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With Christine Cuoco (Twitter), David Teten (ffVC), Deborah Jackson (Founder, Plum Alley), Laura Lee (Youtube, Google), Danae Ringelmann (Co-Founder, Indiegogo) & others
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 08:00 AM    Cost: $231
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The 5th Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 2014 brings together a community of 500 leaders & innovators from American & across the world, around the theme of The Next Generation of Women Leaders & Innovators Creating the Future.

Global leaders & innovators, together with emerging leaders & emerging innovators, will convene to discuss, explore, exchange ideas, & collaborate on solutions & initiatives on:

  • The Future of Women's Leadership
  • Creating The Future of Business & Markets
  • Creating The Future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
  • Creating The Future of Media, Culture & The Arts
  • Creating The Future of Sustainability & Development
  • Creating The Future of Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy
  • Creating The Future of Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship


The main Global Summit Day on January 15, 2014 is hosted by Columbia University. The event will also feature Mentoring Roundtables, a Career Fair, an Innovation & Social Innovation Fair, an Art & Design Exhibition, & and two Field Immersion & Career Days hosted by corporate partners such as McGraw-Hill Financial on January 14 & January 16, 2014.


The main purpose of this Womensphere Foundation Summit is to convene next generation of women leaders & innovators, to invest in advancing their leadership & innovation capabilities, & to enable them to build connections with resources, experts, potential mentors, & with each other.

In the fifth year of hosting this Summit, the Womensphere Foundation brings together emerging women leaders, innovators, scientists, creators, academic leaders, lawyers, policy analysts, entrepreneurs, & social entrepreneurs to expand opportunities, create community, build connections, & inspire collaborations that create the future.

At the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summit, global leaders & innovators, come together with emerging women leaders & innovators, convening to explore, learn, discuss, exchange ideas, & collaborate on actions, solutions, & important initiatives to Create Our Future:

  • The Future of Women's Leadership & Innovation
  • Women & Creating The Future of Business & Markets
  • Women & Creating The Future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Women & Creating The Future of Media, Culture & the Arts
  • Women & Creating The Future of Sustainability & Development
  • Women & Creating The Future of Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy
  • Women & Creating The Future of Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship

The Summit will also feature over 100 distinguished speakers & co-hosts including:

  • Angela Guy - SVP of Diversity, L'Oreal USA
  • Angela Leaney - EVP of Brand Marketing, Harlem Globetrotters; Former CMO, Newsweek
  • Carolina Jannicelli - Managing Director, Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Development, Asset Management Division, JPMorgan
  • Dr. Christine Fleming - Faculty, Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University; MIT Technology Review's Top 30 Under 30 Innovators
  • Deborah Jackson - CEO & Founder, Plum Alley; Angel investor
  • Michelle Greene - Head of Corporate Responsibility, NYSE Euronext; Executive Director, NYSE Euronext Foundation
  • Michele Wucker - President, World Policy Institute; World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
  • Stephanie Fierman - Global Chief Marketing Officer, MediaCom; Former CMO of Zagat & DC Comics
  • Terri Austin - Global Head of Diversity, McGraw-Hill Financial

Highlights of the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 2014 include:

  • Over 400 emerging women leaders - the most promising young professionals & emerging managers, together with the most promising female graduate & undergraduate students
  • Over 50 leaders, managers, & successful professionals as Mentors (both women & men)
  • Over 100 distinguished speakers & Womensphere Award honorees across disciplines & industries
  • Main day of the Summit features forums, talks, roundtable exchanges, & Career Fair, Academic Fair, NGO Fair, & Social Innovation Fair
  • One full day of immersion/forum on Science, Technology & Media (January 16)
  • One full day of immersion/ forum on Business, Finance & Capital Markets (January 14)
  • Cross-industry & interdisciplinary networking
  • Membership in the new Womensphere EMERGING LEADERS GLOBAL NETWORK
  • Academic Fair
  • Non-Profits & NGO Fair
  • Social Innovation Fair
  • CAREER FAIR & exposure to companies & institutions that are potential employers or internship destinations for participating Delegates

The 2014 Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summit continues to build upon the success of the 2013 Summit:

  • Expansion of the Industry/Field Immersions & Career Forums - The Industry/Field Immersions enable Delegates to visit, have greater exposure to, & be immersed in in the actual workplace environments of industry leaders & organization leaders in these fields, while also offering deeper conversations & more networking with leaders from these fields.
  • Professional Mentors - We have a network of influential & successful leaders across all fields, in addition to leaders that actively sign up to participate as Mentors.
  • More Networking Sessions - Based on feedback from last year's Summit, we have introduced many more networking opportunities throughout the Summit.

We invite you to reserve & secure places for Delegate or Mentor particiation this week before Thanksgiving (before or by November 30), to take advantage of the Discounted Early Registration period.

In addition, through a partnership with the Hudson Hotel / Morgans Hotel Group in New York, we are able to offer the extremely low rates of $155/night in New York City for the first 50 registrants.

Please find enclosed additional information on the Agenda & Schedule below.

SUMMIT THEMES & ROUNDTABLE EXCHANGE TOPICS

  • The Future of Women's Leadership & Innovation
  • Women & Creating The Future of Business & Markets
  • Women & Creating The Future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Women & Creating The Future of Media, Culture & the Arts
  • Women & Creating The Future of Sustainability & Development
  • Women & Creating The Future of Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy
  • Women & Creating The Future of Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship

The Future of Women's Leadership & Innovation

  • From Vision to Execution: Qualities of Successful Global Leaders & Innovators
  • Invention & Innovation: Strategies & Tactics
  • How to Lead & Manage Effectively
  • Working in Global Teams & Across Cultures
  • Harnessing Creativity in Problem-solving
  • Leading Oneself & Becoming the Change
  • Creating Impact: From Self to Workplace to Society
The Future of Business & Markets

  • Insights & Wisdom from Global Leaders in Business, Markets & Finance
  • How to Enable Business to Transform the World
  • Corporate Citizenship & Investing in Communities
  • The Future of Business & Sustainability
  • How to Navigate the Evolving Capital Markets Landscape
The Future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

  • Insights & Wisdom from Global Leaders in Science, Technology, Invention, Innovation
  • The Next Frontiers in Science & Medicine: Opportunities for Women
  • The Next Frontiers in Technology, Media & Digital Revolution: Opportunities for Women:
  • Resources & Opportunities that Support Women's Invention & Innovation
The Future of Media, Culture & the Arts

  • Insights & Wisdom from Global Leaders in Media, Culture & the Arts
  • The Next Frontiers in Media: Opportunities for Women
  • Creating the Future & Transforming the World Through Media, Culture & the Arts
  • Resources & Opportunities that Support Women in Media, Culture & the Arts
The Future of Sustainability & Development

  • Insights & Wisdom from Global Leaders in Sustainability & Development
  • The Greatest Global Challenges in Sustainability & Development: Opportunities for Women
  • Creating the Future & Transforming the World Through Sustainability & Development
  • Resources & Opportunities that Support Women in Sustainability & Development
The Future of Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy

  • Insights & Wisdom from Global Leaders in Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy
  • The Greatest Challenges in Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy: Opportunities for Women
  • Creating the Future & Transforming the World Through Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy
  • Resources & Opportunities that Support Women in Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy
The Future of Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship

  • Insights & Wisdom from Women Leaders in Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship
  • The Makings of an Entrepreneurial Leader
  • Funding Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Creating the Future & Transforming the World Through Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Resources & Opportunities that Support Women in Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship



PARTICIPATING at the 5th Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit 2014:

There are six types of participants at the Summit:
Distinguished Speakers, Delegates, Mentors/Roundtable Leaders, Corporate Participants/Partners/Recruiters, NGO Participants/Partners/Recruiters, & Academic Participants/Partners/Recruiters.

Sponsored Delegates - participating at the Summit are emerging women leaders & innovators primarily selected & sponsored by their academic institution (graduate & undergraduate), organization, or company, & are typically emerging leaders, innovators, scientists, artists, creators, & high-potential young professionals & emerging managers.

Self-sponsored Delegates - There are also a limited number of places available for open, self-sponsored registration by emerging women leaders/professionals/managers & female graduate/undergraduate students.

Mentors/Roundtable Leaders - are either self-sponsored professionals & leaders, or organization/corporate-sponsored professionals & leaders, who participate in the Summit to lead roundtables & discussions, & to invite ideas exchange among Summit Delegates.

Corporations, NGOs, & Academic Institutions participate through a number of ways:
1) Being Official Partners & Supporters of the Summit, sending Delegates, Distinguished Speakers, Mentors/Roundtable Leaders, & participating in the Career Fair & Academic Fair
2) Sending Official Delegates to participate in the Summit as Delegates and/or Mentors/Roundtable Leaders
3) Recruiting at the Summit


SUMMIT OBJECTIVES & SCHEDULE

The 5th Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit will convene emerging women leaders (graduate students, undergraduate students, young professionals, & emerging managers), together with global leaders, innovators, & mentors, coming from across a wide range of disciplines, academic institutions, & industries, who are focused on investing in their personal development as leaders & innovators, & who are actively engaged in creating inspiring positive impact in the world.

At this Summit, the Womensphere Foundation brings together emerging women leaders, innovators, young professionals, scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, & social entrepreneurs to expand opportunities, create community, build connections, & inspire collaborations.

This Summit aims to create inspiration, education, & connections for emerging women leaders, in line with Womensphere's purpose of unleashing potential, creating opportunity, inspiring impact, & transforming the world.

This year's additional goals are around community, collaboration, impact, & creating a platform that enables participants to collaborate on working together on an actionable agenda for the evolution of our global society, & the evolution of women's leadership & innovation globally. This Summit will be about building a community of emerging women leaders across sectors & disciplines, including emerging women leaders across the premier academic institutions (both graduate & undergraduate) around the world, as well as young women professionals & emerging women leaders across international organizations, companies, entrepreneurial ventures, social enterprises, BCorps, non-profits, NGOs, & the public sector.

DELEGATE PARTICIPATION

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate through speaker Q&A, discussion circles, collaboration circles, Creating Impact discussions, & multiple Fairs (Career Fair, Academic Fair, NGO Fair, Social Innovation Fair) taking place throughout the Main Summit Day & Immersion Days.

The program also offers ample opportunities to network & build connections with speakers, fellow delegates, NGO representatives, academic representatives, & company representatives across disciplines & industries.

IMMERSION DAYS

In addition to the Main Day of the Summit, the Summit's two Immersion Days enable Delegates to be in the real world where the action takes placeā€ - as the Immersions are hosted in corporate & institutional venues throughout New York City. The Immersion Days enable Delegates to participate in forums focused on specific disciplines & industries, providing interested Delegates with opportunities to do more focused networking & have greater exposure to areas of interest.

SCHEDULE OF THE MAIN DAY OF THE SUMMIT (January 15, 2012)

8:00AM - 9:00AM - Community Breakfast * Roundtable Networking Conversations * Registration

9:00AM - 9:20AM - Opening Ceremonies, Welcome Remarks, & Introductions of Co-Hosts

9:20AM - 10:20AM - Women & The Future of Leadership

10:20AM - 10:40AM - Networking & Coffee Break

10:40AM - 11:40AM - Women & Creating The Future of Business & Markets

11:40AM - 12:30PM - Women & Creating The Future of Sustainability & Development

12:30PM - 1:20PM - Lunch & Roundtable Exchange

1:20PM - 2:20PM - Women & Creating The Future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

2:20PM - 2:40PM - Networking & Coffee Break

2:40PM - 3:30PM - Women & Creating The Future of Social Change, Policy & Philanthropy

3:30PM - 4:20PM - Women & Creating The Future of Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship

4:20PM - 4:40PM - Networking & Coffee Break

4:40PM - 5:40PM - Women & Creating The Future of Media, Culture & the Arts

5:40PM - 7:30PM - Closing Ceremonies * Networking Reception * Fairs

  • Career Fair
  • Academic Fair
  • Non-Profits & NGO Fair
  • Social Innovation Fair
  • Social Impact Collaboration Meetings

IMMERSION 1: BUSINESS, MARKETING, FINANCE & CAPITAL MARKETS (January 14, 2014)

This Womensphere Emerging Leaders Field & Industry Immersion Day offers a day-long forum & networking focused on deeper conversations with industry leaders & professionals in the fields of business, marketing, finance, & capital markets, followed by the optional opportunity to participate in cross-industry networking receptions throughout New York City. (This module is only open to Delegates participating on the Main Day of the Summit.)

FORUM & IMMERSION: BUSINESS, FINANCE, STRATEGY & BRANDS

  • 8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast & Networking: Welcome to the Company/Institution
  • 9:00AM - 10:10AM Forum 1: Panel & Discussion
  • 10:10AM - 10:30AM Break & Networking
  • 10:30AM - 11:40AM Forum 2: Panel & Discussion
  • 11:40AM - 12:20PM Closing & Networking
12:20PM - 1:00PM Break / Commute to next venue

FORUM & IMMERSION:BUSINESS, FINANCE, STRATEGY & BRANDS

  • 1:00 - 2:00PM Lunch & Networking; Welcome to the Company/Institution
  • 2:00 - 3:10PM Forum 3 & Discussion
  • 3:10 - 3:30PM Break & Networking
  • 3:30 - 4:40PM Forum 4 & Discussion
  • 4:40 - 5:30PM Closing & Networking
5:30 - 6:15PM Break / Commute to next venue

6:15 - 8:00PM RECEPTION & NETWORKING

Cross-Industry & Interdisciplinary Networking Receptions in Business, Marketing, Finance & Capital Markets (Open only to Delegates & Professional Mentors participating in this Immersion, to Summit Speakers, & to the Womensphere Global Advisory Board)

IMMERSION 2: TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA (January 16, 2014)

This Womensphere Emerging Leaders Field & Industry Immersion Day offers a day-long forum & networking focused on deeper conversations with industry leaders & professionals in the fields of technology & digital media, followed by the optional opportunity to participate in cross-industry networking receptions throughout New York City. (This module is only open to Delegates participating on the Main Day of the Summit.)

FORUM & IMMERSION: FRONTIERS IN TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA

  • 8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast & Networking: Welcome to the Company/Institution
  • 9:00AM - 10:10AM Forum 1: Panel & Discussion
  • 10:10AM - 10:30AM Break & Networking
  • 10:30AM - 11:40AM Forum 2: Panel & Discussion
  • 11:40AM - 12:20PM Closing & Networking
12:20PM - 1:00PM Break / Commute to next venue

FORUM & IMMERSION: FRONTIERS IN TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA

1:00 - 2:00PM Lunch & Networking; Welcome to the Company/Institution

  • 2:00 - 3:10PM Forum 3 & Discussion
  • 3:10 - 3:30PM Break & Networking
  • 3:30 - 4:40PM Forum 4 & Discussion
  • 4:40 - 5:30PM Closing & Networking
5:30 - 6:15PM Break / Commute to next venue

6:15 - 8:00PM Industry Keynote Speaker, Reception & Networking

Cross-Industry & Interdisciplinary Networking Receptions in Business, Marketing, Finance & Capital Markets (Open only to Delegates & Professional Mentors participating in this Immersion, to Summit Speakers, & to the Womensphere Global Advisory Board)

REGISTRATION & DELEGATE PARTICIPATION

We encourage all interested Delegates & Professional Mentors to RSVP early to avail of the Discounted Early Registration to the Summit which ends over Thanksgiving (on or before November 30).

Only those registered for the Main Summit Day (January 15) can additionally register for the Field/Industry Immersion Days on January 14 & January 16.


HOTEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

In addition, through a partnership with the Hudson Hotel / Morgans Hotel Group in New York, we are able to offer the extremely low rates in New York City for the first 50 registrants. Please let us know if you are interested in using these discounted hotel rates for your Delegates.


This Summit is typically sold-out with a Wait List.

We encourage everyone participating to reserve your place or your Delegates' places. To reserve a place at the Summit, please click on the Registration link above.

Kindly note:

The Womensphere Foundation does not offer scholarships to participate in this program, except for a select number of scholarships that are extended to our academic partners, & a select number of scholarships to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders & Young Global Shapers.

 
 
 
 
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