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.