Women of the Future Summit 2014

Stepping up to leadership: the next generation

A day of practical information, insights and inspiration. The third annual Women of the Future Summit; a global forum for future women leaders. The half day summit assembled a unique community of dynamic, current and future, leaders addressing what a leader needs to be.

The 2014 Summit:

  • Explored the qualities leaders need to thrive in a new-look economy
  • Analysed the changed world in which they’ll need to operate
  • Gained insight from today’s leaders
  • Showcased the leaders of the future
  • Supported future leaders in building their own global networks

Who was there:

  • High-potential, fast-track leaders in medium-sized and large organisations
  • Entrepreneurs and change-makers
  • Policy-makers and agenda-setters with a focus on future leadership
  • Media and social influencers

Women of the Future: power, passion & collaboration

The Women of the Future Summit is part of a set of initiatives that inspire Britain’s next generation of female leaders. This portfolio of events and projects support and celebrate the successes of young women. Through these initiatives we have built an informal community of influential women determined not only to build fruitful professional and personal relationships with one another, but to be advocates for an exciting new generation of business talent. In 2014 we brought together this new generation of leaders and invited International delegations to join us for a day of collaboration, networking and celebration.

Pinky Lilani

Pinky Lilani OBE DL, Founder, Women of the Future Programme

Pinky Lilani



2014 Programme

08.15 Registration, coffee, networking

08.45-09.00 Welcome addresses

09.00-09.20 The face of new leadership

09.20-10.15 Exploring leadership values: authenticity, kindness & collaboration; bravery

10.15–10.45 Question time

10.45-11.15 Coffee break & networking

11.15-11.30 Speaker address

11.30-11.45 The Double X Economy

11.45-12.30 Next generation leaders; the opportunity for enterprise

12.30-13.30 Lunch & networking

13.30-14.15 Leadership insights: debunking the myths, highlighting the reality of successful leaders

14.15-14.45 Redefining leadership: talking to the future

14.45-15.00 Closing remarks and pledge

Evening: Women of the Future Awards 2014

Recognising the achievements of successful young women in Britain today. For more information and to book your place to attend visit Women of the Future Awards.

2014 Speakers included

Photo of Isabelle Allen

Isabelle Allen

global head of sales and markets, KPMG International

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Alice Bentinck

co-founder and director, Entrepreneur First

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Estelle Brachlianoff

executive vice-president, UK & Ireland, Veolia

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Julie Chappell

director, Hawthorn London

Photo of Caroline Daniel

Caroline Daniel

editor, FT Weekend

Photo of Baroness Greenfield CBE

Baroness Greenfield CBE

scientist, writer, broadcaster

Photo of Kelly Hoppen MBE

Kelly Hoppen MBE

interior designer, author, entrepreneur

Photo of Anne-Marie Kruk

Anne-Marie Kruk

founder, Something on the Brain

Photo of Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

founding partner, Hoxton Ventures

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Avid Larizadeh

partner, Google Ventures Europe

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Alison Mitchell

presenter and broadcaster

Photo of Linda Scott

Linda Scott

DP World Chair, entrepreneurship and innovation, Saïd Business School

Photo of Phil Smith

Phil Smith

chief executive, Cisco UK & Ireland

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Elif Shafak

Author, columnist, speaker and academic

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Dr Lakshmi Venu

joint managing director, Sundaram Clayton

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Dr Andrew White

associate dean for executive education, Saïd Business School

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Keith Williams

executive chairman, British Airways

Photo of Angela Yap

Angela Yap

founder and director, Akasaa

2014 Summit