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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 MPW Summit convenes the most prominent women in the FORTUNE 500, leading female founders, and pioneering members of the new diverse U.S. Congress. 2019 Participants included Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, plus Chairs and CEOs Corie Barry of Best Buy, Gail Boudreaux of Anthem, Tory Burch, Robyn Denholm of Tesla, Mary Dillon of Ulta Beauty, Beth Ford of Land O’ Lakes, Michelle Gass of Kohl’s, Margo Georgiadis of Ancestry, Mindy Grossman of WW, Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin, Mellody Hobson of Ariel Investments, Steph Korey of Away, Kathy Marinello of Hertz, Pat Russo of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Sonia Syngal of Old Navy. Also with us: Pinterest COO Francoise Brougher, Anita Hill, Dick’s Sporting Goods President Lauren Hobart, Uber Head of New Mobility Rachel Holt, Bank of America Vice Chair Anne Finucane, U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson, Caterpillar Group President Denise Johnson, Huda Beauty founders Huda and Mona Kattan, Facebook Vice President Marne Levine, U.S. Senator Martha McSally, U.S. Air Force General Maryanne Miller, Goldman Sachs Partner Dina Powell McCormick, Facebook App Head Fidji Simo, U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik, and senior executives at Amazon, AT&T, Cisco, eBay, Estée Lauder, General Motors, Google, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Pepsi, Pfizer, Starbucks, Visa, and Verizon.

Fortune is closely following the public health emergency related to the coronavirus outbreak and we are continuously following updates from the World Health Organization, CDC, and other health agencies.
As we continue to monitor the situation, we will adapt our plans according to developments and advice we receive. We are committed to prioritizing the welfare of our speakers, sponsors, delegates and staff at all our conferences. Should any conference plans change we will notify all participants directly.

FORTUNE MPW Summit Co-Chairs

Kristen Bellstrom

Features Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Nina Easton


FORTUNE MPW International

Beth Kowitt

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Michal Lev-Ram

Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Ellen McGirt Ellen McGirt

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Pattie Sellers




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Membership Benefits

FORTUNE’s 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.

Membership in the 2020 FORTUNE Most Powerful Women community includes participation in the The Most Powerful Women Summit (September 30-October 2, 2020); participation in MPW virtual gatherings, including our new "Conversation With..." series;  and inclusion in the MPW Summit contact directory; and additional in-person meetings in 2021. For more information, please contact Ashley Alebiosu at 

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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 2020 MPW Summit, please send a short biography and a few paragraphs about their expertise to the email above. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.

For Participation:

Participation in the Most Powerful Women Summit is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The membership fee of $13,500 includes full participation in the 2020 MPW Summit, plus virtual conversations, and an exciting range of additional MPW events. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges. The staff for the event will provide information about accommodations.

The membership fee is due within 15 days of acceptance or membership may be cancelled. For those who register after July 27, 2020 the membership fee is due immediately upon receipt of invoice. No conference pass 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 2020. Please contact us for more information.
Elizabeth Parks and Monica Sembler

For Press Inquiries:

Alison Klooster, Senior Manager of Brand Communications, FORTUNE