2018 Summit Schedule

Women: Creating Economies of Shared Value

April 25, 2018 (Wednesday)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    Summit Registration    


April 26, 2018 (Thursday)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.      Summit Registration

9:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.       Ministerial Roundtable: Public/Private Sector Partnerships Advancing Economic Opportunities for Women and Girls (session is open only to government ministers)

 3:00 p.m.— 4:00p.m.    Doing Business with Australia

 4:00 p.m. –  4:30p.m.    Mayor’s Forum 

 5:30 p.m. –  7:00p.m.     Opening Ceremony

 7:30 p.m. –  9:30p.m.     Welcome Dinner


April 27, 2018 (Friday)

 8:00 a.m. –   9:00a.m.   Networking Breakfast

 9:00 a.m.  – 10:00a.m. Megatrends: Globalization vs. Populism

10:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m. Male CEO Forum: Engaging Middle Management on Gender Diversity 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m. Why Millennials Are Critical to 21st Century Economies 

 1:00 p.m. –  2:00p.m.    Luncheon Program: Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum

 2:15 p.m.  –  4:00p.m.    BREAKOUT SESSIONS I

  • Leadership Development Track:  Shifting the Dial on Boards, Management and Markets
  • Entrepreneurial Track:  Growing Your Business with Technology
  • Issues Track:  Preparing for 21st Century Jobs

 4:15 p.m. –  5:45p.m.    BREAKOUT SESSIONS II

  • Leadership Development Track: Cultural Intelligence for the Global Business Woman 
  • YOUTH FORUM Creating Businesses that Transform Society
  • Issues Track: Safeguarding Your Future: Women and Financial Planning

 7:30 p.m.  –  9:30p.m.    Global Women’s Leadership Awards Gala Dinner


April 28, 2018 (Saturday)

8:00 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast Special Session: The Future of News in the Digital Age

 9:00 a.m. – 10:15a.m.   BREAKOUT SESSIONS III

  •  Leadership Development Track: Building an Authentic Public “Brand”
  •  Entrepreneurial Track:  Greening Your Business
  • Issues Track:  Using the Internet to Amplify Female Role Models

10:30 a.m. – 11:45a.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS IV

  • Leadership Development Track:  Developing Effective Media and Presentation Skills
  • Entrepreneurial Track: Protecting Your Business in Internet Age
  • Issues Track:  New Business Models for the 21st Century

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Luncheon Program: Women and Philanthropy: Closing the Philanthropic Gender Gap  

2:15 p.m.  – 3:15 p.m.     Women CEO Forum: Defining the Workplace of the Future

3:15 p.m.—4:15 p.m.     The Nexus Between Energy and Women’s Economic Empowerment

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.      Re-Imagining the Women’s Market

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Closing Ceremony

7:30 p.m.— 9:30 p.m.    Closing Dinner at Sydney Town Hall