Realizing Your Power

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 Most Powerful Women Next Gen Community brings together Founders of tomorrow’s Fortune 500, rising executives from established brands, and cutting edge innovators. 2021 speakers included Bobbi Brown, Founder and CCO, Jones Road Beauty and Evolution_18; Katie Fallon, Chief Global Impact Officer, McDonald’s; Dylan Farrow, Author and Activist; Jacqueline Fuller, Vice President, Google; President,; Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist and Author, How Boards Work; Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo; Emily Ratajkowski, Entrepreneur, Writer, Actress, Model and Activist; Deb Schwartz, Chief Financial Officer, Cameo; Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App, Facebook; and Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action.

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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.


Kristen Bellstrom

Features Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair


Beth Kowitt

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair


Emma Hinchliffe

Editor, FORTUNE and Co-chair


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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.
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For Participation & Nominations:

Participation in Fortune MPW Next Gen is by invitation only, and subject to approval. The registration fee of US $4,000 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 2022. Please contact us for more information.
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