Rising to the Occasion 

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?

The Most Powerful Women Next Gen Community brings together leaders of tomorrow’s Fortune 500 companies, rising executives from the nations’s biggest companies, and cutting edge innovators. 

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All items are in US/Pacific time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
Tuesday 16 May, 2023
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
2 - 3:00 PM
3 - 3:30 PM
3:45 - 4:15 PM
4:15 - 6:00 PM
6 - 7:00 PM
7 - 9:00 PM


MPW Next Gen offers the wider aperture that helps prepare high achieving young executives for the next big step.

Past MPW Next Gen community members include founder-CEOs Whitney Wolfe Herd of Bumble, Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix, Debbie Sterling of GoldieBlox, Anne Wojcicki of 23andme, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code, and Emily Weiss of Glossier; as well as Stacey Abrams, Chelsea Clinton, Focus Brands President & COO Kat Cole, Meena Harris, Meghan Markle, Sam's Club CEO Kathryn McLay, Rebecca Minkoff, Zoom CMO Janine Pelosi, California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Bozoma Saint John, former U.S. CTO Megan Smith, fashion icon Diane von Fürstenberg along with designer (and her granddaughter) Talita von Furstenberg, Drybar founder Alli Webb, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and U.S. Olympic soccer stars Abby Wambach and Hope Solo.

Since launch, women leaders from more than 500 major companies have participated in this program, including Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Cisco, Dell, Dropbox, DuPont, Facebook, Estée Lauder, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, McKesson, Merck, NBCUniversal, PepsiCo, Pinterest, Salesforce, Starbucks, Target, Twitter, UPS, Verizon, Visa, and Walmart.


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San Diego, California


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The FORTUNE MPW Next Gen Summit is developed with the guidance of Fortune editors, and the program is tailored with themes and speakers carefully selected to deliver maximum value to participants.

For Speaker Suggestions:

To suggest a speaker for Fortune MPW Next Gen, please complete the form below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Click here to submit speaker suggestions. 

For Participation & Nominations:

Participation in Fortune MPW Next Gen is by invitation only, and subject to approval. The registration fee of US $4,200 includes the complete program, activities, scheduled meals, and conference materials. Click here to nominate an executive to join us.

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A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available for 2023. Please contact us for more information.
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Alison Klooster
Senior Manager of Brand Communications, Fortune
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