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Power Shift 2016: Women and Leadership


Washington, D.C., United States
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May 4, 2016 (Wed) - May 5, 2016 (Thu),

 Now in its fourth year, The Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy, founded by Professor Linda Scott, is coming to the United States this spring!

The invitation-only Power Shift Forum brings together leaders from the private sector, public sector, and civil society, in order to assemble a high-level and engaged group of participants committed to better inclusion of women in the world economy. The Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy is an annual symposium where like-minded leaders meet to discuss women as economic actors in the global marketplace. We chose the name “Power Shift” because we wanted to signal a progressive, active attitude – as well as to assert that, like it or not, the game is already changing.

Thanks to the efforts of Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Professor Catherine Tinsley, Power Shift 2016: Women and Leadership will be brought to McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University on May 4 – 5, 2016 in historic Washington D.C.,USA.

The remit for the 2016 Power Shift is to create an agenda that would allow our unique audience to advance the cause of women in leadership, a very different “ask” from the inspire-and-celebrate, show-the-role-models kind of women’s leadership gala.  Thus, at the next Power Shift, we will look critically at existing barriers and get first hand accounts about new world-level breakthroughs.  We will hear from those who know how policy leaders make decisions about women’s issues—and we will think together about how best to inject a new perspective into those decisions. We will also recognize that leadership happens in many areas of life, not just at the tops of corporations or in the highest echelons of politics.

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