6th edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 14 - 16 October 2010
6th edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting
« Change: Make it happen »
14 - 16 October 2010
Paris, 25 May 2010– The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society will hold its 6th annual Global Meeting on October 14-16, 2010 in Deauville, France under the theme “Change: Make it happen”.
“At a time when economies and models of society are questioned by an uncertain and fragile global situation, only diversity, confidence and solidarity between women, in an exchange with men, can make change happen to restore hope in a disrupted world”, declared Women’s Forum CEO and Founder, Aude de Thuin. “The Women’s Forum annual Global Meeting is a major event of expression and mobilization of women in order to spark audacious and innovative policies of change.”
The Women’s Forum Global Meeting will focus on new forms of actions and on actors of needed change. It will immerse about 1,200 participants from over 80 countries in a powerful and interactive experience with CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, thinkers, artists, politicians, and policymakers, all of them opinion leaders and influential in their areas of expertise. Among them, many women from emerging countries invited to join the Forum’s network will give a testimony of their exemplary actions to develop their countries.
These major issues will be debated through five “pillars of change”:
- Change in politics: How to think and act collectively in a world of mistrust?
- Change in the economy: What do we need now for true innovation?
- Change in the environment: How to make the green economy a killer app for business and a reality for all?
- Change in global health: How to build a healthier and more equitable food chain for the planet?
- Change through the woman factor: Pushing the boundaries, yet how far?
This year, among many international delegations, the Forum will host a delegation of men and women from Nordic countries where voluntary measures, as in Sweden, or political ones, as in Norway, allowed them to attain the highest rates of parity in the world. Other countries such as South Africa, United States and Russia will be largely represented.
To the plenary sessions will be added the Discovery Program, a unique place in the Forum for its design, its interactive format to facilitate exchanges, conviviality and many innovative experiences this year around three main axes:
§ Performance with corners like the Diversity Club, Women on Boards, Women’s Network,
§ Commitment with corners of NGOs, the Sustainability in Action Club, and “Women For Education” and “Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards”.
§ Discovery with the “Rising Talents” project, the Writer’s Corner and the Health and Nutrition Corner.
About the Women’s Forum
Founded in 2005 by Aude Zieseniss de Thuin, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society is an independent global forum of feminine inspiration, recognized among the top 5 global forums worldwide, dedicated to building and implementing a more balanced world for all.
The Forum is a platform of debate, sharing, brainstorming and action where women are given pride of place for speaking out on all major societal issues that count today and will count tomorrow.
2010 will be a year of a reinforced international visibility, a program anchored in major issues that cannot be ignored, fed by a global vision and messages that will be addressed at the Forum’s closing, on October 16th.
In September 2009, Publicis Groupe acquired a majority stake in the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.
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