Paris, 23 April 2014 – Brazil’s Minister of State of Public Policies for Women Eleonora Menicucci de Oliveira will open the third edition of Women’s Forum Brazil 26 May in São Paulo. Ms. Menicucci de Oliveira will be joining some 500 participants – women and men leaders from all regions of Brazil, from around South America, the United States, Europe, and China – to debate on the theme Making vibrant growth for all.
As Brazilians prepare to host the World Cup tournament this summer and then to choose a new president in the Fall, the Women’s Forum Brazil 2014 is poised to take full advantage of this auspicious moment. How can women leaders contribute to a vibrant economic and social ecosystem in Brazil and across Latin America? What is required to increase their participation and their effectiveness? These and other fundamental questions will feed the discussion, with the emphasis on identifying solutions and meeting challenges.
“Since the first edition of the Women’s Forum Brazil in 2012, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society has focused on fostering a more inclusive society for both women and men as an essential component to Brazil’s economic wellbeing. The Women’s Forum Brazil 2014 puts that drive for inclusiveness and prosperity at the heart of the debate.” explained Véronique Morali, President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.
This year’s conference will host the fourth meeting of CEO Champions Brazil, a group of CEOs who will examine how their own engagement can lead to more women in leadership positions. The Women’s Forum Brazil 2014 will also feature a group of Rising Talents; an official delegation from Colombia; and it will showcase several groundbreaking studies. Throughout the conference a group of „Amazing Women“ will be celebrated for their ability to go beyond their paths to make a sustainable impact on society.
Among this year’s speakers will be representatives of major Brazilian and international corporations. The forum will also welcome women entrepreneurs and the directors of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Together they will take a clear-headed look at what is required for businesses and societies as a whole to get ahead and stay ahead.
The list of speakers will include Clinton Global Initiative Director of Girls & Women Integration Penny Aberywardena; Instituto EthosPresident Jorge Abrahão; singers Mariana and Fafa de Belém;Escuela Nueva Founder and former Colombian Vice-Minister of Education Vicky Colbert de Arboleda;Schneider Electric South America Zone President Tania Cosentino; Boeing Brazil CEO Donna Hrinak; Alcoa’s Latin America & Caribbean Regional CEO Franklin Feder; Dudalina President and CEO Sonia Regina Hess de Souza; the Director of Sandals Division at Alpargatas Carla Schmitzberger; Inter-American Development Bank Executive Vice President Julie T. Katzman; and Magazine Luiza SA CEO Luiza Helena Trajano along with her daughter the culinary Chef Ana Luiza Trajano.
The following companies are partnering with Women’s Forum Brazil 2014 (confirmed to date):
Lead Partners: BANCO DO BRASIL, HYATT HOTELS & RESORTS, RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE
Strategic Partners: AVON, SANOFI, TAM LINHAS AERAS
Associate Partners: ABB, PwC BRASIL, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, SODEXO, WHITE MARTINS
Event Partners: CHAMPAGNE POMMERY, INSTITUTO AVON, KPMG IN BRAZIL, KUSMI TEA, L’ORÉAL BRASIL, McKINSEY & COMPANY, NESTLÉ, UNIMED, WORLD BANK GROUP
Media Partners: EDITORA ABRIL, THE HUFFINGTON POST
Supported by: ASHOKA, DUDALINA, ENDEAVOR, HAVAIANAS, IBGC (INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE GOVERNANÇA CORPORATIVA), WCD (WOMEN CORPORATE DIRECTORS) , 2GET EXECUTIVE SEARCH
Official Airline: TAM LINHAS AERAS
Official Hotel: HYATT HOTELS & RESORTS
About the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society
Since 2005 the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society has been the world’s leading platform featuring women’s views and voices on major social and economic issues. Deploying women’s experience and expertise across all generations and geographies, it offers practical discussions on how to overcome barriers and create new horizons and opportunities, as well as broad, rich and surprising debate on important ideas. The Women’s Forum also promotes the advancement of women world-wide via business and social networks.
Further information can be found on www.womens-forum.com.