Featured Virtual Sessions:
The Post-COVID Workplace
What is the shape of the 2021 workplace given major shifts in how work is done during the pandemic? If remote work is here to stay, what are its consequences? What is a company’s responsibility regarding workers’ personal challenges? What can be done to address the ‘shecession’ — job losses — during the pandemic?
Developing Your Personal Brand
Whether an entrepreneur or corporate executive, women must create their own personal ‘brand’, a profile of themselves that they proactively define, as opposed to others creating it for them. This session not only explains the importance of such self-marketing but also how to develop that brand.
Women on Boards Press Briefing /
Ministerial Roundtable: Public/Private Sector Partnership Advancing Women and Girls
Women government ministers of different portfolios will share public/private sector projects initiated by their ministries to improve economic opportunities for women and girls in their country. Special emphasis will be given to any policies or programs emerging as a result of COVID-19-related challenges.
Women Entrepreneurs Forum: Thriving in an Unstable Economy
Women entrepreneurs from three continents share their experiences leading enterprises during the economic uncertainties of 2020. How did COVID-19 affect their business? How did they deal with the challenges? What worked (and what didn’t) as they sought to keep their business growing in this difficult environment? What basic principles of business survival did they derive from their experience?
Global Summit of Women 30th Anniversary Celebration
Summit delegates from throughout the world will mark the Global Summit of Women’s 30-years’ leadership in providing an international platform for women leaders in business and government to share winning strategies advancing women’s economic progress globally. Special guests include Global Women’s Leadership Awardee Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, former President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva and more!
The pandemic has changed the way people connect, consume, work, get educated, and socialize. In what way will these patterns affect the re-set world that emerges? What consumer trends will become permanent? Which business areas will thrive and which will disappear going forward? Technology made contact-less connections with people possible during this global health crisis. Will their continuing use result in AI and robotics causing more job loss, especially for women?
On-Boarding: What Does it Take for Women?
Why should women business leaders aim for corporate board seats? What is the board directors’ role in the new post-pandemic workplace? How can board directors move the needle toward more inclusive corporate leadership? Summit President Irene Natividad explores these questions with Cari Dominguez, Board Director, Manpower, Calvert Fund, Trippl-S Management, Diane de St. Victor, Board Director, Transocean, Natixis, ABB India and Ann Sherry, Board Director, National Australia Bank, Enero Group, Sydney Airport and Former Executive Chair and CEO, Carnival Australia