The Mission

To bring together the innovators of today and tomorrow to explore the evolving values relevant to the next generation of leaders. We aim to inspire and energise the leaders of tomorrow and create a supportive global forum for them.

Much like the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, our mission is to discuss the key issues faced today and to consider how progress can be made. However, at this Women of the Future Summit, we will do so through the lens of a new generation of leaders, exploring how the shifts in culture and leadership style reflect global challenges in a different light, creating new ideas and opportunities.

Our mission is to help a generation of women make a difference. We want their voices to be heard and their dreams to become reality. We want to explore how women around the world can work together, so that the world is a better place for them having played their part.” Pinky Lilani CBE DL

Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Founder & Chairman

Pinky Lilani CBE DL is a food guru, author, motivational speaker and internationally acclaimed champion for women. She is responsible for a portfolio of events and projects that support and celebrate the successes of women including the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and the Women of the Future Awards, Summit, Network and Ambassador Programme.

Find out more about Pinky Lilani CBE DL by visiting her website

Our Advisory Board

Claire Calmejane, Director of Innovation and Digital Centre of Excellence, Lloyds Banking Group

Claire has been instrumental in building the digital innovation function and people strategy across the lloyds group. she is a hugely respected expert in the area of Fintech and was recognised as one of only two women in the 2015 Financial News Fintech 40 list. she was nominated by the Wall street Journal as a european leader in Fintech. Prior to lloyds, Claire spent seven years at Capgemini and served as a visiting scientist at the Mit Center for digital Business in Boston.

Jules Chappell, Partner, Hawthorn London

Jules specialises in corporate communications for women-led businesses across financial and professional services, property, infrastructure and media. She leads Hawthorn’s “100 project” to promote the voices of 100 senior women in financial services and corporate governance. Prior to joining Hawthorn, Jules headed up the National Security Council’s Emerging Powers strategy, positioning the UK with the world’s key growth economies, and the GREAT Britain Campaign, which promotes the UK globally for trade, tourism and study. During her career with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jules was based in London, Guatemala City, Addis Ababa, Washington DC, Baghdad and Amman. In 2009-2012, Jules served as Britain’s youngest Ambassador.

Anne-Marie Kruk, Founder, Something on the Brain

Anne-Marie is the founder and managing director of epilepsy awareness charity Something on the Brain. She was inspired to start the charity after her own diagnosis with epilepsy in 2008, and wanted to raise awareness of a condition that effects 65 million people worldwide, but that is very rarely spoken about. In 2014 she won the Women of the Future MBA star award, and was recently listed as one of the Poets & Quants top 50 MBAs worldwide. Anne-Marie has a background in luxury consumer goods, working with leading luxury department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols Dubai as their head of marketing.

Jackie Scully, Group Account Director, Think

Jackie is a group account director, business development director and head of research at content marketing agency Think. When she isn’t developing communications strategies for clients (and publishing content in print and online), she uses her professional copywriting and public speaking skills to support six cancer-related charities following a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Snigdha Singh, Managing Director, Head of GBP Rates, Global Rates & Currencies, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Snigdha joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as managing director, head of GBP Rates in Global Rates & Currencies in October 2013. Prior to joining, Snigdha worked at HSBC as director, GBP rates trading where she was running the gilt market making and GBP swap businesses. She was instrumental in building out the GBP franchise with domestic and overseas clients and maintaining a top-tier primary and secondary market presence. During her time there, HSBC rose in client rankings and market share for bonds and derivatives and was recognised by UK clients as a go-to house for large risk transfers. Snigdha started her career in 2002 at Lehman Brothers London in rates trading and in 2009 joined Insight Investment, one of the largest fund managers in the UK, as Derivatives specialist, Liability Driven Investing.

Katy Tuncer, Senior Management Consultant and Executive Coach

A senior management consultant with extensive experience and a strong reputation for work in strategy-led, individual and organisational transformations, across a wide range of organisations and industries. Katy is a McKinsey trained consultant and accredited executive coach (APECS), with a strong and diverse track record of personal leadership – e.g. entrepreneurship, army, police, community programmes. She is currently a Partner at a specialist sports consulting firm, and is a global expert on women’s physical activity. Katy was recently listed as one of the BBC 100 women and also won a Prime Minister’s 2016 Point of Light Award for her community volunteering.

Our Other Events & Initiatives

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Women of The Future Ambassadors Programme

The WOF Ambassadors Programme connects our alumni and supporters with school sixth-formers to provide mentors and role models and so strengthening the pipeline of talent among Britain’s younger women. The programme hosts an annual reception, connecting 100 successful women with 100 students. Throughout the year, our ambassadors also devote time to inspiring the next generation, through school visits, taking part in career days, and other school events.

Women of The Future Awards

The WOF Awards are the platform for successful young women in Britain, open to all women aged 35 and under. The awards recognise and celebrate teh achievements of the UK’s pipeline of female talent. Now in their eleventh year, the awards continue to unearth the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors. Nominations for the 2016 Awards are open and close on September 12.

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Women of The Future Network

The WOF Network is an active network of high achieving women. Based within the wider WOF Programme, the Network allows the WOF women to come together, share experiences and build their own networks. Annually we organise a series of events for the network – these vary from intimate bespoke business lunches to large all-member drinks receptions. Membership is by invitation only.