Women’s Global Leadership Journey
WINConference Nigeria 2016

Global WINConference 2019 

2-5 October 2019

The WINConference provides inspiration, context, tools, knowledge and a generous network of support for women to contribute authentically, integrating their feminine values and global awareness into all that they do.

It is the most innovative and interactive programme on leadership you will see this year, bringing together influential change-makers and pioneers to create a world in which we all flourish.

The conference will help you get up to speed on emerging trends in business, technology and society as well as the latest thinking on the future of work and careers, and new practices in individual growth.

The conference is designed to help participants generate new awareness, skills and connections in an inspiring and nurturing environment, enabling them to accelerate their impact in the world, at work and in their lives.

At WIN we grow as conscious leaders and empower each other to create business with purpose and careers that matter.

“Every time I participate in the WINConference I come back feeling

I am participating in the making of a big change in the future of women.”

Lorella Zanardo,  Women’s Bodies (NGO)

A Unique Experience


WIN gave me a deep understanding of the importance of sisterhood and femininity which I have embraced along with being a manager. It is nice to know that women around the world experience the same challenges. - Iris Rapoport Bar, Israel


“WIN has awakened again the passion for life in me as if I have been given water after days of long walk in a desert alone. I am a much stronger and better professional, friend and woman. I have started a new project, and to mentor and coach other females too, with the objective of helping them seize their strength and happiness.” -  Yunji XU PhD, Senior Account Manager, Shell 


The WINConference is not only about connecting you to a magic energy and sense that everything is possible. It is about business, how to run the world and companies in a more integrated fashion, where women’s voices are heard and our common future is taken seriously. It is about realizing our individual and collective dreams.


WIN is a safe space where transformation becomes possible. In fact, for many it changes their lives. It may spark something in you that allows you to embark on a new journey or continue the one you are on with increased clarity and vitality. You learn to contribute new ideas with increased impact, take on deeper responsibility from new perspectives and find refreshed purpose to make things happen. WIN is concrete - it raises awareness and creates impact. Like a nourishing garden, it accelerates your growth and encourages you to give while growing.


WINConference participants say they come back with:

  • Inspiration, a sense of calm, grace and clarity
  • The spark to start new projects and the readiness to take on new roles
  • An impactful community of support, meaningful connections and nourishment
  • Courage to make bolder decisions
  • Confidence to lead more holistically
  • Motivation to mentor other colleagues or your teams
  • The understanding that ‘I am enough’
  • The guts to take authentic action within your company, your community and for yourself

Conference Features

Our world-class plenaries, skill-building workshops and interactive forums are designed to ignite your curiosity, open your heart to new possibilities, inspire new learning and foster meaningful connections with others. We cover a wide range of topics over 3+ days – there is something for everyone!

The conference provides for outstanding networking possibilities. Each coffee break, lunch, dinner, and cocktail is created in a way that allows you to connect and engage with someone new.

  • 6 Transformative Plenaries – Be inspired by world-class speakers addressing the World, Work and You. 
  • 42 Growth Workshops – Share, grow and discover in interactive and stimulating forum sessions.
  • Leading Edge Working Forums – Discuss issues related to media, innovation, technology, women on boards, future of work, women and spirituality, young leader forum, experienced leader forum and the landmark WIN Story forum.
  • Innovative D&I Forum – Expert sessions propelling organizations, their talent, and diversity & inclusion programmes to a new level.
  • Entrepreneurship Forum – Explorative forum on growing our businesses authentically and organically in a feminine way.
  • Coaching Labs – Benefit from professional coaching opportunities and personalized sessions. 
  • Body-Mind Awakening Session – The perfect way to start the day with 40 minutes of gentle movement and meditation 
  • Calm Oasis – Specially designed places to take time out to rest, reflect, refocus and energize.
  • Lively Global Village – The marketplace and bookstore.
  • Networking Island – Seek advice and share information in the WIN networking area and mentoring corner
  • Conference Rituals – Movement and music to embody and provide a beat for your vision.
  • Gala Dinner – Dress up, relax, enjoy and celebrate women around the world

Who You Will Meet

Such an amazing atmosphere and so many remarkable female leaders, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas for a better tomorrow. Wow, I took a lot from it. Energy, motivation, ideas, learnings, contacts, even job offers. Well, and the belief in dreams ;)  Clements Juriga, Austria

The leaders who attend the WINConference are resourceful, diverse, open-minded, experienced and global. They are changing the world in a conscious and integrated way.

The WIN woman is awake, culturally aware, authentic, empowered and feminine and ready to bring the feminine qualities and her full self into the world. 

She has an international mindset and is community-oriented. Well-educated, keen to grow and to contribute, she is receptive to new technology and spirituality, embraces change and listens to her intuition. She has a strong sense of global responsibility and desires balance; both letting her life unfold naturally and striving to accomplish her goals. She acknowledges her vulnerability and speaks with her own voice, taking a holistic approach to everything: work, family, community, self. She has an attitude of abundance and trusts that now is her moment. She also knows that there is an urgency to voicing her truth, sharing her dreams, generously helping others receive theirs and taking heartfelt, authentic action. She is here for a purpose and is changing the world also by who she is becoming.

The WIN man is open, supportive and self-assured. He wants to be part of expanding the new feminine paradigm.

He also desires to participate in the creation of a truly human future, using an integral and holistic perspective to develop new norms in society, culture, economic life, and organizations. He wants to be part of raising consciousness, of expanding a more feminine and balanced paradigm that also benefits him. He knows that by improving the situation for women worldwide he is ultimately improving the situation of men too. He also knows it is not only about the feminine nor only about women. He is inclusive and works on himself, ready to grow, to learn and to contribute. His voice matters as we create a world in which everyone flourishes. He knows he is here at the right time.

A powerful network of influence awaits you. 

Conscious Leaders

WIN attracts conscious leaders who have the courage to be self-aware and authentic. They take a holistic approach to the world, work and their lives.

A Global Experience

Our participants come from 5 continents and 129 countries.


All Walks of Life

Politicians, public servants, corporate executives, academics, doctors, lawyers, journalists, artists, small business owners & entrepreneurs. 

Multiple Industries

Banking, Chemicals, Coaching, Communications/ PR, Consulting, Consumer Goods, Finance, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Machinery, NGO, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Services & others.

Diverse Roles

CEO/Board/VP, Senior Management, Middle Management, Junior Management, Independent


39% 31-40 years, 35% 41-50, 11% 51-60, 11% < 30, 4% > 60

What We Will Accomplish

The WINConference gave me a lot of strength. My life has changed. I do not feel alone anymore and I try to express my emotions more. Also I have started a woman’s network within my company. Sabrina Coffaro, Italy

We will increase the number of conscious women in decision-making, prepare for the future, expand possibilities and realize new opportunities. The WIN programme is designed to develop your authentic, feminine and natural power. WIN will connect you with leaders from around the world who will support you on your journey and inspire you to change the world.

We will look at how to gracefully create the companies you desire to run, work for and buy from. You will gain insight into evolving career opportunities, find clarity in your purpose and discover your responsibility and your immense potential. It is really about putting your heart and authentic leadership into action.

You Are The One

Perhaps you work for a large company and have substantial leadership experience. Perhaps you have just started your own company and are wondering how to proceed. Perhaps you are in transition and curious about your next steps. Perhaps you don’t even feel like a leader and still know you can contribute. Perhaps you want to be part of a larger shift in women’s lives taking place on a global scale. Perhaps you wish to be a part of the discussion. Perhaps you feel like widening your horizons, learning something new and creating a better network of interesting and authentic people. Perhaps you simply have a desire to be a part of it!

You will be in the place.


Selected Past Plenary Speakers


Jude Currivan, Cosmotologist & Author, HeavenOnEarthNow ltd

Marina Haydn, EVP, Managing Director of Global Circulation, The Economist

Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS University

Alexandre Pachulski, Chief Product Officer, Talentsoft

Ilaria Capua, Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville

Alexandra Pascalidou, Journalist & Author, Frontkick

Sinead Lynch, Chair, Shell UK Limited

Helen Mets, President Resins & Functional Materials, DSM

Paul Hudson, CEO Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharma AG

Jennifer Jordan, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, IMD

Maya Martinez, President, Merck KGaA Biopharma Latin America

Nancy Fina Portrait, Fashion, Advertising Photographer, Nancy Fina

Kaouthar Darmoni, Ass. Professor Gender & Media, University of Amsterdam

Clare Dubois, Executive Director/Founder, TreeSisters

Nilima Bhat, Author, Shakti Leadership

Miha Pogacnik, Chief Inspiration Officer and Founder, Institute for Development of Intercultural Relations through the Arts (IDRIART)

Giovanna D'Alessio, Founding Partner & CEO, Asterys


There is an additional €100 discount for sponsor company employees and members of authorized network partners.

The above WINConference fees includes

  • Curated plenaries with world-class speakers
  • Interactive workshops and working forums
  • Facilitated networking with purpose and pleasure
  • A WIN Award ceremony dinner
  • Two networking cocktails
  • A celebration Gala Dinner in a gorgeous location
  • Pre-event and event learning material
  • WINConference Book and Discovery Journal
  • The unique WIN experience that will fill you with energy and positivity 
  • WIN healthy lunches - time for you to enjoy your meal and create new connections
  • Abundant coffee breaks with refreshments 

Become a Sponsor

WIN considers organizations that share our vision and mission, who are able to actively contribute to the empowerment of women, who support the development of women’s careers and address inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace. 


Become a Speaker

Each year we receive hundreds of proposals from outstanding presenters from all over the world. We have seen that there is an incredible hunger for women to share their stories, their work, their dreams, passions and thoughts, as we create both a collective and personal vision for a brighter future.



Become a Partner

WIN brings together many of the world's most incredible women’s associations, NGOs, networking groups, business schools and organisations, with the opportunity for members to meet face to face at the global WINConference. 


We are grateful to the following companies for supporting the Global WINConference and WIN's work in the world

WIN thanks the following Partner Networks for their support








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