A great evening at the China Club Berlin!

China Club Berlin

A friendly “Good Morning!” to all of you. We hope you slept well at this fantastic hotel and are prepared for the exciting programme that lies ahead of us.

Of course, yesterday evening was pretty fantastic as well.

An awesome keynote by Emiliy Penn, skipper and ocean advocate, who trawled for micro plastics on a voyage through the Arctic Northwest Passage, rounded the planet on the record-breaking biofuelled boat Earthrace and organized the largest ever community-led waste cleanup from a tiny Tongan island.

Emily raises the awareness of the devastating impact of single-use plastic and toxics in the world’s oceans. Therefore she founded eXXpedition. This organisation has been running 11 all-women sailing voyages. Over 100 multidisciplinary crew members have been sailing to makes the unseen seen: the microplastic in the oceans.

And there are different ways to reduce the ocean’s pollution:

  1. Avoid pollution by reducing and replacing plastics
  2. Intercept plastic by recycling and retrieving
  3. Redesign by using new materials

In October 2019 Emily’s organisation eXXpedition will embark on a two-year global circumnavigation involving 300 amazing women to study and find solutions for the ocean plastic issue.

Plastic waste in the Ocean – Another bad News for our planet

Read this article to learn more about Emily Penn’s topic.

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!

Visit our gallery here!

Enjoy the whole summit photo gallery here!

We’ll update our webpage with new photos throughout the whole event.

Feel free to follow this Premier Economic Forum for Female Executives “Global Female Leaders 2019” on Twitter @global_female and Facebook @globalfemale.

Post your favourite images on Twitter using the hashtag #GFL19!

Review 2019: Collaborating to Build a Better World

Once again, remarkable women and influential leaders from all over the world convened under one roof to share their expertise, perspective and acumen on how the world we live in is developing and what everyone can contribute to make a positive impact. Learn more and download the offical review 2019!


Martina Große Bley

At Management Circle, I lead the content marketing team. Amongst others, I manage and oversee the Global Female Leaders blog. I am also responsible for the topics soft skills, project management and trademarks on the Management Circle blog. I am delighted to inform you about current topics, trends and creative ideas. I look forward to hearing from you!

Further Readings

How AI Encourages more Human Interaction in an Optimized Workplace

How AI Encourages more Human Interaction in an Optimized Workplace

Guy Grainger’s keynote at the Global Female Leader summit 2019 addressed the reasons why it is necessary instead of demolishing existing buildings to repurpose them, how AI and the rise of robots can be used in the workplace to connect people even more and why this is critical for business success. Learn more!

Leading Diversity and Inclusion

Leading Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are no longer topics created by engaged human resource managers. A diverse and included working atmosphere leads to higher employee commitment. Margot Slattery explains how Sodexo manages diversity and inclusion to get the full engagement and support of its employees.

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