The Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summit: CREATE THE FUTURE is a premier convening of emerging leaders across America, 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

Join and connect with this powerful 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).

We invite the participation of all emerging leaders interested in joining us, and in Official Delegates from Companies, Organizations, and Academic Institutions who also include Emerging Leaders Award Nominees for the Top 100 Womensphere Emerging Leaders Awards in March 2019, the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Fellowship, and the Womensphere Global STEAMfest (comprised of the Womensphere Global Artfest, Womensphere Global Codefest, and Womensphere Global Videofest.)

BENEFITS OF JOINING

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.

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.

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 IN YOUR WORLD.

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 at your workplace, institution, and community.

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WHO SHOULD JOIN THE SUMMIT

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 invite Companies and Organizations to send Delegates who are:

  • Managers, young professionals, and pre-executive leaders working in business, technology, innovation, R&D, brand, marketing, diversity, inclusion, corporate citizenship, women’s networks, and women’s markets.

  • Delegates who are nominated for the Top 100 Womensphere Emerging Leaders (awards in March 2019)

  • Delegates who are signed up for the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Fellowship

We invite Companies and Organizations to send Delegates who are:

  • Participants in the the Womensphere Global STEAMfest (comprised of the Womensphere Global Artfest, Womensphere Global Codefest, and Womensphere Global Videofest.)

  • Delegates who are nominated for the Top 100 Womensphere Emerging Leaders (awards in March 2019)

  • Delegates who are signed up for the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Fellowship

  • 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.

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

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Venue | January 18, 2019: Columbia University (Upper West Side, New York City) Venue | January 19, 2019: CUNY Graduate Center (Midtown, New York City) Venue | January 20, 2019: Metropolitan West Pavilion (Midtown, New York City)

SUMMIT AGENDA | SESSIONS AT THE SUMMIT

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).

BRAINSTORMING, DIALOGUE, IDEAS EXCHANGE, DESIGN WORKSHOPS

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.   

THEMES & TOPICS AT THE FORUM

UNLEASHING YOUR POTENTIAL

  • Fueling Your Vision & Charting the Course of Your Journey

  • Developing the  #LeadershipSkills #InnovationSkills #LifeSkills that Emerging Leaders will Need for the Future

  • Revving up your Engine: Inspiration, Energy, and Time

  • Building Your Strength & Empowering Others

THE POWER OF TEAMWORK, CONNECTIONS, COLLABORATION, COMMUNITY

  • Unleashing the Power of Teamwork & Collaboration

  • How to Build Winning & Inspiring Teams

  • How to Create Positive Cultures & Nourish Your Communities

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

EMERGING LEADERS & THE FUTURE: WHERE ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES?

  • The Global Goals for Sustainable Development:  Challenges & Opportunities

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution & Trends Shaping New Horizons

  • Business, Finance, and the World: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Accelerating & Achieving Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Society

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

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

  • Creating a Brighter Future: Stories of Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

  • Funding Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Good

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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