The 2022 Agenda

Women of the future; leaders of now

The global order set up in the wake of World War II is struggling to meet the challenges that the world faces today – from conflict and humanitarian crisis to climate change, financial fragility and worsening inequality. As traditional systems and structures crumble, so young people are stepping up and speaking out to drive the change that they want to see in their company, their community, their country and their planet. Yet they do so often without having had the benefit of time to build up their skills, networks and experience. This year, we want to help our Women of the Future Summit delegates accelerate their own leadership journeys, sharing insights on the big issues of the day, masterclasses on critical skills and lots of networking opportunities with other inspiring, young leaders from around the world.

The Programme
Registration opens. Breakfast and drinks available.
Welcome by our host
Welcome address by Pinky Lilani CBE DL, Founder of the Women of the Future Programme
Welcome address by Andy McGowan, Senior Managing Director and Accenture Operations Group Operating Officer
Introduction to this this year’s theme by Jules Chappell OBE, CEO of Kokoro
Our opening session sets the scene for the day’s discussion, focusing on the big issues affecting our world and our future. We delve into examples of how current systems are handling global challenges, and engage with young leaders who are taking matters into their own hands.
Opening keynote by Baron Ricketts, former UK National Security Advisor, former UK Permanent Representative to NATO, former UK Ambassador to France and currently serving in the UK House of Lords.

A chance to consider the big geopolitical issues of the day and examples of where effective leadership is making a positive difference. Questions from the audience using

Your questions. Over to you… this year, we have brought together a panel of extraordinary leaders who are driving the changes that they want to see in the world through new ideas, new products and new communities. Our host will invite each of our panellists to tell you a little about their passion and their action but then it’s over to you! The remainder of the session will be led entirely by questions from the floor via
Break and networking
Our second session moves onto personal development, including practical masterclasses for some of the core skills of effective leadership and hearing from inspiring leaders who bring their personal stories and leadership journeys to life.
Inspiring stories
Lunch and networking
The afternoon is dedicated to 40-minute interactive masterclasses that focus on skills of importance and value to young leaders. All delegates will rotate between classes so that they have the chance to experience all three masterclasses on Leadership, Influence and Stamina
Break and networking



Final thoughts by host.
End of sessions followed by networking
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