Forbes 30/50 Summit
NEW YORK – March 2, 2022 – Forbes today revealed the final line up for the inaugural Forbes 30/50 Summit, a global event gathering generations of women from both the “30 Under 30” list and “50 Over 50” lists in Abu Dhabi taking place March 6-9, 2022 to mark International Women’s Day.
Chaired by “Know Your Value” founder and Co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski, the ground-breaking event will bring together inspirational global leaders, including former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and honorees from Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and 50 Over 50 lists, with the mission of forming world-changing alliances. This event will also be a powerful catalyst for change, in a region that has lagged in gender equality. It will also address the issues that Putin’s invasion, and the ensuing tragedy, has brought forward – with Secretary Clinton addressing the situation directly.
The latest speakers added to the dynamic roster of leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers in Abu Dhabi include:
These speakers will join other summit participants and speakers, including:
The agenda will provide a platform for the exceptional speakers to share their insights and experiences as part of engaging series of discussions on topics including how to build a billion dollar brand, the fintech revolution and mental health unicorns. The event will also feature opportunities for networking and mentorship.
The Forbes 30/50 Summit will be supported by pioneering luxury fashion platform, African Fashion International (AFI), and professional cycling team, UAE Team ADQ, as partner sponsors. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas will host the summit as a supporting sponsor.
One of the event’s highlights on the evening of March 7 is a Global Fashion Showcase led by AFI and spotlighting seven breakthrough designers – under 30 and over 50 – from Africa, the UAE and the United States for an enchanting, multi-perspective show focused on women empowerment. Designers featured include Shamyra Moodley of LaaniRaani (South Africa), Tshepo Mafokwane of Sober Design House (South Africa), Marie Louis Bishara (Egypt), Madagascar-born Eric Raisina, Christie Brown (Ghana), Sara Tamimi (UAE) and Sima Azadegan of Sima Collezione (US).
In addition, UAE Cycling Team ADQ will lead a “Mindful Moment” session on the morning of International Women’s Day, allowing delegates to carve out time for meditation and exercise to kick start the day.
About the Forbes 30/50 Summit
In 2011, Forbes launched “30 Under 30,” the world’s most influential list of young leaders, and it’s now a global phenomenon and community of 10,000 disruptive innovators across 50 countries. A decade later, in 2021, Forbes and Mika Brzezinski with “Know Your Value” launched another initiative called “50 Over 50,” celebrating age defying female leaders and entrepreneurs. Now, Forbes will bring together all these inspiring leaders in 2022 for the greatest gathering of women ever.
The Forbes 30/50 Summit will be hosted in Abu Dhabi over the next three years, a global city with bold ambitions to become a sustainable world class capital and knowledge economy. It will be a powerful catalyst for change, in a region that has previously underperformed when it comes to gender equality. The Forbes 30/50 Summit will focus on forming world-changing alliances and creating cross-generational mentorship opportunities to provide leadership, guidance, and insights to women at every stage of their career.
The summit will also provide rich cultural immersion opportunities, in collaboration with the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Zayed University. On International Women’s Day itself, hundreds of Summit participants will reveal their most important lessons, which will then be shared on the Forbes platforms, “Morning Joe” and others, to empower women across the world.
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