First Lady Olena Zelenska, Billie Jean King And Jessica Alba Join Speaker Line Up For Forbes’ 30/50 Summit In Abu Dhabi

  • 10 months ago

ABU DHABI — Forbes today has unveiled an expanded list of speakers for its second annual Forbes 30/50 Summit, which will gather generations of women from both the Forbes 30 Under 30 and 50 Over 50 franchise lists from March 7-10 during International Women’s Day.

The event, which draws young super-achievers who innovate and the legends and icons with priceless experience, will offer attendees a platform to share and forge new bonds, collaborate, and innovate in order to become smarter about technology, leadership and all that it takes to lead.

Joining the list of previously confirmed speakers include First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, who will appear virtually; sports icon and champion of equality Billie Jean King; and Founder and CCO of The Honest Company Jessica Alba. The full slate features trailblazers and power leaders alike:

Hillary Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady, Lawyer, Author and Activist
Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Cofounder, Malala Fund
Gloria Steinem, Journalist & Activist
Ayesha Curry, Founder & CEO, Sweet July
Mandana Dayani, Creator & Cofounder, I am a voter.
Mo Abudu, Founder & CEO, EbonyLife Media
Catherine O’Hara, Emmy Award Winning Actress and Writer
Amna Al Qubaisi, Formula Racing Driver
Tammy Sun, Founder & CEO, Carrot Fertility
Jo Ann C. Jenkins, CEO, AARP
Her Royal Highness Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud, Secretary General and member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies
Misty Copeland, Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre, Author and Philanthropist
Francine Katsoudas, Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco
Lauren Watkins, President, PuraVida Foods
Dina Radenkovic, Cofounder & CEO, Gameto
Suneera Madhani, Founder, Stax
Aurora James, Founder, Fifteen Percent Pledge and Creative Director & Founder, Brother Vellies
Karen Wazen, Founder & Designer, KW Eyewear and Cofounder, KE Partners
Jessica Smith, Cofounder & COO, TOUCH Talent
Nayla Al Khaja, First Female Film Writer, Director and Producer in the UAE
Lynja, Social Media Infliencer, Cooking with Lynja
Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Co-CEO, Baby2Baby
Rochelle Niemeijer, Cofounder & CSO, Nostics
Pico Velasquez, Founder and CEO, VIIRA
Olga Kravchenko, Cofounder & CEO, Musemio
Zahra Lari, CEO of Emirates Skating Club & President of Figure Skating Committee and UAE Winter Sports Federation
Alyse Nelson, President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Dr. Judith Richter, Founder & CEO, Medinol
Shafiqa Khplawak, Poet, Writer and Women’s Rights Activist
Symone Sanders-Townsend, Author, Democratic Stratehist and Host of “SYMONE” on MSNBC

Chaired by “Know Your Value” founder and Co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski and MSNBC Contributor, ForbesWomen Editor Maggie McGrath and Author Huma Abedin, the summit focuses on forming world-changing alliances and serves as a powerful catalyst for change.

The agenda will offer a platform for speakers to share insights and experiences as part of an engaging series of discussions focused on a range of topics including breaking bias to fuel longevity, the business of influence and transforming the face of storytelling among so much more. The summit will also offer attendees rich cultural immersions including an opening gala at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi and a desert party closing dinner.

The Forbes 30/50 Summit is presented by Cisco. Carrot Fertility is the partner sponsor. AARP and Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas are supporting sponsors.

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