and wider and business integrity issues, including the UN Guiding Principles, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, supply chain responsibility (e.g. under the Modern Slavery Act) and on global litigation risk in the area of corporate social responsibility. She was counsel to Royal Dutch Shell and SPDC in their landmark transnational tort victories in the English courts.
  • Sophie Lambin
    Head of the Global Meeting Programme KITE GLOBAL ADVISORS
    Sophie is one of the two founders of Kite Global Advisors, a research and communications agency. She has extensive experience in developing research-based content to inform global corporations and their leadership to engage on the issues that matter. Through her network and depth of relationships, she has built fruitful collaborations among leaders in Business, Academia and the NGO community. Sophie previously served as Director of Global Thought Leadership for PwC where she led the PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey and the firm’s partnership with the World Economic Forum. Sophie served as Interim Communications Director for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In past roles, Sophie was Publisher and Executive Director of European Business Forum.
  • Michel Landel
    Group Chief Executive Officer SODEXO
    Michel Landel, Sodexo’s CEO, Chairman of the Executive Committee since 2005, joined Sodexo in 1984. He moved to the US in 1989 as CEO of Sodexo North America where he spent 16 years. In 2005, he was appointed CEO of Sodexo Group. Since then, he has led Sodexo’s transformation to become the global leader in Quality of Life services. One of Michel Landel’s top priorities has always been to foster the human factor. His commitment to diversity and inclusion has positioned Sodexo a recognized leader in the area. Under his leadership, Sodexo was honored with the 2012 Catalyst Award for its diversity and inclusion strategy that resulted in systemic cultural change for the organization
  • Philip Larrey
    Professor PONTIFICAL LATERAN UNIVERSITY
    Father Philip Larrey, Lateran University (Vatican) Philip Larrey, Ph.D., is a Catholic priest who holds the Chair of Logic and Epistemology at the Pontifical Lateran University in the Vatican. His publications deal with the philosophy of knowledge and critical thinking. For years he has been following the philosophical implications of the rapid development of artificial intelligence. His new book, “Connected World”, represents some of the fruits of those dialogues. In “Connected World”, he explores the consequences of the new digital age in conversation with leaders including Maurice Lévy from Publicis and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet.
  • Barbara Lavernos
    Operations Executive Vice-President L’ORÉAL
    As Executive Vice-President Operations since 2014, Barbara is responsible for the entire value chain from design & packaging, sourcing, manufacturing (42 facilities) to supply chain worldwide. Barbara, along with her teams (20,000 people), is leading Operations’ major transformation regarding Industry 4.0 and circular economy. Prior, Barbara was GM of the Travel Retail business worldwide. Barbara joined L’Oréal 25 years ago and has held strategic positions such as Global Chief Procurement Officer for the L’Oréal group. She previously held positions in product development, purchasing and was Plant Director in France. She is a graduate of Ecole des Hautes Etudes d'Ingénieur (HEI France)
  • Jean-Claude Le Grand
    HR Director Consumer Products/ Corporate Diversity Director L'ORÉAL
    Jean-Claude Le Grand entered the L'Oréal Group in 1996 as HR Director for Garnier Laboratories. Driven by his passion for Talent sourcing and development, he was appointed as Global Director for Strategic Recruitment in 2002. As a strong believer in Diversity and Inclusion, he created the Diversity Department in 2007. That same year, he became Global Head of Human Resources for the Consumer Products Division. In 2012, he became Senior Vice-President for Talent Development while maintaining his role as Chief Diversity Officer. On July 1st, 2018, Mr. Le Grand became Executive Vice-President for Human Resources and member of the Executive committee.
  • Sibylle Le Maire
    Executive Director, Bayard. BAYARD PRESSE
    After spending six years in the publishing sector in London, Sibylle Le Maire, aged 43, who graduated from the Sorbonne with a postgraduate diploma in French Language and Literature, joined Bayard as Foreign Rights Manager. In 2009, she was appointed Deputy Manager of the Bayard Group’s International Business Development Unit. In 2013, she became Managing Director of Bayard Media Development, a Bayard subsidiary responsible for its B to B and B to B to C development in France. In September 2017, Sibylle was appointed Executive Director of the Notre Famille and Notre Temps websites, while retaining her functions as Managing Director of Bayard Media Development.
  • Jennifer Lea
    Sr. Manager JOHNSON & JOHNSON
    Jennifer is a nationally recognized authority in health education and performance training and performance coach for the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. As an experienced health educator and performance coach, Jennifer delivers training and keynote presentations about the key role of human energy management and resilience in high performance and wellbeing. Her passion for developing leaders is evident in her commitment to coaching individuals to live their most meaningful lives. She has a strong commitment to developing, retaining, and accelerating women in the workplace as well as advancing the health and well-being of women and children.
  • Alix Lebec
    Director of Business Development & Investor Relations WATEREQUITY
    Alix leads the growth & management of WaterEquity’s $60 million portfolio of investors spanning the US, Europe, and Asia. She brings 15 years of international experience in public-private partnership development, fundraising, & communications to this role. Most recently, Alix led Water.org’s Strategic Alliances team, where she developed & managed a $45 million donor portfolio. Other roles include managing public-private partnerships for the Clinton Global Initiative. Alix received her B.A in International Business & Administration from the American University of Paris & holds a Master of Science in Social Policy, Economics, & Post-Conflict Development from the London School of Economics.
  • Diony Lebot
    Groupe Chief Risk Officer SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE
    Diony Lebot joined Societe Generale in 1986. She held several positions within the Structured Finance activity, Financial Engineering and as Head of Asset Finance before joining in 2004 the Corporate Coverage Department as Head of Corporate Coverage in Europe for the Corporates & Institutions division. She was appointed CEO of Societe Generale Americas in 2007 and became a member of the Societe Generale Group Management Committee. In 2012, she became Deputy Head of Coverage and Investment Banking and CEO for Global Banking and Investor Solutions Western Europe. In March 2015, Diony Lebot was appointed Deputy Chief Risk Officer before becoming Group Chief Risk Officer in July 2016.
  • Sharon Leclercq-Spooner
    Member of the Board EURACTIV.COM
    Member of the board, EurActiv.com PLC, a pan-European media network reaching 1.7 million users/month and facilitating informed EU debates amongst policymakers and influencers in 12 languages. Partner at EPPA, a specialised management consultancy that helps clients to understand and manage risks and opportunities arising from the ever changing European political, regulatory and socio-economic landscape. 25 years experience of consultancy, trade association, media and in house corporate work related to EU policy and regulatory developments. Includes serving on boards, chairing committees, steering multi-stakeholder initiatives, research, analysis and strategy advice.  
  • Kimberly Lein-Mathisen
    General Manager MICROSOFT NORWAY
    Kimberly Lein-Mathisen joined as Managing Director of Microsoft Norway, September 2016 and came to Microsoft from Orkla Home & Personal Care, where she was the CEO. Kimberly Lein-Mathisen began her career with Procter & Gamble, co-founded Appear Networks and has held several senior leadership positions in Eli Lilly. She has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Kimberly Lein-Mathisen is also a member of the Board of directors of NHST and Abelia.
  • Beatrice Leloup
    Director for Region « Grand Est » at SNCF Gares&Connexions SNCF GARES & CONNEXIONS
    Béatrice Leloup is the Director for Region « Grand Est » at SNCF Gares&Connexions. She is responsible for the operation and development of railway stations in the East of France. Béatrice aims at transforming stations into city boosters that will step up the pace of urban development, bring regions together and generate revenue for the rail system. She was previously CEO of Alleo, the SNCF and DB joint-venture operating high-speed lines between France and Germany. Béatrice is a graduate of ESSEC Business school and holds a Master in International Business from Paris-Dauphine University.
  • Jean Lemierre
    Chairman of BNP Paribas BNP PARIBAS
    On 1 December 2014, Jean Lemierre became Chairman of BNP Paribas. He is also Chairman of the main French institute fore research into international economics (CEPII), a member of the Institutie of International Finance (IIF) and in May 2016, he was elected Member of the Board of Directors of Total. Jean Lemierre has a long and recognised career in international finance. In the 1980s he held vaious posts within the French Tax Administration, including Head of Tax Legislation and Director General of Taxes. In May 1995, he was appointed Chief of Cabinet of the French Minister of Economy and Finances and become Head of Treasury in October later that year. Before being appointed at the helm of th
  • Jean-Marie Letort
    VP Cybersecurity Consulting & Evaluation THALES
    Jean-Marie Letort is Vice President for Cybersecurity and Technology Consulting for Thales Cybersecurity Business Line. Previouly he was Vice President Strategy and Marketing. Before joining Thales group, Jean-Marie has been working as Strategy consultant in the Telecom, Media and Technology vertical markets during 20 years, in Europe and emerging markets.
  • Jean-Bernard Levy
    Chairman & CEO EDF
    Jean-Bernard Lévy, 62, was appointed Chairman & CEO of EDF on November 26th, 2014. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Chairman & CEO of Thales. He was at Vivendi as COO of Vivendi from 2002 to 2005, and as CEO from 2005 to 2012. From 1998 to 2002, he was Managing Partner, Corporate Finance at Oddo & Cie. From 1995 to 1998, he was Chairman & CEO of Matra Communication. He was General Manager, Communications satellites of Matra Espace and then Matra Marconi Space from 1988 until 1993, when he became Chief of Staff to Gérard Longuet, the French Minister for Industry, Postal Services & Telecommunications and Foreign Trade. He is a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1973) and Télécom ParisTech.
  • Sharon Lewis
    Partner – Finance Practice Group Leader HOGAN LOVELLS
    Committed to achieving excellence in all that she and the firm does, Sharon Lewis leads teams on some of the largest and most complex transactions in international debt capital markets, Sharon advises on the full range of capital market transactions, including several industry firsts. With extensive finance experience, Sharon is the Global Head of Hogan Lovells' Finance Practice, and has a wealth of knowledge in the fields of securitisation, structured products, secured lending, and debt trading.
  • Martine Liautaud
    CEO WOMEN INITIATIVE FOUNDATION
    Martine Liautaud is a serial entrepreneur, investment banker and investor, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and financial engineering. She is an alumna of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is the founder and CEO of Liautaud § Cie, a boutique investment bank .She is also an active promoter of women in business and Founder and CEO of Women Initiative Foundation in France and in the US set up with the support of ENGIE and BNP Paribas.
  • Charlotte Lindsey Curtet
    Director of the Communication and Information Management INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS(ICRC)
    Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet: ICRC's Director of Communication and Information Management since July 2010, her responsibilities include public and corporate communication, ICT, Archives, Information Mgt and Data Protection. She leads the development and implementation of the ICRC's digital transformation. She joined the ICRC in 1993 and has previously held the following positions: deputy director of dommunication, deputy head of division for policy and movement relations, head of the Women and War Project, as well as serving for five years in ICRC field delegations. She has a degree in business studies and a master's degree in communication mgt. Charlotte is author of Women facing War.
  • Gilles Litman
    VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL INTEGRATED CARE DIABETES CARDIOVASCULAR SANOFI
    Gilles Litman leads Sanofi’s Global Integrated Care Team within the Diabetes & Cardiovascular Global Business Unit with its ambition to empower people with diabetes to manage their own health so that they can live the life they want. The model goes beyond the pill. Gilles spent more than 17 years in various business, operational and managerial senior positions, both in mature markets as well as in emerging markets. He worked in commercial affiliates, global roles and entrepreneurial units on various therapeutic areas as well as on devices. He holds an MBA from ESSEC Paris.
  • Rejane Lobo-Pontes
    Global Strategic Account Manager ABB SWITZERLAND LTD
    Rejane Lobo is responsible for developing the strategic account Nestlé from a global, multidivisional standpoint. Other than managing customer relationships at an executive level, Rejane plays a key-role in driving business-led collaboration across the markets, as well as in supporting various corporate programs. She joined ABB in Brazil in 2000, having held various sales and business development positions over the years. Based in Switzerland since 2008, Rejane reports to Sabine Busse, SVP Group Head of Marketing&Sales. She is fluent in 6 languages, holds a BA degree in Foreign Affairs from Mackenzie University and an MBA in Marketing&Sales from ESPM, both in Sao Paulo, BR.
  • Pascal Locatelli
    EVP Hospitality Europe TINK LABS LTD
    Pascal Locatelli has an extensive expertise in the hospitality operation management. He has just joined the Tink Labs team to manage France and some Hospitality projects as EVP Hospitality Europe – Think Lab. Pascal is graduated for the Lausanne Hotel Management School and holds a MBA in Finance from the Geneva University, Switzerland
  • Sébastien Lyon
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UNICEF FRANCE
    Sebastien Lyon has been appointed Executive Director of the French National Committee for UNICEF, on 28 May 2014. He has previously served as the Director of Finance and Administration for nearly two years. After starting his career with EURONEXT, Sébastien Lyon joined the NGO ACTED in 2003, where he had senior roles in Afghanistan and Paris HQ. Sébastien Lyon is a graduate of ESSEC in France. Sébastien is married and has two daughters.
  • Philippe Mabille
    Editorial Director LA TRIBUNE
    After 12 years at “Les Echos”, he joined La Tribune in 2004 as Editor-in-Chief and Editorialist for Macro Politics France & World. Editorial Director at La Tribune since 2014. In 1989 : Sciences-Po Paris and Licence d’histoire (Paris I Sorbonne) Co-chairman of the Club Mc Luhan since 2010 Publication: “N’enterrez pas la France” with Jean-Pierre Jouyet (Robert Laffont 2007)
  • Sheila Macvicar
    Documentary filmmaker, journalist, consultant LITTLE BLACK DRESS PRODUCTIONS
    Sheila MacVicar is an acclaimed TV journalist, working as a foreign correspondent for nearly thirty years. Throughout her career she has covered war and conflict, humanitarian disaster, political uprising, and terrorism. Her most recent work focused on issues of migration, climate change, dispossession and disenfranchisement. She is the recipient of multiple Emmy Awards, a Peabody, a DuPont, and others. Ms. MacVicar currently works as a freelance consultant, host and moderator, and is producing an international multi-part documentary film project.
  • Sylvie Magnen
    Partner - Talent Leader Ernst & Young FraMaLux EY
    Attorney at Law, Sylvie has a 20 years tax advise experience, first within Andersen Legal, the tax firm of Arthur Andersen (15 years); this French firm having joined Ernst & Young in France in 2002, Her recent assignments include tax assistance to financial investors and industrial investors during acquisitions or sell side processes, including data room exploitation, review of SPA and tax warranty, tax analysis of cash models, implementation of tax structuring. Sylvie has acquired a significant expendrience in transaction tax (due diligence and structuring). Since 2010, Sylvie has been appointed TALENT LEADER for Framalux (EY all services lines : audit, tax, advisory and transactions).
  • Marie-Christine Maheas
    Head of Business Development SILVERRAIL TECHNLOLOGIES
    Former Pdt of Professional Women's Network-Paris (PWN), founder of the PWN Prize "Prix EntrepreneurE Responsable", pilot of the PlanetFinance Think Tank "Women Entrepreneurs", Marie-Christine is a contributor to creative actions toward diversity in the workplace. She coordinated and co wrote a book on how men can engage in gender diversity and why it is important, “Gender Balance, When Men step Up”. For this, she interviewed 12 pioneers CEOs including Carlos Ghosn and Michel Landel who provide their own experience of engaging men in gender diversity. Today she is the coordinator of The Observatory for Gender Balance who study the 6 gender balance initiatives to really make a difference.
  • Nyra Mahmood
    Managing Director SIMPLY SHARIA HUMAN CAPITAL (SSHC)
    Nyra is Managing Director of Simply Sharia Human Capital (SSHC), a global platform nurturing talent, knowledge and innovation across the $2 trillion Islamic finance industry. A leading voice in Islamic finance talent development, she looks to create opportunities which engage Millennials and nurture female talent, especially across OIC countries. She published the first though-leadership report on the role and contribution of women in Islamic finance. Nyra is a former journalist, the co-founder of a marketing firm, Eudaimonia Communications, and an Emissary for the Responsible Finance & Investment Foundation (RFI), a think tank on sustainable finance for broad-based economic development.
  • Emtithal Mahmoud
    Student UNHCR
    Originally from Darfur and raised in Philadelphia, Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud is currently the reigning World Poetry Slam champion of 2015 and the Women of the World co-Champion of 2016. A senior at Yale University, a Leonore Annenberg Scholar, and Global Health Fellow, Emi studies Anthropology and Molecular Biology at Yale. As a child and adolescent, Emi presented poetry to raise awareness to address the genocide in Darfur. In her spare time, she teaches spoken word poetry in order to empower youth. Emi is passionate about poetry, using it to collaborate with various artists, to promote humanitarianism, and to explore the absolute beauty of human expression.
  • Jean Martin
    Talent Solutions Architect GARTNER
    Jean Martin, Talent Solutions Architect at Gartner, leads insight and product development in talent management, working with CEOs, Chief HR & Talent Officers, and Boards at top organisations. Her areas of expertise include CEO and leadership succession, employee engagement, how to attract and keep the best employees, how to find top talent globally and build a global leadership bench. Jean is a sought after speaker, and her commentary has appeared in many top publications including the Wall Street Journal and The Economist. Jean served within President Clinton’s Domestic Policy Council and held several roles within the Administration as a Presidential Management Fellow. Jean lives in London.
  • Amanda Mccalla-Leacy
    Global HR Managing Director - I&D Centre of Expertise Lead ACCENTURE
    Amanda has over 20 years of human resources experiences. She has been a Managing Director at Accenture for over 10 years and has enjoyed a range of roles and experiences. She has lived and worked in the UK US France, India and China and her passion is cross cultural diversity as well as and human rights and equality. Her current role is leading Inclusion and Diversity at Accenture. Accenture has 425,000 employees across 120 countries and recently pledged to be 50% women by 2025. When not at work, Amanda is on the board of Viva and Azalea, two charities aimed at supporting women and children in very difficult circumstances. She lives in London with husband John and two children aged 9 and 6.
  • Vashti Mckenzie
    Bishop AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
    Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the first female elected to episcopal office and the first woman to serve as President of the Council of Bishops. Currently, she is the presiding bishop of the 10th Episcopal District (Texas) and President of the General Board of the AMEC. Her newest book is The Big Deal of Taking Small Steps to Move Closer to God. Download the Book Club Guide from her App Praycation. She has a global preaching and teaching ministry extensively in Africa, Europe and the United States. She is the Founder, CEO of Selah, Leadership Encounters for Women.
  • Margot Mcshane
    Managing Director RUSSELL REYNOLDS ASSOCIATES
    Based in San Francisco, Margot McShane is a leader in the firm's Board & CEO Advisory Group, as well as its Digital Transformation and Diversity & Inclusion practices. She advises corporate boards and CEOs in the areas of CEO and board succession planning, board refreshment as well as board and committee evaluations. She specializes in advising clients on transformational leadership solutions. Margot previously co-led the firm’s Consumer Digital Practice. She is also a member of the Retail and Marketing Officers Practices. She previously held leadership roles in marketing and brand management in retail, consumer product and digital companies. Margot received her A.B. from Brown University.
  • Mathilde Mesnard
    Deputy Director ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD, covering financial markets, international investment, corporate governance, competition and anti-corruption. Previously, Coordinator of New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) Initiative and Senior Advisor to OECD Secretary-General. Launched an OECD-wide project on integrity and anti-corruption. From 2001-2009, she was an economist working on corporate governance and developed OECD Guidelines on corporate governance of SOEs. She holds a PhD in Economics from the EHESS, a Master’s Degree in Finance from the ESCP, and an MBA from Drexel University.
  • Morgane Miel
    Grand Reporter MADAME FIGARO
  • Dawn Miller
    President & CEO AXA INSURANCE COMPANY (US)
    Dawn is CEO for AXA Insurance Company (US). Joined AXA from AIG where she held multiple market facing leadership roles in Europe, the Gulf Region, Africa and US. Prior, Dawn spent six years in the Central/ Eastern Energy sector. Her career started as a Political Risks analyst at OPIC. She holds a BA in Intl Politics from The American University in Washington DC; with advance program and degree certifications from Universite de Caen, Normandy, France; INSEAD; and University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. A Rotary Graduate Scholar, IIS Leader of Tomorrow & Mentor. Dawn is the Global Sponsor of AXA’s alignment to Women as Entrepreneurs initiative.
  • Nanaz Mohtashami
    Executive Director RUSSELL REYNOLDS ASSOCIATES
    Nanaz is a member of the Healthcare Sector. She has worked extensively with multinational clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer health industries on both local and global assignments. She serves clients with assignments in general management as well as senior functional positions and has expertise in conducting senior level leadership and succession assessments. Nanaz is based in London and a key member of our Diversity & Inclusion practice. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Nanaz was a partner at strategy consulting firm Monitor Group. Nanaz has a B.A. and M.Eng. from Cambridge University and M.B.A. from INSEAD.
  • Elisabeth Moreno
    President, France LENOVO
    President of Lenovo France. She has spent 15 years in the field of Information and Technology. She begun at France Telecom, then joined Dell where she held a series of leadership positions, lastly as the EMEA Sales Director for Global Accounts. Ms Moreno is currently the President of Lenovo France, the Worlds’ largest Personal computer company manufacturing Smartphones, laptops, computers, tablets and Infrastructure services. She is ardent about teamwork and coaches her employees to assess the needs of clients at their best. She's also affiliated with French and Capeverdean associations and supports charitable organizations.
  • Virginie Morgon
    CEO EURAZEO
    Virginie Morgon became CEO of Eurazeo in March 2018. Joining Eurazeo’s Executive Board in 2008, Ms. Morgon has accelerated the firm’s diversification and growth, transforming Eurazeo into a multi-strategy international investment firm able to support companies across all market segments, from start-ups to global large caps, with a range that comprises SMEs, real estate and brands. Under the impetus of Ms. Morgon, Eurazeo has become a leading global investment firm, with offices worldwide. Eurazeo currently manages over €17 billion in diversified assets, including €11 billion for third parties.
  • Sophie Muffang
    Executive coach ❘ Author " Femmes osons pour réussir" ❘ Co-founder of Solid'Elles SMC2 EXECUTIVE COACHING
    As a Doctor in Linguistics, humans always mesmerized me by their ability to develop talents. My 11 year long international career between Moscow and New York convinced me that each of us can change the world at least on a small scale. As an executive coach willing to support my clients in their evolution towards performance, I dedicate my time to managers and leaders eager to face tough professional challenges. My motto “give back to the community” pushed me to write a book for the empowerment of women and to co-found Solid’Elles an association prone to help women. As author my aspiration is to share tips on how to lead a balanced work and personal life and to succeed in your job.
  • Laurance N'Kaoua
    Profiles Page Editor LES ECHOS
    Editor – Profile Page, at « les Echos » Graduated in journalism from the University of Minnesota. Has worked for the « Minnesota Daily » (in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1990 to 1992), the « Des Moines Register » (in Des Moines, Iowa in 1993) and « Newsweek » (in New-York in 1994) before returning to France. There she became a staff reporter at L’Usine Nouvelle (1995-2000) before joining « Les Echos » in 2000. At « Les Echos », her beats included the Internet economy, innovation policies and management issues. In 2012, she became responsable for the daily’s page dedicated to profiles. She’s the co-author of several books.
  • Farah Nayeri
    Culture Writer TNE NEW YORK TIMES
    Farah Nayeri writes on culture for The New York Times. Based in London, she was previously the arts correspondent of Bloomberg, and has also written for the arts pages of the Economist and the Wall Street Journal. Originally from Iran, she began her career in Paris - as a reporter for Time magazine, then as a correspondent of Bloomberg. She later became Bloomberg's Rome bureau chief and the European economics correspondent, and covered the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on assignment in Baghdad. Ms. Nayeri has been invited to speak at Sciences Po in Paris and at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She has moderated panel discussions for The New York Times and for the World Economic Forum. She is a classical pianist and a member of the U.K. Critics' Circle.
  • Alyse Nelson
    President & CEO VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
    Alyse Nelson is president and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership. Alyse has worked for the organization for 15 years, serving as vice president and senior director of programs before assuming her current role in 2009. Under her leadership, Vital Voices has tripled in size and expanded its global reach to serve a network of over 14,000 women leaders in 144 countries. Previously, Alyse served as deputy director of the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative at the US Department of State aiding former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Alyse is the author of the best-selling book Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World.
  • Elif Nergiz
    Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances & Monetization LENOVO
    Elif graduated from Brunel university in 2006. She then went onto to begin her career in IT by first starting at Compel in 2006 and then Acer in 2007 before finally joining Lenovo at the end of 2010 managing consumer marketing for UK&I and then managing trade marketing for EMEA in 2012. In 2014 she was named in PCR's top 50 women in technology. In 2015 she moved to a new position to manage and lead Strategic Alliances & Monetization for EMEA.
  • Elisa Niemtzow
    Managing Director BSR
    Elisa leads BSR’s consumer sectors practice globally. She works with companies in the luxury, beauty, fashion, hospitality, retail, and food industries to better integrate sustainability into core business. She helps companies use business assets to solve society’s global challenges, evolve brand strategy to integrate changing consumer expectations, and better partner with stakeholders to create more resilient and inclusive business practices. Elisa also leads BSR’s Responsible Luxury Initiative. Elisa's background combines consulting at Ernst & Young and Accenture and account management at Chanel. She holds an MBA from Sup de Luxe, a Master's from Sciences Po Paris and a BA from U Penn.
  • Florence Noizet
    Partner WAVESTONE
    Florence Noizet is partner at Wavestone, leading independent player in European consulting, and number one in France. She leads Workplace transformation programs for major French companies, and contributes to reinvent the Workplace as a distinctive asset driving business value, enhancing employee experience and enabling New Ways of Working. She is head of Wavestone’s Digital Workplace offer, relying on 200 consultants combining technological, innovation and change management skills.
  • Paula Norman
    Senior Global Fiscal Regimes Consultant EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
    Paula Norman is the Senior Global Fiscal Regimes Consultant for ExxonMobil and is located in Houston, Texas. In this role she advises globally on upstream investment climate advocacy and fiscal matters central to key business decisions. She began her career with ExxonMobil over 30 years ago in the downstream and moved into the upstream business in 2000 with a move to Doha, Qatar. After spending 6 years in Doha in the LNG business, Paula returned to Houston and progressed through various commercial and managerial roles until being appointed to her current role in 2017. Paula is a native of New York City and holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.
  • Florence Notter
    President and Founder CONVERGENCES
     French born, Florence Notter is a Swiss and French citizen. She has her own company, Convergences, where she is active as a consultant in lobbying, strategy, marketing and communication. President of the International Circle of Geneva which aims to build bridges, through 250 events per year, between the local and international communities in Geneva, and to connect Ambassadors to United Nation to the representants of the financial, industrial, political, cultural worlds in Switzerland. She is Member of the Board of the Fondation pour Genève and of the Fondation Theodora. Florence Notter was until June 30th 2017, President of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, OSR.
  • Farah O'Brien
    Partner LATHAM & WATKINS
    Farah O’Brien is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. She is an English solicitor whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and all general corporate transactions for both private-equity and strategic clients.
  • Angela O'Hagan
    Lecturer GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
    Angela O’Hagan has been involved in gender budget analysis for almost 20 years in Scotland and internationally. She recently co-edited a forthcoming volume Gender Budgeting in Europe: Developments and Challenges. Angela is a member of the UK Women’s Budget Group, Convenor of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group and joint co-ordinator of the European Gender Budgeting Network and a number of government commissions and advisory bodies. These include the recent Scottish Parliament Budget Review Group which made a series of recommendations on equality analysis in a revised budget process. A lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, Angela is also a researcher with the WISE Research Centre.
  • Jean Oelwang
    President VIRGIN UNITE
    Jean Oelwang, President of Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and Senior Partner of The B Team. In 2003, began working with Richard and Virgin staff from around the world as the founding CEO of Virgin Unite. Over the last 14 years Jean has led the incubation of a number of global leadership initiatives such as The Elders, The Carbon War Room, The B Team and Ocean Unite. She sits on the Advisory Councils for The Elders, Ocean Unite and The Sara Blakely Foundation and on the Boards of The Rocky Mountain Institute/Carbon War Room, Ocean Elders & Just Capital. She recently founded, Plus Wonder, an initiative focused on inspiring partnerships.
  • Mathilde Oliveau
    Copywriter SENSIBLE SAS
    Mathilde Oliveau is a copywriter, speechwriter, communication and publishing advisor to main CEOs, brands and public institutions.
  • Andrea Orcel
    President, CEO of UBS Limited UBS INVESTMENT BANK
    Andrea Orcel is currently President of UBS Investment Bank, CEO of UBSL and a member of the Global Executive Board. He joined UBS in July 2012 from Bank of America, where he was Executive Chairman and President of Emerging Markets (ex Asia). Mr. Orcel was previously Head of Merrill Lynch’s Global Origination division. From 2004 he was EMEA Head of Origination and President of Global Markets & Investment Banking. Mr. Orcel was appointed global head of the Financial Institutions Division in 2003 and EMEA Head in 1999, having joined Merrill Lynch in 1992. From 1990-1992, Mr. Orcel worked at Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Consultant. In 1988 he joined the Goldman Sachs as an Associate in Fixed Income. He graduated summa cum laude in Economics and Commerce from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome and holds an MBA from Insead. Mr. Orcel was born in 1963 and is an Italian citizen. He is married with one daughter.
  • Amélie Oudea-Castera
    Chief Marketing and Digital officer AXA
    Amelie Oudéa-Castera is appointed Group Marketing and Digital Officer as of July 1st. In her new role, Amélie will be in charge of digital,marketing, brand and customer experience. She is today the Deputy head of the retail business in AXA France as well as, since 2011, the head of Marketing & digital at AXA France. Amélie started her career at AXA as the Executive assistant to the Deputy CEO (2008-2009) and head of Group strategic planning (2009-2010). She Graduated from Sciences Po and ESSEC before her admission at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA – 2002-2004). She also has a Master degree in Law from “La Sorbonne” University. Before embracing the academic course, Amélie was one o
  • Armelle Pasco
    Corporate and Cultural Partnerships Director ORANGE
    Armelle Pasco is Director of Cultural Philanthropy within the Orange Group, with the mission to develop projects related to culture and innovation. She works especially on innovation projects involving engineers-researchers and artists-designers. She recently co-created Art Factory, an artistic residence in the Orange Labs. She also creates some new digital experiences with major museums, and in the field of books and education, including virtual reality, digital books, robots, web conferences... Previously, she was responsible for disability and handicap at the Orange Foundation. She worked formerly in communication and consultancy. She graduated from the Sorbonne with a DEA of political sociology.
  • Helen Pearson
    Chief Magazine Editor NATURE
    Helen Pearson is a science journalist, editor and author. As Chief Magazine Editor for the world’s leading science journal, Nature, she oversees all its journalism and opinion content. Her own stories have won accolades including the 2010 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award and two best feature awards from the Association of British Science Writers. Helen’s popular science book, The Life Project, was published in 2016 to wide critical acclaim. It was named best science book of the year by The Observer, was a book of the year for The Economist, was longlisted for the Orwell Prize and has been shortlisted for the British Medical Association Medical Book Award.
  • Valérie Pecresse
    President of the Ile-de-France region (LR), and Former Minister ILE DE FRANCE REGION
    Valérie Pécresse was born in 1967. She is a graduate from France’s leading business school (HEC Paris) and from the renowned Ecole Nationale d’Administration, the graduate school for France’s top civil servants. She started her career as a Judge at the Conseil d’Etat, the highest administrative jurisdiction and was appointed adviser to French President Jacques Chirac in 1998, focusing on emerging technologies. She was elected member of the National Assembly in June 2002, re-elected in 2007 and 2012. Appointed Minister for Higher Education and Research by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007, she was the youngest member of the cabinet. Her sweeping reform of France’s higher education system is widely perceived as one of the main achievements of Sarkozy’s presidency. Appointed Budget Minister and Government spokesperson in 2011, she helped manage public finances in a challenging post-crisis context. As a Member of Parliament, member of the Finance Commission, she maintained a high level of scrutiny on budgetary matters from June 2012 to December 2015. Concomitantly, she was also the leader of the opposition group at the Regional assembly of the Greater Paris region. In December 2015, she won the regional elections, putting an end to 17 years of uninterrupted rule by the Socialist Party. The Greater Paris region is home to 12 million citizens and at $847 billion its GDP is the largest of any region in Europe, comparable in size with Indonesia, Saudi Arabia or Turkey. She has since then resigned from her seat at the National Assembly, in accordance with her campaign promise to focus exclusively on her term of President of the region.
  • Fleur Pellerin
    CEO and founder KORELYA CAPITAL
    Fleur Pellerin was born in 1973 in Seoul. She graduated from ESSEC Business School, the Paris Institute of Political Studies and ENA and started her career at the French Court of Auditors in 2000. Between May 2012 and February 2016, she became successively Minister for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy, State Secretary for Foreign Trade, and Minister of Culture and Communication. She quit government in February 2016 and resigned as a civil servant so as to found Korelya Capital, a 200 M€ venture capital Fund. Fleur Pellerin sits on the boards of Schneider Electric and KLM. She is also the president of the International Cannes Series Festival.
  • Audrey Petit
    Group Strategy Director and Head of Chargeurs Business Solutions CHARGEURS
    Graduate of the EM Strasbourg business school, Audrey PETIT began her career with the audit and corporate advisory firm, Advolis, where she took part, as Senior Manager, in legal, audit and evaluation assignments for the manufacturing, cinema production and the book industries. She joined Chargeurs in 2014 as Project Manager for the Group’s Executive management. Appointed Project Manager for the Chairman’s Office in 2015 and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO in 2016, she is currently the Group’s Strategy Director and Head of the Chargeurs Business Solutions division, its new internal cross-function entity.
  • Bertrand Piccard
    Chairman SOLAR IMPULSE FOUNDATION
    Bertrand Piccard has become an influential voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader in progress and sustainability. He is independent, not affiliated to a particular party or lobbying group, and as such is a trusted adviser and influencer for the development of new societal solutions, and a very sought-after speaker for private and public audiences.
  • Clodine Pincemin
    President of Stop Hunger SODEXO
    Clodine Pincemin was born in July 20th,1952 in Moulin (France). After graduating in Modern Literature, she began her career as Assistant to the Founding President who gave her soon new responsibilities: she became Head of Public Relations and Head of Communication for France and Europe (1974-91). She was then promoted Group Communication Director (1991-2004), Group Communication and Sustainable Development Director (2007-12) and Group Executive Vice President Corporate Giving Programs (in 2012). Since 2012, she is President of Stop Hunger endowment fund. She enjoys Literature and Theater and has a strong interest in fighting against hunger.
  • Gisela Pinheiro
    Vice President Functional Materials and Solutions, BASF South America BASF SOUTH AMERICA
    Gisela Pinheiro is the Vice President for Functional Materials & Solutions, BASF South America, with over of 15 years of experience in different multi-national companies, such as E&Y and Dow Chemical, working on multi-functional and business roles. She has an Economics degree from Northern Michigan University and an Executive Finance MBA from Insper Brazil. She actively advocates for diversity & inclusion, change management, and people development. She was at the cover of Brazil # 1 Business Magazine “EXAME” as “The Next Generation of Top Leadership getting out of the closet”, and also showcased at Valor Economico Newspaper covering “Lack of Women in Leadership Roles”.
  • Leah Pisar Haas
    President ALADDIN PROJECT
    Leah Pisar first attended the Forum as a Rising Talent. A political scientist by training, she writes, teaches and is a frequent news commentator. She chairs Project Aladdin since May 2017. She is writing a family memoir and regularly narrates, with her mother, the text written by her late father for Leonard Bernstein’s 3rd Symphony Kaddish with leading world orchestras. A graduate of Harvard (BA), Sciences Po (masters), Université Paris 2 (PhD), she served in the Clinton White House on the NSC Staff. She is on the boards of the NY French Institute, French-American Foundation, Harriman Fellowship and bilateral Fulbright Commission. She and her late husband, Jérôme Haas, have a 3 yr old son.
  • Isabelle de Ponfilly
    Country Manager VITRA
    A graduate of ISTEC (french business school), she started her professional career in 1985 in an industrial furniture company:Vickers Roneo. In 1986, she joined Knoll as Projects Sales Manager. In 1994, she became Projects Sales Manager in Vitra and was appointed in 1998 as Vitra France Country Manager. Her role is to develop Vitra brand and collections on the french market. She specializes in design furniture. Involved in design, culture, education, women role and well being, she is President of the boards of ENSAD art school and ISTEC business school, a member of the “Cercle des Femmes de l’Immobilier”, Co-President of Actineo - Observatory of the Quality of Life in the Workspace.
  • Jane Portas
    Partner PWC
    Jane is a Chartered Accountant and a Partner within PwC’s insurance practice. She has 28 years’ regulatory and consulting experience, working with UK and international insurance businesses. In January 2017, Jane gave expert evidence to the UK Treasury Select Committee on Solvency II and the options for the UK regime post Brexit. In her personal capacity, Jane is a Co-Founder of Insuring Women’s Futures, a programme established under the Chartered Insurance Institute to address the women’s protection gap. Jane led the recent research study: “Risk, exposure and resilience to risk in Britain today” which identifies a number of significant risk exposures specific to women.
  • Stanislas Pottier
    Global Head of Sustainable Development, Member of the Management Commitee CREDIT AGRICOLE SA
    Graduated from ESCP-Europe and ENA in France, Stanislas Pottier held several positions at the French Ministry of Finance and at the World Bank. He was Special Advisor and Chief of Staff to Christine Lagarde between 2005 and 2009.Before joining Crédit Agricole SA Group as Global Head of Sustainable Development, end of 2011, Stanislas Pottier also advised Michel Rocard, former Prime Minister, in his official mission on the Arctic and the Antarctic. He joined the Crédit Agricole SA Group Management Committee in 2017. Board Member of several NGOs and Funds, he co-founded #JamaisSansElles and chairs BBCA-Low Carbon Building and FXB-France NGOs.
  • Laura Quatela
    Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice-President LENOVO
    Laura Quatela is Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President of Lenovo. She continues as an advisor to IP consultancy Quatela Lynch McCurdy. Among her engagements, Ms Quatela  served as executive vice president of intellectual property at Alcatel Lucent until its sale to Nokia. Ms Quatela is a member of the Board of Directors of Technicolor, chair of its Remunerations Committee and past chair of the Strategy Committee. Before leaving Eastman Kodak in February 2014, Ms Quatela was president of the company. Additionally, she led Kodak’s $1.4 billion consumer film, photographic paper, retail photo kiosk and event imaging businesses. Previously she was general counsel and chief IP officer, developing the company’s licensing of its foundational digital camera portfolio into a business that generated more than $4 billion in revenue. Ms Quatela is a graduate of Denison University (BA, international politics) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law (JD).
  • Caroline Ramade
    Managing Director PARIS PIONNIÈRES
    For several years, Caroline has been working every day to support women entrepreneurs in tech. Since 2016, she has been the Managing Director of Paris Pionnières. Caroline is an expert in digital strategy and was previously Deputy Head of the Digital Department of the City Hall of Paris. She also notably developed the label My Startup in Paris.
  • Gabriela Ramos
    Chief of Staff and Sherpa ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
    As OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20 and G7, Gabriela Ramos has been advising and supporting the Secretary General in his efforts to transform the OECD into a high-powered international institution. She ensures policy coherence across the organisation with his strategic agenda. A champion for gender equality, Ms Ramos has overseen the launching of the OECD’s Gender Strategy, and pioneered initiatives such as NiñaSTEM Pueden, an initiative to challenge stereotypes and encourage young girls in Mexico to take up STEM subjects. In recognition of her efforts on inclusive growth and gender equality, Ms Ramos was awarded the Forbes Prize for Entrepreneurial Excellence in June 2017.
  • Anne Ravanona
    Founder & CEO GLOBAL INVEST HER
    Anne Ravanona is Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her, a platform to demystify funding for early-stage female founders and help them get investor-ready. A TEDx Keynote Speaker, she is passionate about closing the $300 Billion Funding Gap for women entrepreneurs. Anne has been active in the global startup world as Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD, a judge at pitch competitions, mentor at StartupWeekend & advisor to several startups. She also consults for Fortune 500 companies on gender diversity and has published over 60 interviews in the Huffington Post showcasing Trailblazing Women leaders. Recently named on InspiringFifty France 2018 & Women in Fintech Powerlist 2017. Anneravanona.com
  • Hélène Reltgen
    Consultant EGON ZEHNDER
    Hélène is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Board and CEO Practices & led the firm’s Global & European Technology & Communications Practices for 10 years. Beforehand she also founded & headed the Global Digital Practice. Hélène’s work concentrates on the areas of CEO succession, board advisory, senior leadership development & organizational change. Hélène draws on nearly 20 years of experience for mastering leadership challenges; she has headed multiple CEO succession projects for CAC 40 & SBF 120 companies as well as private-equity & venture-backed enterprises in addition to contributing to several Fortune 500 CEO successions in the technology, digital & media sectors.
  • Delphine Remy-Boutang
    Founder JFD Connect Club, Margaret Price, the bureau digital agency and co-founder of the event "Journée de la Femme Digitale" (Digital Women's Day). THE BUREAU
    French entrepreneur specialized in Social Media. Founder of the bureau, a digital agency based in Paris and London, focused on social media strategy and consulting. Co-founder of the event "La Journée de la femme digitale" (Digital Women's Day), founder of Margaret Price and JFDConnect Club, first networking Women’s Club in France. She started her career at EURO RSCG Paris in 1997. Then, joined IBM in London. After being Director of Communication for Europe, Middle East-Africa, she was appointed Director of Social Media WW. She managed IBM's transition to social media within the marketing mix. Committed to women’s empowerment, she's willing to transform the digital industry ForABetterWorld!
  • Anne Richards
    CEO M&G INVESTMENTS
    Anne is the Chief Executive of M&G, a position she has held since June 2016. Before joining Prudential, Anne was Chief Investment Officer and Head of the EMEA region for Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. Anne began her career in Geneva at the nuclear research organisation CERN before working for the technology consultancy Cambridge Consultants. She became an analyst for Alliance Capital in 1992 and then moved into portfolio management with roles at JPMorgan Investment Management and Mercury Asset Management. She joined the Board of Edinburgh Fund Managers as Chief Investment Officer and Joint Managing Director in 2002, and continued as CIO following Aberdeen Asset Management's acquisition of Edinburgh Fund Managers in 2003. Anne is Vice Convener of the Court of Edinburgh University, Chair of the CERN & Society Foundation and Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel. She is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an Honorary Fellow of the CFA Institute (UK) and holds an honorary degree from Heriot-Watt University. Anne is also on the Board of Leaders of 2020 Women on Boards, a US organisation which aims to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards. From 2012-2016 Anne was a non-Executive Director of Esure Group. She is also on the Steering Committee of the 30% Club. Anne was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 2014, and a CBE in 2015, for services to the financial services industry and voluntary service. In September 2016 she was placed at Number 45 on the Fortune Most Powerful Women International List.
  • Cecile Richards
    President PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA
    Cecile Richards is president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, national organizations that work for a healthier world for women and teens. Over 650 Planned Parenthood health centers provide health care services to 2.5 million people and sex education and outreach to 1.5 million people every year. Since joining Planned Parenthood in 2006, Ms. Richards has expanded its advocacy power and developed a unified national web presence, with sites receiving more than 60 million online visits annually. A frequent commentator on women’s rights, reproductive health, and sex education, she also serves on the board of the Ford Foundation.
  • Sonya Richardson
    President PWN Global PWN GLOBAL & SPARK - CHANGE FOR GROWTH
    With extensive experience in change consulting Sonya, as partner with Spark - Change for Growth, works with global clients across industries from banking to technology to professional services, on transforming organizational cultures, strengthening top team effectiveness and increasing personal growth. As a McKinsey & Company alumni, Sonya is dedicated to facilitating change for growth and passionately contributes personal time as President of PWN Global to expand the Professional Women’s Network and transform leadership to include more female talent, always from a perspective of business strategy and full belief in the value of gender balanced leadership.
  • Kristell Rivaille-Schuber
    Senior Marketing Director, South West Europe & Cultural Institute GOOGLE
    Since 2011, Kristell has been leading Marketing for Google, both for Southern Europe and Google Arts & Culture. After HEC, Kristell spent 5 years as Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble, followed by consulting experience with McKinsey in both Europe and the US and several positions, including Global Marketing Strategy Director at PayPal. A passionate believer in equality of chances, Kristell has created an ambitious training program at Google for young unemployed people across Southern Europe. The program has now scaled to Europe, Africa and South America, bringing training to several million people, helping them find jobs. Kristell is also the global lead at Google for the Women program on Social Impact and has been mentoring disadvantaged youths in France.
  • Virginie Robert
    Journalist and Editor LES ECHOS
    Virginie Robert is the Foreign Desk Editor of Les Echos, the French business newspaper. Previously, she was the daily’s New York correspondent (2008-2012) where she covered the financial crisis and the two Obama presidential elections. Earlier in her career at Les Echos, she held various position as an IT writer and created in 2000 a special section dedicated to the internet economy and to innovation. Her first job was as a business writer for “01 Informatique”, the leading IT trade magazine in France. She is the author of a book “L’irrésistible montée de l’économie sociale, Editions Autrement, published in March 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University, IN. and a Master of Journalism from Medill School, Northwestern University, ILL. Virginie is the vice-president of the European-American Press Club in Paris and a member of the French Diplomatic Press Association.
  • Bertrand Rojat
    Open Innovation Officer, Technocentre ORANGE
    I have been working for over 20 years in the telecom, IT and web industry, taking positions in France and in the US, with a wide range of responsibilities from engineering to marketing, strategy, business development and sales. More recently at Orange Business Services, I was successively in charge of the business unit providing IT infrastructure services to enterprise customers in France, and VP marketing for the SMB market, launching the Cloud pro and a new generation of Livebox pro. Currently at the Technocentre, the unit in charge of all new products developments in over 30 countries, I am deeply involved in addressing all the major innovation opportunities for the Orange group.
  • Patrick Ropert
    CEO SNCF GARES & CONNEXIONS
    Patrick Ropert is CEO of SNCF Gares & Connexions. He took charge of the €1.3 Bn SNCF Group business unit in October 2014, when the French rail system was being re-structured under the watchful eye of European Commission antitrust authorities. He is focusing on accelerating the growth of retail sales and services in stations, which currently account for one third of SNCF Gares & Connexions' revenues. He presides as Chairman of the Board of AREP, the largest French architecture and urban planning firm, highly active on international markets.
  • Agnes Roquefort
    Senior VP Global Marketing MGallery ACCORHOTELS
    Senior executive with 15 years experience in the Hotel industry with different positions in strategy, marketing, consulting, revenue management, pricing and data analytics. Passion for management and animation of a global network team. Dynamic manager of teams in international and demanding projects. Expertise in Hotels & Tourism, Revenue analytics and growth, Distribution, Revenue Management, Pricing, Strategy, Project management.
  • Ekaterina Rybakova
    Co-Founder RYBAKOV FOUNDATION
    Born in Nizhny Tagil in a family of metallurgical engineers. Graduated from the Correspondence Physics & Technical School at the MIPT and enrolled at the Ural Polytechnic Institute, Radio-Technical Department, later enrolled at the Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design as a garment manufacturing engineering major. After graduation, she moved to Moscow. She received her second degree as a fashion designer. Following the birth of her first child, she left her job and focused on her family. She supports her husband in his philanthropic endeavors having co-founded the Rybakov Foundation and becoming Board member.
  • Malene Rydahl
    Author and Speaker, Goodwill Ambassador and Expert on Happiness
    Malene Rydahl, born in Denmark, worked 18 years in the corporate world as a senior executive in corporate communication before starting a career as a writer, keynote speaker and executive coach specialized in happiness and well-being.  She is the author of the book Happy as a Dane, initially published in France (Grasset) in 2014 and translated into 12 languages. After the publication of her book, she was given the honorary title of Goodwill Ambassador of Copenhagen. In February 2016, she was selected by the OECD secretary general Ángel Gurría to present her work on happiness to the organization. She published her second book “Le Bonheur sans illusions” ( Flammarion) in September 2017 
  • Myria Saarinen
    Partner LATHAM & WATKINS
    Myria Saarinen is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of the Paris office of Latham & Watkins. Myria’s practice focuses on resolving a range of complex disputes through litigation proceedings mostly in an international context and in various areas of business (healthcare, aeronautics, information technology, construction works, etc.). Her practice encompasses privacy data issues, and she advises clients on their trans-border data flows and claims raised by the French Data Protection Authority. Myria is also active in firm management, serving on the Ethics and Privacy Committees of Latham. She is a graduate of University of Paris I, University of Paris II and King’s College London.
  • Michèle Sabban
    Honorary President R20
    Ms Michèle Sabban has been Councillor of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France (France) from March 1998. Since the beginning of her term, she has worked on strengthening ties and cooperation between Ile-de-France/Paris Metropolitan area and European and International Institutions. She was elected President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) to the General Assembly in Tampere (Finland) from November 2008 to May 2013. Founding Member of R20 Regions of Climate Action in 2010, together with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, she was appointed President in March 2012. She was also President of FMDV-Global Fund for Cities Development since 2014.
  • Arthur Sadoun
    Chairman and CEO PUBLICIS GROUPE
    Arthur Sadoun, 46, is Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe. He began his career at the age of 21 by founding an advertising agency in Chili which he later sold to BBDO. He joined TBWA (Omnicom Group) in 1997 and was appointed CEO of TBWA/Paris in 2003. He joined Publicis Groupe in 2006 as CEO of Publicis Conseil, the flagship agency founded by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet. He was named CEO of Publicis France in 2009 followed by CEO of Publicis Worldwide in 2013. In 2015 he was named CEO of Publicis Communications, the Groupe’s creative hub. Arthur was recognized as Executive of the Year by Advertising Age (2016) and was honoured as a Knight by the National Order of Merit.
  • Diane de Saint Victor
    General Counsel & Company Secretary, Head of Legal and Integrity ABB
    General Counsel & Company Secretary, ABB Ltd (Zürich) Executive Director, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd (Zürich) (Vice-Chair) Member of the Board of Directors, American Chamber of Commerce in France (Paris) Retired Non-Executive Director, Barclays PLC (London) Diane offers a combination of NED and C-suite experience with tier 1 corporations in a truly global environment. Her focus has been on change management, culture, the governance aspects of digitalization, People and processes.  Additional areas of expertise include Corporate Governance, International Policy & Government Relations, Legal, Risk Management, M&A, Compliance & Regulatory matters. She has lived in various countries in Europe and the US. In 2015, Diane was awarded the Directors Roundtable leading global honor for General Counsel entitled “World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel”, in recognition of her distinguished career (New York). In 2016, Diane was named by the Ethisphere Institute (New York) to its list of “Attorneys Who Matter”.
  • John Salmon
    Partner HOGAN LOVELLS
    John is a highly experienced IT lawyer with a market leading reputation in the financial services sector. His main focus is advising financial institutions on their strategic IT projects and he supports his clients in implementing innovative digital and technology solutions whilst managing legal and regulatory risk. John has a reputation as a lawyer in the FinTech area and has been heavily involved with leading edge developments.
  • Ewelina Samchalk
    Senior Director, Sustainability PEPSICO
    Ewelina Samchalk is Sr. Director of Sustainability Office and Chief of Staff to Chief Scientific Officer and Vice Chairman at PepsiCo. In this position, she leads multiple functions for the company’s Sustainability and R&D Offices. Within the Sustainability Office she is responsible for PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose 2025 program across the globe, brands and functions. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Ms. Samchalk was at GE and NBCUniversal where she held numerous corporate and operational positions within Finance organization around the globe. Ms Samchalk holds a Masters degree from European University, Viadrina, Germany, with an exchange study in Business and Economics from Texas A&M University.
  • Sandra Sancier-Sultan
    Senior Partner MCKINSEY & COMPANY
    Sandra Sancier-Sultan is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Paris office and co-leads the firm’s Banking, Insurance and Asset Management Practices in Europe. She works with banking and insurance clients in Europe and Africa, advising top management on strategic, organizational, and operational questions. She has a passion for the challenges of digital transformation and helps clients transform their customer experience, digitize their end-to-end processes and embed innovation at the core of their culture. Sandra Sancier-Sultan is also very involved with McKinsey's Women Initiative. She regularly addresses conferences and the media on gender diversity and co-authored the report Women Matter 2012:
  • Christophe Sapet
    CEO NAVYA
    In 2014, Christophe, along with the Robolution Capital Investment Fund, creates Navya. One year after its reorganization, Navya has a fully functional vehicle on the market and employs more than 100 engineers and innovators after two years of operation. Christophe’s career as a digital and automotive entrepreneur begins in 1983 as a co-founder Infogrames Entertainment, a video-game developing company, that later goes on to acquire the naming rights to the iconic Atari in 2001, subsequently renaming itself to Infogrames/Atari. A father of five, he holds a degree in Engineering from Chimie Paris Tech, and an MBA from EM Lyon.
  • Marie-Ange Saraka Yao
    Managing Director GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE
    Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao is a senior executive with a relentless drive for results and a 20 year track record in strategic leadership, policy development, innovative finance and resource mobilisation in emerging markets and globally. Ms. Saraka-Yao is currently the Managing Director of Resource Mobilisation and Private Sector Partnerships reporting to the CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since joining Gavi in 2011, her leadership was instrumental in raising the largest amount of resources ever for Gavi close to USD 18 billion by 2015. She is the lead negotiator with G7 and G20 leaders, corporates and high networth individuals in the expansion of Gavi investors’ base.
  • Véronique Sarlat-Depotte
    Purchasing Alliance Global EVP and Chairman & Managing Director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO) RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
    Véronique Sarlat-Depotte was appointed Purchasing Alliance Global EVP and Chairman & Managing Director of Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), on November 1st 2016. She graduated from the EPF with an engineering degree in 1989. She began her career at Renault in 1989 as part of the Purchasing Division. She has held several positions within Renault and Nissan, in France and Japan, within Purchasing, RNPO and CEO Office. On January 1st, 2015, she was appointed Alliance Global SVP, Purchasing and Deputy Managing Director of RNPO, also becoming a member of Renault Management Committee.
  • Fares Sayegh
    VP Global Supply Network and Business Services PROCTER & GAMBLE SWITZERLAND
    Fares was born in Lebanon and studied Electrical Engineering in Washington DC. He joined P&G in 1988. Following various assignments in plant management, leadership roles in supply chain as well as a commercial assignment, Fares was appointed in 2017, in addition to his current role as Vice President -Product Supply and Go-To-Market operations for Europe, to lead the Integrated Global Supply Network Operations & Global Business Services/Information Technology. Fares is an active leader in championing Diversity & Inclusion. He is the sponsor of the P&G Geneva Supply Chain Women Network and passionate about coaching the next generation of leaders both in and outside of P&G.
  • Jennifer Schenker
    Editor-in-Chief of The Innovator GROUPE LES ECHOS LE PARISIEN
    Jennifer L. Schenker is a veteran technology journalist who has worked full-time, at various points in her career, for The Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently editor-in-chief of The Innovator (www.innovator.news), a new global English-language print and digital media owned by Groupe Les Echos. The Innovator is aimed at senior executives at large corporates who are grappling with digital transformation. Jennifer was named one of the 25 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and has been a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer judge for the past 18 years.
  • Marlène Schiappa
    MINISTER SECRETARIAT D'ETAT À L'EGALITE ENTRE LES FEMMES ET LES HOMMES
    Born in Paris on 18 November 1982, Marlène Schiappa is a graduate in communication and new media. Her professional career - Assistant, then in charge of monitoring new media for the Euro RSCG agency - Journalist for Yahoo.fr - Editorial director of a news agency - Founder of the "Maman travaille" network - Novelist and essayist Her previous electoral offices - Deputy to the Mayor of Le Mans, Jean-Claude Boulard; delegate for equality from 2014 - Community adviser, delegate for French Tech at Le Mans Métropole On 17 May 2017, Marlène Schiappa was appointed Minister of State for Gender Equality, attached to the Prime Minister.
  • Isabelle Schneitter
    HEAD OF PEOPLE AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SANOFI
    Isabelle was appointed VP People and Leadership Development,Sanofi,on April 1st, 2015. In this capacity,she works closely with the HR and Leadership teams to support the Human Capital strategy.With broad responsibility for people development, Isabelle is leading the design and deployment of best-in-class talent acquisition, leadership development,talent management and learning functions,that will contribute to Sanofi's growth.She joined Sanofi in January 2014 as VP HR for Sanofi Pasteur. Prior to Sanofi, Isabelle worked for Renault, L’Oréal and then GE healthcare, GE Capital and finally GE Corporate Europe.
  • Alma Scott
    HEAD, OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS JOHNSON & JOHNSON (PTY) LTD
    Alma Scott is the Head Operations and Partnerships for the Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health Organization. She works to advance public health priorities in Africa and Least Developed Countries by implementing national programs in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Alma joined Johnson & Johnson in 1993 and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, marketing, sales and business development. Alma holds a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Monica Seles
    Tennis champion SELF
    Monica Seles is one of the most celebrated, influential players in tennis history. Born in Yugoslavia, she began playing tennis at 5-year old. At 13, Monica and her family moved to the U.S. to take her training to the next level. She went on to become No.1 junior tennis player in the world. By the time she was 16, Monica had remarkably beaten Steffi Graf at the French Open, becoming the youngest player in history to win the tournament. The following year, she set the record as the youngest player to take over the world's No.1 spot. Monica has won a phenomenal 9 Grand Slam titles. Since retiring, Monica has been focused on being a motivational speaker, self-help author, and wellness expert.
  • Evelyne Sevin
    Partner EGON ZEHNDER
    Evelyne Sevin joined Egon Zehnder in 1991. She works at international level and serves clients on executive search as well as leadership issues across the industry. She graduated from HEC with a major in finance and later completed her MBA at INSEAD. She started her career within Arthur Andersen and then became a Partner with Stratorg, a European consulting company. Evelyne is a Member of the Founding Board of the WFES since 2005 and has founded two of the leading women networks in France: HEC au Féminin and Grandes Ecoles au Féminin. In 2010 she was elected to the Board of La Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale, an institution founded to foster research & entrepreneurship.
  • Ranya Shamoon
    Vice President Feminine Care Europe PROCTER & GAMBLE SWITZERLAND
    Ranya is Vice President for P&G’s Baby Care business, leading the European region as well as programs designed to empower both women and families across the globe. She has dedicated her 25-year career at P&G to leading global, regional and local assignments, and making a positive impact to the lives of consumers in multiple categories, including Fabric, Home, Baby and Feminine Care. Ranya is from Middle Eastern origins, but was born in London and grew up in a number of countries, including the UK, France and Greece. She is married and has two children.
  • Tara Shirvani
    Infrastructure Specialist WORLD BANK
    Dr. Tara Shirvani works for the Transport Unit of the World Bank with a focus on climate-resilient infrastructure policies. She holds a MPhil degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a DPhil degree in Fuel Technology from the University of Oxford. In 2012 she was recognized as “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum and in 2016 she was featured on the front cover of Forbes Magazine as one of the most noteworthy recipients of the annual ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Award’.
  • Bruno Simon
    Alliance Global Director Connected Cars and Mobility Services RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
    Bruno Simon was appointed Alliance Global Director, Strategic Planning & Business Operations for Renault Nissan Mitsubishi in April of 2016. Bruno leads a global team responsible for the strategic planning and business operations for connected & mobility solutions across Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. Before joining Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Bruno held positions at technology companies, including HERE, Nokia and Connexis. Prior to this, Bruno worked at Renault from 1989 until 2006 in cross-carline product management, information systems and digital design. Bruno holds an MBA from INSEAD in Paris and graduated from Ecole Nationale d’Architecture in Paris.
  • Eva-Lotta SjÖstedt
    CEO GEORG JENSEN
    Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt is an executive business leader with robust experience from global positions across a range of international companies. Currently she holds the reins at Georg Jensen, a 113-year old Danish design and silver brand. Sjöstedt is a passionate advocate for female leadership empowerment. She is a regular keynote speaker at women’s forums around the world and she recently received the Leadership Award at the Committee of Womenomics Business Conference (CWBC). Sjöstedt often appears in local Scandinavian as well as global media, including Forbes and Blomberg TV. A designer by training, Sjöstedt emphasizes innovation while retaining the legacy and tradition of Georg Jensen. As a leader, she truly believes in people and craftsmanship first and then adding the required technology for today’s disruptive world.
  • Amanda Smith
    Global Sustainability Manager DIAGEO PLC
    Amanda Smith is the Global Sustainability Manager at Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, where she is responsible for their women’s economic empowerment and skills empowerment programmes. Diageo’s women’s economic empowerment programmes contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5, and empower women in their business and wider value chain to play a full and equal role in society, enabling a more equitable society and its growth.
  • Alexandra Sombsthay
    VP Europe AKUO ENERGY
    Alexandra Sombsthay currently holds the position of VP Europe at Akuo Energy, while being advisor to the Solar Impulse project led by Bertrand Piccard. She previously worked at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Energy. Alexandra was posted 2006-2007 at the EU delegation in Beijing where she initiated the Euro-China Clean Energy Center. She has previously worked as adviser for European Affairs to the Belgian Minister for Environment and Energy. She has given lectures, inter alia, to Master students of the Business school ESSEC (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris) and the Chinese Academy of Governance. She is also President of the Foundation Be Planet.
  • Carole Sorreau
    Corporate Director of Institutional Relations INVIVO GROUP
    Carole Sorreau, graduated from the Catholic University, fluent in four languages, has worked for INVIVO (France’s leading agricultural cooperative) since 2011 as Corporate Director of Institutional Relations. She assists the Group in obtaining public funding in France and worldwide, development of institutional and academic partnerships and implementation of strategic projects. She published her first historical novel, De la Néva à la Seine, in 2017.
  • Pascale Sourisse
    Senior Executive Vice President, International Development THALES
    Pascale Sourisse is Senior EVP, International Development of Thales and CEO of Thales International. She is a Director of Renault and Vinci. After several positions with France Telecom and the French Ministry of Industry, she joined Alcatel in 1995. She became CEO of Alcatel Space in 2001 and CEO of Alcatel Alenia Space in 2005. In 2007, she joined Thales’ Excom as CEO of Thales Alenia Space. Between 2008 and 2012, she ran the Secure Communications and Information Systems Division. She is a graduate of the Ecole polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech. She is an Officier of the “Légion d’honneur” and a Commandeur of the “Ordre du Mérite”.
  • Marie-Pierre Stark-Flora
    Global SVP, Philosophy PHILOSOPHY
    Marie-Pierre Stark-Flora is the Global Senior Vice President of philosophy and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the wellbeing beauty brand. She also serves as an advisory board member of philosophy’s hope and grace initiative that supports local community-based mental health and wellbeing efforts. Ms. Stark-Flora is a veteran of the cosmetics industry with over 20 years of experience. She founded Iluminage, Inc. in 2011, bringing consumers front-line and professional-grade beauty solutions for in-home devices, and has held leadership positions at Jurlique, Kiehl’s, Ralph Lauren Cosmetics and Giorgio Armani. She lives in NYC with her two sons and is an accomplished triathlete.
  • Jean-Sebastien Stehli
    EDITOR IN CHIEF MADAME FIGARO
  • Sue Stephenson
    Interim CEO IMPACT2030
    Sue Stephenson is Interim CEO and Co-Founder of IMPACT2030. This private sector led collaboration with the United Nations, public and social sectors, and academia is focused on leveraging human capital investments to directly contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. From 2006 through March 2016, Sue led The Ritz-Carlton global citizenship program, Community Footprints, where she reported to the President & Chief Operations Officer. In the role, she was charged with expanding and integrating Community Footprints into the company’s business strategy, operations and success metrics, through a series of multi-faceted initiatives focused on child and youth well-being, hunger and poverty relief, and the environment. The Ritz-Carlton was the first Founding Partner company to join IMPACT2030.
  • Kim Stevenson
    Senior Vice President & General Manager- Data Center Infrastructure LENOVO
    As Lenovo’s SVP & GM for Data Center Infrastructure Kim Stevenson is responsible for product management business, product marketing, building end-to-end teams aligning product development, quality, supply chain, services and the customer experience. Kim is a highly respected and accomplished executive with deep understanding of data center technologies and customer needs. Kim has spent the past 8 years at Intel, most recently as COO, and as CIO prior to that. She spent 7 years at the former EDS, now DXC Technology, and before EDS Kim spent 18 years at IBM in several executive positions. Kim is currently serving on the board of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Karen Tay
    Smart Nation Director PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE SINGAPORE
    Karen is Singapore’s Smart Nation Director. She represents Singapore’s voice in smart cities on the global stage and leads the country’s efforts in building strategic relationships with industry, Governments and thought leaders in the smart cities space. Prior to this role, she was a policymaker and political speechwriter in the Education, Finance, Social and Technology sectors in Singapore. She is passionate about deploying technology for public good and writes at www.techandpublicgood.com.
  • Caroline Thelier
    General Manager PayPal France PAYPAL
    Caroline Thelier is the General Manager of PayPal France since February, 2017. Caroline comes with in-depth skills in product launches and an entrepreneurial spirit having started up a tourism business before she joined PayPal. Her key objective will be to pursue and step up PayPal France’s growth. Caroline graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris, later worked for Bain & Cie as a strategic and organizational consultant specializing in financial services and industry, and joined PayPal in 2010.
  • Camille ThÉrond-Charles
    COO SEABUBBLES
  • Bill Thomas
    Chairman of KPMG International. KPMG
    Bill Thomas is Chairman of KPMG International. Bill was previously Chairman of KPMG’s Americas region from March 2014 to March 2017 and CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG in Canada from 2009 to 2016. He has been a member of KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee since 2009. While leading KPMG’s Canadian firm, Bill was named a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion in recognition for building a diverse and inclusive culture in KPMG and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada
  • Jessy Tolkan
    Partner, Purpose / Executive Director Purpose Labs PURPOSE
    Jessy Tolkan is a Partner at Purpose.com, Chief Campaigns Officer & Executive Director of Purpose Labs, a movement accelerator working to supercharge social movements across the globe. She spent the last 17 years as an activist and movement leader working for progressive change, specializing in large-scale advocacy campaigns. Jessy has consulted with some of the leading social change organizations in the U.S. She served as Co-Executive Director of both Citizen Engagement Laboratory and Energy Action Coalition and as State Director of the New Voters Project. Jessy proudly serves on the boards of Global Witness, 350.org, and Headcount.org.
  • Kathleen Tregoning
    Executive Vice President, External Affairs SANOFI
    Ms. Tregoning has more than 20 years of professional experience in policy, advocacy, and external engagement. She began her career in 1993 with Andersen Consulting and later served as Assistant Deputy Mayor for the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Tregoning became a staff member with the United States Congress in 2001. She joined Biogen in 2006 as Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs and in 2015 was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs. She was appointed to her present position at Sanofi in February 2017. Ms. Tregoning has a B.A. in international relations from Stanford and an M.A. in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Laurent Troger
    President BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION
    Laurent Troger was appointed as President, Bombardier Transportation in December 2015. He joined Bombardier Transportation in November 2004 as VP, Services Europe, 2008 he was promoted to the position of President, Services, where he oversaw a major turnaround.In 2013, his role was expanded to include the rolling stock businesses in the United Kingdom, France and Benelux, and he later became President, Division Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. He holds a degree in engineering from École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées (ENSTA).
  • Karen Tso
    Anchor CNBC
    Tso has a rare combination of extensive business and journalistic experience after more than 15 years reporting and commentating for television, radio, print and digital in both developed and emerging markets. Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC International's flagship programme in EMEA, Squawk Box, a fast-paced three-hour show that sets the daily news agenda. In 2012, Tso swapped studios, moving from Squawk Box Asia in Singapore to London and since then has talked viewers through the all-important start of the European trading day, while sign posting significant trend changes in commodities, technology and retail.
  • Laurence Tubiana
    CEO EUROPEAN CLIMATE FOUNDATION
    As of March 1, 2017, Laurence Tubiana is CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). In addition to her role at ECF, she is the Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD), and a Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. Before joining ECF, Laurence was France Climate Change Ambassador and Special Representative for COP21, and as such a key architect of the landmark Paris Agreement. Following COP21, she was appointed High Level Champion for climate action.
  • Kristel Van Der Elst
    CEO THE GLOBAL FORESIGHT GROUP
    Kristel Van der Elst is the CEO of The Global Foresight Group. She has 17 years of experience in forward-looking strategy & policy advisory roles. She is a member of multiple global advisory committees, an established speaker and facilitator at events such as Davos, OECD & EU institutions, and the author of numerous reports and articles. Kristel is former Senior Director, Head of Strategic Foresight, and member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. She is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, teaches in Executive Education programmes at Said Business School, University of Oxford, & at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She holds an MBA from Yale.
  • Karien Van Gennip
    CEO ING France ING
    Karien van Gennip serves as CEO of ING Bank France since October 1, 2015. ING in France comprises ING Direct, the leading online bank and ING Wholesale Banking, an international top 5 player. Before joining ING in 2008, Karien served as State Secretary of Economic Affairs / Minister for Foreign Trade in the Dutch government. Karien started her career at McKinsey & Company, in Amsterdam and in San Francisco. She also serves as Board Member at the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Florence Vasilescu
    Founder & CEO FIRMFUNDING
    Florence founded FirmFunding in 2016, after 10 years of experience in the banking and regulation industries: Mergers & Acquisitions at JPMorgan, then in the ALM (assets and liabilities management) department of Creédit Agricole - CIB, and at French Market Authority (AMF) in the Investigaion then Issuers relation departments. Florence became aware of the need to give access to SMEs to professional lenders financing in addition to bank loans. FirmFunding is a marketplace dedicated to SMEs growth financing by using bonds private placements in a modern, 100% digital and secured way. In the context of Capital Markets Union, FirmFunding has a European ambition.
  • Pierre-François Veil
    Partner CABINET VEIL JOURDE
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  • Isabelle Vitali
    Head of Innovation and Business Excellence France SANOFI
    Isabelle Vitali is Head of Innovation and Business Excellence at Sanofi France, since November 2016. Before joining Sanofi, she was Head of Innovation & Partnership and Rare Diseases in Roche France from September 2014. She was previously Marketing Director in Neuroscience and Cardiology from 2011 to 2014, Head of Operations for Oncology and Hematology from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Roche, she held various management roles in Merck Sharp and Dohme Chibret Paris in Marketing, Sales and Training Departments in Cardiovascular and Rheumatology Divisions. Isabelle holds an Executive MBA CPA HEC.
  • Valerie Vitter Mouradian
    Managing Director HSBC
    Valerie is a seasoned Investment Banker with more than 25 years of experience. She is a Senior Banker at HSBC covering large corporate clients for the bank. In her previous roles (RBS, ABN AMRO Rothschild), she worked on numerous and large strategic transactions for French and European corporates involving equity capital markets and advisory expertises. Valerie is the chairwoman of the gender diversity network at HSBC France “50-50 au feminin”. She is married and mother of three boys.
  • Nathalie Vranken
    Administrator VRANKEN-POMMERY MONOPOLE
    Administrator Champagne Pommery SA President, Lucas Carton Deputy Marketing Director, Champagnes Pommery Chevalier de l’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne Member of the Brotherhood of Cahors Chevalier dans l’Ordre national des Arts et des Lettres Chevalier dans l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur
  • Magatte Wade
    CEO & Founder TIOSSAN
    Magatte Wade creates sophisticated consumer brands that change the perception of Africa while creating jobs and education on the ground in Africa. Magatte has spoken at dozens of universities including Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, MIT, etc. as well as at global conferences on innovation and economic development in France, Dubai, Guatemala, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, Gabon, Senegal, and more. She writes for the Huffington Post, Barron’s, and the U.K. Guardian. She is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum at Davos and has appeared on the cover of Forbes Afrique. She was also named one of the “Twenty Young Power Women of Africa” by Forbes U.S.
  • Patricia Waldron-Werner
    Head of Global Human Resources, Internal Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES
    Patricia Waldron Werner is currently Senior VP, Global Human Resources & Internal Communications and Executive Sponsor, Corporate Social Responsibility for Orange Business Services, the Enterprise Division of Orange Group. Prior to this, Patricia led the France Telecom Group Human Resources Transformation Program and was Head of Global Operations HR at Equant -160 countries. Before moving to HR, she spent many years in the domain of Quality and Process Management and led the Program Offices for the SITA Change Management and Joint Venture (SITA-Equant) Restructuring Programs. She is a passionate mobiliser for diversity with a particular focus on gender issues and women in business.
  • Ann Walker Marchant
    CEO THE WALKER MARCHANT GROUP
    Ann is CEO of The Walker Marchant Group (WMG), the leading strategic communications firm recognized for managing global issues and crises while positioning many of world’s most recognized organizations. After serving in the White House as Special Assistant to the President & Director of Communications Research, she founded WMG to create sustainable, impactful partnerships for corporations, NGOs and policy leaders. With over 20 years experience counseling political and corporate leaders, Ann creates impactful, transformative media campaigns that change perceptions and lives. Ann resides in Washington, DC and has one daughter.
  • Garance Wattez-Richard
    Head of Emerging Customers AXA
    Garance Wattez-Richard heads the AXA Emerging Customers business since January 2016, whose objective is to better protect the middle class of tomorrow across Emerging Markets. She started her career at the European Commission to then go on to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). From 2000 to 2004, she was a strategy consultant and joined AXA Investment Managers as Executive Assistant to the CEO in 2005. In 2007, she was appointed Head of Research Marketing of AXA IM, before becoming Head of Media Relations and Reputation for the AXA Group in 2012. Garance is a graduate of the London School of Economics, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds an MBA from
  • Falko Weiser
    Head of Credit Risk SOLARISBANK AG
    Born in an Eastern German family between contrasting socialist and liberal stances. Causal bystander of severe social and economic turbulences during the German reunification. Studied economics as a social science, with an interest in behavioural approaches, never in the ambition to work for a financial institution. Started professional career in a bank’s structured finance practice. Fascinated by the phenomenon ‘corporate culture’, how it resonates on team spirit and individual engagement, and how it is shaped by individuals, in turn. To date, working in the fintech industry as part of the common aspiration to shape the future of finance also by encountering new ways of cooperation!
  • Karen Wong
    Deputy Director NEW MUSEUM
    Karen Wong is the Deputy Director of the New Museum in NYC where she cofounded IDEAS CITY an initiative that explores the future of cities with the belief that art and culture are essential to our metropolises, and NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator for art, technology and design. She was the managing director of Adjaye Associates from 2000-2006 and supports emerging architects in her role as a + Pool board member. She sits on the boards of Rhizome, a platform for emergent artistic practices that engage technology, and Apex, a mentoring and education program for underserved Asian youth. She is on the advisory board of National Sawdust, a nonprofit venue for new music. She graduated from Brown University.
  • Sarah Wood
    Co-Founder & CEO UNRULY
    Sarah Wood is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet. Unruly has a presence across 20 different locations, employs 300 people and was acquired by News Corp in September 2015. Sarah has been named Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, City AM Entrepreneur of the Year, and one of Ad Age's 20 Women to Watch in Europe and was awarded an OBE in June 2016. Sarah is the author of Stepping Up: How to Accelerate Your Leadership Potential, published by Pearson, and is also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
  • Michael Woods
    Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer ROTHSCHILD NEW YORK
    Mike is the CEO and COO of Rothschild Asset Management Inc. (RAM), the US asset management business of Rothschild & Co. Mike serves as a member of RAM’s Board of Directors, and is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mike has been with RAM since 2015 and in the industry since 1990. Previously, Mike was Head of the Americas, Global Client Group for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and CEO of DWS Investments. He is CIMA and CIMC certified. Mike is actively involved with The Children's Village in New York City, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. He earned BA degree in Business from Taylor University. Mike is married and has two daughters.
  • Anne-Cecile Worms
    CEO ART2M
    Anne-Cécile Worms, graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, is a “serial entrepreneur” in the fields of art & innovation. She has been publishing the Magazine of Digital Cultures (MCD) for 13 years. She founded the start-up Art2M (Art to Machine) in 2009 and launched Makery, the online media for all labs, in 2014. www.makery.info. In 2016, she created ArtJaws, a unique online market place specialized in Art/Tech giving art collectors the opportunity to acquire works by artists whose reputation is on the rise. www.artjaws.com. Anne-Cécile Worms is an expert in digital arts and a qualified personnality for the Institut Français and she’s member of WBMI and WIF.
  • Delphine Woussen
    Head of Smart Territories ORANGE
    Delphine Woussen is Head of Smart Territories at Orange Business Services.  She has 12 years of experience at Orange, both in B2C and B2B markets, where she worked on the deployment of the Livebox and Voice Over IP accross Europe. Prior to this, she spent 6 years as Strategic Consultant for Capgemini and started her career at Motorola on the Iridium program.
  • Nathalie Wright
    Vice President SOFTWARE IBM FRANCE
    She work since January 2007 at IBM France as Software VP. She worked before 8 years for Microsoft France where she led Public Sector before being appointed GM Enterprise & Partner Group. She is the COO of the association Women in Leadership http://wileurope.org/. Before joining Microsoft, she spent 4 years at A&T as VP Southern Europe and 5 years at MCI-Worldcom from 1999 to 2004 gathering experiences in SMEs and large accounts in France and abroad. She started her career in 1987 at Digital and then at Newbridge Networks. Nathalie Wright holds a Master Degrees in Economics, graduated from IAE Paris and followed an AMP at INSEAD. She received the French Legion of Honor.
  • Anja Wyden Guelpa
    Chancellor of State CHANCELLERY OF STATE OF GENEVA
    Anja Wyden Guelpa was the first woman elected Chancellor of State in Geneva in 2009, reelected in 2013. Fascinated by innovation and change as a natural order, she began her career at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs as project manager. She went on to work for IBM Business Consulting as project manager. In 2003, she joined the public administration of Geneva, first as Deputy Director, then as General Director of Social Policy. As Chancellor, Anja manages projects related to modernization of the administration and ensures organization of voting and elections. She leads major innovative projects such as public private partnerships in philanthropy, and promotes youth participation.
  • Amira Yahyaoui
    CEO & Founder ASKMOS, INC
    Amira Yahyaoui is a multi-awarded human rights activist and a prominent tech for good advocate. She has recently founded Askmos an augmented human intelligence with the purpose of dematerializing all public services procedures and legislations to make them accessible for citizens. Amira is a recipient of the Chirac Foundation prize for conflict prevention for her role in the Tunisian democratic transition. She is an advisory board member to many institutions such as UNHCR and Amnesty International. She is a Stanford CDRRL and and a Yale World Fellow and a 2016 Young Global Leader. Amira is considered by many magazines as one of the most influential women in Africa and in the Middle East.
  • Lan Yan
    Managing Director, Head of Greater China Investment Banking LAZARD
    Lan Yan joined Lazard as a Managing Director and Head of Greater China Investment Banking in April 2011. She leads the Lazard Greater China team in cooperation with the Lazard global network to advise in high profile cross-border M&A transactions involving Chinese companies. Lan Yan joined Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris in 1991, became partner on 1998, then Chief Representative of GLN Beijing office. She has rich experience on foreign companies’ investment in China. Ms. Yan is member of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC). She is also Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco in Beijing. Ms. Yan is the board director of Carrefour Group. She has been granted Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (France) and Chevalier dans l’Ordre de Saint-Charles (Monaco). She holds a PhD in Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and an L.L.M. in International Law from Beijing University Law School.
  • Denise Young
    Head of Communications INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE
    Denise Young is Head of Communications at the International Council for Science, an organization that brings together the world’s scientific academies and unions. Trained as a journalist, her work at the Council involves collaborating with an international network of scientists focused on sustainability and climate change, helping them to engage and communicate with key target audiences. Denise is co-founder of the Future Earth Media Lab, and is on the editorial advisory board of the award-winning Anthropocene Magazine.
  • Amy (Wenhe) Yu
    Vice President, Global Marketing & Business Development PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY NETWORK (NASDAQ: IPDN) AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN
    Amy Yu serves as the Vice President of Professional Diversity Network Inc. since 2017. Ms. Yu received her degree in Computer Engineering and later pursued a Master's degree in Business Administration. “The key to a successful business lies in interpersonal skills,” is the business motto Ms. Yu's firmly believes in. Her first sales job started at the age of 15 for Pepsi, Ms. Yu has since played a key role in successful sales and acquisition of global businesses in the US. Combining her background in Information Technology and 20 years practice of international business, Ms. Yu has established herself as a second-to-none leader of global e-commerce.
  • Carole Zisa-Garat
    CEO Telegrafik ORANGE
    Graduated from the top engineering and management college Ecole des Mines de Paris, she joins the car manufacturer Renault in 2002. There, she manages teams and projects during 10 years in the fields of Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing. In 2013, she founds the French company TELEGRAFIK, specialized in artificial intelligence for Smart Care services. She was awarded in 2015 by the BNP Paribas La Tribune Jeune Entrepreneur « Innov & Connect » price. She is a member of the Numeric French National Council since 2016.
  • Géraldine Amiel
    Chief BLOOMBERG
    Geraldine Amiel, 45, is Bloomberg News Paris bureau chief since September 2014. She joined after eight years as The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires News Editor for its Paris bureau, where she also covered the energy industry. Prior to that, Geraldine was briefly CNCB's Paris correspondent after eight years at Agence France-Presse as deputy chief of the Economics department in Paris and various jobs in New York and London. Geraldine holds a Master Degree in International Law and European Law from Assas-Paris II university and graduated from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes, one of France's top journalism schools. Geraldine is fluent in French (native) and English, speaks and reads German and Spanish and can manage a little bit of Italian. She's also an alumnus of Die Zeit/Bucerius Foundation, a think-tank based in Hamburg and focused on foreign affairs and diplomacy.
  • Lucia Annunziata
    Editor in Chief HUFFINGTON POST ITALY
  • Marc Benayoun
    CEO EDISON S.P.A.
    Born in Tarbes on August 26th 1966, he graduated at Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris and began his career at the Paribas Group in 1989. In 1993 he joined the Boston Consulting Group, where he became Associate Director at the Paris office in 2001 and later at the Moscow office in 2008. Over the years he took several roles including the development of expertise in the natural gas sector. In 2009 he joined the EDF Group as Director of the Department for Tariffs and Prices. In 2012 he was appointed Market Director of Business and Professionals Customers, in charge of the sale of electricity, gas and services. He was also nominated Member of the Trimet France Surveillance Board, an aluminum producer, 35% controlled by EDF. In his role of Market Director, he led the project linked to the end of regulated energy prices for business customers and municipalities (more than 400.000 sites, in total 120 TWh of electricity consumption), with the aim to reestablish a leadership position in a major competitive field. Since January 2016, Marc Benayoun has been in charge of the EDF Group Gas business and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Edison. In April 2016, Edison integrated EDF Fenice (entirely controlled by EDF) so reinforcing the EDF Group position in the Italian power, gas and services market. He sometimes participates as key-note speaker in educational institutions events dealing with energy regulation and economy (ESSEC, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Ecole des Mines de Paris, Università L. Bocconi), as well as in conferences on the same matters.
  • Elzbieta Bienkowska
    Commissioner, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Elżbieta Bieńkowska - since 1 November 2014 - EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs in the European Commission of Jean-Claude Juncker. Between 2007 and 2013 she was the Minister for Regional Development of Poland and from 2013 to 2014, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Poland. As the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Infrastructure and Development she was in charge of the strategic development system of the country, including the effective investment of the European funds. Her work resulted in the full absorption of the EU funds from the budget for 2004-2006 and the successful distribution of almost EUR 68 billion granted to Poland for the years 2007-2013. She was managing the process of the preparation of the efficient EU funds implementation system from the EU budget for the years 2014-2020. Apart from the European funds her tasks in the Polish Government included also the management of transport infrastructure (roads, railway, air traffic and ship transport) and issues related to construction and housing. Before from 1999 to 2007 she was working for the local government of the Silesia Region in Southern Poland. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University. She also graduated from the Polish National School of Public Administration and completed the business administration post graduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. Married, with three children.
  • Camilla Borghese In KhevenhÜller Metsch
    CEO ISTITUTO BIOCHIMICO ITALIANO
    Camilla Borghese in Khevenhüller Metsch, degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, is President of Istituto Biochimico Italiano Giovanni Lorenzini S.p.A. IBI: has strengthened her family owned company, constantly investing to bridge tradition and innovative technologies. IBI is a pharmaceutical company with a consolidated leadership in penicillin market, sold in 19 nations, and expert in aseptic filling of drug products with high quality requirements. Vice president of Centesimus Annus pro Pontefice has taken to heart the daily application of the principles of Catholic Social Doctrine providing wealth and continuity to its employees. The competitive and skilled management team is driven to make innovation affordable to patients: challenged to collaborate with leading experts, provides smart solutions that satisfy cGMP and regulatory requirements, for the industrial scaling-up of innovative production process. Recently over the next five years, is participating to B-SMART consortium “Finding a novel gateway to transport RNA to the brain will enable the development of causal therapies not only for Alzheimer’s, but for other diseases as well.” This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721058. The aim is to improve the quality of life in line with the initial mission of IBI founder Prof. Giovanni Lorenzini "Creating to Contribute".
  • Nadereh Chamlou
    Senior Advisor to the Chief Economist, Middle East & North Africa Region THE WORLD BANK
    Nadereh Chamlou is an international development advisor and formerly Senior Advisor at the World Bank. Over a three-decade career, she held managerial, technical, coordination, and advisory posts in diverse sectors and regions. She authored seminal publications on gender and economy, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. Her research centers on talent pool issues and the knowledge economy, stressing competitiveness and growth through diversity. She sits on the boards of several international NGOs and academic institutions, is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and the 2015-recipient of The International Alliance for Women’s “Making a Difference” award.
  • Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
    President REPUBLIC OF MALTA
    Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca took the oath of Office on 4 April 2014, as the youngest and second woman to become President of Malta, after being active in politics for forty years and serving in Parliament for sixteen years. Within the Labour Party, she served on the National Executive, as Assistant General Secretary and as General Secretary. Coleiro Preca is the first-ever, and only woman who occupied this important elected position at the highest echelon of a Maltese political party. On becoming President, Coleiro Preca established a number of entities to nurture dialogue and to foster unity and a culture of positive peace among communities and people.
  • Beatrice Covassi
    Head of Representation of the European Commission in Italy COMMISSION EUROPEENNE
    Beatrice Covassi is the Head of the Representation in Italy of the European Commission; she was appointed on 16 April 2016. She spent over 15 years in the European institutions; from 2014 to 2016, she has been involved in data economy. Formerly, she served as First Counsellor at the EU Delegation in the United States in Washington DC, as Head of the then-new transatlantic digital economy, internet governance and cybersecurity portfolio. In 2008, as an EU visiting fellow at George Mason University in Arlington (USA), she taught a course on EU New Media Policy. Since 2000, Beatrice Covassi has held various positions at the European Commission in Brussels and Luxembourg, mainly in promoting the development of the digital single market. Ms Covassi holds a Master degree from the College of Europe in Bruges and a Political Science degree from the University of Florence.
  • Carlo D'Asaro Biondo
    President EMEA Partnership GOOGLE
    At the beginning of 2007, Carlo became MD of International Operations at Lagardère Active Media before joining Google in July 2009 where he managed operations for Southern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for five years. Since January 2015 Carlo is President of EMEA Partnerships in charge of product partnerships and institutional relations. He was a member of the Board of Darty of 2010 until its sale to Fnac and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Manutan International since 2011 and Auchan since early 2017.
  • Nicolas Dufourcq
    CEO BPI FRANCE
    Born on July 18th, 1963 in Paris (France), graduate of the HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and the ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration), Nicolas Dufourcq began his career at the French Ministry of Finance and Economics before joining the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in 1992. In 1994, he joined France Telecom, where he created the Multimedia division, before going on to chair Wanadoo, the firm’s Internet and Yellow Pages subsidiary. After joining the Capgemini Group in 2003, he was made responsible for the Central and Southern Europe region, successfully leading their financial turnaround. In September 2004, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group and member of the Executive Committee. In 2005, he was named deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of finance, risk management, IT, delivery, purchases and LEAN program, in addition to the follow-up of the Group’s major contracts, since January 2007. On February 7th, 2013, he is nominated Chief Executive Officer of Bpifrance (Banque Publique d’Investissement).
  • Neveen El Tahri
    Chairperson & Managing Director DELTA SHIELD FOR INVESTMENT
    Neveen graduated from the Cairo University Faculty of Economics & Political Science. Commenced her career with Chase National Bank of Egypt “CIB”. In 1994 established one of the first Brokerage firms “Delta Securities Egypt” and many others. In 2007 sold majority stakes in most of her founded companies and established “Delta Shield” focusing on advising Family Businesses, whilst newly established “Delta Inspire” the specialized incubation/acceleration arm, managing “138 Pyramids” the funding arm. Neveen was the first woman elected to sit on the board of the Egyptian Stock Exchange. She was also the Country Representative of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Ambroise Fayolle
    Vice President EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK - LUXEMBOURG
    Ambroise Fayolle was appointed Vice-President of the European Investment Bank in February 2015. He is currently in charge of the operational activities of the Bank in France, Germany, Austria, South Africa, and, for ACP/OCT mandates, West Africa and Pacific Islands. He is also responsible for EFSI, innovation, the EIB Economic Department, Development policy and is Board member of the European Investment Fund. Ambroise Fayolle, represented France at the Executive Boards of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and of the World Bank, in Washington DC from September 2007 until his appointment as head of Agence France Tresor, the Debt Agency of the French Ministry of Finance, in March 2013. He was also a staff member of the IMF between 2003 and 2005. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), most of his career was spent at the Treasury Department in the Ministry of the Economy and Finance. In particular, he was division chief in charge of the State Financing and Monetary Affairs Bureau — the predecessor to AFT— and, in 2005, was appointed assistant secretary for Multilateral and Development affairs at the French Treasury, Sous-Sherpa for the G8, and Co-Chairman of the Paris Club.
  • Clara Gaymard
    Executive President WOMEN'S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY
    Clara Gaymard is President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society and was appointed in December 2014. She is also Co-Founder and President of Raise, a capital investment company which gives 50% of the team revenues to the Foundation Raise, dedicated to the support of entrepreneurial growth in France. Prior to this, she was President of GE France until January 2016 and was Ambassador, President of Invest in France Agency, in charge of promoting foreign investments in France and she was a Deputy Director in the French Ministry of Finance. Clara is a graduate from the French national school of administration, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from The Paris Institute of Political Sciences.
  • Ulysse Gosset
    International Editor BFM TV
    Currently international editor on BFM TV, Ulysse Gosset worked for TF1, France Télévisions, France 3, LCI, France 24, the French international news channel and Radio France. Graduated from the École Supérieure de Journalisme of Lille, Ulysse Gosset was for many years a permanent reporter for TF1 and Radio France in Tokyo, Moscow and Washington. Between December 2003 and August 2005, he was director of the national redaction of France 3. He is one of the creators of the French international news channel France 24 in 2005, as well as its director until August 2006. At the end of 2006, he hosted a televised debate on international politics: "Le Talk de Paris", where he received heads of state and government. Between 2009 and 2011, he is Deputy Director at France Télévisions. Since 2012, Ulysse Gosset has been at BFM TV, as an editorialist in charge of international affairs, a journalist specializing in foreign politics. Ulysse Gosset was awarded the Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale in 2013 for "the excellence of his analysis on international news and for his exemplary career".
  • Ryan Heath
    Senior EU Correspondent POLITICO
    Ryan Heath is Senior EU Correspondent at POLITICO. He began writing for national newspapers in his native Australia in 1999. After working as a speechwriter for the British civil service in London, he joined the European Commission working for President Jose Manuel Barroso and Vice President Neelie Kroes as a spokesperson. Ryan is regular policy commentator on outlets such as BBC, CNN, and Euronews. He has reported from major events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, G7 summits and US political conventions.
  • Kersti Kaljulaid
    President REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
    Kersti Kaljulaid was born on 30 December 1969 in Tartu. She graduated from the University of Tartu in 1992 in the field of genetics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and completed master's studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in 2001. From 1994 to 1999, she worked in various Estonian companies: first, as the sales manager of telephone switchboards in Eesti Telefon, later in Hoiupank Markets and Hansapank Markets and as an Associate in investment banking. From 1999 to 2002, Kersti Kaljulaid was Prime Minister Mart Laar's Economic Advisor. Her duties included organisation of cooperation of the Office of the Prime Minister with Estonian central bank, the Ministry of Finance and ministries that had larger budgets, as well as coordination of relations with the International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Nordic Investment Bank and World Bank). She participated in preparing the pension reform together with the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Social Affairs and advised the Prime Minister in annual budget negotiations held with other ministers. From 2002 to 2004, Kersti Kaljulaid was the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia. From 2004 to 2016 she was a Member of the European Court of Auditors. From 2004 to 2006 Kersti Kaljulaid organised the financial audit of the research and development funds of the budget of the European Union and from 2007 to 2010 she was responsible for the audit of the Structural Policies. From 2004 to 2007, she was the auditor of the Galileo project of the European Union. From 2010 to 2016 she coordinated the preparation of the Annual Report and State of Assurance of the European Court of Auditors. From 2005 to 2007, she was a member of the Europol Audit Committee and chaired the committee in 2007. From 2006 to 2008, she was the chair of the Administrative Affairs Committee of the Court of Auditors. From 2010 to 2014, she was responsible for the methodology and preparation of the Annual Report of the Court of Auditors. In 2016, she worked in the field of the agriculture audit. In addition, Kersti Kaljulaid was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Estonian Genome Center from its foundation until 2002. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Tartu from 2009 to 2011 and the Council Chair of the University of Tartu since 2012. Kersti Kaljulaid has been a co-author of the social-political radio talk show Keskpäevatund (Midday Hour) in radio station Kuku from 2002 to 2004 and the editor of the Eurominutid (Euro-minutes) radio show from 2007 to 2016 in the same station.
  • Donia Kaouach
    Founder TUNISIENNES FIÈRES
    Donia Kaouach was born on December 27, 1985, in Tunis. She graduated from Sorbonne University Paris, cum laude and holds two master’s degrees in Finance and Law. Donia then attended the Saint Martins- University of Arts in London where she received an undergraduate degree. Following her graduation from Sorbonne University, she started her career in the mergers & acquisitions sector of investment banking in Paris and then in London. Desiring to accompany and live fully the Tunisian revolution she decided to break in her professional career to fully engage in associative life. She co- founded “Karama advocacy for democracy in Tunisia” think tank in London in order to better disseminate the spirit and the philosophy of the Jasmine revolution to European medias and particularly to English ones. Karama produced in 2011 the first documentary on post-revolutionary Tunisia. She resumed the course of her professional career at the end of 2012 to start her first entrepreneurial experience by launching a Franco-Tunisian partnership in the pharmaceutical industry. Deeply convinced that engagement in political action is likely to advance social progress and make society better, she decided to join the team of Alain Juppé who was running to the French primary of the right and the center. In July 2016, Donia is elected to the board of directors of the think tank: "Women, Debate and Society" (FDS). It's in this context that Donia co-founded with FDS 'President's Autumn University for Tunisian and French Women ". The event gathered Tunisian and French female leaders and politicians. The first edition took place in Tunisia in September 2016. A second edition will take place in November 2017 at the French Senate. Profoundly persuaded that in order for the Tunisian woman to be able to weigh more in the public and economic life in tunisia it is necessary to unite the women of influence together, she creates in July 2016 "proud Tunisian" (Tunisiennes Fières) think thank dedicated to this objective.
  • Monica Maggioni
    President RAI
    Monica Maggioni is an Italian journalist. Since 2015 she has been President of RAI – the Italian national public television – and Vice president of EBU – the European Broadcasting Union. She has been a war correspondent, editor and editor in chief for the main news outlets in RAI. She starts her career as a crisis correspondent in 1996, for Tv7, the weekly magazine of RAI Tg1. Between 2000 and 2002 she covers the most violent phases of the Intifada and Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 2003 she is the only Italian journalist embedded with the Usa ground forces in Iraq. In 2008 she moves to the USA to cover the presidential campaign that leads to the election of Barack Obama. She anchors Tg1 and several other programmes. In 2010 she is Editor of the foreign news team, and later of the Special Features section at Tg1. In 2010 and 2011 she produces two documentaries, both premiered at the Venice Film Festival: “Ward 54” – later awarded the Prix Mitrani in Biarritz – and “Out of Teheran”. In 2013 she is editor in Chief of Rainews24, the all news channel of Rai. She has written three books: Dentro la guerra (2005), La fine della verità (2006), Terrore Mediatico (2015) and the essay Twitter and jihad (2015). She is an active member of the Administrative Board of ISPI (institute for the Study of International Politics), of the Italian Encyclopedia Institute Treccani, and of European Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Laila Mamou
    CEO WAFASALAF
    Laila Mamou is the CEO of the 1st consumer credit company in Morocco. Wafasalaf was Certified CSR in 2014, and was awarded 5th best employer of the kingdom with a distinction for the accomplishments in favour of diversity and gender related issues. In 2015, Wafasalaf was awarded by the Corporate citizen. Furthermore, in 2016 it was declared a level GOLD company without tobacco. Sensitive to the debates around gender as a way of increasing performance within companies, Laïla Mamou sits on the board of different organisations which promote these values. Indeed she is a member of « Club des Femmes Administrateurs », she is President of the Lobbying Commision, she is Founder and Vice-President of « Réseau Entreprendre », and she is General Secretary of the association EFE « Education For Employment ». Her commitment in terms of promoting entrepreneurship is also evident throughtout her mobilization with the young people : as CEO of INJAZ AL-Maghrib, as Administrator within ENACTUS (an international organization that accompanies students in the implementation of their social entrepreneurship projects’), and as an active member of CAPEE « Collectif des Associations pour L’Education et l’Entreprenariat ». Not only does she manage all these activities, yet she also dedicates herself to both the mentoring of young scholarship holders and to the support of « la Fondation Marocaine de l’Etudiant » (FME). Laila Mamou was ranked the 42nd most powerful Arab woman by Forbes.
  • Muriel Mayette-Holtz
    Director VILLA MEDICI
  • Giovanna Melandri
    President MAXXI FOUNDATION
    Born in New York in 1962, she lives in Rome, is married and has a daughter. She holds a Degree Cum Laude in Political Economy from the University of Rome. From 1983 to 1987 she worked for Montedison Research Center. From 1988 to 1994 she was head of Legambiente’s International Office. She was a MP in the Italian Parliament for 18 years (1994-2012 and held the positions of Minister for Culture (1998- 2001) and Minister for Youth and Sports (2006-2008). She is the founder and chairwoman of Human Foundation. In 2012 she was appointed President of the Fondazione MAXXI, the Italian National Center for contemporary art, architecture and design. She writes regularly on Vita and Huffington Post.
  • Carlo Messina
    CEO INTESA SANPAOLO
    Managing Director and CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo since 29 September 2013,Head of the Retail Division from May 2013 to January 2016.A graduate of Economics and Business from the Luiss University of Rome, he began his professional career in the Finance department of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in 1987,rising to the position of Manager in charge of Corporate Finance in 1990.While developing his professional career,he carried out intense academic activities as Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries at the Business Administration Master of the Luiss School of Management and Professor of Corporate Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business of Ancona. In 1995,he joined Banco Ambrosiano Veneto as Manager in charge of the Planning Department.He held important positions through the different integration stages: Head of Planning and Research and Head of the Control Department within Intesa BCI; Head of the Planning and Control department and Head of the Risk Management Department within Banca Intesa; Head of the Value Creation Governance until June 2008, CFO and a General Manager until May 2013, General Manager Deputy to the CEO and responsible for the CFO Governance Area from May to September 2013 within Intesa Sanpaolo. He is currently a member of the ABI’s Executive Committee (Italian Bankers’ Association) and, since November 2014,member of the Bocconi University Board.On June first he has been nominated Cavaliere del Lavoro by the Italian President,Sergio Mattarella.
  • Vera Michalski-Hoffmann
    President JAN MICHALSKI FOUNDATION
    Vera Michalski-Hoffmann studied at the Graduate Institute of International  Studies in Geneva. With her Polish husband, Jan Michalski, she founded In 1987 the Publishing House ‘’Noir sur Blanc’’ in the aim to create bridges between cultures in à still divided Europe by publishing the work of authors in French and  Polish. ’’Noir sur Blanc’’ is now part of the Libella Group which includes more than 10 publishing houses in Switzerland, France and Poland. In 2004, Vera Michalski-Hoffmann founded the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature in Montricher , Switzerland in memory of her late  husband.  In pursuit of their common commitment for the development of literature, the Foundation has the mission to foster literary creation and encourage the practice of reading through diverse activities like  exhibitions or  cultural events which permit the dialogue between artists, writers and the public. A large modern multilingual library  accessible to the public, the attribution of an annual prize for international  literature, the granting of financial support and a  writers residence program  make the Jan Michalski Foundation a space of inspiration and creation.  The Foundation is covered by a concrete canopy in the heart of a quiet natural landscape; offering a unique environment for encounters open to the world. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann has received many distinctions from Polish and French Authorities in appraisal for her action  to defend literature and bringing different cultures together.  She received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Faculty of Letters. In October 2016, she was nominated UNESCO goodwill Ambassador in matters related to books.
  • Massimo Nava
    Editorialist - Paris Office CORRIERE DELLA SERA
    Massimo Nava is born in Milan and leave  in Paris. He is currently senior correspondent and European correspondent for Corriere della Sera, based in Paris. He was correspondent in Paris, spécial correspondent in Germany and war correspondent in the Balkans, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Rwanda,Timor East, Sri Lanka and Mindanao. He is author of manies books about conflits in Bosnia and Kosovo, biographies and novels 
  • Florence Notter
    President SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA
     French born, Florence Notter is a Swiss and French citizen. She has her own company, Conver