Engage for impact! Daring to lead in a disrupted world

5 - 6 OCTOBER 2017

Engage for impact! Daring to lead in a disrupted world Women's Forum GLOBAL MEETING 2017

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. The ubiquity of social networks is bringing individuals newfound power – and unforeseen vulnerabilities – as consumers and citizens.

The message to leaders of public and private organizations is clear: it is time to question your assumptions and re-engage on the impact you wish to create in the world. This is a critical moment – and an unprecedented opportunity – for leaders, both women and men, to bring fresh perspectives and shape the future of a world in transition.

It is imperative for organizations to embrace new ideas to reinvent themselves in the face of this disruption to rebuild trust with employees, consumers and communities. To achieve that, they need new ideas, new ways of working together and a renewed recognition of the importance of women’s leadership.

The challenges mentioned are human issues, not gender issues. However, gendered perspectives are particularly relevant for their capacity to animate debates, provide fresh points of view and create the conditions for action.

In the spirit of disruption, the Women’s Forum Global Meeting is convening in Paris for the first time, in the Salles du Carrousel, where our largest-ever audience will explore issues and gather to take action. We expect delegates to glean new insights that are relevant to the colliding economic and political forces affecting their organizations and their lives.