About WEF – West Midlands, 2020
Women Economic Forum – West Midlands, on 31st July, 2020, is a one day event on the theme “Arise & Shine And The Streams”. We expect 200+ women, supportive men and young leaders to join us over the one day including 100+ speakers from 20+ countries. Women trustfully supporting Women : Traditionally we, women have been taught to be distrustful of one another due to scarcity of top jobs. It’s clear that strategy doesn’t work. The truth is that supporting one another raises us up collectively and channels the power of collaboration which is truly how we’ll change the spiralling equation… and have a lot more fun along the way. We need to reverse the stereotype that women don’t support other women. Studies unequivocally show that women supporting other women are more successful in business and happier in private life. We invite all the Soul sisters to join us on WEF West Midlands, 2020 in Birmingham, UK on July 31st 2020, and bring studies of unity and support into reality. Let’s empower our Pack!
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 35 global editions: 2015-2020
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); Australia (Perth), Colombia, UK (Birmingham, London)and in India where the organisation is headquartered (Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Goa). Coming up further in 2019-2020 are our WEF events in India, Slovenia, Egypt, Argentina 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 & Global Leaders 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);
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;
H.E. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia (2010–2013)
H.E. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ecuador
H.E. Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President Of The Republic Of Colombia, Colombia
H.E. Dr. Gertrude Ibengwe Mongella, Former President, Pan-African Parliament, Tanzania
H.E. Dr. Rosalía Arteaga, Former Constitutional President of Ecuador, Ecuador
H.E. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, United Kingdom
H.E. Ouided Bouchamaoui, Nobel Peace Laureate 2015, Tunisia
H.E. Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Award Winner, Guatemala
H.E. Rosario Marin, 41st Treasurer of the United States
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.
For Mission Million 2022, WEF events will be held in India and simultaneously ALL over the world along with members and partners in at least 1000+ cities from October – December 2022 showcasing women empowerment, solidarity and sustainable change through rallies, walks, seminars, conferences and creative interventions and of course in India.
We invite your organisation to Partner with the Mission Million as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Partner. Commitments required in different categories are as follows: Bronze Partner: connect to at least 10,000 women; Silver Partner: connect to at least 50,000 women; Gold Partner: connect to at least 100,000 women; Platinum Partner: connect to at least 200,000 women. As per performance, organisation logos will be uploaded on our website and formal acknowledgements made.
View more details on: https://missionmillion.wef.org.in/