The Women’s Forum invites Silicon Valley Leaders in Paris.

I am excited to co-lead with Nathalie Doré the Silicon Valley Delegation at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting on October 5–6 in Paris. More info below.

Save the Date & Engage for Impact: Women’s Forum Global Meeting on October 5–6 in Paris.

Nathalie is CEO de L’Atelier BNP Paribas North America. Prior to that she was Head of Digital Marketing at BNP Paribas Cardif.

I am responsible for innovation programs as Innovation Ecosystems Manager at Renault Innovation Lab and Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley.

As we both work for large corporations’ outposts in Silicon Valley we share the common ambition to advance corporate innovations and accelerate the transition toward a more sustainable future: transportation, cities, society.

I personally find that today is the most exciting time to work for the mobility industry. Mobility impacts our lives in profound ways. It provides employment opportunities and contributes to the economic health of countries. New automotive trends and technologies (shared mobility, electrification and connectivity of vehicles, along with autonomous driving) have the potential to make the mobility experience much more efficient, more accessible, and more entertaining than it is today.

The rapid rate of urbanization leads to new challenges in cities that innovations in the financing sector can address. Banks can help support the development of innovations such as crowdfunding for greater access to financing. Beyond their financing role, today banks can contribute to accelerating new ventures, rethinking urban space, and strenghtening social links in cities.

We also want to promote initiatives that support a more sustainable society. In April 2016, San Francisco became the first US city to mandate fully paid parental leave. Businesses have started improving and implementing parental-support strategies. But we still have ways to go to drive gender equality worldwide.

We strongly believe that this transition toward a more sustainable future requires to build a common vision and coordinate actions between private companies, local governments, entrepreneurs, universities, citizens and leaders, women and men.

We are also convinced that we, women and men, must act and move forward together.

Therefore we have been chosen by Chiara Corazza, Managing Director at the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, to co-lead the Silicon Valley Delegation for the next Women’s Forum Global Meeting taking place on 5–6 October 2017 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

The Women’s Forum: Building the future with women’s vision.

The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society is the world’s leading platform featuring women’s and men’s voices on major social and economic issues.

Building tomorrow in today’s fast-changing world requires a common long-term vision. That’s the ambition of The Women’s Forum which gathers during Global Meetings leaders and influencers, women and men, who distinguish themselves through their ideas and actions to build a better future.

The Global Meeting 2017 is convening in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre -for the first time- and accommodating the largest audience in its 12-year history to explore issues and inspire real action. This 2-day Global Meeting will be a sounding board for today’s most innovative ideas and a springboard for tomorrow’s solutions.

On behalf of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society we are proud to invite today’s Silicon Valley Leaders to participate to the wide-ranging and incisive debates of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting. Silicon Valley Delegates will bring their entrepreneurial mindset and visionnary insights on new trends. Discussions will come to practical conclusions on how to build a more efficient urban mobility, smarter cities, a more equal society, and new frameworks for business collaborations between large companies and startups.

We also want to mention that last June the Women’s Forum launched a manifesto to support the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and trigger the engagement of key opinion leaders. The worldwide signatures supporting the Paris Agreement on Climate will be disclosed on the occasion of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Paris.

Please stay tuned. And don’t hesitate to reach out to us for additional information.

Clara & Nathalie.

About the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society: The Women’s Forum, a Publicis Groupe company headquartered in Paris, expresses its commitment to women’s progress throughout the year with a range of Women’s Forum Initiatives in partnership with corporations, media groups, and non-governmental organisations. The Women’s Forum engages closely with its partners to inform and design its meetings and initiatives, while maintaining its editorial independence throughout.