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Our 2021 Forbes Women’s Summit wrote a new chapter in our campaign for female empowerment. Under the banner of “Superwoman”, we opened up the stage to entrepreneurs, activists, artists and athletes who have risen above even in unpredictable times. In this process, honest learnings and new perspectives were exchanged. Tune into the highlights of our digital summit broadcasted from our studios in Berlin, Zurich and Vienna.

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Highlights

An Office Perspective
Nora Fehlbaum
CEO
Vitra
The global health crisis acted as an accelerator for developments that had already been swelling.

Nora Fehlbaum is CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss furniture manufacturing company Vitra, leading the family-owned company in the third generation. She discusses the evolution of office spaces and their design in the world of hybrid work.

A Business Herself
Caro Daur
Digital Entrepreneur
Be aware of the power you have.

Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Caro Daur is a self-made, digital entrepreneur. With over 3.3 million followers on Instagram and a global network, she continues to grow her brand through various international projects. She opens up about building a digital brand from a one-woman-show to managing a team.

Success on & Off The Field
Belinda Bencic
Tennis Player
Olympic Gold Medallist
On the court, I am almost forced to problem solve alone.

In 2021, Belinda wrote her name in the history books after claiming both a Gold and Silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. In doing so, Belinda also became Switzerland’s first ever female singles player to win an Olympic Gold Medal. The athlete explains how she prepares for the highs and lows of the sport and why a strong support network is key.

Managing Explosive Growth
Aparna Bawa
COO
Zoom
Make a call - especially the tough ones. And then you own them.

When offices and schools began to shift towards video conferencing tools in the pandemic, Aparna Bawa found herself in the midst of a revolution. The Chief Operating Officer of Zoom shares her advice for navigating intense growth and transformation and the importance of servant leadership.

The Next Generation
Carla Reemtsma
Co-Organizer
Fridays for Future
You can’t be frustrated when you don’t have expectations.

She organized the first school strike in Münster in January 2019 after being inspired by the viral speech of Greta Thunberg at the climate conference COP in Katowice, Poland. As a spokesperson, she represents Fridays For Future in regional and national media and talk shows as well as at conferences and in front of political leaders.

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Speakers

09:00AM

Musician

09:25AM

Publisher, ForbesWomen

09:30AM

CEO, Vitra

09:45AM

YouTube Content Creator, Forbes 30 Under 30

10:00AM

Senior Global Advisor, Target Gender Equality and Board Member, United Nations Global Compact

10:15AM

Managing Partner, DORDA Rechtsanwälte

10:30AM

Chief International Officer,
Headspace

10:45AM

Senior Vice President, Booking.com

11:00AM

Chief Corporate & Affinity Business Officer, UNIQA

11:15AM

Artist, music producer & entrepreneur

11:35AM

Singer

11:45AM

CEO, AXA Luxembourg,
CEO, AXA Wealth Europe

12:00PM

Director External Affairs Germany, Member of the Management Team, Philip Morris GmbH

12:15PM

Director, EMEA Film

12:30PM

Co-Organizer, Fridays for Future

Co-Founder, ZEAM

12:45PM

Head of Studios DACH, Spotify

01:00PM

General Manager, Amazon Web Services Switzerland

01:05PM

Deputy Director, Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, nilo.health

Founder and CEO, WeBloom

CEO, The Female Company

01:15PM

Mathematician, Cyclist,
Olympic Gold Medallist

Tennis Player, Olympic Gold Medallist

01:30PM

Director, Swiss National Museum

01:45PM

Head of Marketing Strategy, Snipes

02:00PM

Editor, ForbesWomen

Chief People Officer, Duolingo

02:15PM

Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT

02:30PM

Digital entrepreneur

02:45PM

Former CEO, Condé Nast Germany

03:00PM

Screenwriter and Director

03:15PM

COO, Zoom

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Past events
2020
Superwoman
2019
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