Womensphere empowers women and girls to boldly envision, create brighter futures, and transform our world, through innovative initiatives, impact-driven collaborations, and inspiring communities. 

Founded in 2007, we invest in closing gender gaps, and in empowering women and girls to create the future through leadership, innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, education, public leadership, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics).  We foster communities of global and local change-makers, innovators, scientists, creators, entrepreneurs, educators, public leaders, and emerging leaders. We collaborate with great men, women, and institutions that champion gender equality and invest in women and girls.

Since February 2008, Womensphere has organized and produced over 50 summits, forums, and events, focused on advancing women's leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability leadership.

Womensphere Summits and Forums convene key stakeholders and help build a cross-industry, interdisciplinary, and inter-generational community and ecosystem dedicated to advancing women in business, finance, entrepreneurship, social innovation, education, media, public leadership, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics), and sustainability leadership - empowering women to create the future, to co-architect the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 

Below are the upcoming events, summits, and forums being produced by Womensphere and Womensphere initiatives and partnerships.

MARCH 2018

Womensphere Summit on Money, Capital, Investment & Funding Innovation

1:00 PM on Friday, March 30 -- 6:00PM on Saturday, March 31 | 2018 | TriBeCa | New York City

This Summit is about addressing economic inequalities, empowering ownership of your life and destiny, and arming you with the strategies, insights, resources, and networks you need to create your future.

The reality in America today is that economic odds have been stacked against women, women of color, and people of color, with progress happening glacially. For working professionals, we see pervasive gender pay gaps, including greater pay gaps for women of color and people of color. For entrepreneurs, innovators/scientists, and social innovators, we see pervasive gender inequality in access to capital and funding, and the distribution of capital and funding. Beyond gender inequality, we also many pervasive inequalities at the intersection of race and gender.

At this Womensphere Summit, we address these issues heads on. We explore how we solve these issues through business initiatives, government policies, movements, as well as insights from neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics.

Importantly, we provide you with the insights, strategies, tactics, connections, and access to resources and networks, so that you can better OWN your financial life, increase your odds of success, and create a better, stronger future.

This Womensphere Summit will offer you a combination of panel discussions, TED-style talks, townhall dialogue, individual workshops, exercises, networking sessions, and onsite learning journeys and immersions/site visits across leading institutions in New York City – all covering these important topics.


Global Expert Mentor (GEM) Project

Global Expert Mentoring sessions on leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability, and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including preparatory training & education for the Womensphere Global Codefest, Womensphere Global Artfest, and Womensphere Global Videofest





MARCH 31-APRIL 7, 2018


March 31- April 7, 2018:

Interscholastic Global Codefest, Global Artfest, Global Videofest Competition







MAY 2018

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Womensphere 10th Anniversary

Global Summit & Awards on Creating the Future

May 7, 2018; New York CityBy invitation and by application






Womensphere Emerging Leaders USA Summit

August 7-9, 2018; New York City

By invitation and by application


The next generation of women leaders and innovators transforming America. Featuring over 100 distinguished leaders speaking and mentoring; Global Expert Mentors (GEM) forums & workshops on Leadership, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics); Impact Fair, Career Fair, and STEAM Showcase including Art Exhibits; and Industry Explorations & Field Immersions.




10th Anniversary Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit & Awards on Creating the Future

September 28-29, 2018; New York City

By invitation and by application

Inaugural New Champions 5050 Summit convening YGLs, Global Shapers, Schwab Social Entrepreneurs, Tech Pioneers, Young Scientists, and interested members of the WEF community to focus on solutions to global gender parity and empowerment of women and girls

GLOBAL CODEFEST: Award Ceremonies 

GLOBAL ARTFEST: Award Ceremonies

GLOBAL VIDEOFEST: Award Ceremonies



Inaugural Womensphere Emerging Leaders Philippine Summit

October 2018; Manila, Philippines

By invitation and by application