Women as the Way Forward - Annual Meeting 2012

Imagine if half the world's population were to reach its full potential. How would this advance progress on economic, societal and political issues?

Dimensions to be addressed:

- The girl effect and the graduate effect
- Interventions to close gender gaps
- New models of leadership

  • Michelle Bachelet, Undersecretary-General, United Nations Women (UN Women), New York
  • Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012; Young Global Leader
  • Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop; Chair, The Elders, South Africa
  • Talal Al Zain, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, Bahrain; Global Agenda Council on Private Capital

Opening Remarks by

  • Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand

Moderated by

  • Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times, USA