Agenda

The 2021 Agenda

Nourishing our next-generation leaders

This year’s Women of the Future Asia Summit is dedicated to giving next generation female leaders a boost of energy and support, recognising that we have all been digging deep for a long time through the Covid-19 pandemic and its knock-on consequences. Our aim is to be deeply practical, sharing insight, inspiration and connections that can accelerate delegates’ leadership journey and support their personal wellbeing.

The Programme
14:00-14:05
Opening and welcome from our host
14.05 - 14.10
Welcome address by Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Founder of the Women of the Future Programme
14.10 - 14.15
Welcome address by Arundhati Chakraborty, Global Lead, Client Experience – Operations, Accenture
14.15-14.20
Introduction to this year’s theme by Jules Chappell OBE, CEO of Kokoro
Day One

Our first day is dedicated to re-broadening our perspective and taking the time to focus on the skills we need as leaders in times of stress, complexity and rapid change. We will combine the chance to hear from global leaders with small group sessions where delegates can explore the questions most practical and relevant to their own career and life situations. Group sessions will be led by subject experts, drawing on the Women of the Future’s extensive network of sponsors, partners and allies from around the world.

14.20-15.00
Opening panel explores global trends

Speakers:

Peggy Liu, Chair of JUCCCE (Joint US China Collaboration on Clean Energy)

Ivan Vatchkov, Managing Partner Therion Advisors

Lisa MacCallum, Inspired Companies, Australia

 

Meeting people who want to help

The Women of the Future Programme connects next-generation female leaders from around the world and has done so for 15 years, supported by an extraordinary network of sponsors, partners and allies. At this year’s summit, we want to share the power of this network with our delegates, curating practical conversations about some of the immediate or longer-term challenges faced by our summit attendees.

 

15.00-15.40
Networking rooms open

Delegates join their chosen session for a small group conversation. The four session categories are:

  • Leadership: meet global leaders, coaches and neuroscientists who can deepen your understanding of how to be a great leader
  • Personal impact, including networking and public speaking: meet super-connectors and thought leaders who can help you shine 
  • Managing change: meet the experts who advise leaders on how to navigate their teams through complexity and disruption.
  • Raising awareness: meet journalists, expert campaigners and marketers who can advise you on your strategy 
15.40-16.00
Break and networking rooms open
16.00-17.00
Perspective under pressure

Panel hosted by Vicki Treadell, UK High Commissioner to Australia and former UK Ambassador to Malaysia. A panel of leaders share their advice and experience.
Panellists include:
John Flint, former CEO of HSBC and Inaugural Chief Executive Officer, UK Infrastructure Bank
Xiaojing Christina Zhu, President and CEO, Walmart China

Questions from the audience.

17.00-17.10
Keynote speech
17.10-18.00
Small group sessions
  • Delegates join their second conversation group for the final session of the day. The four session categories are:

    Leadership: meet global leaders, coaches and neuroscientists who can deepen your understanding of how to be a great leader
    Personal impact, including networking and public speaking: meet super-connectors and thought leaders who can help you shine 
    Negotiating: meet trained negotiators from different walks of life to get their advice on securing a good outcome
    Finding new business: meet global entrepreneurs and senior business people who have developed their tricks of the trade

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18.00
Close of Day 1
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