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.
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.
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.
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 Future: What 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