Womensphere Envision February 2014
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Photographs & Partnerships

Warm greetings. I hope you've had a great January, and that this note finds you well!

INSPIRING MEMORIES & PHOTO GALLERIES:  I am delighted to share with you the Photo Galleries from our first summit this year, the 5th Annual Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit which took place at Columbia University and at our partners' venues on January 14-16, convening over 400
emerging women leaders, innovators, students, and entrepreneurs across industries and disciplines, representing over 50 academic institutions and companies.

At the Summit, we launched the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Network, an international community of emerging change-makers and next generation leaders across academic institutions and companies, with the Summit Attendees as the first members of this Global Network.  Together with our Global Network to Create Our Future (the version that brings together established global leaders and rising global leaders), both networks will bring together change-makers and leaders in social good.

Please click on this link for the Photo Galleries from the Main Summit Day on January 15 at Columbia University.  Please click on the images below for Photo Galleries from our Exploration and Immersion Days on January 14 and 16, hosted by Credit Suisse, BBDO, NYSE Euronext, Diane von Furstenberg, Columbia School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, (IAC), Yahoo!, Paley Center for Media, and Time Warner/CNN

Corporate Partners and the largest corporate delegations came from Accenture, McGraw-Hill Financial, Nielsen, Goldman Sachs, Siegel+Gale, and Scholastic. The biggest student delegations came from Columbia University (School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, SIPA, School of the Arts), Yale, MIT Engineering, McMaster University, New York City College of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.  It's truly through these great partnerships that we, all together, succeed in investing in developing the next generation of women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
We’re excited to share the upcoming launch of “The Inclusion Imperative” the much awaited book by Stephen Frost, former Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the London Olympics & Paralympics Games, from 2008 to 2012. During his tenure, LOCOG had the most diverse and inclusive Olympics in history. You can get books online by clicking on the image (left).
Next month, Stephen joins KPMG as Head of Diversity & Inclusion. For his efforts and achievement in diversity and inclusion, we honoured Stephen with the Womensphere Global Leadership Award last year. We’re also happy to share that Stephen has joined the Womensphere Global Advisory Board.

GLOBAL AWARDS:  This coming week, we open Nominations for the Womensphere Global Leadership Awards, being given during the 7th Womensphere Global Summit on September 2014. The Womensphere Awards are given to extraordinary women and men whose leadership create a better future and transformational change in the world, and given across a number of fields and industries: Business & Finance, Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship, Education, Media, Sustainability & Development, and Law, Policy & Government.

This year, we have new categories we have opened for exceptional men, for academic leaders, and for mentors and sponsors (both women and men).   Stay tuned for more in this week's announcement!

I hope you enjoy the photo galleries below. Let us know if you have any inspiring initiatives you're implementing that we can support, or if you're interested in collaborating with ours! Here's wishing you an extraordinary February! 

All the best,

Analisa Leonor Balares
CEO, Womensphere | Chair, Womensphere Foundation  | Young Global Leader @ World Economic Forum | | | @womensphere
Explore Photo Galleries from Womensphere's Emerging Leaders Summit.
Click image above for Main Summit Day. Click images below for the Exploration Days!
Credit Suisse - Exploration & Immersion on Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship  – Hosted by Credit Suisse AVP Dora Maria Abreu, featuring Time Warner/CNN's Alicia Stewart and Womensphere CEO Analisa Balares. Speakers gave an overview of leadership & careers in  finance, media, and social entrepreneurship.
BBDO: Exploration & Immersion on Brands, Business & the Advertising Industry - Hosted by John Osborn, CEO of BBDO, Susannah Keller, EVP and Global Account Director, and Anne Lac, Creative Director. 
NYSE Euronext: Exploration & Immersion on Finance and the Capital Markets – Hosted by Gunjali Trikha, Director of Corporate Responsibility at NYSE Euronext. Learning about NYSE, finance industry's evolution, and  visiting the Exchange at Closing Bell.
Diane von Furstenberg: Exploration & Immersion in Brands & the Fashion Industry -  Hosted by DVF creative designer and stylist Drew Hirsch, participants learned about the DVF brand and the fashion industry at the glamorous DVF Flagship Boutique in NYC.
Time Warner/CNN: Exploration & Immersion in Media & Technology - Hosted by CNN Senior Producer Alicia Stewart and several senior producers from Time Warner, participants learned about media, journalism, industry dynamics, and the evolution in the media industry, and in story-telling and journalism.
Columbia Electrical Engineering Department - Field Exploration & Immersion – Dr. Christine Hendon (MIT Tech Review 30 Under 30 Top Innovators) shows participants through her Structure Function Imaging Laboratory, which is developing optical imaging and real-time analysis for heart diagnosis and therapy.
Columbia Environmental Engineering Department - Field Exploration & Immersion – Hosted by Dr. Alissa Park. Participants learned about technologies for carbon capture, storage, and sustainable energy conversion. (an IAC company): Exploration & Immersion in Technology, Internet & Media – Hosted by CEO Mandy Ginsberg and Allison Stride, participants met with key leaders from Learned about online education, web serivces, product and marketing strategy.
Yahoo! New York: Exploration & Immersion in Technology, Internet & Media – Hosted by leaders from Talent and Business Development teams, participants learned about Yahoo! culture, strategy, and Yahoo's exciting evolution since Marissa Mayer's leadership as CEO.
Paley Center for Media: Exploration & Immersion in Media & Technology - Hosted by senior leaders from the Paley Center for Media, participants learned about the history of the institution, and the rich resources and exciting events available to media professionals and media/technology afficionados at the Paley Center for Media.
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