The Womensphere Emerging Leaders Forum: CREATE THE FUTURE is a premier convening of emerging leaders, and brings together an inspiring community of change-makers, innovators, educators, and creators who are dedicated to unleashing their potential, and to creating positive impact in their workplace, communities, and society.  Everyone interested in serving on the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Advisory Council for New York & the Northeast should join this Forum.

Join and connect with this powerful community of visionaries, changemakers, creators, and doers, who are reshaping the future of America – across business, education, entrepreneurship, government, media, philanthropy, policy, social innovation, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts/music/literature/design, mathematics).

GROW & EVOLVE AS A LEADER & INNOVATOR.

Take time among like-minded peers to reflect upon and envision your leadership, career, and personal journey and plans. Forge co-mentoring relationships and connections with new partners, collaborators, and friends in a community that aims to support your leadership development, career growth, and personal journey.

STEP UP YOUR LEADERSHIP & CREATE GREATER IMPACT

At this Forum, we will convene and train Emerging Leader Fellows and Emerging Leader Fellow Nominees, and offer participants the opportunity to serve and make an even greater difference serving on the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Advisory Council. Advisory Council Members will help shape future programs and initiatives for emerging leaders.

BELONG TO AN INSPIRING & POWERFUL COMMUNITY.

The communities we belong help define who we are and help shape our future. Join and become part of an inspiring, powerful community of renowned and emerging leaders, educators, creators and innovators who are inspiring impact, reshaping future possibilities, and transforming the world.

CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Discover and create leadership and career opportunities, partnerships, and initiative collaborations with representatives from other companies, educational institutions, government organizations, investors and philanthropists, NGOs, social ventures, startups, and venture capital firms.

SHARE YOUR WORK & CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY BEST PRACTICES.

If you have an inspiring creation, project, organization, or initiative (creative, entrepreneurial, scientific, or non-profit) that is improving your workplace, community, and/or society, we want to hear about this, and we ask that you join and share it at this Forum.  

EXPLORE & BE INSPIRED.

Explore infinite opportunities. Expand your horizon of possibilities. Be inspired by leaders and innovators on journeys to transcend boundaries, achieve the extraordinary, and create a brighter future.

MAKE A GREATER DIFFERENCE.

When change-makers come together to learn, connect, collaborate, and build a supportive community that empowers everyone - anything is possible!  This Summit is a platform that will empower you to make a greater difference in the world.

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WHO SHOULD JOIN THE FORUM

We invite the participation of emerging leaders and innovators across companies, organizations, academic institutions, government, NGOs, the startup community, and social enterprises, for whom the purpose and themes of the Summit resonate. We also invite the participation of established and experienced leaders who want to connect with emerging leaders, and who want to mentor and join as Global Expert Mentors (GEMs).

We have a strong focus on empowering women and advancing women as leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators, so we specially encourage emerging women leaders to apply. At the same time, he Womensphere Emerging Leaders Forum is also focused on cultivating a community that includes and empowers men and emerging leaders of all gender expressions, to join forces in creating a better future, so we invite the participation of men and emerging leaders of all gender expressions for whom the purpose and theme of the Summit resonate.


PAST FORUM PARTICIPANTS have included:

Creators, change-makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, inventors, educators, and student leaders.

From companies, organizations, and new ventures: Managers, young professionals, and executives working in business, technology, innovation, R&D, brand, marketing, diversity, inclusion, corporate citizenship, women’s networks, and women’s markets.

From academic institutions, universities, and colleges: Faculty, staff, and students who share our commitment to advancing women in leadership and innovation in the workplace, in society, and in achieving the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Nominees for the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Awards: From companies, academic institutions, organizations, the government, new ventures, social enterprises, and student organizations.

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FORUM AGENDA | SESSIONS AT THE FORUM

INSPIRING TALKS, DISCUSSIONS, WORKSHOPS

Learn from and exchange ideas with world-changing speakers, leaders, innovators, and Womensphere Global Expert Mentors (GEMs) in entrepreneurship, government, media, philanthropy, policy, social innovation, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts/music/design, mathematics).

DIALOGUE, IDEAS EXCHANGE & PROJECT SHARING

Share, discuss, and workshop your projects and initiatives with like-minded peers across companies, organizations, and academic institutions. Through dialogue,  exchange, radical listening, and constructive feedback, you can evolve your projects and plans towards greater success and impact.

WOMENSPHERE GLOBAL EXPERT MENTORING (GEM) CIRCLES

Discover, connect, and exchange ideas with Womensphere Global Expert Mentors (GEMs) in areas you want to explore, from branding and fundraising, to understanding how different industries and companies work; from entrepreneurial financing to scaling your ideas for impact.   

LAUNCHING TWO INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

Join the launch event of the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab and the Womensphere Global STEAMfest, together with the launch of the NASA Space Apps Global Challenge for New York

View the Launch Program here: www.womenspherefest.org/innovationlaunch

THEMES & TOPICS AT THE FORUM

YOU & THE FUTURE: WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution & Trends Shaping New Horizons & Challenges as Opportunities: Top 10 Trends

  • Business & Social Good: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Accelerating & Achieving Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

  • Creating Positive Change with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Math)

  • Leveraging Consumer Power to Drive Social Good & Influence Markets

  • Public Service & Public Leadership: Opportunities in Government, Policy & Advocacy

  • Global Challenges

  • A Brighter Future: Stories of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

  • Funding Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Good


UNLEASHING YOUR POTENTIAL

  • Creating Your Vision & Leading Your Journey

  • Leveling Up: Boosting Your  #LeadershipSkills #FutureSkills #InnovationSkills #LifeSkills

  • Personal Evolution: Nourishing Mindfulness, Empathy & Relationships

  • Nourishing Inspiration with Literature, Music, Film, and the Arts

  • Building Your Strength & Empowering Others


YOU & THE POWER OF TEAMWORK, CONNECTIONS, COLLABORATION, COMMUNITY

  • You are Your Relationships: Best Practices in Connecting, and Relationship-building

  • Building Teams & Unleashing the Power of Teamwork

  • Best Practices in Mentorship & Sponsorship

  • Insights on Successful Collaborations & Effective Stakeholder Relations

  • How to Build & Nourish Your Communities


YOU & CREATING THE FUTURE: AREAS FOR IMPACT

  • Business, Finance, Investment & the Markets

  • STEAM, Technology & Innovation Leadership Development

  • Intrapreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership Development

  • Community Leadership, Public Leadership & Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Social Good, Equality, and Sustainability

SCHOLARSHIP POLICY TO THE FORUM

Womensphere has selectively offered partial/full Scholarships to a number of invited Participants based on existing community partnerships, past participation and  contributions to Womensphere programs and the Womensphere community, and demonstrated service and positive contribution to the community.  There are currently no other Scholarships available from Womensphere beyond the Scholarships we have already extended. We encourage invited/accepted Participants who need Scholarships for  registration, to approach your workplace, academic institution, or a sponsor/sponsors, to enable your participation at the Summit.

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Womensphere allocates net proceeds from the Summit towards the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab, and the Womensphere Foundation and its Womensphere Incubator Network program, which democratizes leadership development, entrepreneurship and innovation training, and sustainable development goals training, for women and girls in America and around the world.