The Womensphere Emerging Leaders GLOBAL Summit 2018: CREATE THE FUTURE is the premier convening of emerging leaders around the world, bringing together an inspiring community of change-makers, innovators, and leaders who are dedicated to unleashing their potential andcreating a brighter future for the world.

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

 

WHY JOIN THIS SUMMIT

THEMES OF THE SUMMIT

BE WILDLY INSPIRED. EXPLORE. DISCOVER. FLY.

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 for the world. Exchange solutions and ideas on global challenges and opportunities!

EVOLVE AS AN EMERGING GLOBAL LEADER & INNOVATOR.

Learn from over 100 world-changing speakers, leaders, innovators, and Womensphere Global Expert Mentors (GEMs) in education, entrepreneurship, government, media, philanthropy, policy, social innovation, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics).

DISCOVER & CREATE NEW GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES.

Discover and create new global leadership and career opportunities, partnerships, and initiative collaborations with participants from over 100 companies, educational institutions, international organizations, investors, philanthropists, NGOs, social ventures, and the world’s top startups.

BELONG TO AN INSPIRING & POWERFUL GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

Join and belong to an inspiring, powerful GLOBAL community of leaders and innovators in global business, education, entrepreneurship, government, media, philanthropy, policy, social innovation, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics).

SHARE YOUR WORK & BE DISCOVERED BY THE WORLD.

If you have an inspiring creation, project, organization, or initiative (creative, entrepreneurial, scientific, or non-profit) that is helping solving problems, and helping create a better future for the world, we invite you to showcase your work at our Global Impact Fair or Global Innovation Fair.

MAKE A GREATER DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

When changemakers come together to learn, connect, collaborate, envision, and build a supportive community that empowers everyone - anything is possible!  This Summit is a platform that will empower you to make a more significant positive impact in your community and the world.

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SESSIONS AT THE SUMMIT

MAIN PROGRAM: Join the Main Summit Program, and learn from over 100 world-changing leaders innovators, and Womensphere Global Expert Mentors (GEMs) in education, entrepreneurship, government, media, philanthropy, policy, social innovation, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics).

CAREER FAIR:  Connect with over 50 companies, startups, government agencies, and organizations with job and internship opportunities.

IMPACT FAIR: Connect with companies, organizations, social entrepreneurs, innovators, media creators, scientists, artists, and educators as they showcase initiatives and projects making a positive impact.

INNOVATION FAIR: Connect with companies, inventors, innovators,  entrepreneurs media creators, scientists, artists, and educators as they showcase innovative initiatives and projects that will change the world.

ARTS/MUSIC/LITERATURE SHOWCASE: Connect with emerging artists, musicians, writers, and designers as they showcase and/or perform their latest creations.

GLOBAL EXPERT MENTORING (GEM) CIRCLES: Discover, connect, exchange ideas with, and learn from world-changing 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.    

PITCH COMPETITIONS: Join the Womensphere Summit Pitch Contest and have a chance of winning cash prizes to help you with your startup venture or social enterprise!  Open to women-led teams of entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and innovators.

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WHO SHOULD JOIN THE SUMMIT

We invite the participation of emerging women 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 invite the emerging women leaders, creators, and innovators joining the Womensphere Global Codefest, Womensphere Global Artfest, and Womensphere Global Videofest, as well as student organization leaders across universities and colleges throughout America. 

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.

The Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 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 for America, so we invite the participation and application of men and emerging leaders of all gender expressions for whom the purpose and theme of the Summit resonate. 

Please note that participation at the Summit is by invitation or by application. All Participants must be Invited or have their Application Accepted, and must have confirmed participation through Registration. please see the Invitation/Application process.

PAST SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS have included:

Creators, change-makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, inventors, educators, and emerging leaders passionate about creating a brighter future for the world.

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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At the Womensphere Emerging Leaders GLOBAL Summit 2018, the Keynotes, Panels, Workshops, Performances, and Mentoring Circles will center around the following themes:

UNLEASHING YOUR GLOBAL POTENTIAL

  • Stories of Global Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

  • Creating Your Vision & Leading Your Global Journey

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

  • Personal Evolution: Nourishing Mindfulness, Empathy & Relationships

  • Living in Inspiration with Literature, Music, Film, and the Arts

  • Navigating & Removing Your Internal & External Roadblocks

  • Building Your Strength & Empowering Others

YOU & THE WORLD'S FUTURE: WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

  • A New Breed of Heroines & Heroes: What the World Needs Now & in the Future

  • New Horizons as Opportunities: Top 10 Trends Changing the World

  • Challenges as Opportunities: Tackling the World's Greatest Issues:

  • Reimagining the Future: Pathways to World Happiness & Peace

YOU & UNLEASHING THE WORLD’S POTENTIAL

  • A Brighter Future for the World: Stories of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

  • Funding Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Good Globally

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

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

YOU & THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (4IR)

  • The Most Important 4IR Trends Shaping the World's Future

  • The World & the 4IR: What this Means for You

  • The Future of Work & Future Skills for the 4IR

  • Advancing Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the 4IR 

YOU & THE GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • The UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development: The World's Biggest Challenges & Opportunities

  • Emerging Leaders & Sustainable Development Around the World

  • Accelerating & Achieving Gender Equality Globally

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INVITATIONS & APPLICATION TO THE SUMMIT

The Womensphere Emerging Leaders GLOBAL Summit is open for participation by invitation and by application only. The Summit is not open to the public, and is not open for public registration.

We have started the process of selecting and inviting participants.  If you have not yet been selected and not yet invited to participate, but would like to attend and join us, please read through this section to understand what participation and registration entail.

Applicants will be accepted based on resonance and alignment: whether your background, purpose, and goals resonate and align with the purpose and goals of our Summit and our community. It is important to us that Participants want to engage with a number of the themes, topics, and activities being offered during the Summit. We also invite, accept and will review applications from experts, executives, and established leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs, who want to participate in the Summit and share wisdom and insights as Global Expert Mentors (GEMs).

We will be reviewing and accepting applications on a rolling admissions basis.  Applicants who apply early and are accepted early will be able to take advantage of (discounted) Early Registration rates. Registration (online ) is needed to confirm and secure one's place at the Summit. The Registration link is private and only available to Invited and Accepted Participants.  

Everyone interested in the Summit and have not received an Invitation but would like to join, please click this link to the Application to Participate.

Please note that Invited Participants do *not* need to fill out an application, and can proceed to Registration.

REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMIT

Early Registration Rates    |    Until July 31, 2018

VIP Registration (invitation to Speaker Reception)     $ 499. -

Corporate/Business/Professional/Entrepreneur:        $ 349. -

Academic/Educator/Government/NGO/Artist:           $ 249. -

Student (Graduate/Undergraduate):                               $ 199. -

Regular Registration Rates   |  Until September 30, 2018

VIP Registration (invitation to Speaker Reception)    $ 599. -

Corporate/Business/Professional/Entrepreneur:        $ 459. -

Academic/Educator/Government/NGO/Artist:           $ 349. -

Student (Graduate/Undergraduate):                               $ 249. -

SCHOLARSHIPS  TO THE SUMMIT

Womensphere has selectively offered partial Scholarships to a number of  invited Participants based on existing community partnerships, past participation at and contribution 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 registration for the Summit.

Womensphere allocates net proceeds from the Summit towards the Womensphere Foundation and its building of the Womensphere Incubator Network, which democratizes leadership development, entrepreneurship and innovation training, and sustainable development goals training, among women and girls around the world.  

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