WORLD WOMAN
SUMMIT 2018

Clinton Presidential
Center

11-12 October 2018

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS ARE HERE ON ONE GLOBAL STAGE
About Us

World Woman Summit 2018 will celebrate the doers and the doing; a source of inspiration and support that connects and empowers women around the world, helping them to realize their potential and reach new heights. Featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and interstitial spotlights, the 2018 World Woman’s Summit will bring together the voices and insights of a diverse range of luminaries from the worlds of business, entertainment, science and technology to accelerate women’s leadership in a bold new way through the global movement of Gender Harmony.
The goal of World Woman Summit 2018 will accelerate women’s leadership in a bold new way to support the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

The wide-ranging programming designed to inspire action and fuel creative fires will span six core pillars: Entrepreneurship, Technology, Finance, Health, Education, and Sustainability.

AGENDA

 

Registeration

08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
 

Opening Remarks

Asa Hutchinson

Governor

Susan Hutchinson

First Lady

Dr. Sybil Hampton

Former President, Winthrop Rockerfeller Foundation

Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 

Keynote

Naveen Jain

Visionary Entrepreneur

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
 

Keynote

Sharon Lechter

Author, Think & Grow Rich for Women, Entrepreneur and Investor

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
 

Networking Lunch

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 

Keynote

Jack Bobo

Food Futurist

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
 

Keynote

Justin Whitmore

EVP Corporate Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
 

Fireside Chat on Future of Food

Justin Whitmore

EVP Corporate Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods

Jack Bobo

Food Futurist

Ben Noble

Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Strategy, Riceland Foods

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
 

Break

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
 

INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Manik

Co-founder of Leaf Wearables

03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
 

Keynote

Ingrid Vanderveldt

CE0, Empowering 100 billion women by 2020

03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
 

Closing Remarks

Anu Jain

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

04:30 PM - 04:45 PM
 

Opening Remarks

Stephanie S. Streett

Executive Director, Clinton Foundation

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
 

Women driving THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Jennifer James

Field To Market Farmer of the Year 2017

Yael Lehmann

President & CEO, The Food Trust

Dr. Jamie Baum

Faculty Food Science, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

Lisa Pino

Counsel, Mayer Brown, LLP and Former USDA Deputy Administrator (SNAP) under President Barack Obama

Adriana Garcia DeVun

Americas Program Director, Heifer International

Tracy Cryder

Vice President, Deloitte Consulting LLP

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 

THE WOMEN DRIVING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

Alex Coren

Co-Founder, Wambi and Advisor Forbes Technology Council

Terhilda Garrido

Former VP Healthcare IT, Kaiser Permanente

Andrea Wilkinson

Global Healthcare Government Relation Expert

Dr. Nickolas Zaller

Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Dora Hughes, MD, MPH

Associate Research Professor, Health Policy & Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Meredith Nahm Zozus, Ph.D., CCDM

Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Academic Programs Department, Biomedical Informatics College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 

Women Driving The Future Of Entreprenuership & Social Impact

Lauren Lawley

Head - Senior Vice President - SUCCESS Magazine

Beverly Morrow

Entrepreneur

Lindsey Helt

Sr.Director, Human Resources, Walmart USA

Melissa Thoma

Principal, Thoma Thoma

Dr.Ravi Gundlapalli

CEO, MentorCloud

Michelle Lin

CEO, Live Love Polish Forbes 30 under 30

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 

Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
 

WOMEN DRIVING THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Tina Hovsepian

Founder, Cardborigami & Forbes 30 under 30

LoriL. Burrows

Vice President and General Counsel of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp

JJ Davis

Vice President of Corporate Communications, Tyson Foods

Suzanne Munson

Manager, Global Partnerships and Alliances, Heifer International

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

Policy and Communications Fellow, Center for Climate and Security

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
 

Break

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
 

Panel:WOMEN DRIVING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL ECONOMY

Karama Neal PhD

President of Southern Bancorp Community Partners

Katy Zhao

Vice President and Financial Advisor The Whitman Group at Morgan Stanley

Lauren Lawley

Head - Senior Vice President - SUCCESS Magazine

Uday Akkaraju

CEO, BOND.AI

Lisa Song Sutton, J.D,

Miss Nevada US 2014 , 2017 Top 10 Social Entrepreneur to Watch by Inc.

Gina Radke

CEO, Galley Support Innovations

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
 

Break

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
 

Panel: Women Driving The Future Of Technology

Maya Strelar-Migotti

CEO 4Pia.Inc

Sanjiv Goyal

CEO, Droisys

Suzanne EL-Moursi

President, Uplift Data Partners

Lauren Lawley

Head - Senior Vice President - SUCCESS Magazine

Danielle Kayembe

Female Futurist

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
 

Closing Remarks

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
HEADLINERS
SPEAKERS
MODERATOR
ADVISORY COUNCIL
Sessions
BRIDGING THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP GENDER GAP

Research has shown that female founders actually out-perform their male peers, male founders tend to start more businesses and raise more capital than women. The session will discuss the challenges faced both by women and generally when starting their businesses, and how they overcame them.

DIVERSITY IN TECH: WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP IN EFFECTING CHANGE

Gender diversity in tech has been a hot topic in the last few years, receiving attention in national publications. Companies have publicly posted their hiring statistics, hired Chief Diversity Officers, and more and more women in leadership roles have been receiving widespread visibility. Beyond the media attention, how are things really going for women working inside these companies? Which corporate initiatives have been the most successful in driving professional development and empowerment for women? In which areas in tech – be it industry, function, or job level – do women still have the most room to grow?

WOMEN TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

Rising healthcare costs have challenged stakeholders across all sectors of healthcare to look for innovative solutions to improve quality, expand access, and maximize value. The health care panel invites senior women leaders in the field to share their experiences in shaping the future of healthcare, ranging from helping build accountable care organizations to implementing value-based healthcare.

WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: BETTER BUSINESS, BETTER WORLD

In a world with a rising global population, eminent climate change, and widespread political instability, it has become an imperative to drive a sustainable, inclusive economy.  There is an enormous opportunity if the private sector is able to understand economic, social and environmental challenges and align their companies with social and environmental impact. This panel hopes to explore how phenomenal women are accelerating inclusive growth through sustainable development in different contexts.

WOMEN BREAKING THROUGH WALL STREET’S GLASS CEILING

The world of high finance is a notoriously difficult industry to break into and is even harder to rise through its ranks. For women in finance, the glass ceiling feels especially thick. Our generation is fortunate to have a growing number of role models who have endured through the challenges of reaching the upper echelons of finance and who have helped pave a path for others. We will listen to some of the most accomplished women in the industry share their lessons learned and advice for building a successful career in finance.

WOMEN DRIVING THE FUTURE OF FOOD

The impacts of climate change – drought, floods, extreme weather, increased incidence of disease, and growing food and water insecurity – disproportionately affect the world’s 1.3 billion poor, the majority of whom are women. The session will help us examine how women are contributing to both adaptation and mitigation efforts in creating innovative solutions to build resilient communities. At all levels of leadership and across all sectors of society, women’s representation is not an option, but a necessity for combating climate change.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS
World Woman Summit speaker is a thought leader, an innovative thinker and an industry influencer.
Qualities of a Good Speaker Submission
Knows the World Woman Summit audience. Our audience comprises qualified business, entertainment, science and technology industry attendees looking for real applications.

Reviewed the form carefully before submitting.
Did not pitch products, companies or services. Submissions contain clear takeaways for the audience.
Linked to the speaker bio on the contact information page. Make sure the speaker bio is clear on why this person is an authority on subject matter.
Provided case studies or research that will assist the audience in their own business applications.

OUR MISSION

Born in 2017, the Forum claimed a record by gathering of delegates from around the globe and becoming the most massive event in heart of America. For the first time, internationally recognized women leaders came together on one global stage, providing a unique learning experience for accelerating women's leadership in a bold new way.

Our mission is to provide one of its kind of platform for women worldwide. This platform gives a collectivized voice for Women Leadership in our region and aims to inform, inspire and impact themselves, their community and the world at large and inspire women’s leadership.

Grow your
global network

Unleash and unlock opportunities for 2018 and beyond. With two days crossing paths with senior leadership from potential partners and potential customers, the World Woman Summit 2018 is a place to build contacts to connections, share your knowledge, and keep the conversation going long after the weekend is over.

10 COUNTRIES
30 ORGANISATIONS
ONE GLOBAL STAGE
SUMMIT VENUE
CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is the presidential library of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. The Presidential Center is located on the banks of Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world to its grounds each year.
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Testimonials

A great initiative to spotlight women on global stage. We need to more women in leadership roles to impact the world in important issues.

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

World Woman Foundation is a platform which can truly drive issues such as creating good-paying jobs, enacting family leave, equal pay policies and college affordability for women.

Kamala Devi Harris, Attorney General, California.

We are dismissed. We are sort of sidelined and we’re treated as second-class citizens, not worthy of the debate for example, not worthy of press coverage. But that’s going to change. It’s time for women to lead with Global Mentorship Program.

Jill Ellen Stein, Physician, Activist, and Politician

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