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
June 27 | Brussels
Highlights from our 2019 edition
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
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.
2018 Social Media Impressions
High level speakers
Top international policymakers, business leaders and influencers
“Thanks for the organization and the inspiration. I feel my feminist soul has been nourished today.”
“Excellent and wide-ranging discussion at the POLITICO Women Rue Summit, frank, open, experienced, clever, articulate and a sense of humor.”
“Great, fruitful, peaceful and inspiring atmosphere as well as outstanding audience and speakers!”
“Fascinating discussion with Alexander De Croo ranging across gender equality, pay gap, feminism, economics, diversity, kids toys and part-time work.”
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.
WHY IS THIS SUMMIT UNIQUE
Attracting visionary speakers from across the globe
Featuring an interactive 1-day agenda with keynotes, panels and solutions-oriented roundtable discussions
Networking opportunities with industry leaders and stakeholders
BECOME A SPONSOR
- 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
Alexander De Croo
Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium
Head of Communication,
Business Psychologist and Senior Partner,
Ciairín de Buis
Women for Election
Kim van Sparrentak
Member of the European Parliament
Founder of the Gender Diversity Research Fund,
Minister for the Digital and Creative Industries, United Kingdom
Minister for European Affairs and Equality, Malta