This June, Forbes will be hosting its annual Women’s Summit with the theme Navigating a New Tomorrow. This convention is set to include some incredible speakers and events, all designed to celebrate and empower women around the world. Forbes recently revealed its list of speakers and the theme of this year’s Summit, and NYMM is incredibly excited to see all of these women in June. But before this event takes place, we thought we would take a moment to highlight what’s in store.
Navigating a New Tomorrow, the theme of the summit, conveys a great sense of hope for what tomorrow will bring for women. Forbes plans to bring together 300 multigenerational innovators, entrepreneurs, and influencers to promote productive discussions and debates. In its overview of the event, Forbes calls the conference “a dynamic exchange around the most important issues of our time, with the mission of translating the ideas into action that will chart the course for the future.”
Because the future is inevitably going to bring change, the summit will focus on ways to make this change positive and progressive. As is clear from the stellar list of diverse speakers, Forbes is aware that the sharing of differing views and experiences is an important way to move towards positive change. By creating a theme that is centered on planning for the future, Forbes is putting this dynamism to good use.
The overview continues just as powerfully, stating, “It will celebrate the doers and the doing; a source of inspiration and support that connects and empowers women around the world, helping them to realize their potential and reach new heights.” As a celebration of women in all fields around the world, Forbes recognizes the strength in collaboration among diversity. The women set to speak at the summit are as diverse as they are inspiring. Some of the names include:
Gretchen Carlson, a news anchor and vocal supporter of equality for women in the workplace, is s
cheduled to speak at the event. Carlson has been an outspoken supporter for all women, and has appeared in several outlets such as Time Magazine and Good Housekeeping advocating for equal rights.
Anu Duggal, the Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund, will also be speaking. Duggal believes that women will make up the next generation of successful entrepreneurs, which she would know as a successful entrepreneur herself. She started India’s first wine bar and co-founded the e-commerce company Exclusively.In.
Lauren Schulte is also featured, as the Founder and CEO of The Flex Company and an avid speaker on topics pertaining to women’s health and entrepreneurship. The rest of the speakers announced include Beth Comstock, Cecile Richards, Lena Dunham, Jacqueline Novogratz, Melanie Whelan, and Sharon French.
Keep an eye out for more updates on speakers and topics as the summit approaches!
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