Change: Make it happen

14 - 16 OCTOBER 2010

Change: Make it happen Women's Forum GLOBAL MEETING 2010

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.
We need vision and we need to make choices. We need to reconsider the way we share power, wealth, progress, and resources. We need to change. But are we ready?
Ideas, possibilities, and solutions are being tested, powerful countries are emerging, new action groups and companies are being created. They are promising, yet still in their infancy. They need to happen.

What are women’s voices and responsibilities to MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN? For its 2010 6th Edition, the Women’s Forum Global Meeting will focus on five questions of change: in politics, the economy, the environment, global health and women’s leadership.
These are five questions of our times
  • Change in politics: How to think and act collectively in a world of mistrust?
  • Change in business: What do we need now for true innovation?
  • Change in the environment: How to make the green economy a killer app for business and a reality for all?
  • Change in global health: How to combat malnutrition?
  • Change through the woman factor: Pushing the boundaries, yet how far?
In 2010
Globally-recognized thought leaders and political and corporate heads will mix in the program with movers and shakers in different domains. On the agenda are keynote addresses and plenary sessions – films – studies – in sessions designed to maximize audience participation.
A 2010 innovation: a series of brainstorm sessions to drill down on issues of actors and interests, propose solutions, and enable participants to work on commitments and action plans throughout 2010-2011.
The Forum’s unique Discovery Program will act as a complement to provide up-close access to plenary speakers and other fascinating individuals during “meet with” sessions. It will also highlight the questions of change, risks and achievements on a personal level.