The Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit will convene and empower institutional and corporate leaders, and the next generation of women leaders and innovators, to accelerate gender parity, to advance women in leadership and innovation, to envision solutions to humanity's greatest challenges, and to collaborate in creating the future.  

We invite the participation of leaders and emerging innovators from companies, academic institutions and organizations; women currently enrolled in universities and colleges around the world, across all fields and disciplines; and emerging leaders currently working on the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, to join this global convening, awards, and celebration.   This Summit is a global initiative of the Womensphere Foundation.


DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

The Summit will feature over 100 Distinguished Speakers and Conversation Leaders across three days. Here are some of the Distinguished Speakers joining:

    ATEFEH RIAZI  Chief Information Technology Officer Assistant Secretary-General  UNITED NATIONS    

 
ATEFEH RIAZI

Chief Information Technology Officer
Assistant Secretary-General
UNITED NATIONS
  

    ALEC ROSS  Author,  “The Industries of the Future”  Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to  US Secretary of State    

 
ALEC ROSS

Author, “The Industries of the Future”
Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to
US Secretary of State
  

    KIMBERLY ANSTETT  CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER  NIELSEN    

 
KIMBERLY ANSTETT

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
NIELSEN
 

    LORD DR. MICHAEL HASTINGS  Global Head of Corporate Citizenship  KPMG International

 
LORD DR. MICHAEL HASTINGS

Global Head of Corporate Citizenship
KPMG International

    ELENA KVOCHKO   HEAD OF CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY  BARCLAYS   

 
ELENA KVOCHKO

HEAD OF CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY
BARCLAYS
 

    LAURA LEE  Chief Digital Officer,  Margaritaville  President,  Margaritaville Media

 
LAURA LEE

Chief Digital Officer, Margaritaville
President, Margaritaville Media

    ANNA EWING  Former CIO & EVP, Global Technology Solutions  NASDAQ OMX

 
ANNA EWING

Former CIO & EVP, Global Technology Solutions
NASDAQ OMX

    KATHLEEN WARNER  Executive Vice President  New York City Economic Development Corporation  Founding Team/COO,  Startup America  

 
KATHLEEN WARNER

Executive Vice President
New York City Economic Development Corporation
Founding Team/COO, Startup America 

    DR. TERESA KENNEDY  CEO & FOUNDER  POWER LIVING ENTERPRISES   YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER   

 
DR. TERESA KENNEDY

CEO & FOUNDER
POWER LIVING ENTERPRISES
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER
 

    KHALID ALKHUDAIR  CEO & Founder  Glowork   Young Global Leader

 
KHALID ALKHUDAIR

CEO & Founder
Glowork
Young Global Leader

    IMANI DUNCAN  Senator  Jamaican Parliament   Young Global Leader

 
IMANI DUNCAN

Senator
Jamaican Parliament
Young Global Leader

    TANYA ARITAO  Co-Founder,  The Paper Project  Co-Founder,  Thread & Vine   

 
TANYA ARITAO

Co-Founder, The Paper Project
Co-Founder, Thread & Vine
 

    KIMBERLY BRYANT  CEO & Founder  Black Girls Code    

 
KIMBERLY BRYANT

CEO & Founder
Black Girls Code

 

    DR. BROOKE ELLISON  Director of Education and Ethics  SUNY Stony Brook University  Stem Cell Research Facility Center   Young Global Leader

 
DR. BROOKE ELLISON

Director of Education and Ethics
SUNY Stony Brook University
Stem Cell Research Facility Center

Young Global Leader

    ANALISA LEONOR BALARES  CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, Founder  Womensphere Foundation Womensphere Innovation Lab   Young Global Leader

 
ANALISA LEONOR BALARES

CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, Founder
Womensphere Foundation
Womensphere Innovation Lab

Young Global Leader

      ALVARO FERNANDEZ  CEO & FOUNDER  SHARPBRAINS   Young Global Leader

 
ALVARO FERNANDEZ
CEO & FOUNDER
SHARPBRAINS
Young Global Leader

      JESSICA LONG  NORTH AMERICA LEAD, SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY  ACCENTURE   

 
JESSICA LONG
NORTH AMERICA LEAD, SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY
ACCENTURE
 

      RAJIV PANT  CHIEF PRODUCT, TECHNOLOGY & USER EXPERIENCE OFFICER  TRIBUNE PUBLISHING   Young Global Leader

 
RAJIV PANT
CHIEF PRODUCT, TECHNOLOGY & USER EXPERIENCE OFFICER
TRIBUNE PUBLISHING
Young Global Leader

      BETSY TEUTSCH  AUTHOR  100 UNDER $100: 100 TOOLS FOR EMPOWERING GLOBAL WOMEN

 
BETSY TEUTSCH
AUTHOR
100 UNDER $100: 100 TOOLS FOR EMPOWERING GLOBAL WOMEN

      DR. RACHEL SCHUTT  Chief Data Scientist  NEWS CORP.   YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

 
DR. RACHEL SCHUTT
Chief Data Scientist
NEWS CORP.
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

       ADDA BIRNIR   CEO & FOUNDER   SKILLCRUSH

  
ADDA BIRNIR
CEO & FOUNDER
SKILLCRUSH

      DANIELLA BALLOU-AARES   SENIOR ADVISOR FOR DEVELOPMENT TO   US SECRETARY OF STATE      YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

 
DANIELLA BALLOU-AARES
SENIOR ADVISOR FOR DEVELOPMENT TO
US SECRETARY OF STATE 
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

   EARL VALENCIA   TECHNOLOGY LEADER   BRIDGEWATER   YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER


EARL VALENCIA
TECHNOLOGY LEADER
BRIDGEWATER
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

   KAORI FUJII   INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING MUSIC ARTIST


KAORI FUJII
INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING MUSIC ARTIST

      YOBIE BENJAMIN   CTO, ENTREPRENEUR, ANGEL INVESTOR  WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM TECHNOLOGY PIONEER

 
YOBIE BENJAMIN
CTO, ENTREPRENEUR, ANGEL INVESTOR
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM TECHNOLOGY PIONEER

      LILI GIL VALLETTA   CEO & FOUNDER   XL ALLIANCE   YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

 
LILI GIL VALLETTA
CEO & FOUNDER
XL ALLIANCE
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

      LOREEN ARBUS   PHILANTHROPIST; PRESIDENT,   LOREEN ARBUS FOUNDATION  BOARD MEMBER,  WOMEN MOVING MILLIONS

 
LOREEN ARBUS
PHILANTHROPIST; PRESIDENT, LOREEN ARBUS FOUNDATION
BOARD MEMBER, WOMEN MOVING MILLIONS

      RINA KUPFERSCHMID ROJAS   CEO & fOUNDER   lEAD THE IMPACT   YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

 
RINA KUPFERSCHMID ROJAS
CEO & fOUNDER
lEAD THE IMPACT
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

      JACQUES PHILIPPE PIVERGER   CEO & FOUNDER   THE SOLEIL GROUP   YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

 
JACQUES PHILIPPE PIVERGER
CEO & FOUNDER
THE SOLEIL GROUP
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

      lauren koopman   dIRECTOR, sUSTAINABLE bUSINESS sOLUTIONS   pwc consulting   YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER

 
lauren koopman
dIRECTOR, sUSTAINABLE bUSINESS sOLUTIONS
pwc consulting
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADER