TBA, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Event Date Sun Mar 6 +04 - Wed Mar 9 +04 (3 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sat Mar 5 3:00pm - Tue Mar 8 3:00pm
Location TBA
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Region EMEA

Over the past decade, the Forbes 30 Under 30 has become the world’s most important honor for young entrepreneurs and leaders, while a new list, the 50 Over 50, which showcases how, for women, experience and wisdom and leadership mean that success no longer has an expiration date.

In 2022, we’re going to do something unprecedented, drawing from both these communities–the young super-achievers who innovate and the legends and icons with priceless experience–to create what should be the greatest global event for women in history, the summit take place during International Women’s Day.

The location: one of the world’s great crossroads in Abu Dhabi. We’ll use this event as a catalyst for change. Our venues will be some of the finest in the world, from the UAE’s presidential palace to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, to an unforgettable closing event in the desert.

The key to this event: Mentoring. Everyone from these communities–along with other world leaders from policy, business and NGOs–will be asked to share, and forge new bonds, to work together to make participants smarter about technology, about leadership, about everything that it takes to lead. And to create relationships that will last a lifetime.

That’s especially true on International Women’s Day, when every Summit participant becomes a teacher, and almost any woman or girl in the world can become a student. Attendees will present on something they’ve mastered, which we’ll share via the Forbes platform, “Morning Joe,” and others. Rather than just a hashtag, International Women’s Day will have a gathering worthy of it. Watch exclusive coverage of this event’s announcement on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” here:

Please note: agenda timing and event venues are subject to change. Our team is monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on in-person gatherings. The UAE will require vaccination and COVID-19 testing prior to entering Abu Dhabi, and Forbes will arrange daily testing during the event. All major sessions and events will take place outside.


2022 Speakers

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Former United States Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady, Lawyer, Author and Activist

HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud
Secretary-General and member of the Board of Trustees, Alwaleed Philanthropies

Cathie Wood
Founder, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, ARK Investment Management

Huda Kattan
Founder & CEO, Huda Beauty

Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe
Cofounder & CEO, Motsepe Foundation and Founder & CEO, African Fashion International (AFI)

Lexi Underwood
Actress, Singer, Filmmaker, and Change Maker

Jenny Just
Cofounder & Managing Partner, PEAK6

Loren Gray
Singer, Model and Content Creator

Huma Abedin
Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton and New York Times Best Selling Author

Safiya Alsayegh
UAE and Arab Champion World Tour Level Cyclist

April Koh
CEO & Cofounder, Spring Health

Jenny Johnson
President & CEO, Franklin Templeton

Ariel Wengroff
VP, Communications, Ledger

Paulina Porizkova
Model, Actress and Author

Mika Brzezinski
Founder of Know Your Value, and Co-Host of Morning Joe

Randall Lane
Chief Content Officer, Forbes

Maggie McGrath
Editor, ForbesWomen

Moira Forbes
President & Publisher, ForbesWomen and Executive Vice President, Forbes

Diane Brady
Assistant Managing Editor, Communities & Leadership, Forbes

Maneet Ahuja
Senior Editor, Forbes

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Partner

• African Fashion International