Why Virtual Reality is a Game-Changer for Training

Virtual reality is best known in the gaming world but in fact this technology is also revolutionising the way we work and learn says Devi Kolli, CEO of AiSolve. How is VR changing the training sector?

The Business of Sustainability in Pakistan

Fiza Farhan tells us more about her career path in the field of sustainability in Pakistan and how the developments in the industry do indeed open up new possibilities.

Sustainable Tourism: How can we change Tourism Behaviour?

Travelling around the world can enrich your life. But did you ever questioned the impact of your travels? Marianne Gybels working at Booking.com tells us more about sustainable tourism within her project Booking Cares.

Exclusive Interview: Reflections on Diversity, Parity and Equality

In this interview our expert Martina Macpherson analyses the challenges of gender diversity focusing on the sustainable finance industry. She informs about developments in the past and key equality issues like the gender gap.

When it Comes to Sustainability, We Need to Start with Culture

Sustainability in business and how we treat each other are becoming important topics with raising awareness. Christian Ulbrich, Global CEO and President at JLL, is talking about sustainability as an opportunity and a great responsibility for CEOs.

Smart Contracts – and Why They Matter

Decentralised storage and authentication of contracts using blockchain technology has greatly increased the potential of Smart Contracts in recent years. Our experts Frederik De Breuck and Elenice Macedo answer the questions about the definition of Smart Contracts and how they work in practice.

Women To Power A Better World

The workplace IKEA in home solar shows that diverse teams are more successful and create a positive energy. Alejandro Castro Pérez talks about his personal experiences with women in leadership positions during his career path.

The Fearless Girl: A look back at where it all started

Today on the International Women’s Day 2018 it is one year ago since State Street Global Advisors installed the statue of a Fearless Girl opposite the Charging Bull of Wall Street. What happened with the Fearless Girl and what impact has it had on raising awareness?

Global Female Leaders Outlook (GFLO): We want your VOICE!

In cooperation, the Global Female Leaders with KPMG International and KPMG in Germany have decided to conduct the study Global Female Leaders Outlook (GFLO) in order to prioritise - for the first time on a global basis - the views of female leaders. Be part of this study!

Speaker Stories: A Career Path in Clinical Research

In the interview with Florencia Velasco on her personal experiences und feelings during her career path, we also discussed about different steps and decisions of the role as a female leader.

Impressions from the Global Female Leaders Networking Events

We are delighted to announce that two networking events will take place this year before the Global Female Leaders summit starts on June 3rd, 2018 at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Germany. The events will take place in Boston and London.

Combining Machine Learning and Psychology in the Medicine Industry

Medical decision-making especially in emergency situations is not easy. Tools like machine learning or the decision tree can help to evaluate the opportunities. Read the interview with Dr Mirjam Jenny to learn more about the digitalisation process in the medicine industry.

Women Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

It is a great challenge to work as a women entrepreneur in the Middle East. Over the past years, efforts from the government and the business sector have improved the status of women in business but there is still a long way to go. What is your opinion about the gender equality in the Middle East?

Speaker Stories: Bring all Under One Roof as a Female Entrepreneur

Speaker Claudine Blamey talked to us about her career journey and her private life. On the one hand she is a female entrepreneur and ready to cross borders and on the other hand she is a mother. How is all this kept under control?

Global Female Leaders Networking Events 2018

We are delighted to announce that two networking events will take place this year before the Global Female Leaders summit starts on June 3rd, 2018 at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Germany. The events will take place in Boston and London.

Augmented Reality in Classroom

Innovative technologies like Augmented Reality changes the way we learn in future. We talked about Augmented Reality in education with Darya Yegorina who is the CEO of CleverBooks. What is Augmented Reality and how is Augmented Reality changing the landscape of education and teaching methods?

China’s road to a greener future – Part 2

China is top carbon polluter. 12 highlights will reflect the year 2017 in regards to sustainable development. Can China go green?

China’s road to a greener future – Part 1

China is top carbon polluter. 12 highlights will reflect the year 2017 in regards to sustainable development. Can China go green?

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.