The Women's Forum for Economy & Society in collaboration with The New York Times is delighted to bring you a series of live conversations with women leaders from around the world.
Our Meetings are an unmissable platform to be seen and to be heard, spanning across all continents. With global influence, we are committed to accelerating the transformation of the world. We pioneer in highlighting the voice of women leaders and in promoting their increasing role in the economy and society at all levels.
A SHE-COVERY FOR ALL: UNITING POWER WITH PURPOSE FOR A NEW INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP
Set in the booming and inspiring metropolis of Milan, 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.
A SHE-COVERY FOR ALL: UNITING POWER WITH PURPOSE
UNITING POWER WITH PURPOSE: A SHE-COVERY FOR ALL
The Women's Forum Daring Circles comprise five high-level collaborative working groups covering key challenges and crucial issues of our time: Women4AI, Women4Business, Women4ClimateAction, Women4Health and Women4STEM. The Public Sessions will virtually gather a global audience of diverse perspectives to unlock women’s leadership for impact, to look beyond recovery and steer the world toward a sustainable and inclusive future.
Beyond recovery: designing an inclusive world
In this time of uncertainty, we strengthen our conviction to turn challenges into opportunities and explore new horizons to reinvent ourselves. With the very first blended Global Meeting, this November will be an opportunity for us to meet again physically and virtually in Paris after the crisis. We will continue our daring dialogues and cross-pollinate our ideas and innovations for an inclusive recovery where leaders and change-makers worldwide, both women and men, are inspired to redefine the norms, and reshape the new world map.
Beyond recovery: Designing an inclusive world
In the face of the new reality instilled by this pandemic, we are bound together more than ever. Let’s dial-up our solidarity as we design an inclusive recovery: for the women who continue to be disproportionately affected, and for everyone else who needs their leadership and positive impact. This crisis has reminded us of how critical our work is: of the urgent need to reshape the world together, driven by our common purpose to accelerate inclusive progress.
TAKING THE LEAD FOR INCLUSION: ACCELERATING IMPACT
We are on a trajectory to a less inclusive, more unequal world. Technology disrupts how we live, work and connect in profound and complicated ways. Unequal access to education and information limit human potential and stoke populism and bias. And climate change threatens our very existence. How should these challenges be addressed?
TAKING THE LEAD FOR INCLUSION: ACCELERATING THROUGH DIVERSITY
Asia’s young, increasingly educated workforce and its growing middle class are a wellspring of dynamism. Indeed, in Asia and other emerging markets, millennials and women are poised to comprise a new generation of leaders and engage in entrepreneurship at rates that outstrip established markets. Nineteen of twenty of the world’s most dynamic cities are in Asia, making the region attractive to investment, trade, and talent.
Taking the lead for inclusion: Women leading climate action
Women’s Forum Kyoto took place 22 years after the birth of the landmark Kyoto Protocol, in the historic Daisen-In Temple. Our urgent mission is to amplify the voice and vision of women, and highlight their added value in tackling climate change, where their leadership is paramount.
Taking the lead for inclusion: United to break the silence
Across the world, women’s leadership and full participation in economies and societies are critical to driving a sustainable future. The diversity of the Americas may position the region to thrive in the coming years if it can accelerate gender equality and harness the power of its ethnic and cultural differences. Leadership is needed to recognise and respond to the different experiences of women across the Americas whose voices are silenced by poverty, racism, violence and injustice. We believe that women and men must unite to break this silence and free women of all backgrounds to thrive, living without fear for their safety in their workplaces and communities.
Bridging humanity for inclusive progress
Divisions are widening the gap - between people, countries, political parties, religions and within communities. Convening 14-16 November 2018 at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France, the 2018 Women’s Forum Global Meeting will gather global leaders from society and economy to bridge divides and move towards more inclusive progress for all of humanity.
Bridging worlds for inclusive innovation
The ten nations of Asean together make up the world’s seventh-largest economy, and include some of the fastest-growing economies in the world. However, the region faces the headwinds of rising geopolitical challenges, climate change and environmental degradation, and job disruption from automation, AI and other technologies.
Bridging the gap: A call to the G7 for inclusive progress
Inspired by women’s leadership, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society continues to bring a distinctly female perspective to addressing the issues affecting all of humanity and engaging for impact towards resolutions.
Unleash your leadership!
Now is an appropriate time to look at major trends and realize an open and dynamic 21st-century Mexico. Even before the September earthquakes people were speaking of 2017 as marking the beginning of a major transformation for Mexico’s society and economy. How will Mexicans continue to come together as a civil society expressive of support and solidarity across all divisions? How will Mexico diversify its economic relations? How will it realize new leadership for the 21st century – new modes of managing companies and unleashing Mexico’s talent, new identities and inspiration for Mexicans as a people and for Mexico in the region and the world?
Engage for impact! Daring to lead in a disrupted world
In the past year, the winds of change have blown over our economies and societies, upending norms that had underpinned the world order for decades. Unexpected election results are rocking political and geopolitical establishments. Automation and artificial intelligence are poised to change the nature of work, with societal implications that stretch the imagination.
Revitalizing Europe with women's energy for peace and prosperity
Women’s Forum Rome will gather more than 200 thought-leaders representing government and business, Nobel prizewinners and top-level personalities across all sectors from Europe and from Mediterranean countries.
Is the sharing economy a sharing world?
This 12th edition of our annual flagship event, the 2016 Women's Forum Global Meeting, builds on the question “Is the sharing economy a sharing world?” We will consider the implications of the sharing economy mega-trend for traditional businesses and international corporations. What will be the impact on international policies, workforce, innovation, ethics, entrepreneurship, urbanism, international business, climate change…?
Meeting the climate challenge for SIDS and Africa
Since achieving Independence on 12 March 1968, Mauritius has gradually moved from a mono-crop agricultural economy to a more diversified one with financial services playing a lead role in the development effort and strategy. Indeed, the sustained growth of the financial services sector over the past two decades has successfully positioned the Island as a hub in the region.
Co-creando junt@s - Co-creating together
Building on the theme of Co-creando junt@s / Co-creating together, the first edition of the Women’s Forum Mexico emphasizes actions and solutions to open new social and economic opportunities, and the need and importance of involving everyone in processes of change.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and led by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, Global Women’s Forum Dubai not only reflects the keenness of the UAE leaderships to elevate the status of UAE women, but will also favourably represent the character of the UAE and its citizens at a global level.
Energizing the world!
Our future is notoriously unpredictable. Part of the reason is that, as the creative species, people keep producing new scientific and technological innovations, changing our business models, questioning political institutions, and challenging social norms. We can fight this churn.
Nurturing a sustainable future
How can we guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium? This is the question at the heart of the Expo Milano 2015 – and the inspiration for the Women’s Forum Italy, to take place on 29-30 June as part of the Universal Exhibition.
Women: A driving force in transitional societies
Slated to coincide with Myanmar’s chairmanship of ASEAN, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society together with the French Embassy in Myanmar, in close cooperation with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, are proud to announce Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014, to be held in Naypyidaw and Yangon on 5-6 December 2014.
Leading for a more equitable world
This year is the 10th edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting. We are celebrating by bringing together a truly outstanding group of speakers — trailblazers for human rights and women’s empowerment and pioneers and new innovators in business, education, and science and technology.
Making vibrant growth for all
The opportunities and challenges for Brazil in 2014 go far beyond staging the World Cup just months before Brazilians choose their new President. The international media will feature as never before all of Brazil’s regions, its politics, economy, and society, and its position in Latin America.
Reshaping trust in Europe with women's vision
Women’s Forum Brussels was created to bring together women members of the European Parliament and women from European business, to debate on how trust is being reshaped in Europe.
Women in a fast-opening society
Myanmar is blessed by rich biodiversity and natural resources, with a huge potential for economic growth. As the pace of change picks up across the country, how can more women be encouraged to engage in business, the economy, and society, so that they become agents of positive change?
The open world: Compete, cooperate, create
The 2013 Women's Forum Global Meeting closed with a celebration of women's creativity and calls to deploy an innovative blend of cooperation and competition to boost the position of women around the world.
Making a difference
Brazil's remarkable women leaders are driving change in politics, the economy, and society. To honor their achievements and address their aspirations, the Women's Forum Brazil 2013 will focus on the theme of Making a difference.
Wanted: 360° growth
The international financial crash of the late 2000s created more than global economic recession. It also accentuated popular doubts about the growth paradigms on which our economies are built. It seems so difficult today to produce economic growth.
Achieving the country of the future
Brazil, the country of the future; always was, always will be. This was the self-deprecating joke of Brazilians in the 60s and 70s, as each year was optimistic but Brazil kept failing. There is no need to joke today.
What if? Challenge, imagination, commitment
2011 is proving itself a year of the improbable becoming reality. From the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt to the earthquake in Japan and the hectic economic situation since this summer, the world we took for granted has been knocked off its axis, to land in unanticipated new configurations and arrangements.
Change: Make it happen
The 2010 Women’s Forum Global Meeting will take place in Deauville, France, October 14–16 on the theme of “Change: Make it happen.” In an era of uncertainty and opportunity, traditional attitudes and means of action do not seem to work any longer.
Think again, think ahead
The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society will hold its 5th annual meeting on October 15-17, 2009 in Deauville, France under the theme of “Think again, think ahead!”. 1000 leaders will gather from over 80 countries, representing more than 500 organizations to debate and exchange innovative ideas.
The crisis as a game plan changer: Perspectives on a new Economy and new Societies with Today and Tomorrow’s Women Leaders
The Women’s Forum held a special brainstorming session in Beijing on May 13 under the theme: The crisis as a game plan changer: Perspectives on a new Economy and new Societies with Today and Tomorrow’s Women Leaders. The brainstorming was led by Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner for Economics, to reflect on the impact of the present crisis on the way our economies have been functioning so far.
Progress to share, future to dare
What constitutes progress? Where are we headed? At a time of major world change, what forms of progress do we most need and want? How can we ensure that benefits are shared by all? What are our hopes for our future?
Growth and Sustainability: How women are making a difference
In 2008 China was the host country for the 1st edition of the Women's Forum Asia. From May 15th to 17th, this international platform welcomed exceptional women from the Asian region along with other international leaders. The Women's Forum Asia was a venue for debate and exchange on the theme of "Growth and Sustainability: How women are making a difference".
Building Trust in our Societies
In our era, economic, social and environmental issues are such that experts, philosophers, financiers, researchers and sociologists have trouble defining conditions that could create a better, more secure, and trustworthy world. At the same time, the world’s citizens are observing global changes live on the Internet and can exchange information, share their doubts and their questions.
Women's new responsibility for improving our societies
What will be the new responsibilities of women in tomorrow's world? How can they contribute to building a more balanced future? The theme of responsibility is at the heart of the 2006 edition of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society.
The New Dimensions of Influence and Power
A program focusing on women’s contribution to the economy and society.