Realizing Your Power

Started as a list, FORTUNE MPW has evolved into the world’s most extraordinary leadership community, convening the preeminent women in business—along with select leaders in government, philanthropy, education and the arts—for wide-ranging conversations that inspire and deliver practical advice.

This is a new era for business—and for business leaders. Recent challenges have pushed us to reassess and reevaluate the impact we have on our customers, our colleagues, and the world around us. To recognize that we have the power to affect change. And to embrace the responsibility and opportunity that comes with that realization. That is why our 2022 Most Powerful Women theme is “Realizing Your Power.”

The MPW Summit convenes the most prominent women in the FORTUNE 500, leading female founders, and leaders from the world of politics, the arts, and NGOs. 2021 members included CEOs Fran Horowitz of Abercrombie & Fitch, Leanne Caret of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Lila Snyder of Bose, Karen Lynch of CVS Health, Adena Friedman of Nasdaq, Kathy Warden of Northrop Grumman, Ann Sarnoff of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks, and Laura Alber of Williams-Sonoma as well as A16Z General Partner Katie Haun, Coinbase COO Emilie Choi, NBA CMO Kate Jhaveri, Nordstrom CFO Anne Bramman, Pfizer Chief Digital and Technology Officer Lidia Fonseca, EA COO Laura Miele, Ulta Beauty COO Kecia Steelman, Volkswagen Senior VP Anna Schneider, Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside, Twitter Chief Diversity Officer Dalana Brand, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, Levi Strauss & Co COO Liz O’Neill, X CFO Helen Riley, NFL Chief Revenue Officer Renie Anderson, and Nike Chief Administrative Officer Hilary Krane.

Fortune is committed to a safe environment at our live conferences and events. We are closely monitoring guidance issued by the CDC and all local and state authorities, and working with our partner, International SOS, regarding specific precautions and requirements. To participate in Fortune live conferences and events, all attendees, speakers, and other participants must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations (meaning they have received all doses in the primary series and one booster, when eligible). Proof of up to date vaccination status will be required.  Accommodations will be made for attendees in accordance with the law.

FORTUNE MPW Summit Co-Chairs

Maria Aspan

Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Kristen Bellstrom

Features Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Beth Kowitt

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Michal Lev-Ram

Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit


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Monday 10 Oct, 2022
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5:30 - 6:00 PM
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7 - 9:00 PM


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Membership Benefits

Fortune MPW Membership fosters a community of women leaders – creating moments, on and off stage, that spark business change, create global connections, and nurture personal growth. We invite you to join us as we activate a new vision of engagement among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community.

Membership in the 2022 Fortune Most Powerful Women community includes:

  • The Annual MPW, Summit, including all sessions and networking
  • MPW quarterly newsletters
  • Community virtual conversations
  • Live networking events, including the MPW NYC dinner and Fortune Brainstorm Design in New York
  • MPW Member Annual Survey
  • Premium Membership, including access to all content, archives, and video library
  • Complimentary invitations to select Fortune conferences and events
  • Fortune Broadsheet newsletter subscription

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Contact Us

The MPW Summit program is developed with the guidance of FORTUNE editors, whose journalistic perspective provides unique insights into the key trends and dynamic people that are driving business.

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for the 2022 MPW Summit, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Click here to submit a speaker suggestion.

For Participation:

Participation in the Most Powerful Women Community is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The membership fee of $13,500 includes full participation in the 2022 MPW Summit, plus virtual conversations, and an exciting range of additional MPW events.

The membership fee is due within 15 days of acceptance or membership may be cancelled. No member benefits will be issued if the membership fee has not been received.
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For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available for 2022. Please contact us for more information.
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Alison Klooster, Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE