Emerging Stronger

Over the last year, the MPW community has discovered new ways of sharing professional and personal challenges, surfacing insights and solutions, and even feeling over a virtual platform. As leaders, we can harness the current atmosphere of change to create a better tomorrow. And we can do it together. That’s why our 2021 theme is “Emerging Stronger.” Already confirmed speakers include Bobbi Brown, Founder and CCO, Jones Road Beauty and Evolution_18; Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist and Author, How Boards Work; Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo; Emily Ratajkowski, Actress and Model; Deb Schwartz, Chief Financial Officer, Cameo; Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App, Facebook; and Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action.

Join us in June and become part of a community that crosses industries and disciplines for new perspectives and a larger view of the world and your impact upon it.

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.


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


Claire Zillman

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair


Membership Benefits

Fortune MPW Next Gen Members are invited to join us for the Virtual Summit on June 23-24, as well as additional small group conversations throughout the next year. In addition, you will receive an introductory 6-month membership in Fortune’s newest membership community, Fortune Connect.

Fortune Connect is a community for executives who are at an inflection point in their careers. The experience is designed to give rising leaders the skills, confidence, and network to drive change in the world and at their companies.  Benefits of Fortune Connect include opportunities to network and cross-pollinate with a diverse roster of executives; learn from Fortune 500 CEOs and expert guest speakers; and access the Fortune Connect platform with a personalized dashboard, content modules to explore at your own pace, specialized executive sessions, and a subscription to Fortune Premium.

Contact Us

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 at the 2021 Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual conference is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. 
Tel: 1-866-661-3840

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available for 2021. Please contact us for more information.
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler
E-mail: fortunesponsorships@fortune.com

For Press Inquiries:

Alison Klooster
Senior Manager of Brand Communications, Fortune
Tel: 646-437-6613
E-mail: alison.klooster@fortune.com