Women Rule Summit - POLITICO - June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 | Brussels


Brussels | Les Ateliers des Tanneurs | Rue des Tanneurs 60A

POLITICO has a longstanding interest in women’s leadership in politics, policymaking, and business, notably via our Women Rule series started in Washington.

We are now looking to foster similar discussions in Europe, exploring contributions women make to European politics and business. The project will include news-making interviews and podcasts, networking events, original reporting, and a large-scale summit on June 21, 2018, in Brussels.

While we still evolve in a world where women are underrepresented, be it in political powerhouses or in the boardroom, this full-day event will highlight transformative women championing important issues on the political and policy agenda and driving business growth and societal change.

Join over 150 members of the Women Rule community, and meet the women shaping the world from behind the scenes at the center of the political, business and intellectual stage. This Summit will feature inspirational keynote speeches, thought-provoking debates, unique networking opportunities and other learning moments to discuss women success, new leadership models, and the challenges ahead.

  • How do women calling the shots view the challenges facing our world today?
  • What is the role of government leveling the playing field?
  • What difference, if any, do women make when they are at the table?
  • North South East West: How does Europe compare, diverge, and why?

To learn more about the Women Rule series, please visit www.politico.com/womenrule


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Livestream sessions

Welcome remarks by Nirvi Shah, Pro Editor, POLITICO & Carrie Budoff Brown, Editor, POLITICO. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada, and Edna Molewa, Minister for Environmental Affairs, South Africa will sat with POLITICO Energy reporter Anca Gurzu.

Clare Hutchinson, Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, NATO, Mara Marinaki, Principal Advisor for Gender issues, European External Action Service (EEAS) and Pilar del Castillo Vera, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament joined a panel discussion on CHANGING DYNAMICS BETWEEN THE REALMS OF BUSINESS, POLITICS, DIPLOMACY AND OTHER SPHERES OF POWER.

Anna Palmer, of the US Women Rule Podcast and Co-Author of POLITICO Playbook moderated the session.

Partner introductory remarks: Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies, Microsoft.

One-on-one interview with Commissioner Carlos Moedas and MEP Eva Kaili.

Highlights of our Women Rule Launch Cocktail, March 8, 2018:



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



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Why Attend

Attracting visionary speakers from across the globe

Featuring an interactive 1-day agenda with keynotes, panels and roundtable discussions

Networking opportunities with industry leaders and stakeholders

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  • 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
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