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Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2021
15-19 November
Paris & Online

The world needs women’s leadership, purpose, and power for positive impact. Yet the pandemic has widened the global gender gap which could now take 135 years to close, putting us on a collision course with other crises. We call on leaders from across generations, cultures, backgrounds and geographies to deliver an inclusive future. The future of our economies and societies depends on our collective action now.

The Women’s Forum Global Meeting is a moment to gather and grow, to reflect on the year’s lessons of resilience and hope, to lead and lift up others in purpose and power. It is a space for presenting data to shape conversations, launching new initiatives and offering recommendations for businesses and governments to take immediate action. Global challenges like economic inequality, climate change and unequal access to health require new models of purposeful leadership. By gathering people from all walks of life to collaborate, we will generate new insights, develop innovative solutions, and foster long-lasting change.

For the first time in our history, we are opening 10,000 virtual passes and 100 physical passes to engage youth. The world needs the leadership of a new generation, harnessing inclusion to more rapidly address humanity’s challenges, for a new generation – a generation that is more fired up than ever about human rights, economic, racial and gender justice, and the environment. Register as a virtual youth delegate here. ​​​​​​
From November 15th-18th, we will begin the Global Meeting week with Virtual Sessions on our digital platform focusing on the themes of our Daring Circles: Climate Action, Technology, Health and Business. 

On November 19th, we will gather in-person at the Carrousel du Louvre and virtually via our digital platform for a full day of Plenary Sessions, Discovery activities, networking, and so much more. In-person delegates will also join us for a cocktail and private evening visit of the Louvre Museum. We will also host the 11th edition of our iconic CEO Champions initiative, and host a high-level reception for our entire Rising Talents community. 

Please find more information about registration on our Global Meeting website.

We look forward to welcoming you soon in Paris! 

Warm regards,

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Women’s Forum G20 Italy |17-19 October | Milan & Online


On the occasion of the first-time Italian Presidency of the G20, the Women’s Forum G20 Italy will represent a unique opportunity to foster the dialogue between international private and public high-level decision makers. The Women’s Forum G20 Italy aims to bring women’s contribution to ensure a truthful She-covery for all: with women as key players co-creating along with men the new world that humanity needs.

You can still join us as a Virtual Delegate! All sessions will be streamed live on our digital platform, with opportunities to interact during the sessions and network with others around the world. 

Daring Circles: Updates from our cross-industry working groups 

#Women4AI | The Daring Circle invites you to share case-studies which will show positive real-life examples of inclusive AI and how people are doing this in practice. Submit yours at

#Women4Business | Watch our short video introducing the business case, and join the Inclusive Sourcing Journey to discover how to advance diversity and equal opportunities in your supply chain.
#Women4Health | Listen to our latest discussion to gain a better understanding of the role business plays in supporting women’s health at midlife, and share your organisation’s stories of success as we collect case studies at
#Women4ClimateAction | Learn more about the role of women in driving a green recovery in our most recent report, and read about how the Women’s Forum is carrying out concrete climate action with ClimateSeed . Be sure to check out our weekly article series An Equal Earth: Climate Action from a gender perspective — read the latest article here, and discover others on our website here
#Women4STEM | Check out our new report to learn more about the key role of STEM skills programmes in unlocking women’s leadership. And sign up here if you are a woman in STEM wishing to join our STEMSister community. 

WomenEntrepreneurs4Good: Discover the Video!

The 9 finalists of the 1st edition of the WomenEntrepreneurs4Good are now fully immersed in the HEC Incubator programme. To learn more about the initiative and hear their stories, check out the video below. 

The initiative was launched in the framework of the Women4Business Daring Circle, in partnership with P&G and the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.Amid the pandemic, #WE4G gives immediate support to female entrepreneurs who are among the most critically affected by the current economic crisis and ultimately seeks to foster female creativity and entrepreneurship for a greener and more sustainable future.

Stay tuned for the launch of WE4G 2.0 at the Global Meeting! 

COP 26: The Women’s Forum at The New York Times Climate HubNovember 9th is gender day at COP26, and the Women’s Forum is thrilled to be participating at The New York Times Climate Hub in Glasgow. Building on its Charter for Engagement – released at the Women’s Forum G20 in Kyoto in 2019 – we are  launching a toolkit to guide businesses and other institutions to translate their commitments into concrete actions. We are thrilled to be organizing a panel on “Launching gender-responsive climate action: Presenting a new toolkit by the Women’s Forum”, to illustrate together with business leaders and experts the actions that must be taken to drive a more just and inclusive transformation in our economies and societies. Learn more here

Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2021 | December 2-3rd

The next wave of innovation has arrived. Now is the time to shape it, together. Join us at the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit 2021, the biggest gathering of the deep tech ecosystem. Startups, investors, corporates, accelerators, media, researchers and more…Welcome to the place where, together, we will pave the way towards a better future. To register at the Women’s Forum preferential rate, enter the reduction code WOMENSFORUMHT when purchasing your pass here

Women’s Forum Partners with CentraleSupélec 

Today, we signed a partnership with CentraleSupélec and the CentraleSupélec Alumni Association with the objective to promote gender diversity in the professions of the future and to highlight the contribution of female talent to the economy and the scientific world. As part of this partnership, a mentoring program will be launched for female students at the school, who will be coached by alumni, with the support of the Women’s Forum. This initiative will promote gender equality and enable women to be at the heart of tomorrow’s world!

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