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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 and leaders from the world of politics, the arts and NGOs. Already confirmed to join us in October: Revathi Advaithi, CEO, Flex; Laura Alber, CEO, Williams-Sonoma; Jaime Herrera Beutler, U.S. House of Representatives; Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington D.C.; Bobbi Brown, Founder and CCO, Jones Road Beauty; EVOLUTION_18; Dana Canedy, SVP and Publisher, Simon & Schuster; Adena Friedman, President and CEO, NASDAQ; Michelle Gass, CEO, Kohl’s; Poppy Harlow, Anchor, CNN; Co-Chair, MPW Summit; Katie Haun, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President, Ariel Investments; Co-Chair, MPW Summit; Mei Mei Hu, CEO, COVAXX; Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist, Author, and Board Member; Co-Principal, Versaca Investments; Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo; Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Board Chair and President, Charles Schwab Foundation; Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co.; and Board Chair, Schwab Charitable; and Kara Swisher, Host, “Sway”; Contributing Opinion Writer, The New York Times.

FORTUNE MPW Summit Co-Chairs

Kristen Bellstrom

Features Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Beth Kowitt

Senior Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Michal Lev-Ram

Senior Writer, FORTUNE; Co-chair

MPW Summit

Agenda

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DAY ONE
Monday 11 Oct, 2021
12 - 12:30 PM
PRELIMINARY SESSION
2 - 2:50 PM
MPW PROGRAM TRACK CONCURRENT SESSIONS
3 - 4:00 PM
FREE TIME AND SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
4 - 4:50 PM
SPECIAL SESSIONS
5:30 - 6:00 PM
MPW SUMMIT NEWCOMER MEET AND GREET
6 - 7:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION
7 - 9:00 PM
GALA DINNER AND CONVERSATION

Venue


The Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

Testimonials

Membership Benefits

Fortune 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. We invite you to join us as we activate a new vision of engagement among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community.

Membership in the 2021 Fortune Most Powerful Women community includes:

  • Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Live, October 11–13, 2021
  • Monthly MPW Conversations With…. (Ongoing Virtual Conversations)
  • Paying It Forward Dialogues (Ongoing Virtual Conversations)
  • MPW Professional Councils (Ongoing Virtual Conversations)
  • Fortune MPW Leadership Survey September, 2021
  • MPW Lab (Ongoing Virtual Conversations)
  • MPW Member Resource Portal
  • Member contact directory
  • Invitations to other Fortune Virtual events, both live and virtual, including Fortune Brainstorm Health and the Fortune Global Forum.

Click here for a complete overview of all membership benefits

 For more details on all of these events, please contact Ashley Alebiosu at ashley.alebiosu@fortune.com.

Contact Us

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 2021 MPW Summit, please complete the form at the link below. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.
Click here to submit a speaker suggestion.

For Participation:

Participation in the Most Powerful Women Community is by invitation only, and subject to approval. Registration is non-transferable. The membership fee of $13,500 includes full participation in the 2021 MPW Summit, plus virtual conversations, and an exciting range of additional MPW events. 

The membership fee is due within 15 days of acceptance or membership may be cancelled. No member benefits will be issued if the membership fee has not been received.
Tel: 1-866-661-3840
E-mail: mostpowerfulwomen@fortune.com

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available for 2020. 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
E-mail: alison.klooster@fortune.com