The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, the leading platform for women and men of influence to come together to build the future, is taking up the implications of the global sharing economy, examining how we work, how we consume and how we can better collaborate for further progress for women and girls.
Building on the theme “Is the sharing economy a sharing world?” the 12th annual Women’s Forum Global Meeting, taking place from November 30 to December 2 in Deauville, France, will host more than 1,250 delegates – women and men, scientists and policymakers, business leaders and trailblazers – from more than 70 countries.
In more than 100 sessions and workshops, the 2016 Women’s Forum Global Meeting will examine how financial services meet the sharing economy; what the sharing economy looks like outside Europe and North America; investing for human and natural resilience; how B Corps are (and are not) managing to combine profits and purpose; redesigning cities in the era of collaboration; new opportunities for women-led businesses; and much more.
Vice President Leni Robredo joins a roster of international leaders who will be speaking at the event. Among the other speakers are:
- Elisabeth Borne, President and CEO, RATP
- Isabelle Kocher, CEO, ENGIE
- Mayra Gonzalez, President and Managing Director Nissan Mexico
- Nicolas Dufourcq, CEO, Banque Publique d’Investissement
- Denis Duverne, Deputy CEO, Axa
- Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
- Monique Leroux, President of the International Cooperative Alliance
- Benita Matofska, Founder and Chief Sharer, The People Who Share
- Anar Simpson, Special Advisor, Office of the Chair, Women Girls and Technology, Mozilla
- Jostein Solheim, CEO, Ben & Jerry’s
- Agatha Wejman, Director and Head of EU Public Policy and Government Relations, Uber
- Jackie Yeaney, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Marketing, Red Hat
- Amani Yahya, Yemen’s first female rapper
The Discovery – the dedicated meeting place and workspace unique to the Women’s Forum Global Meeting – will feature a series of “Hubs” dedicated to networking and high-impact small sessions co-created with partner organizations.
These Hubs will serve as content relays and follow the three thematic pillars of the general program:
- The sharing economy and the sharing world
- The collaborative cutting edge
- Leading for new economic opportunities for women
3 longstanding Women’s Forum initiatives – CEO Champions, Women in Media, and Rising Talents – are an integral part of the Global Meeting, and, for the first time, Women in Sport and Women in Innovation. A group of Amazing Women will be guests of honor.
The Women’s Forum Global Meeting is also hosting two Special Delegations: from Canada and from the Philippines. The Philippines Delegation will be composed of visionary women from business, politics, social entrepreneurship, academia, the arts, media and philanthropy. Members of the Philippines Delegation will be present throughout the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, and will have the opportunity to meet and engage with thought leaders from around the world while sharing insight on what makes the Philippines stand out as a regional role model for removing gender-based disparity. Prior to the Women’s Forum Global Meeting, the exclusive agenda for the Philippines Delegation includes a pre-program in Paris composed of special Meetings with government representatives, corporate, media and international VIPs as well as cultural activities.
About the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society
Since 2005, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society has been the world’s leading platform featuring women’s views and voices on major social and economic issues. Along with the flagship Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, important Women’s Forum Meetings have taken place in Brazil, Myanmar, Brussels, Italy, Dubai, Mexico and Mauritius. The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society expresses its commitment to women’s progress throughout the year with a range of Women’s Forum Initiatives set up in partnership with corporations, media groups and non-governmental organizations. The Women’s Forum also promotes the advancement of women through regional and international networks. Headquartered in Paris, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society is a Publicis Groupe company. For more information, visit www.womens-forum.com.