Programme

The 2017 Programme:
The 2017 Agenda: Harnessing the power of disruption
There is an urgent and imperative need to adjust to a new disruptive reality. What tools are essential for emerging leaders in this age of environmental, social, technological and political disruption? The Women of the Future Summit gathers together current and emerging leaders from across the globe, to discuss how it is possible to harness the power of disruption. We will explore how this power can be used to reframe and broaden perspectives, to drive innovation and to fuel success for the global tomorrow.
Timings for the day
08:15 – 08:45
Registration
08:45- 09:00
Welcome addresses
09:00 – 12:30
Session one : Broadening our Understanding.
This session brings world-leading experts together to add depth to our understanding of the disruption around us. By taking a step back to analyse the big picture, we aim to draw out trends and milestones that will make it easier for us to navigate the disruption in our individual fields.
Topics covered include:
CEO expectations – the results of KMPG’s annual survey of 1,300 CEOs across the world
Urbanisation – the issues we face as 70% of the world’s population converge on cities by 2050
Purpose and profit – the changing drivers of a successful and sustainable business
The future of globalisation ten years on from the global financial crisis
Fake news and echo chambers – the issues around how and where we get our information
Global trade – the role a post-Brexit Britain could have on international trading norms
Disrupting stereotypes – the power of advertising to change our perception of ‘normal’
10:30 – 11.00
Coffee Break and Networking
11:00 -12:30
Session one : Broadening our understanding (cont)
Topics covered include:
The science behind stress and mental resilience
The daily habits that can improve mental resilience
The mental and physical behaviours of a successful leader
12:30 – 13.30
Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 13:45
Session two: Honing our Mind
This session will explore the impact of disruption on each of us with practical tips on how cope with mental bombardment, understand those dynamics and achieve greater mental resilience.
Topics covered include:
The science behind stress and mental resilience
The daily habits that can improve mental resilience
The mental and physical behaviours of a successful leader
13.45 – 14:40
Session three: Finding our Focus
This session will bring together inspiring stories of individuals who have successfully navigated their own changing, disruptive landscape. Through understanding their stories, we can see how we too can shape the world around us to achieve impact.
Our stories include:
The adventurer who beat cancer to attempt a World Record solo row across the Atlantic
The scientist whose breakthrough is helping to tackle the genetic causes of obesity
The ‘piranha’ who embraced diversity and agility to build a USD4.6bn media empire
14:00 – 14:45
Session three: Finding our focus
This session will bring together four inspiring stories of individuals who have successfully navigated their own changing, disruptive landscape. Through understanding their stories, we can see how we too can shape the world around us to achieve impact.
14:45 – 15:00
The day’s highlights from our host
15:00
Close of Summit
In the evening we will be holding the Women of the Future Awards ceremony, recognising the achievements of successful young women in Britain today. Nominations for the 2017 Awards are now open and close in early September. Get involved in this year’s campaign and make a nomination! Deadline for nominations is September 8th, 2017.
Attendees Week of Women 2016
Melanie Richards, Summit 2015
Sir John Sawers and Roula Khalaf Summit 2016
Summit attendees
Summit attendees
Summit attendees
Viola Llewellyn, Summit 2015