Women's Forum Global Meeting 2024

Rising Talents identifies, distinguishes and nurtures exceptionally talented young women poised to take on influential social, political, or economic roles in their careers. In cultivating this network of young women and offering mentorship and support in developing their careers, we renew the voices for change and enable the empowerment of all women tomorrow.

 Each year around 15 young women are selected to join the Rising Talents network, attend the Women’s Forum Global Meeting and regional Women’s Forum Meetings, and benefit from enhanced networking activities and support during these events and into the future. Our Rising Talents hail from all corners of the world and from a diversity of sectors, from healthcare and biotechnology to sustainable development and business innovation.

Talents are selected on the basis of having demonstrated outstanding skills, leadership, open-mindedness, an international mindset, and bravery in their personal and professional lives. In 2022, Christel Heydemann, CEO of Orange served as the ambassador of the Rising Talents initiative.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A RISING TALENT?

LIFETIME MEMBER

Become a lifetime member of the Women’s Forum Community and the impactful Rising Talents network 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

Attend Women’s Forum international events and exclusive Rising Talents receptions (unparalleled networking opportunities with special sessions reserved for Rising Talent speakers)

MENTORSHIP

Benefit from our tailor-made mentorship with top-notch academic institutions

VISIBILITY AND NETWORKING

Make the most of our platform’s media coverage and gain professional visibility across all Women’s Forum communication channels (as well as access to our network of media partners)

OPPORTUNITIES

Gain access to numerous other opportunities throughout the year (networking activities, speaker engagements in our regional Meetings, etc..)

WHO CAN APPLY?

A woman under 40 years old
Demonstrates remarkable skills, courage and leadership in her professional and personal life
Generates a positive impact in her community, professional environment, and society
Is passionate about giving back to the community, and interested in being actively involved with the Women’s Forum network
Has an international mindset and speaks fluent English
Committed to being an ambassador of the Women’s Forum, contributing to the Women’s Forum international events

2022 Ambassador

Christel Heydemann 
Chief Executive Officer of the Orange group Rising Talent Alumni - Session 2012

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2022 Promotion

Get to know our latest promotion of Rising Talents!

Damilola Asaleye 

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer | Ashdam Colar Co Ltd

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Alicia Combaz

Founder & CEO | Make.org

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Gold Darr Hood

Founder | GEDI, Collaborative Capital, Victoria

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Anne-Laure de Chammard

Member of the Executive Board - Executive Vice President Transformation of Industry Business Area | Siemens Energy

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Fatimah Hossaini

Artist & Activist, CEO of Mastoorat Foundation


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Yuliya Hvozdovych

Founder, Parents in Action | Expert, Council of Europe in Ukraine

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Nupur Kohli

Founder & Director | NIIS Healthcare

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Karima Ladhani

Founder & CEO | Barakat Bundle


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Bonnie Lei

Head of Environmental Justice, Employee Engagement, and Ecosystems | Microsoft


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Linda Mabhena-Olagunju

CEO | DLO Energy Resources Group (Pty) Ltd


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Monica Maestre

Director of Emerging Markets Innovative Access Studio | MSD


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Anum Malkani

Head of Public Policy for Pakistan, Cambodia and Myanmar | Amazon Web Services

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Tamarah Moutotekema Boussamba 

Founder & CEO | AGRIDIS

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Crystal Ren

Managing Director | Abound & Phera

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Yesmean Wahdan

VP of US Medical Affairs, Women’s HealthCare Division | Bayer

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Xueying Wang 

Associate Marketing Director | Genesis MedTech Corporation

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Winnie Wong

Professor | SP Jain School of Global Management

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RISING TALENTS COCKTAIL AT #WFGM22

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