FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women Summit

FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women is one of the world's most extraordinary leadership communities, convening the preeminent women in business.

FORTUNE's Most Powerful Women Summit convenes the preeminent women in business —along with selected leaders in government, philanthropy, education, and the arts—for wide-ranging and inspiring discussions. In recent years, MPW has extended internationally to host events in London and Hong Kong and in 2014, the first-ever MPW: Next Generation event will take place. The annual Most Powerful Women in Business list is compiled by FORTUNE editors, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the woman's business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman's career (resume and runway ahead), and social and cultural influence.

More than 350 people were on the waiting list for FORTUNE's 2013 Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington DC

The Facts

  • The first ever FORTUNE Most Powerful Women: Next Gen for rising women in business will take place in December 2014 in San Francisco.
  • FORTUNE Most Powerful Women hosts annual events in Hong Kong, London, New York, Washington, DC and San Francisco.
  • Past MPW speakers include: Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, Christine Lagarde, Glenn Close, Lena Dunham, Ursula Burns, Mary Barra, Ginni Rometty, Chelsea Clinton, Elena Kagan, plus Warren Buffett and Lloyd Blankfein.



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