As we work on the multi-faceted diversity and inclusion issue, we recognized the need to engage different stakeholders from a variety of angles. Besides the Global and Regional Meetings, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, organizes and leads, together with partners, six initiatives, CEO Champions, The Barometer, Rising Talents, WomenEntrepreneurs4Good, French Women Entrepreneurs 40 and Youth Voices, to promote women leadership at all levels and around the globe.
Learn more about our initiatives which work to shape the Global, Regional and Industry gender equality agendas.
CEO Champions, our iconic initiative, aims to drive progress and accountability for women’s advancement in the private and public sectors. The peer-to-peer network presents an unparalleled opportunity for CEOs to share best practices and experiences, underscore their organization’s commitment to women’s advancement and take the lead in the broader global economy and society.
The Women’s Forum Barometer, conducted among citizen of G7 and/or G20 countries, aims to compare the general public’s perception with the reality shown by the figures. This ground-breaking survey Women’s Forum’s ambition is to be a reference point not only on gender issues, but also on sectors where women suffer most prejudice, despite their involvement being crucial in these areas: climate, business, the jobs of tomorrow, artificial intelligence, health. The survey will be carried out every year in order to measure progress in these areas.
The Rising Talents Initiative aims to distinguish highly talented young women who are on their way to becoming influential figures in our economies and societies. This initiative is a commitment to promoting women leaders and bringing the vision of rising generations to the Women’s Forum.
Launched in 2021 in partnership with Procter&Gamble and HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, WomenEntrepreneurs4Good is a unique accelerator programme that supports green entrepreneurs at the early stages of their journey. The 7-month online programme equips women entrepreneurs with unique resources and capabilities to innovate and grow their businesses by providing coaching, visibility, technical support and access to an ecosystem of stakeholders and global partners.
For women to launch and develop their entrepreneurial projects, they must be given tailored support, like all business leaders, and be able to mobilize the right investors to accelerate the growth of their business. BNP Paribas and the Women’s Forum are therefore launching the French Women Entrepreneurs 40 initiative under the patronage of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance. Created in partnership with Be A Boss, Bpifrance, EcoVadis and HEC Paris, this award will highlight 40 growing French companies run by women and offer them specific support.
Launched in November 2021 at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, the Youth Voices Initiative welcomed 100 participants aged between 16 and 25 to take part in the event in person and 10 000 more online. At this occasion, the Women’s Forum Youth Community was created and gave the opportunity for international young representatives to connect between themselves, to enrich their professional networks and to benefit from guidance by the Women’s Forum community members.