What do companies like SAP, Microsoft and Google have in common? Some of their top female managers are members of the Mission Female network. Find out what challegend Frederike Probert (Mission Female Founder) faced during the founding process in our exclusive interview.
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!
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.
Having the same vision and knowing how hard it can be for startups to succeed in the free economy, the startup community has a special sense of solidarity. How to become part of that group? In this article, we would like to introduce the top 5 worldwide startup summits you should visit in 2020.
This morning event will be an opportunity for you to connect with female leaders from across industries and engage in a rich exchange on digital leadership with keynote, panel discussion and networking. You are also invited to join a guided tour of the Microsoft Germany HQ in Munich, a modern working space to promote collaboration and connectivity.
Many products and advertisements forget something really important: Customers don’t wait only in a company’s home market! Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO of International Marketing Partners and speaker at the Global Female Leaders 2020, shares with us her thoughts on this topic.
In this exclusive interview, Asher Jay shares her thoughts with us about why protecting wildlife is about protecting humanity too, about Asher's goals in the near future and why it is so important for her to help more brands and non-profit partners effectively towards delivering high impact efforts and truthful narratives to the masses.
What will be the biggest challenges for cities and mobility in the next years? And what are the opportunities? What about digital health - which developments can we expect in this field? In this interview, Mobility and Digital Health expert Karolina Korth answers all these fascinating questions.
Have you ever thought about establishing your own startup company? This article explains the founding journey in 7 simple steps – from the product/service idea to introducing it into the market and starting making profits. You will notice that it is not as hard as you might have imagined.
A "continue as it is" is not an option for female leaders. The second Global Female Leaders Outlook shows, that there are new ways to tackle digitalization and the climate challenge and to approach a more sustainable way of living. Enjoy this 2019 thought-provoking report.
At the Global Female Leaders summit 2019, we had a great panel discussion about technology. Three female leaders talked about how they are handling customers’ needs and technological trends in the banking and software sector. Find more insights in our video!
Anna Zeiter hosted a think tank about privacy and digital ethics at the Global Female Leaders summit 2019 and gave us an exclusive interview about her perceptions of development in this business field. This article gives a summary of the talk!
We met Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen at the Global Female Leaders summit 2019 and asked why mentorship is so important for her and which experiences she made with this approach. This article provides a summary of that interview.
We are delighted to keep you informed with the trends that can inspire and help you lead your company in the right direction. Therefore, we created an exclusive and free whitepaper for our Global Female Leaders community: The Greatest Trends in our Digitalized World.
We all know some technological trends that promise to simplify our companies’ processes. There are several tools on the rise, but Vuyiswa M’Cwabeni highlighted five of them we should focus on if we strive for success.
We are glad that Simona Scarpaleggia spoke at the Global Female Leaders summit this year. Of course, we took advantage of this opportunity for a short interview regarding the still existing gender leadership gap. This article gives a summary of that interview.
The Gig Economy is on the rise – and it is moving faster and becoming more powerful than we all thought it ever would. You are not sure what this concept even implies and how it would influence your business? Laura Esnaola gives you a short introductory course.
We are happy that Dr. Parul Pandey visited the Global Female Leaders summit 2019. We have been curious regarding the impact of technology on the working force. And who would be a better interview partner for this topic than the Vice President for Talent and Engagement of a fast moving-forward company like DIAGEO India?
Our human health is already restricted by environmental problems. At the Global Female Leaders summit 2019 we talked about planetary health with the CEO of GHAI, Dr. Nicole de Paula. Whatch the video now!
Jac Phillips attended the Global Female Leaders summit 2019. She was delighted and fascinated by the quality of the summit and the wide array of topics and discussions it offered and eagerly shared her views and insights on some topics she could personally relate to.
Amy Jadesimi's vision for Nigeria’s future is big: She aims to develop the private economic sector so that it becomes as big as the public sector. We discussed this topic with her at the Global Female Leaders summit. This article gives a short overview of our talk!
From BREXIT to the future of WTO – Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade enlightens the current situation and explains what she expects. The following article gives short insight in the exclusive interview!
Emily Penn raises awareness for the current environmental issues, especially with the plastic problem. At the Global Female Leaders Summit, we had the chance to meet her and get to know her engaging personality - we would like to share it with you.
Katarzyna Mol-Wolf is convinced that we can only achieve equality together with men. That is why promoting equality between men and women includes making the right men accomplices. Read more about this fascinating topic!
How to use Social Media for Business? And what kind of guidelines are needed? In this article, Stefanie Babka, Global Head of Employee Content and Media at Merck in Germany, presents the main topics discussed during the correspondent Think Thank at Global Female Leaders 2019 in Berlin.
Consumer’s needs, desires and expectations are changing faster today than at any time in history. Monika Schulze, Head of Customer & Digital Experience at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, gives seven thoughts about sucessful innovation.
Workforce is diverse, multi-generational, eager to develop and firm in ensuring they follow a purpose and do not sacrifice their personal striving for fulfilment. Would it not be surprising if leadership would not have to define itself afresh?
Our 2019 summit is already over. It has been a pleasure to be the host of this great event with so many powerful, strong and impressing people! Also a big thank to all of our speakers. We are looking forward to see you again at the Global Female Leaders summit in 2020!
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen is CEO at one of the most innovative cinemas in the world: Novo Cinemas. How did Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen come to that position? Why did she lead her company in especially this direction of making a whole experience out of the cinema visit? If you are interested in the answers, you need to read this article.
It may seem obvious that the creation, assessment and regulation of new technologies demand open-minded approaches and the expertise that comes with the thorough study of subjects like philosophy or history - but this is often neglected. Here are three reasons why this should change.
We are now entering an era where technology is built into every single interaction, forcing companies to look for the next competitive edge to meet rising expectations. Here are five technology trends that will help business steer through this next phase of innovation.
For years, powerful female politicians and executives that wielded power in what was historically a man’s world dressed as a man, but brighter. Female leaders nowadays – thank goodness – are facing different times, but style, tone, and attitude are still of huge public interest.
Are businesses, governments and city agencies using the insights provided by data to put citizens at the heart of decision making? Design thinking is an approach tech companies have been using for years. At its core, it’s about empathy – seeing the world through the eyes of the end user. Its potential to benefit citizens, business and the environment should not be underestimated.
In 1998 L'Oréal and UNESCO founded the For Women in Science programme to promote and highlight the critical importance of ensuring greater participation of women in science. The Global Female Leaders summit will proudly host the German award for the second time, during which three young fellows will be honored.
There are many examples which demonstrate the immense breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence and the growing adoption of its applications. Monika Niederhoff gives an overview on the key trends in using intelligent technologies and the impact on business and society and raises the question of how we can shape the era of intelligent technologies.
With advanced technology comes big power. Therefore, we need to think about digital ethics better sooner than later. This article outlines what digital ethics is about and why we need to discuss it as private persons, companies and governments.
Let's have a closer look at gender equality in companies like the Financial Times or Bloomberg Media Group! In this article, we would like to focus on why it is so important to have a fair balance between men and women especially in business.
If the Financial Times were a person, what would they look like? The reality might surprise you as the FT is much more than a publication for male finance professionals. The FT is offering all friends of Global Female Leaders a free three month guest pass to ft.com. The pass gives unlimited access to digital articles, columns and features and so much more.
Have you heard about those three words that can tell exactly where you are – without using any address or coordinates? Clare Jones decided to revolutionize the whole navigation industry - but why? And how did she come to her leading position? If you are curious about the answers, read this article!
What is really essential for being not only a leader but a pathbreaking leader in times of digitalization? Susan Uthayakumar answers to this question and points out, that she has learned two lessons that really stand out throughout her career. Be curious about it and find out more about the leadership challenges!
In the age of digitalization, marketers need to thoroughly study the psychology of online consumers as well as offline consumers. So if you are interested in the current practices and future developments of consumer psychology, you need to read this article.
How do digitalization, agility and flexibility have an influence on leadership roles, motivation and performances? Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt is an internationally experienced senior executive and delivers insights into the challenges of leading in today’s new disrupted world of work.
In cooperation, the Global Female Leaders with KPMG International and KPMG in Germany have decided to conduct the Second Global Female Leaders Outlook (GFLO) in order to prioritise the views of female leaders. Be part of this study!
At the end of January, SAP and the Global Female Leaders convened the first Networking Event to connect women leaders from across industries, to start a dialogue, exchange ideas, challenge the status quo, and define the future of the digital economy. Find out more about the key learnings!
In this interview, Tanja Vainio, CEO at ABB Czech Republic and Slovakia, describes her different leadership roles in the last decades and talks about the next big things to watch as far as digitalization is concerned.
Sustainable Economic Zones, such as LADOL, are the solutions to unlock the full potential of Africa. Dr Amy Jadesimi delivers insights into the major opportunities that are given to Africa thanks to LADOL’s daily business and shows how the world can benefit from Africa’s sustainable economic growth.
Do you call yourself a female entrepreneur? Do you have the determination to create a business and conquer the world? Here are 10 secrets of successful female entrepreneurs that hopefully inspire and motivate you to start and grow your business today!
Research has shown that robots are now taking over jobs in several industries. We had a closer look at 6 industries that have already started wiping out some human jobs. In this article, you will get insights into pioneering companies which employ robots in everyday business.
The rise of the robots and Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more popular in the world of work. Nevertheless, there are several reasons why human experience will remain as key factor for business success. This article will discuss four of them.
Digital trends are perceived as key factors for future success. To ensure you are aware of the promising opportunities, here are the five digital trends that will drive your business success in 2020 and beyond.
If you want your company to remain competitive in the future, you also need to implement digitalization in the fields of training and education. Here are 3 digital training methods vital for the future of your business.
What are the skills students will need in the future? And how can students develop these skills of tomorrow? Barbara Holzapfel from Microsoft Education Marketing in the USA explains which tools students will need and how improvements in education are changing their journey.
What is happening in the UK? What do we have to expect? And what are the biggest issues for the UK with this deal? Listen to the interview with Karina Robinson who shared her thoughts with us on the current Brexit debate and the near future for both UK and EU!
How can we attract, recruit and retain young and talented Millennials? In fact, Millennials’ expectations differ enormously from Generation X and Baby Boomers. Here are five steps that can help to transform your company into becoming an attractive employer.
This article introduces the strong woman behind the European Commissioner for Trade function and verifies that the world of international trade is more than just negotiating about import and export conditions.
How does it feel like to be the only woman in the room every single day? Would you fail or prevail? Lauren Simmons is the youngest female full-time stockbroker at the New York Stock Exchange. Her incredible story is what makes her so inspiring for millions of women.
In this article, we will explain what hyperloops are and why they are the future of transportation. In addition, we will introduce one of the female heads behind the technology development: Dr. Anita Sengupta.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backward while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance its allotted length. In this article, Ellen Zentner focusses on the impact of America’s new generations.
In this article, Nicole de Paula, CEO at the Global Health Asia Institute, summarizes the major impacts of our unrelenting material growth and consumption on planetary health. She points out the urgency of a new thinking in order to develop innovative solutions to preserve human and planetary health.
The world new order, transformational technologies and ethics were the first two core pillars which have been addressed at the Global Female Leaders 2018. How can you navigate yourself? Download the first part of the Whitepaper here.
Considerate Hoteliers, two women doing what they are passionate about - support hotels in getting more profitable though becoming a responsible business. Xenia Prinzessin zu Hohenlohe talked about how they engaged hoteliers to be more sustainable but also how to make sustainability less boring.
Fiza Farhan, Clean Tech Entrepreneur and Member at UN HLP on Women Economic Empowerment in Pakistan analysis the empowerment of women around the world. Which methods does Pakistan have to fight the gender gap? Read more about the developments in Pakistan compared to other countries.
Rasha Oudeh told her story to become a leader. This story proves that leadership is not an inborn, genetically predicted skill but a learnt mindset that can be fostered with education and coaching. What do you think – is leadership genetic or subject to mindset?
Sustainability principals have become an important indicator for the performance of a company. At the same time it is a competitive factor and a corporate goal. Our expert Paige Wei-Cox is analysing SAP’s commitment to sustainability. How can technology help to improve companies' sustainability and environmental bottom line?
The 5th annual Global Female Leaders summit was a great success with overwhelmingly fantastic and encouraging feedback and a lot of positive buzz. Spanning two and a half days, our exclusive platform provided yet again a truly global networking opportunity.
The 5th International Economic Forum for Female Executives took place from 3rd to 5th June, 2018 in Berlin. In specialist circles, this event has become known as the “female Davos” with 300 representatives from economics, science and politics holding discussions on topics about the future and world economy.
Gender equity is a topic we need to face now more than ever. Our experts Maricel Cabahug and Dr Daniela Lange are analysing the problem of implementing diversity programmes. Why are companies still struggling?
In an increasingly connected world, people have more choices overall. Expert Alexandra van der Ploeg tells us more about the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN and its role in the private sector. Sustainable Development is not a moral but a business imperative which shows the letter to CEOs from Larry Fink.
Two years ago Danit Peleg held a great presentation at the Global Female Leaders 2016. We had the honor to meet her again and to ask her about the developments in 3D-printing. How has the fashion industry and the technology changed?
The newest missions to space are going beyond the International Space Station (ISS) to the Moon and the Mars. Speaker Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta talks about new players in the space industry and it’s inspiring future path.
The world is changing, politically and socially. New structures are replacing old institutions, and the global economy is changing rapidly as well. Every country is searching for the “best way forward” as digitalisation dramatically accelerates business growth worldwide. What is the impact on the global economy?
Digital technologies are key to solve complex problems. Our experts Elke Manjet and Eva Zauke are describing the way when companies go digital. How can technologies and examples of SAP help to push digital transformation?
The Global Female Leaders 2018 is very proud to announce the presentation of the German For Women in Science Award. Three scholarships of 20,000 Euro are granted during our summit in June. The women are honored for their major scientific contribution in the fields of medicine, paleontology, molecular biology, ecology and developmental biology.
The collaboration of empolyees and machines will affect the success of your business in future. Our partner Accenture provided us with a checklist to create a future workforce between humans and intelligent machines to improve productivity, innovation and growth. Are you ready to take advantage of this opportunity in 2018?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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?
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