Socially Responsible Investing: Build up Your Strategy

The trend of socially responsible investments is expanding and offers companies like BNP Paribas new opportunities and business models. Guy Janssens, speaker at the GFL 2018, talks about the development and grow of socially responsible investments at BNP Paribas.

Why Female Leaders Should be Authentic and Fearless

The female role model has changed over time. Women in leadership positions should be authentic and fearless, but why? Can you imagine that supressing your own personality can destroy you?

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 Fearless Girl of Wall Street: A Look Behind the Scenes

On the International Women’s Day 2017, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) installed the statue of a Fearless Girl opposite the Charging Bull of Wall Street. The Fearless Girl raised Awareness all over the World. Read about the story behind the Fearless Girl of Wall Street!

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.