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Rising to the Occasion

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.

The last few years have tested business leaders in unprecedented ways, from the Covid-19 pandemic to a social and racial reckoning on a global scale. Despite these challenges, many businesses boomed and the pace of innovation only accelerated. What’s more, business leaders stepped up, realizing the power of their platform in new ways. Now, as we face economic headwinds, how do we make sure that we don’t lose sight of the progress leaders have made in embracing a more holistic and empathetic approach to leadership, of taking all stakeholders into account, and of recognizing the power of their platform to bring about change. How do we rise to the occasion—and the challenge—that 2023 presents?

In 2023 we will gather for our annual Summit again in Laguna Niguel, for three days of networking, learning, as we address the issues top of mind for you and your company.

Fortune is committed to hosting a safe event and is following guidance issued by local authorities and the CDC. Fortune recommends that participants be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and that you self test prior to arrival. If your test is positive, please stay home, even if you do not have symptoms. Similarly, if you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Masking is not required; wearing one is at your discretion.


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Monday 9 Oct, 2023
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7 - 9:00 PM


Laguna Niguel

Ritz Carlton
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel resort has catered to guests for more than 30 years.


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 2023 Fortune Most Powerful Women community includes:

  • The Annual MPW Summit, October 9-11, 2023 including all sessions, activities, and networking
  • Virtual community conversations
  • Live networking events, including a reception at the World Economic Forum, the May 24 MPW NYC dinner, a MPW Bay Area dinner, member gathering at Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Park City, Utah, and more
  • MPW Member Annual Survey
  • MPW Newsletters
  • subscription, including access to all content, archives, and video library
  • Complimentary invitations to select Fortune conferences and events
  • Fortune Broadsheet newsletter subscription

Click here for a complete overview of the MPW Membership, including all benefits

 For more details on all of these events, please contact us at

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 2023 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 $14,500 includes full participation in the 2023 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.
Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available for 2023. Please contact us for more information.
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler

For Press Inquiries:

Alison Klooster, Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE