The Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2014, taking place 15-17 October in Deauville, France, will include more than 1200 participants and a special delegation from Mexico. This year the Women’s Forum Global Meeting will celebrate its 10th anniversary as the leading platform for women and men of influence to come together to build the future. Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, and Elizabeth Weymouth, Senior Associate Editor of the Washington Post, will be the co-chairs for the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2014, while Cartier, Orange, and Renault-Nissan Alliance will be among the event’s Premium Partners.

Under the theme Leading for a more equitable world, this 10th edition will bring together more than 1200 participants and a truly outstanding group of thought-leaders and public figures – trailblazers for human rights and women’s empowerment as well as innovators in business, education, science and technology.

 The agenda for the 2014 Global Meeting has been organized around three pillars, in all of which women are playing national and international leadership roles today:

     Addressing basic needs, including water, energy, health

*    Technology and innovation as a way to bridge inequities

     Human rights and the rule of law as the comprehensive framework of core principles of universality, non-discrimination, transparency and accountability

 Recent studies by the International Monetary Fund and NASA have demonstrated how widespread inequality can be disastrous not only for the world’s economies but for everyone living on the planet. This year’s Global Meeting will address this global challenge, with an emphasis on the practical and possible, showcasing stories of workable solutions in different countries and contexts.

 „At this Women’s Forum Global Meeting we’ll have the chance to celebrate ten years of progress – but we’re also seizing this unique opportunity to pull together and redouble our efforts,“ explained Véronique Morali, President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. „By focusing on the change-makers who are ‚leading for a more equitable world‘, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society remains determined to help women take their rightful place in a future based on the values of sustainability and equal opportunity.“

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 around the world through business and social networks.

 Further information can be found on www.womens-forum.com.