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 in Zurich – at the beginning of April the international Leadership Conference presented a high-calibre programme of key notes, discussion sessions and interactive think tanks in the Dolder Grand Hotel. It focused on topical issues of globalisation and emerging markets, energy, financial and environmental policies, and also initiatives representing exemplary actions in challenging times.

Numerous well-known female experts from business, politics, science and society, including Tina Müller, CMO of Adam Opel AG, the trade unionist Nazma Akter, and MasterCard CFO Martina Hund-Mejean from the USA, gave insights into strategies and visions. The contribution from Angela Knight, CEO of Energy UK, on “Renewable Energies, Fracking and Subsidies” and the question “Is energy just another power game?” also got a great response. In addition, retrospectives on success stories of the speakers offered personal insights into extraordinary lives: For example, Jeanette Bürling, CEO of Magnet Media Productions, described her courageous path as a single mother from Cologne to Los Angeles to build up a career as a film financier and producer in the Hollywood dream factory. An exciting introduction to the two-day conference was offered on the eve of the Summit by Cherie Blair, lawyer and founder of the “Cherie Blair Foundation for Women” with her dinner keynote address on the topic “Corporate Leaders: Championing Better Business Practice For A Better World”.

“Media headlines on Davos such as ‘The Forum lacks women’ or ‘Women? Only as an accompaniment’ make me thoughtful every year” says Sigrid Bauschert, Executive of Management Circle AG. “Because we know: more and more women are moving into the boardrooms of companies and yet of the 2,500 Davos participants just 15 percent are women – a trend which is in decline. Therefore, our idea of women holding positions of responsibility to network with each other was well founded. We achieved this in Zurich with the Annual Summit of Global Female Leaders”.

In 2015 the Global Female Leaders Summit will be held again from 21st to 22nd April.


“[…] The ‘Global Female Leaders Summit’ in Zurich aims to become the Davos for women.
The first summit of powerful women showed that women ask different questions than men – and might also have better answers […]. “
Source: Handelsblatt Online, 5 April 2014

Review Global Female Leaders 2017: Official Whitepaper

The Global Female Leaders 2017 summit took place from 7th to 9th May 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton in Berlin. Our dear partner Accenture provided us with an in-depth White Paper, that you can now download for free!

Silke Ritter

Ich bin als Managerin Online Kommunikation und Video-Produzentin beim CCW-Veranstalter Management Circle tätig. Seit 2012 gehöre ich zum CCW-Team und habe zuvor nach meinem Germanistik-Studium in der PR-Branche gearbeitet. Als Teil der #GenerationY weiß ich nicht nur um die Wichtigkeit von Hashtags und gutem Content, sondern wünsche mir mehr gelungenen, modernen Kundenservice.

Further Readings

Global Female Leaders 2018

60 people who inspired us with their visions – a big thank you to our speakers

Our Global Female Leaders summit is already over. It has been a pleasure to be the host of such a great event with many powerful, strong and impressing people! Also a big thank to all of our speakers. We are looking forward to the Global Female Leaders summit 2019!

Lack of Women in the Tech-Industry: How Can AI Help?

Lack of Women in the Tech-Industry: How Can AI Help?

Speaker Beena Ammanath is working in the tech industry. We asked her about the lack of women in this industry and how Artificial Intelligence can help to close it.