The Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summer Summit USA 2018: CREATE THE FUTURE is a premier convening of emerging leaders in the United States, bringing together an inspiring community of change-makers, innovators, and leaders who are dedicated to unleashing their potential, and to creating a brighter future for America. 

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).

 

WHY JOIN THIS SUMMIT

DAYS & THEMES OF THE SUMMIT

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. 

GROW & EVOLVE AS A LEADER & INNOVATOR.

Learn from over 100 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). 

DISCOVER & CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Discover and create leadership and career opportunities, partnerships, and initiative collaborations with over 100 companies, educational institutions, government organizations, investors and philanthropists, NGOs, social ventures, startups, and venture capital firms.

BELONG TO AN INSPIRING & POWERFUL COMMUNITY.

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.

SHARE YOUR WORK & BE DISCOVERED.

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 America or the world, we invite you to showcase your work at our Impact Fair or Innovation Fair.

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 across America and the world.

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SESSIONS AT THE SUMMIT

MAIN PROGRAM: Join the Main Summit Program, and learn from 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).

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.    

LAUNCH EVENT: Join the launch event of the Womensphere Innovation Leadership Lab, the NASA Space Apps Global Challenge for New York, and the Womensphere Cocktail Invention Program (for more details on these launches, please go here: www.womenspheresummit.org/summerfest2018-cocktails.

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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 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 USA 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 of men and emerging leaders of all gender expressions for whom the purpose and theme of the Summit resonate.

All Participants must be Invited or have their Application Accepted, and must have confirmed participation through Registration.

PAST SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS have included:

Creators, change-makers, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, inventors, educators, and everyone interested in our Summit Agenda and in creating a brighter future for America.

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 this Womensphere Summit, the Keynotes, Talks, Panels, Workshops, and Mentoring Circles will revolve around the themes below, within each Day of the Summit:

DAY 1 (September 7):  STEAM, Technology & Innovation Leadership Development Day + Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Social Good, Equality, and Sustainability

DAY 2 (September 8):  Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship & Business Leadership Development Day + Community Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Social Good, Equality, and Sustainability

UNLEASHING YOUR POTENTIAL

  • Stories of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

  • 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 FUTURE OF THE NATION: WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

  • New Horizons as Opportunities: Top 10 Trends America Faces

  • Challenges as Opportunities: 10 Biggest Issues Reshaping The Nation

  • Leadership for the Future: What The Nation Needs Now

YOU & THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (4IR) IN AMERICA

  • The Biggest 4IR Trends Shaping America’s FutureWhat this Means for You

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

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

YOU & UNLEASHING POTENTIAL

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

  • Funding Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Good

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

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

YOU & THE GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AMERICA

  • The UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development: Emerging Leaders & Sustainable Development in the United States

  • Accelerating & Achieving Gender Equality in America

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INVITATIONS & APPLICATION TO THE FORUM

The Womensphere Emerging Leaders USA Forum 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

Two-Day Registration

Corporate/Business/Entrepreneur Delegates (Two-Day Registration):   $349.00

Academic/Educator/Government/NGO Delegates/Students (Two-Day Registration):  $249.00

One-Day Registration

Corporate/Business/Entrepreneur Delegates (One-Day Registration):   $199.00

Academic/Educator/Government/NGO Delegates/Students (One-Day Registration):  $149.00

 

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 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.