(Power Shift 2016) - Women today aspire to become leaders and to feel confident in their own ability to lead. Yet it’s systemic barriers, not individual weaknesses, that keep women out of the top posts.

The remit for Power Shift 2016 is to create an agenda that allows our unique audience, many of them tough, intelligent leaders in their own right, to advance the cause of women in leadership – a very different “ask” from the inspire-and-celebrate kind of women’s leadership gala.

Thanks to the efforts of Ambassador and WPSP Advisory Council member Melanne Verveer and Professor Catherine Tinsley, Power Shift 2016: Women and Leadership was hosted at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. The annual invitation-only Power Shift Forum brings together leaders from the private sector, public sector, and civil society, in order to assemble a high-level and engaged group of participants committed to better inclusion of women in the world economy. 

Find the full video of Power Shift's Oxford Union-style quota debate here and join the global conversation.

 

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