Womensphere Europe Summit – May 30-31 2013, London

May 21, 2013 - Events & Competitions
Womensphere Europe Summit – May 30-31 2013, London


Womensphere Europe Summit 2013 will convene global leaders, European leaders, and emerging leaders to create our future in Europe and the world, and to advance women in leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Through this Summit, we will build a global leadership community and ecosystem that advances women and new models of leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and women’s active role in creating our future and transforming our world.

Leaders and decision-makers from companies such as BT, Xerox, Nielsen, Siemens, Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola Company, Shell Foundation, NBC Universal, Mastercard, Oracle, KPMG, and more, are attending our Summit, as are academic leaders from institutions such as the London Business School, and the Said Business School, University of Oxford.  If you are not attending, we hope you can extend a personal invitation to those in your organization or networks who will benefit from being a part of this unique Pan-European leadership community and ecosystem.

The Summit will feature over 40 distinguished leaders and innovators, including those shown here.

We are focused on inviting a diversity of leaders and decision-makers (both women and men) across industries, companies, organisations, and academic institutions, in the following areas:

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • HR, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Women’s Networks
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs/social innovators
  • Academic Leaders
  • Leaders at Foundations and NGOs
  • Public sector leaders (e.g. elected officials, government agency leaders, public policy makers)
  • Emerging Leaders (e.g. identified high potential young women that you are cultivating)

Over 40 distinguished speakers including innovators and leaders include:

  • Amanda Mackenzie – Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, AVIVA
  • April Gow – Partner, Knighton White
  • Eleni Nicholas – SVP, Global Workforce Optimization, Nielsen
  • Jane Burston – Founder, Centre for Carbon Measurement, UK National Physical Laboratory; World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
  • Dr. Jem Bendell – Founder & Director, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability, University of Cumbria; World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
  • Marijo Bos – President, European Professional Women’s Network (EPWN) – Womensphere Award
  • Matthew Bishop – NY Bureau Chief, The Economist; World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
  • Dr. Maud Reiter – Director of New Ingredient Discovery, Firmenich SA
  • Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick – Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG International
  • Dr. Monica Beltrametti – Head, Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE); Chief Services Research Officer, Xerox Innovation Group
  • Monica Mandelli – Head, Global Strategic Relationships, Investment Banking Division; Co-Head, Firmwide Women’s Network, Goldman Sachs
  • Olivia Garfield – CEO, BT Openreach
  • Phil Smith – CEO, Cisco UK & Ireland
  • Pinky Lilani, OBE – Founder & Chair, Women of the Future Awards & Network
  • Sharon Jackson – Founder & Director, European Sustainability Academy
  • Stephen Frost – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, London 2012 Olympics; Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
  • Sonia Medina – Investment Director, Climate Program, CIFF
  • Sue O’Brien – CEO, Norman Broadbent
  • Suzi Williams – Chief Brand Officer, BT Group
  • Vanessa Vallely – Head of Governance, Aviva Investors; Founder, We Are The City, and CareersCity.comWomensphere Award

Read our interview with inspiring serial entrepreneur and trailblazer, Pinky Lilani.

At the Summit, we will explore and discuss themes such as:

  • Leadership & Innovation Insights & Case Studies from the C-Suite
  • Creating Our Future: Science, Technology, Media & Transforming Societies
  • New Models for Transforming the World: Corporate Citizenship, Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
  • European Women as Drivers of Economic Transformation, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Leadership: Case Studies & Insights of Successful Entrepreneurship
  • Global Leadership & Global Ventures: Women Transforming Europe & the World

If you have any questions about participation, please Womensphere’s Summit Production Manager at [email protected].

And for more information on the organization behind the Summit, please visit the Womensphere Foundation site by clicking here 

Anne Ravanona is the Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her – Catalysts for getting Women Entrepreneurs Funded faster and building Gender-Inclusive Workplaces. A TEDx Speaker, Anne regularly speaks at global conferences on the topics of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship and leadership. A Huffington Post contributor, Astia Advisor, she is passionate about funding and inspiring women entrepreneurs. Follow her on Twitter @anneravanona @GlobalInvestHer