WEF Madurai 2020 “Women Sculpting & Restructuring The World” #SHINE
Women Economic Forum – Madurai from 25th –26th January, 2020, is a two day event on the theme “Women Sculpting & Restructuring The World” #SHINE. Over the 2 days, we expect 150+ women & men to attend from different cities, sectors and countries.
About Women Economic Forum (WEF) and ALL Ladies League (ALL)
The forum arm of the global network ALL Ladies League (ALL), the Women Economic Forum (WEF) is an international platform enabling women and leaders from all walks of life worldwide to expand business opportunities and enhance personal influence through networking across borders while being inspired by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, authors, thought leaders and celebrities.
We are a non-profit with a philanthropic vision and collaborative spirit.
With connections to 100,000 members and inspiring women across 150 countries, ALL & WEF are among the largest women’s networks offering the widest outreach, enabling global connections for empowering women’s entrepreneurship and leadership.
We have a strong #SheforShe spirit, with outreach toward #SheforHe and #HeforShe. It is a movement of Gender Equality without Gender Divisiveness.
ALL is a multinational movement of “Sisters Beyond Borders,” fostering a worldwide web of women beyond borders, boundaries and bias. It operates via a network of chapters that are circles of self-help through support and sisterhood.
WEF curates conversations, connections, community and collaborations toward our greater influence and impact through relentless inspiration and initiatives. It conducts editions globally encouraging local ALL chapters and widening networks to gather for peer exchange and networking enabling “Business Beyond Borders” in a spirit of support and sisterhood.
Celebrating 25 global editions: 2015-2019
WEF celebrated 25 global editions in April 2019, at the mega Annual WEF 2019 was in India, and the next Annual WEF 2020 is in Egypt, with a gala gathering of 2000+ women and supporters from 100+ countries.
Earlier global editions have been held across US (Los Angeles/New Mexico/Santa Barbara), Canada (Vancouver), UK (London, Birmingham), Europe (Hague, Amsterdam, Tomar, Lisbon) Nordics (Iceland), Caribbean (Grenada), MENA (Tunisia); and in India where the organisation is headquartered (Delhi, Chennai, Kolkatta, Guwahati, Goa).
Coming up in 2019-2020 are our WEF events in Australia, UK (Birmingham and London), Colombia, Mexico, Morocco, Kerala-India, Slovenia, Egypt, France, Italy et al.
Schedule and Registration for all events is on www.wef.org.in
Global Support and Thought Leadership
Across our editions, we have had the good fortune of being addressed by thought leaders from the world including Heads of States, Nobel Laureates, Royalty, Ministers, Mayors, Businesswomen, University Presidents and Professors, Judges, Industrialists, Ambassadors & Diplomats, Film and Sports personalities, and of course inspiring businesswomen, entrepreneurs and supportive leaders from a wide variety of fields.
Heads of States/Nobel Laureates who have addressed us include:
H.E Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta;
H.E. Laura Chinchilla Miranda, President of Costa Rica (2010-2014);
H.E. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996);
Nobel Peace Laureate 2015, Ouided Bouchamaoui from Tunisia;
H.E Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada;
H.E. Dr. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, President of Chile (2006 – 2010 and 2014 – 2018);
H.E. Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyzstan (2010-2011);
H.E. Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin, Vice President of the Republic of Suriname.
We have an active outreach to youth in communities, schools, colleges and universities as our girls and boys are indispensable partners in delivering the change we wish to see for parity, peace and progress for All. Testimonials from university leaders are below:
“It was amazing to see delegates from more than 100 countries participate and share their journey. The stories about their struggles and how they overcame barriers and stereotypes, prior to being successful, touched each one of us. …. The forum afforded an amazing opportunity for the NMSU delegation, students, staff, and faculty to interact with global leaders. This experience is invaluable in developing further as global leaders.” – Rolando A. Flores, Dean College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, USA.
“A truly outstanding and eye opening event! I felt honored to speak at the WEF with so many of the most accomplished and amazing women in the world in attendance and as speakers.” – Richard D’Aveni, Bakala Professor of Strategy, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA.
WEF – 5WCW Mission Million 2022
We have also announced MISSION MILLION in India for 2022, gathering women of the world in solidarity. Mission Million is aimed at connecting a million women entrepreneurs and supportive leaders worldwide as an empowering sisterhood and inspired community, toward opening up exponential opportunities for connections and collaborations in a spirit of parity, peace and prosperity for All.
This would be a follow up on previous United Nations world conferences for women, held in Mexico in 1975, Copenhagen in 1980, Nairobi in 1985, and the 4WCW in Beijing in 1995 where 12000 women representative from across the world came together.
25 years hence, since the UN has not yet moved toward a 5th World Conference for Women – which would serve as a modern milestone for the journey and growth of women empowerment in our times, we have thus envisioned the 5WCW as WEF – 5WCW Mission Million 2022 with the goal of having a million women worldwide gather for a 5th World Conference of Women originating in India in 2022.