Futureproofing Your Workplace Needs Great Leadership

“Companies that lack proactive digital strategies and leadership will struggle to survive.” These were the words Dr Melinda Crane used to introduce Dr Linda Sharkey, who showed us how to futureproof our workplaces at Global Female Leaders 2017. Today we published her talk from GFL17 on our YouTube channel.

GFL17: Download the Official White Paper!

The Global Female Leaders Summit 2017 took place from 7th to 9th May at The Ritz-Carlton in Berlin. Over 250 top-level executives gathered in the German capital in order to discuss five of the most pressing economic and political challenges humanity faces today. Download the White Paper!

How Big Data Changes our Reading Habits

At Global Female Leaders 2017 Ranj Begley showed us how her company uses data in order to better satisfy their customers. She works at Readly UK and her company is known as the "Spotify of Magazines". Today we uploaded video footage of her session to our YouTube channel for you. Enjoy the video!

Do Companies need Guidelines for Dealing with Gen Z?

Leadership means having to deal with teams of employees. These are often very diverse teams consisting of people of different gender, ethnic or cultural background... and different age. And one of the most immediate question many leaders ask themselves is how to deal with a very specific age group.

The Crisis of Globalisation?

Globalisation is a very divisive term. For some it means prosperity, free trade and a free circulation of goods. For others, however, it is connected to international corporations. Learn now about the consequences of the crisis of globalisation.

Opening Silos, or How to Work Together as an Organisation

Silos appear in every organisation. They can be defined as groups of employees that work mostly autonomously. But how can we avoid that departments work alone and disonnected? Learn now about the silo phenomenon and how to support relationships in your organisation.

New Video: The Moving Talk of Samantha Payne on The Future of Bionics

Good news everyone! Today we published the memorable Spotlight Session Samantha Payne presented at Global Female Leaders 2017. You can watch it on YouTube. We hope that you will enjoy the video as much as we did. We all were very moved by her talk and listening to her again still has an extraordinary effect.

Some In-depth Thoughts on Fake News

What is fake news? And why is it such a problem? This question is quite complicated. Read now about the seven types of mis- and disinformation and the phenomenon of fake news from the web and learn some in-depth thoughts about the actual problem with Donald Trump regarding this topic.

New Video! Jacki Kelley on Responsible Leadership in Politics & Media

Today, we want to give you the opportunity to relive an interesting session from this year's summit. Therefore we just published the Exclusive Interview with Jacki Kelley on Responsible Digital Leadership. Jacki spoke roughly with Melinda Crane about the media business in the age of social networks

How Digital Identity will Drive Smart Cities

What's the future of the Smart City? We don't know, and it probably depends on the specific country you are looking at. But we are very keen on finding out, since there is so many innovation happening simultaneously that could influence the future of our urban areas!

More Crucial Future Leadership Skills

Last week, we looked at 3 skills future leaders will need to steer their companies in the right direction. The article mainly revolved around what we call "soft-skills" today, even though they are becoming just as, if not even more important that, say, performing magic tricks with Excel.

3 Skills Future Leaders Will Definitely Need

Last week, we talked about the impact of automation on the labour market. We saw that in the future a lot of jobs will be replaced by robots, algorithms and artificial intelligence. Most industries will be heavily automated in the future and virtually every mundane or repetitive jobs will be replaced.

The Impact of Automation: How Many Jobs Will We Lose?

Consider this: technically, almost every job we know can be done by robots or algorithms. And the machines are even *better* than we are at most of them. Would you have thought these jobs could be automated ten years ago?

A Few Thoughts on How to Deal with Toxic Employees

They have different shticks and strategies, faces and can be male or female. But we all know the, and we just have the most horrible time dealing with them: toxic coworkers. " How do you manage toxic peers? "

New Video: Fujitsu’s Vera Schneevoigt on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence poses many ethical questions for humanity. How do we transition to a society in which we will work side by side with robot colleagues? How do we programme "ethical" code? Where are the limits of AI, that is, if there are any?

A big THANK YOU to all of our yesterday’s speakers. Get ready for our Tuesday highlights!

Good Morning again. We wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of yesterday’s speakers for their amazing insights! In case you were partaking at the Sight Running: Welcome back! Let's get started with our Tuesday highlights!

Stopping the Blame Game: How can we Induce a Lasting Change in Corporate Culture?

"You have to learn from your mistakes!" This is something we tell our children and even ourselves, at least at a personal level. Making mistakes, especially big ones, can bring about powerful experiences that provide us with life lessons for our future.

Customer-Centric Thinking and A Thank You

Customer-Centric Thinking is one of these topics that are in the very centre of everything that touches today's economy. You know the disruption that is caused by all these technology companies and start-ups that are basically nothing more than an app but simultaneously worth trillions of dollars!

Bridging the Gap: The Elite and the Left Behind

Last week we took some time to fulfill a promise: we sifted through all of the questions you posed on our Global Female Leaders App during the 2017 summit in order to address them on our blog. The first one was big, especially for a Monday! But, nevertheless, we will talk about it today.

With Artificial Intelligence on the Rise – Will we even *Need* Leaders any Longer?

One of the summit’s major themes this year was – you guessed it – artificial intelligence. It influcenced most of our discussions and is important for nearly every relevant economic issue. Concerning this topic, we had the pleasure of talking to Vera Schneevoigt from Fujitsu.

Future Content from Global Female Leaders

So Global Female Leaders 2017 is history. But that doesn't mean we will wait until 2018 to provide you with more content on the topics we discussed at the summit. Actually, we will try to provide you with premium insights on them for the whole upcoming year.

How a business model can transform a whole industry

You would like to stand out from the crowd and succeed? To succeed, you need a unique value proposition, diverse revenue streams and loads of creativity. Disruptive innovation is a business model problem, not only a technology problem. But how do you disrupt?

Touching Points between Humanity and Technology. This was Global Female Leaders 2017!

Global Female Leaders 2017 was an amazing experience, and while our company may manage the organisational tasks, it is you who make this a special event. We are back in our Eschborn office now and we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on three fantastic days.

Tuesday Highlights of Global Female Leaders 2017

Good Morning again. Please feel free to enjoy our Networking Breakfast, or, in case you were partaking in the Sight Running: Welcome back! Let's prepare for our Tuesday Highlights, shall we? Our Tuesday afternoon is all about the topic of Digitisation.

A few Impressions from our Gala Dinner

Like yesterday we put together a collection of pictures you may enjoy. You can find our impressions from the evening Gala Dinner and everything else that happened during a busy day in our picture gallery. Have a look to the Gallery now!

A Friendly Good Morning and our Highlights on Monday

Good Morning! We hope you had a great evening last night at the China Club, or, in case you just arrived: Welcome to Berlin! Since we will start with the our keynotes and other sessions

Impressions from our Welcome Reception at the China Club

We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did and were inspired for some interesting discussion over wine and Chinese delicacies. We made sure to capture some impressions from last evening in pictures that we now published on our website. We hope you like them!

A big THANK YOU to all of today’s speakers!

The Think Tank Academy is underway and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of today's speakers for their amazing insights! Of course this morning we were able to take a look at the global political situation and celebrate the result of the French elections.

“Nothing shuts down Creativity like the Fear of Failure.”

We are just "home" at the Ritz-Carlton after Sharmeen's powerful keynote at the China Club, and now we are just starting to digest the events (and also the great food) of this first warm-up day to Global Female Leaders 2017.

How Nazanin Daneshvar became one of the Middle East’s most successful Women in Business

Iranian entrepreneur Nazanin Daneshvar is exceptional for multiple reasons! At our event she will talk about Iranian women in the tech industry, cultural glass ceilings, and she will host a Think Tank Academy session on the chances and limits of entrepreneurship in her home country.

This is how Samantha Payne helps Children unlock their Superhuman Powers

At Global Female Leaders 2017 Samantha Payne from Open Bionics will show us, how her company tries to provide humanity with affordable and high-quality bionic limbs. The future is today, not tomorrow. This is the impression you get reading about the recent developments in technology.

Filiz Albrecht, former CHRO at MANN+HUMMEL, talks Digitisation and New Challenges for HR

Filiz Albrecht was CHRO at the international manufacturing company MANN+HUMMEL. We asked her about the most pressing challenges digitisation poses for businesses today, as well as the new strategic role the digital transformation imposes on HR departments worldwide.

Is Technology too Convenient for Real Human Relationships?

Don’t you just love technology? Maybe you don’t, but for many people there are convincing reasons to do so. Intel’s Genevieve Bell did a long piece on this topic in The Atlantic some five years ago. But for now, let’s take a closer look at this topic, shall we? Here is Why We All Just Love Technology

Portraits of Female Leaders: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

There are too many to name them all at once, but of course we still want to introduce you to some of today’s most fascinating women in leadership. One of personalities visiting our economic forum this year: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Tackling Science in a Struggling Economy: An Interview with Ana Belén Elgoyhen

Ana Belén Elgoyhen works at the Argentine National Research Council. As an accomplished researcher she tackles the challenges of a wide-spread global health issue, namely hearing loss. We asked her about her scientific work in the struggling economy of Argentina.

Some Thoughts on the Challenges of Leadership in the Digital Age

Digitisation brings about a new need for competent leadership. Today, we'll take a look at the most dramatic changes. Leadership in the digital age will be one of the defining themes of Global Female Leaders 2017.

Leading International Teams, Leaders Have to Change Their Behaviour, says Sabine von Österreich

Dr Sabine von Österreich is an experienced consultant for executives, managers and teams of international companies and organisations. She specialises in leadership and team performance. We asked her about the current challenges leaders face heading international teams.

Do you know what it takes to become a Digital Leader and win on Digital Transformation?

Executives must acquire new skills and abilities to become a digital leader. Digital Innovation & Transformational Leadership is one of the five key topics at the Global Digital Leaders 2017. Take a look at our 2017 agenda and discover the many highlights we have in store for you!

The Trump-scare, Isolationism and the Global Economy

What does the White House's new economic isolationism mean for the global economy? After Angela Merkel's meeting with President Trump we dissect the possible implications of the new policy. The Crisis of Globalisation will be an important topic on this year's Global Female Leaders Summit.

The Term ‘Sharing Economy’ will Become Irrelevant, says Debbie Wosskow in Our Interview

Love Home Swap UK has been described as the "Airbnb for grown-ups". It lets people exchange their homes for vacation purposes. Debbie Wosskow, CEO and founder of the company, explains how the Sharing Economy works and how it will evolve in the future.

A Deep Dive on the Modern Consumer with Ranj Begley

Some call Readly the "Spotify of Magazines". In our interview with Ranj Begley of Readly UK we dive deep into the desires of modern consumers. How, when and why do they want to interact with products? And how can businesses harness data to their customers better?

Finding Peace in a Time of Turmoil

Dear readers, 2016 is slowly crawling to its finish line, and it is probably happy to come to an end. These are interesting times we live in, and they are even more interesting when you are organising an international economic forum. This year, we saw the escalation of conflicts around the world.

Interview: Karina Robinson on the Rising Phenomenon of Populism

2016 will go down in history as the year of Brexit, Trump and the rise of right-wing, populist parties in Europe. In order to better understand the rise of populism, our Ellen Comberg (project manager at Management Circle) conducted an interview with Karina Robinson.

LEADERS’ INSIGHTS: Exclusive BREXIT Analyses by Dr Marcia De Wachter and Karina Robinson

Dr Marcia De Wachter is Member of the Executive Board of the National Bank of Belgium since 1999. In her current role she is in control of “Prudential Supervision of Market Infrastructures and Oversight” and of “General Statistics”.

LEADERS’ INSIGHTS – A Culture of Accountability that Positively Impacts Bottom-line Productivity

As Chief Human Capital Officer Barry Melnkovic is accountable for developing and executing human capital, diversity and labor relations strategies. He is also responsible for establishing enterprise wide lean/six sigma strategies and a culture of continuous improvement.

Supply Chain Assurance: Why it Matters and How Defence has addressed the Challenge

Daniel Selman, Cyber Industry Deputy Head, UK Ministry of Defence | Before joining the MOD, Daniel Selman initially trained as a Librarian and worked in university and media libraries. His roles involved managing MOD web services before moving in 2008 into the field of Information Assurance.

Video Review: A Successful Global Female Leaders 2016!

We are thrilled to share the 3rd Annual Global Female Leaders 2016 Summit videos where you can see and feel the spectacular atmosphere as it happened. An additional 2 videos present the networking and programme highpoints.

Review: A Successful Global Female Leaders 2016!

The focus of this year’s exclusive event was on several themes and topics including global economics and finance, geopolitical risks, digital transformation, disruptive technologies as well as the future workplace and challenges in talent management. Please visit our review in which we have put together many highlights of this wonderful summit

Interview with Sigrid Bauschert

On the occasion of the Global Female Leaders Summit 2016 the German radio station “Deutschlandradio Kultur” aired an interview with Sigrid Bauschert, founder and CEO of Management Circle, the organiser of the Summit. You can read and listen to the interview (in German) here.

Global Female Leaders Summit 2016

The Global Female Leaders Summit 2016 hosts over 250 attendees for inspiring and energizing three days of networking around an outstanding summit programme. Taking place at the The Ritz Carlton Berlin, the summit covers a broad range of hot topics.

LEADERS’ INSIGHTS – Attracting Key Talent through a Proactive and Authentic Employer Brand & HR Marketing

Ergle gives us an eye-opening and very educational insight to talent management at airBaltic but also in general. She gives a great examples of motivating your workforce.

Global Female Leaders Business & Networking Breakfast Vienna

We are very pleased to share with you that on Thursday 11th February 2016, Sigrid Bauschert, CEO of Management Circle and Ellen Comberg, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board successfully hosted another great Global Female Leaders Networking event this time in Vienna, Austria.

Full Programme Available Now!

The official summit schedule and programme is now available via download. Don’t miss three days of exclusive networking with other influencers and leaders, an entertaining and high-class pre-event programme. We look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

L’Oréal-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE Fellowship Programme

Since 1998 both UNESCO and L’Oréal support the work of outstanding women in science across 58 different countries. For Women in Science encourages the vocations of girls in high school, supports women in research, and recognizes excellence in fields where women are underrepresented.

FinTechs and their disruptive impact on the financial service industry

Why FinTechs and their disruptive impact on the financial service industry play a crucial role in our programme at the Global Female Leaders Summit 2016. Digitalization is changing markets and traditional business models at neck-breaking speed.

Global Female Leaders Business & Networking Lunch Zurich

Last week Management Circle`s CEO, Sigrid Bauschert and Ellen Comberg, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board successfully hosted a fully booked Global Female Leaders Business & Networking Lunch at the beautifully located Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac right at the riverbank of Lake Zurich.

3D Printing: The Face of Future Fashion?

Danit Peleg is a Fashion Designer and entrepreneur based in Tel Aviv, Israel. For her graduate collection at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Danit successfully 3D printed 5 outfits using solely home printers. Her collection captivated the attention of millions around the world.

Baroness Ashton of Upholland – new speaker at Global Female Leaders 2016

We are pleased to welcome Baroness Ashton of Upholland, a British politician who served as leader of the House of Lords, European Union (EU) trade commissioner, and high representative for foreign affairs and security policy for the EU, U.K.

Six chief executives review their prospects for personal growth

Es gibt sie. Managerinnen, die sich in Konzernen bis zur Führungsetage durchgeboxt haben. Ohne Frauenquote. Trotz gläserner Decke. Den Begriff hat die Soziologin Ann Morrison erstmals 1987 in einer Studie verwendet, als Synonym für alle unsichtbaren Prozesse und Faktoren, die Frauen von Führungspositionen fernhalten.

Interviewed by “manager magazin”: Some attendees of last Global Female Leaders Summit were interviewed by a german economic news magazine

manager magazin hat Teilnehmerinnen des GFL 2015 interviewt und erfahren, dass nach einer Ausbildung in der Royal Navy keine Vorstandsetage mehr schockt, Shanghai cooler ist als das Silicon Valley und Großeltern eigentlich überall unentbehrlich sind.

10 of the best female role models in tech

In June 2015 the British Newspaper „The Guardian“ listed 10 of the best Female Role Models in Tech. One of them is Belinda Parmar, founder of Little Miss Geek and chief executive of Lady Geek, UK. Belinda gave an impressive inspiration at the last Global Female Leaders Summit 2015.

Review: A Successful Global Female Leaders 2015!

The Global Female Leaders 2015 hosted over 230 attendees from more than 20 countries for inspiring and energizing days. The summit covered a broad range of topics addressing leadership, emerging markets, energy, healthcare, digital transformation and innovation management.

Innovation is all about successes and failures

Innovation is all about successes and failures and savvier companies develop their own innovation process to generate products with a “wow” factor. Interview with Doris Albiez, Vice President & General Manager, Dell Germany.

The Future of Gender Equality, from School to Boardroom

The 30% Club was officially launched in 2010 with the goal of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards by the end of 2015. Since then the proportion of female FTSE-100 directors has risen from 12.5% to 23%. A rise Helena Morrissey attributes in part to having a “measurable goal.”

Networking Tour in New York – Not even a Blizzard could stop us!

In spite of the snowy weather late January the Global Female Leaders executive team arrived well in New York and met with 30+ senior female executives and community leaders from New York at the Princeton Club in Midtown Manhattan.

What is your personal view? – Read the comments of three Global Female Advisory Board Members

Three prominent female leaders from across the globe offer their views on the role of diversity and how it might shape future development in their regions.

A Successful Launch: The Global Female Leaders 2015 Networking Tour!

More than 60 female leaders in China followed the invitation of the Global Female Leaders Executive and Advisory Board to exclusive and private networking events in Beijing and Shanghai.

Review 2014 – a Succesful Start

Around 100 female decision-makers accepted the invitation from Management Circle AG to attend the first Global Female Leaders Summit. It focused on topical issues of globalisation and emerging markets, energy, financial and environmental policies, and also initiatives representing exemplary actions in challenging times.

Cherie Blair opened the Summit 2014

Cherie Blair CBE, QC, Chair of Omnia Strategy LLP and Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women opened the Global Femal Leaders Summit 2014 as special guest and keynote speaker at the pre-conference evening reception.