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Rising Talents

Connecting the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Interviews from the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2017

Zimbini Peffer on how to lead with courage

Women's Forum 2017 Rising Talents honoree Zimbini Peffer, Marketing Director of the Foschini Retail Group in South Africa, discusses how to lead with courage.

Gisela Pinheiro on women in leadership, diversity and innovation

"Everything you do has to have a meaning, not only to the bottom line profit, but a meaning to the community, a meaning to the world." Women's Forum 2017 Rising Talents honoree Gisela Pinheiro, VP of Functional Materials & Solutions for BASF South America discusses women in leadership, diversity and innovation.

Karen Tay on combatting growing inequality

Women's Forum 2017 Rising Talents honoree Karen Tay, Smart Nation Director for the Singapore Prime Minister's Office, discusses how young leaders can help create inclusive societies to combat growing inequality.

Deborah Berger on combatting inequality in the work place

"I'm actually an outsider in this industry, which I think is a bonus for what I'm supposed to do." Women's Forum 2017 Rising Talents honoree Deborah Berger, Deputy General Manager at Chargeurs, discusses reinventing herself to work in diverse fields and how to combat inequality in the workplace.

Lauren Bohn on failure, vulnerability and what leadership looks like around the world

"Leadership doesn't necessarily have to be a woman who is a CEO." Women's Forum 2017 Rising Talents honoree Lauren Bohn, Middle East Correspondent at The Groundtruth Project, discusses failure, vulnerability and what leadership looks like around the world.

Katharina Schmitt on building a leadership team and breaking outside of your comfort zone

"Do things that you are a little bit scared of, that are outside your comfort zone." Women's Forum 2017 Rising Talents honoree Katharina Schmitt, General Manager at Ampush, discusses building a leadership team and breaking outside of your comfort zone to move yourself and your organization forward.

Estelle Touzet, Chief Sommeliere at Hôtel Ritz Paris

Tara Shirvani, Infrastructure Specialist at World Bank US

Lea Von Bidder, CEO at Ava Science Switzerland

Mina Dimitrova on sponsorship, mentorship and the importance of resilience and grit

"I think the most important factor is the example that my boss sets." Women's Forum 2017 Rising Talents honoree Mina Dimitrova, Head of Central Go To Market, EMEA at Google, on sponsorship, mentorship and the importance of resilience and grit in rising from Communist Bulgaria to global technology leadership.

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