June 27 | Brussels

Highlights from our 2019 edition

Opening Interview with Margot James, British Minister for the Digital and Creative Industries, moderated by Annabelle Dickson, POLITICO Reporter, followed by the panel discussion “Will women lead 2019-24?” with Helena Dalli, Minister of European Affairs and Equality in Malta; Kim van Sparrentak, Member of the European Parliament; Virginija Langbakk, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality, moderated by Rym Momtaz, POLITICO Reporter

Interview with Alexander De Croo, Belgium Deputy Prime Minister, moderated by Lili Bayer, POLITICO Reporter, followed by a joint-interview with Jeanne Ponte, Founder of MeTooEP, and Dean Peacock, Senior Adviser for Rights and Advocacy at Promundo, moderated by Anna Palmer, Co-author of POLITICO U.S. Playbook and Editorial Director of Women Rule

2019-06-27 Women Rule Summit 2019

Check out some picture highlights from our 2019 edition above.

With a longstanding interest in women empowerment, POLITICO presented the 2nd edition of its Women Rule Summit.

With the recent midterm elections in the U.S. and the recent European elections in May, this was an exciting time to reflect on the progress achieved by women at the political and corporate levels, and revive the debate on women empowerment.

Some of the key questions tackled during this high-level event were:

  • Will women lead the European Union in 2019-24?
  • What organizational changes have proven to be the most successful for the empowerment of women?
  • How can men be involved in the conversation on gender equality?
  • Does the rise of far-right parties pose a threat to gender equality?

Building on the success of the previous year’s edition and our Women Rule series, the 2019 Women Rule Summit gathered 130+ attendees and featured unique networking opportunities, inspirational keynote speeches, thought-provoking debates and practical breakout sessions on important matters related to our journalism.

 Follow us on Twitter @EventsPOLITICO and join the discussion #RuleWithUs

2019 PARTNERS

Networking partner

KEY FIGURES

117000000

2018 Social Media Impressions

11

Global events

150

High level speakers

1001

Top international policymakers, business leaders and influencers

2019 TESTIMONIALS

“Great, fruitful, peaceful and inspiring atmosphere as well as outstanding audience and speakers!”

2019-07-05T10:51:58+01:00

“Fascinating discussion with Alexander De Croo ranging across gender equality, pay gap, feminism, economics, diversity, kids toys and part-time work.”

Ciairín de Buis, Women for Election
2019-07-05T10:51:25+01:00
Ciairín de Buis, Women for Election

“Thanks for the organization and the inspiration. I feel my feminist soul has been nourished today.”

2019-07-05T10:46:39+01:00

“Excellent and wide-ranging discussion at the POLITICO Women Rue Summit, frank, open, experienced, clever, articulate and a sense of humor.”

Helena Nolan, Ambassador of Ireland in Belgium
2019-07-05T10:51:44+01:00
Helena Nolan, Ambassador of Ireland in Belgium

2019 SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

2019-06-27 Women Rule Summit 2019

REPLAY – MARCH 8 INTERVIEW

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, POLITICO held a Women Rule interview with Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, a founding member of the WECAN-network. This event was moderated by Ryan Heath, political editor, and Marion Solletty, deputy policy news editor, and presented by Hrvoje Custonja, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, International School Sport Federation.

...

POLITICO WOMEN RULE SERIES

A transatlantic network of rising stars and accomplished professionals between the U.S. and E.U.

  • Upon interest, possibility to organize networking cocktails, lunches or working groups in Paris, London and/or Berlin. Contact us to hear more.
  • Discover the U.S. series here!

WHY IS THIS SUMMIT UNIQUE

VISIONARY SPEAKERS
Attracting visionary speakers from across the globe

INTERACTIVE AGENDA
Featuring an interactive 1-day agenda with keynotes, panels and solutions-oriented roundtable discussions

PEER CONNECTIONS
Networking opportunities with industry leaders and stakeholders

TRACK RECORD
A successful launch edition. Highlights from 2018

BECOME A SPONSOR

GET INVOLVED
  • Drive the conversation on equal-representation and the challenges ahead
  • Network with the trailblazers in women’s leadership in politics, policymaking, and business across Europe
  • Showcase your thought leadership in front of top policymakers and other transformative leaders
  • Align your brand with the #1 Most Read, Most Influential EU Media Publication
  • Deliver key messages through dedicated media components

2019 SPEAKERS

Alexander De Croo

Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium

Sixtine Bouygues

Head of Communication,
European Commission

Binna Kandola

Business Psychologist and Senior Partner,
Pearn Kandola

Ciairín de Buis

CEO,
Women for Election

Kim van Sparrentak

Member of the European Parliament

Dirk Luyten

Founder of the Gender Diversity Research Fund,
INSEAD

Margot James

Minister for the Digital and Creative Industries, United Kingdom

Helena Dalli

Minister for European Affairs and Equality, Malta

Scroll Up